June 17th, 2021 – By PROMOSTYLThe new textile innovation composed of nettle fibreMore than a weed, nettle is inspiring eco-responsible fashion to make it a sustainable and ecological fibre in our textile industry. This plant, long neglected as a stinging and invasive weed, has recently become of interest to textile scientists, meeting all the criteria…
June 10th, 2021 – By PromostylEco-responsible fabrics: how can you be sure?In a constantly evolving textile industry and in the expectation of a more responsible and ecological consumption, manufacturers and suppliers have had to innovate their productions for several years now. Several labels created, suppliers playing on transparency, or even relocations of textile production, these changes…
June 03rd, 2021 – By PROMOSTYLEcolife yarns: the brand with eco-responsible yarns After more than sixty years of producing textiles with recycled yarns, the textile company Belda Lloréns decided to promote its products under the Ecolife Yarns brand about two years ago. By creating a label that is in tune with the times and eco-responsible, Belda Lloréns…
May 27th, 2021 – By PromostylA different way of lookin gate co-responsible textiles with Good FabricGood Fabric, a pioneer in ethical fashion for over 17 years, is committed to helping brands see the future of textiles differently, and gradually transform the industry into a more eco-responsible one. Creating their own ethical textile collections and accessories,…
May 20th, 2021 – By PromostylCORDURA celebrates its 10 years of denim innovationThis year, CORDURA celebrates its 10th anniversary of the launch of the sustainable CORDURA Denim technology in the performance denim sector. Belonging to the INVISTA brand, textile manufacturer since 2004, CORDURA never stops innovating in its field. Combining performance and fashion, these fabrics…
May 13th, 2021 – By PROMOSTYLThe Lycra Company : The latest denim innovationsIntroduced by the American textile chemical company DuPont, lycra was created during the Second World War to replace silk and rubber which were requisitioned for military equipment. As the first truly synthetic fiber, it quickly made its mark on the rest of the…
May 06th, 2021 – By PROMOSTYLLinen made in France, a localized productionWishing to produce more and more French at the request of the consumer who found the desire to buy natural and local products, companies ask for eco-responsible and locally produced textiles. The cultivation of flax has become an obvious choice in the innovation of…
April 29th, 2021 – By PROMOSTYLCarvico: the first fabric finishing and dyeing factory in ItalyIn 1962 Giuseppe Colnaghi decided to establish his company Tessitura Carvico, the first production of finishing and dyeing of fabrics in Italy. In the 70’s Cravico started to produce stretch fabrics, thanks to the arrival of elastomeric fibers. The company quickly became…
April 22nd, 2021 – By PROMOSTYLThe Union embroidery specialist and its Swiss know-howFounded nearly 260 years ago, in 1759, Union is an embroidery company based in St.Gallen,Switzerland, the birth place of embroidery. In the 1950s, the company became known world wide thanks to the world of haute couture.The arrival of new technologies and machines will…
April 15th, 2021 – By PROMOSTYLEusebio, the solidarity and eco-responsible companyCreated in Italie in the 50’s, Eusebio is a fabrics company specialized in cottons and jerseys, perfect for t-shirts, swim wear and sport wear. Produced in Africa on the Ivory Coast, the cotton using by the Italian firm occupies 30 000 hectares and gives 15…
April 08th, 2021 – By PROMOSTYLHenitex, the technical and creative mesh Leading company in Europe since its creation in 1987, Henitex is specialized in the mesh making: fancy jacquards, jersey, stripes, ribbing…Initially intended for the clothing and underwear sectors, Henitex fabrics have developed strongly over the years in the sportswear, medical, furnishings and footwear sectors.Developing their…
April 01st, 2021 – By PROMOSTYLThe tactel: the breathing fabricThe tactel is a fabric nylon stocking, oﬀering the characteristics of cotton, but without its drawbacks. Its dries 8 times faster, 3 times more resistant and 2 times softer than a naturel fabric. Most often adapted to underwear and sportswear, this reference very confortable allows skin…
March 25th, 2021 – By PROMOSTYLFemina Lace, the daily laceFemina Lace is a company specialized in lace production, based in Thailand. Laces are drawn by hand and then interpreted to allow an industrialization as close as possible to the original creation. Femina Lace carefully selects yarns to allow for a diversity of textures and design. Production…
