Villanova gets new apparel

May 1st, 2022

Villanova’s famous Wildcat Mascot seems excited about the school’s new arrangement with Hanes. Photo: Villanova Hanesbrands, which includes Champion, Hanes and Alternative Apparel, will design and manufacture Villanova University apparel and expand its retail footprint in Philadelphia, Penn., where the school is located, as well as nationally. Villanova will also continue its partnership with Nike […]

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Apparel supply chains hit by perfect storm

April 18th, 2022

Global apparel supply chains are under pressure as prices of fibers and other textile materials rise, energy costs soar and costs of freight escalate, according to "Talking strategy: apparel supply chains hit by perfect storm as costs rise on multiple fronts", a 6-page report from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence. The global cotton […]

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Sweater developed from high-tech refuse

November 1st, 2021

London, U.K.-based company Vollebak has introduced a new sweater made from materials retrieved from landfill refuse. Built from old bulletproof vests and firefighter suits that were no longer usable, the Garbage Sweater is not only rugged, comfortable and attractive—it’s fireproof as well. Made in France from 70 percent recycled meta-aramid and 30 percent para-aramid, the […]

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Partnership donates sustainable, insect-repellent uniforms

March 1st, 2021

Affix Labs, Waste2Wear and Logonet have developed a new high-tech uniform designed to commemorate the groundbreaking research by the primatologist Jane Goodall and the work carried out by the scientists and rangers at the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) in Gombe, Tanzania. The partners donated the eco-friendly, insect-repellent uniforms to the institute on its 60th anniversary. […]

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Water sports apparel sales grow

April 29th, 2019

Water sports apparel sales will grow substantially over the next five years, but success isn’t guaranteed for all brands according to the report in issue 64 of Performance Apparel Markets from Textiles Intelligence. Those that stand to gain a competitive edge must address environmental sustainability and demand for apparel which is lightweight, more comfortable and […]

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OS2O brings eVent fabrics’ technology to Spanish market

November 11th, 2015

eVent fabrics®, Kansas City, Mo., has added OS2O of Aragon, Spain, to the group of brands that use its patented air permeable and waterproof membrane technology and fabrics. OS2O reaches outdoor enthusiasts and mountaineers in Spain through five retail stores and its online shop, specializing in apparel for mountaineers, trail runners and trekkers. OS2O’s new […]

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UMN hosting wearable technology event

November 2nd, 2015

The University of Minnesota’s current event series, Headliners, will offer “Stronger, Faster, Brighter: Wearable Technology and the Future of Clothing” Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Continuing Education and Conference Center. The series provides opportunities to meet with university experts as they share firsthand knowledge of current topics, from medical breakthroughs to social trends. […]

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Apparel brands team up to change global labor conditions

October 29th, 2015

A new initiative led by global brands, retailers, industry groups and civil society organizations is being launched to improve working conditions in apparel manufacturing across the world. The project seeks to achieve real, sustainable change through the collective development of an industry-wide, standardized methodology for social and labor performance assessment in apparel and footwear supply […]

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