March 18th, 2021 – By PROMOSTYLTermoformati and its textiles combining design and technologyTermoformati Design, based in Italy, is a family business and thermoformed textile producer since 1988. Their fabric has technical properties, composed of three layers: a lining below, polyurethane in the middle and a fabric above. The thermoforming is made with engin which compress…
March 11th, 2021 – By PROMOSTYLThe Lenzing company specialized in the ecological fiber The LENZING story begins in 1890 in Austria, the company is specializes in the wood pulp production and paper. From 1938 the company extends its activity by starting the production of Rayon Viscose. In 1975, the company developed the Biorefinery for…
March 04th, 2021 – By PROMOSTYLMaison Bellandi and its precious Italian fibers Paolo Bellandi, the founder, producing the finest woolen fabrics for coats since 1967. Today Bellandi still offer a beautiful and wide range of fabrics such as wool meltons, velours and doubles, as well as all of the new and higher-end luxury blends including camel…
February 25th, 2021 – By PROMOSTYLLamintess, the alliance between technique and sportswear Lamintess was founded in 1965 in Signa near Florence. The company took their first steps in furniture and footwear industry, bonding specific materials, such as poly knitted brushes and warp knitted interlocks with polyurethane foams Lamintess had a very positive turning point given by the…
February 18th, 2021 – By PROMOSTYLMaison Picchi, specialist in knitwear Italian family house founded in 1946 and specialized in knitwear, she owes 70 years after its foundation to the teamwork of 3 generations working together.Picchi guarantees a production that completely masters all the stages of production in their house in Prato and realizes almost everything by…
February 11th, 2021 – By PROMOSTYLCordura® design and sustainableSince 1967, Cordura® innovated by working with NYLON (Ny) fibers, this fabric is recognized for its optimal resistance to wear and abrasion.With an abrasion resistance 3 times greater than classic nylon and 20 times greater than that of cotton, Cordura® is widely used for extreme sports, luggage…
NT MAJOCCHI, TECHNICAL AND LUXURIOUS INNOVATION NT MAJOCCHI is a company founded in 1941 in Varese, Italy. Specialized in technical materials, they are constantly being renewed offering materials that are at the same time creative, elegant and very innovative. Their development makes them one of Prada’s textile suppliers and the of armies.Committed to the protection of…
Rocle by Isabella, the French lingerie supplier Rocle by Isabella is a French company created in 2007 and specializing in OEKO-TEX certified lingerie fabrics.The house is known for its creation of warp and weft materials with colorful and original prints.In 2016, Rocle by Isabella also created a line of fabrics for swimsuits made in Lyon.The quality…
The reversible woolen fabric from the supplier Weihai WEIHAI YUANZHAO TRADE CO.,LTD is a company based in Shandong, in the south of Beijing. Specializing in knitwear, the company has a large range of products and colors while taking care of quality. Indeed the fabrics are mainly composed of wool. A special care is taken to…
14 Janvier 2021 – Par PROMOSTYL La chemise organique et technique par INDUO INDUO est une société française basée dans le nord de la France et qui a développé une innovation de pointe bénéficiant d’un brevet protégeant leur technologie. Les tissus INDUO ont également des propriétés techniques : Tissu respirant, il évite les auréoles et…
Presented in our Kids SS22 and Sport SS22 books, which are already available, Long Advance fabrics are establishing themselves as materials of choice for sports and outdoor apparel.
An ongoing problem, modelling woven and knitted fabrics today still remains a complex challenge that requires sophisticated computer simulation. The issue at stake? Demonstrating how a fabric drapes or moves when worn or the stiffness and stretch of the individual yarn.
In line with the trend for recycled and eco-friendly materials presented in our Sport SS22 and Kids SS22 Books, particularly our article on this blog dedicated to Seaqual, the extraordinary fabric created using waste recovered from the sea, we are now turning our attention to three shoe brands made in France, whose materials give pride…
A key player on the European textile market, Gipitex stands out with fabrics blending synthetic and natural fibres, dyed or ready-to-dye, all of exceptional quality.
The avant-garde clothing label presents a new jacket made from copper yarn. But what is so special about it? It is able to protect us from diseases and other malicious viruses. A godsend in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.
A versatile fabric that offers the look, comfort and feel of 100% merino wool but also boasts in-built durability? This is the feat achieved by Cordura®, presenting its new product, Cordura® Combat Wool, which is as luxurious as it is environmentally friendly.
Reducing the environmental impact of its production? This is what motivated the firm IBQ Fabrics to form an unprecedented partnership with Seaqual, an eco-friendly initiative determined to put an end to plastic pollution in our oceans.
At the most recent Kingpins 24 trade fair, presented virtually on 22 and 23 April due to the Coronavirus pandemic, The LYCRA Company revealed its latest eco-friendly innovations in terms of stretch fibres and performance.
From synthetic leathers made from fruit and vegetable peels to recycled nylon and waste from fishing nets, our rubbish has never been so trendy. Here’s a review of new sustainable fabrics that will soon be seen in our wardrobes.
A fabric manufacturer for both interior design and ready-to-wear, since 1976 Tex Athenea has established itself as an expert in printed textiles, whether produced traditionally or digitally.
A tale of velvet, excellence and tradition. At least this is the story that Denholme Velvets has been writing for over 50 years. This high-end fabric manufacturer draws its roots not far from York in the north of England.
For almost a century, the French textile production firm has been offering a variety of products of internationally renowned quality.
For 70 years, the Italian-born family business has been crafting quality fabrics, today recognised as being compatible with environmental conservation.
At the latest Première Vision trade fair in Paris, Eastman – the manufacturer of cellulose filament yarn from sustainable resources – announced the arrival of the new version of its iconic fibre Naia. Here’s the story.
Chosen by PROMOSTYL, Progetto Uno’ eco-friendly fabrics reflect both the company’s sustainability policy and its creativity. An ultra-specialisation that has earned the Italian firm a mention in the newly released Autumn/Winter 21-22 Kids and Men’s books.
What makes a good fabric? Designers and experts attempted to answer this delicate question at a unique conference at the latest Première Vision trade fair.
Presented during a conference at Première Vision Paris SS21, legendary Leavers lace, an exceptional blend of art and craftsmanship with centuries-old heritage, has gradually given way to industrial lace that has finally got the upper hand. Unless new textile opportunities offer it an unexpected future.
A pioneer in organic cotton production, Sanko Textile relies on age-old know-how to offer top-quality textiles. We can see their work in the Spring/Summer 2021 Kids Trend Book with the LOUD THEME presenting one of the fabrics produced by Sanko.
Presented in Theme III “Gentle Mountain Bike” of our Autumn/Winter 21-22 Sports book, Tintex x ColorZen fabrics highlight an innovative new eco-friendly dyeing process that reconciles bright colours and the environment.
With a traditional braiding shop and weaving mill, the German firm, Fritz Moll, has made a name for itself for over 150 years in the production of high-quality elastic ribbons and lace. Whether aesthetic or purely technical, their products meet client requirements thanks to cooperative developments. Here’s how.
The site for buying and selling second-hand clothing is offering a simple and effective tool to better assess our wardrobe’s carbon footprint. Here’s how.
Lingerie with a host of inspirations, a swimwear line with a tropical influence and refined activewear: a review of the new Rocle by Isabella products for spring/summer 2021.
As the fabric manufacturer returns with a revised newsletter for the new year, we look back at its textile innovations that made their mark in 2019.
Redefining the role of fabrics in everyday life? This is the new ambition of Cordura, which is launching a new digital campaign highlighting its “high-performance fabrics”.
Textured detailing, realistic digital prints, shimmering colours: for spring/summer 2022, Liebaert is presenting a highly attractive fabric line for lingerie and swimwear that can be discovered at the Interfilière Paris trade fair from 18 to 20 January 2020.
The market leader, Junior has established itself with high-definition embroidery, combining pragmatism, innovation and expertise. These fabrics can also be found in our AW 21-22 Kids and SS21 Lingerie trend books.
A high-performance, eco-friendly textile material derived from cotton? This is the new innovation from Bemberg, who will present this bold fabric at the next edition of Italy’s Pitti Uomo event.
At the cutting edge of research when it comes to sustainable fashion, Adidas x Stella McCartney has teamed up with Lycra and its Fitsense technology for swimwear.
The textile industry is the second most polluting in the world. On the basis of this alarming assessment, two manufacturers from Châtelleraudais have developed a revolutionary process for turning used textiles into “Plaxtil”, a composite material that can replace plastic.
Infinited Fiber Company has created an innovative and sustainable technology for endlessly recycling fabric waste while losing none of its original quality. Here’s how.
A leader in natural and innovative fabrics, the jersey manufacturer is now offering a new holistic and sustainable approach to manufacturing these new-generation materials.
Inherited from Korean tradition, Sun Lee’s paper clothing collection surprisingly pushes back the boundaries of the ready-to-wear industry in terms of sustainable development.
A robotic textile sensitive to our body temperature? This is the revolutionary new invention in the field of wearable technology just achieved by the Design of Active Materials and Structures Lab and Wearable Technology Lab, according to a study published by Advanced Materials Technologies.
Significantly reducing its CO2 emissions is the challenge met by PrimaLoft, which is now presenting a new environmentally friendly production method.
Leader on the retro-reflective material market, the firm JRC-Reflex has launched a new reflective fabric, White Metal, a material capable of reflecting absorbed light that comes in a range of attractive two-tone variations. You can find this fabric in our Sport Trend Book for the Autumn-Winter 21/22 season – Theme 2 Blur dedicated to golf,…
A real new-technology changing room, Wacoal’s 3D scanner helps us to find the perfect underwear without anyone having to take our measurements, boosting a retail experience lacking in innovation.
A new revolution in the realm of recycled fabric! According to the textile manufacturer Birla Cellulose, a subsidiary of the textile group Aditya Birla, it is now possible to create viscose fibres from cotton fabric waste.
Designated as one of the ambassadors for the Première Vision trade fair’s Smart Creation project, the textile firm Manteco presented its latest innovations in terms of sustainable development.
Denims at the cutting edge of trends… and sustainable development textile technologies? This is what Portuguese firm Troficolor is offering when it presented its latest innovations at the most recent Première Vision trade show in Paris.
With its new sustainably sourced cellulosic yarn, Eastman is paving the way for a whole range of ecological and viable fabrics for responsible fashion.
3D printing directly onto fabric instead of via elements produced separately then affixed to the material? This was the technological feat observed at the latest New York Fashion Week at threeASFOUR’s autumn/winter show.
Designing ready-to-wear that is a source of well-being, allowing us to protect ourselves from our external environment (UV radiation, pollution, etc.) while taking into account the ecological imperatives of our time: this is the challenge taken up by Regina Polanco, the textile innovator and founder of PYRATEX® fabrics, a range of nine fabrics with exceptional…
What if the path towards more sustainable, ethical and innovative fashion hung by a thread? With its new fibre made from a blend of new-generation polyamide 6.6, Fulgar and the Rhodia Solvay group are planning to develop fabrics and materials that can decompose very quickly, especially when they are thrown away or abandoned in nature.…
Transforming food waste into fabrics and fibres? This is the booming textile trend that is currently revolutionising the fashion industry, whose toxic environmental impact is being criticised a little bit more each day. We take a closer look at these exceptional materials with extraordinary properties.
On the strength of the success of the first denim collection released in 2017, the Dutch brand G-Star Raw is once again joining forces with the company Anchroma to offer the environmentally friendly “Dyed by nature” collection. For the autumn/winter 2019 season, they are revealing jackets, shirts, T-shirts and hoodies dyed using food waste and…
Brrr° has created fabrics that are going to change our ever hotter summers. Thanks to high-performance technology, the Atlanta-based company has invented clothing that can cool body temperature by 2°C. The end result is well-being and comfort, along with energy savings and an eco-friendly benefit.
Renowned for its delicate and expert skills with wood, the tesler + mendelovitch studio has created a 3D wooden textile with a host of applications.
A revolutionary insulating fibre that gives every garment created a unique and singular appearance? This is the technological feat just realised by the textile manufacturer Thermore with the launch of Ecodown Fibers Marble, a fabric with multiple properties that could lastingly change our concept of thermal insulation.
Activated by sweat, the technology behind this extraordinary combination relies on the virtues of probiotics to ensure healthy skin. Here’s how.
We cannot say it enough, fast-fashion is one of the most harmful causes of pollution on the planet. A statement that researchers and designers are facing up to and creating new innovative, biodegradable and natural textiles, like these two newbies originating from the depths of our oceans, Seaqual and Seacell.
Forget reams of Duchesse satin and Organza. Today, luxury houses swear by nothing but sustainable synthetic fabrics. Riding the ethical fashion trend, brands are now prioritising natural or recycled fibres for collections that are both avant-garde and ethical.
A textile additive able to effectively combat nasty odours that sometimes lastingly impregnate our clothes and may even leave a few bacteria behind? This dream has become a reality thanks to the action of the Sanitized Mintactiv additive that – directly incorporated into the cotton fibre – naturally and lastingly controls these undesirable odours. In…
Co-founded in 2015 by Janne Poranen and Juha Salmela, this young Finnish company seeks to meet the challenges of the textile and forestry industries through the design of innovative textile products.
If consuming more efficiently is a major social issue, it is also a distinct competitive advantage for the players of the fashion world. This is nothing new – because fashion is one of the industries that pollutes the most on the planet, textile designers are vigorously getting a grip of environmental themes.
Clothes that “wash themselves” without having to put them in the machine or take them to the dry cleaner’s: dream or reality? In collaboration with the textile manufacturer Uchino Japan, the Dutch label Senscommon today presented a capsule collection of pieces with self-purifying properties.
Geometric shapes, seventies inspiration and minimal design: this seems to be the trend emerging in technical fabrics, imbuing sportswear lines with this new fashion mood.
Light, comfortable, safe and high-performance: this is how the firm Feinjersey presents its new innovation, a fabric that is completely impervious to flames.
What if our entire wardrobe were produced by a 3D printer? This is the bold challenge taken up by American designer Julia Daviy, who intends to revolutionise how clothing is designed by using this technology. Here’s how.
Using digital tools to preserve heritage, the Google Arts & Culture Institute highlights one of ElektroCouture’s key designs: a dress combining haute couture and new technologies, inspired by an unfulfilled dream of the actress Marlene Dietrich.
Mentioned previously in our article on Vollebak’s jacket, graphene is continuing to cause a stir. And for good reason. Discovered in 2004 by two researchers from the University of Manchester, André Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, and awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2010, this unprecedented new material boasts a host of exceptional features.
Created in the laboratory by astute scientists, these new dyes intended for the textile industry could well and truly revolutionise this sector, which is seen as extremely polluting. Here’s how.
A mid-season jacket that can say it’s both heated and elegant? This is the promise made by the Loomia label, which is today launching a coat with astounding technical and style features.
What if tie dye weren’t reserved solely for spring/summer collections? This typically countercultural dye effect is putting a spin on winter looks to give a fresh aesthetic, blending an enhanced natural effect with classic influences with a twist.
A smart fabric capable of heating our body when it is cold but also cooling it down when it is hot? As surprising as it may seem, this is the tremendous innovation revealed at the start of the year by American scientists from the University of Maryland.
With Kvadrat, the Danish designer Karina Nielsen Rios is launching a new concept for outdoor upholstery fabrics that are both resistant and environmentally friendly. Here’s the story.
The leading expert in quilted materials, for 30 years Trapuntatura’s Italians have been developing fabrics acclaimed by sportswear labels and brands. A must-know benchmark.
Checked prints are coming back into fashion, making the most of new technologies and modernising their aesthetic and manufacturing methods alike.
What if electronic objects were made using artisanal sewing techniques such as knitting, crochet or embroidery? That is what the artists and designers Irène Posch and Ebru Kurbak have asked, whose work combines textile creations and new technologies.
What if our clothing could allow us to charge our smartphone or connected watch, even when there are no sockets nearby? This is the challenge taken up by researchers at the University of Nottingham in the UK, who have developed minuscule solar panels that can be directly incorporated into textile fibres and fabrics.
A fabric that can enhance sports performance with cosmetic benefits too? That’s the surreal promise made by Emana, a thread developed by Rhodia Solvay that Coltex uses for its lingerie, fitness and beachwear textiles.
The symbol of fast-growing eco-friendly fashion that we have already mentioned in Influences & Design AW19/20 Trendbook, in “Concept 3” of the Standard Theme with another vegan leather, Wine Leather, Vegea (see page 89), vegan leather has become the new Holy Grail for designers in search of materials combining synthetic manufacture and a beautiful aesthetic. The…
Could nature and the future go hand in hand? At a time when environmental concerns are becoming increasingly pressing, natural phenomena – and more precisely the Northern Lights – are proving a source of inspiration for textile designers in the creation of technical clothing with accents that are more retro-futuristic than ever.
While the concept of ethical fashion is making headway, the focus is on The Colors of Nature, a small family business in southern India that specialises in natural and eco-responsible dyes.
Lace knit from eco-responsible yarn? This is the environmentally friendly innovation achieved by Noyon Dentelle with Qnova, a new fibre from Fulgar. An introduction.
A new textile material that can blend in with the colour of its environment? This is the technical innovation achieved by Russian company Rostec which, could one day be transposed to the ready-to-wear industry.
A beach towel that is lightweight, water-repellent, sandproof and above all made from recycled plastic bottles? This is the technological feat achieved by Wayne Goodwin, an Australian teacher who specialises in environmental science.
NUREL, the synthetic fibers’ giant, has introduced an innovative nylon microfiber that promises to control skin’s orange peel appearance. Its name? Novarel Slim! Named by the microencapsulation technology used, Novarel Slim incorporates a cosmetic aid that controls women’s worst enemy: cellulite.
Twin Brothers and adventure athletes Nick and Steve Tidball are behind Vollebak, one of the most innovative apparel companies in the world. They use science and technology to create breakthrough sport clothing concepts. The Graphene Jacket is their latest experiment and they invite forward-thinking customers to buy it, test it and give them feedback.
CORDURA® Brand and Cone Denim® joined forces in order to create CORDURA® S GENE® Denim, an innovative denim collection of exceptional performance which was presented at Outdoor Retail Summer Market in Denver.
Now patented on a European scale, Brugnoli’s Br4 technology marks a double turning point in the textile industry, offering not only new eco-friendly fabrics but also more environmentally friendly production techniques. A revolution.
When it comes to sustainable and eco-friendly fabrics, SINGTEX can be recognised as one of the pioneers in the field. Being one of the most important players in Taiwan’s textile industry, the company invests in extensive R&D in order to offer sustainable functional fabrics for outdoor clothing with the smallest possible environmental impact.
A contemporary material, recycled polyester combines the urgent need for more sustainable fashion with the innovative injunctions of a ready-to-wear industry constantly looking for something new.
In Shanghai the die has been cast and the winners for the best products for S/S 2020 have been announced. Performance and sustainability were the key factors defining the jury’s choices. From UV protection and anti-odour merino wool to thermal regulating and anti-bacterial polyester taffeta, the new generation of fabrics is offering high performance, innovative…
After holographic fabrics, the focus is on Reflex ST21 S101, a new material unveiled by NT Majocchi, whose fascinating aesthetic has won over Promostyl’s Material Stylists.
Fabien Sorin, head of EPFL’s Laboratory of Photonic Materials and Fibre Devices (FIMAP), and his team, developed super-elastic, multi-material and high-performance fibres, which can be applied in robotics, textiles and medical implants as they can detect even the slightest pressure and strain and can sustain up to 500% elastic deformation without losing their original shape.
Bolt Threads, a materials innovation company based in California, is aiming to change our perception about leather by introducing Mylo™, the first leather-like commercially viable material grown from mycelium. The goal? To reduce the long-term environmental impact of one of the most polluting industries on the planet, and contribute to the creation of a more…
When 60 years ago, LYCRA®, a brand owned by INVISTA, invented a stretchy and versatile fiber that can be used across every garment category, a revolution took place within the fashion industry as comfort, fit and flexibility entered our everyday lives and redefined how clothing feels. Presented last month at Kingpins Denim Show in Amsterdam,…
At the latest ISPO in Beijing, China, the Swiss textile manufacturer Litrax presented three innovations that will revolutionise textile manufacture on a global scale. Three smart new fibres, L2, L14 and L11, attracted the attention of the brands and companies present at this trade fair dedicated to sports.