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Renewcell and Kelheim Fibres form collaboration to establish a European closed loop for fashion
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20.10.2021

Renewcell and Kelheim Fibres form collaboration to establish a European closed loop for fashion

Renewcell and Kelheim Fibres Gmbh have signed a Letter of Intent for a long term commercial collaboration to add the crucial missing link for a circular economy for textiles in Europe. Together, the two technology leaders will collaborate on developing com mercial scale production of superior quality viscose fibers from up to 10 000 tonnes of Renewcell’s 100% textile recycled material Circulose® annually. The collaboration paves the way toward a fully European closed loop in which textile waste is collected, recycled and regenerated into new Circulose® fibers for people that want to reduce their fashion footprint significantly.

Renewcell and Kelheim Fibres Gmbh have signed a Letter of Intent for a long term commercial collaboration to add the crucial missing link for a circular economy for textiles in Europe. Together, the two technology leaders will collaborate on developing com mercial scale production of superior quality viscose fibers from up to 10 000 tonnes of Renewcell’s 100% textile recycled material Circulose® annually. The collaboration paves the way toward a fully European closed loop in which textile waste is collected, recycled and regenerated into new Circulose® fibers for people that want to reduce their fashion footprint significantly.

"European fashion consumption has great impact on climate and the environment globally. It also contributes to tremendous amounts of waste going into landfill and incinerators either in Europe or abroad after export. We will now work with Kelheim to prevent waste and reduce the need for virgin resources, while also enabling a fully regional supply of low impact circular fibers for text iles” comments Patrik Lundström, CEO of Renewcell. “We are thrilled for the opportunity to work closely with a partner like Kelheim, who is at the leading edge of innovation and sustainability in this industry” he adds.

Craig Barker, CEO at Kelheim Fibres adds: "We see an excellent fit between our two companies, not only on the technical side with Renewcell we have found a highly professional partner who shares our vision for future forward technologies that enable full circularity in the textile chain. Finding the answers to the challenges of our times is what drives us every day. Our recycled cellulose fibre solution made of Renewcell’s Circulose® and manufactured using environmentally sound processes at our Kelheim plant is an answer to the fashi on industries need for sustainable, resource and waste reducing solutions, and a more regional and reliable supply chain."

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Kelheim Fibres GmbH

From C.L.A.S.S. ICON 2021 to Special Project at WHITE Milan, the streetstyle Portuguese brand shows urban outfits for everyday heroes fighting for the environment, with a holistic approach to sustainability (c) DUARTE
Duarte - SS22 collection
13.10.2021

Duarte - SS22 collection

  • From C.L.A.S.S. ICON 2021 to Special Project at WHITE Milan, the streetstyle Portuguese brand shows urban outfits for everyday heroes fighting for the environment, with a holistic approach to sustainability

After being rewarded with the 2021 C.L.A.S.S. Icon Award, the Portuguese brand Duarte is ready to present its Spring/Summer 2022 collection developed with C.L.A.S.S. ecohub support. The streetwear designer Ana Duarte has worked in close contact with the Milanese hub in order to create a 40 pieces collection where the approach to materials, suppliers, new business models and communication could include and support a holistic view of the sustainable values aligned with style, performances, look and touch and Duarte identity.

  • From C.L.A.S.S. ICON 2021 to Special Project at WHITE Milan, the streetstyle Portuguese brand shows urban outfits for everyday heroes fighting for the environment, with a holistic approach to sustainability

After being rewarded with the 2021 C.L.A.S.S. Icon Award, the Portuguese brand Duarte is ready to present its Spring/Summer 2022 collection developed with C.L.A.S.S. ecohub support. The streetwear designer Ana Duarte has worked in close contact with the Milanese hub in order to create a 40 pieces collection where the approach to materials, suppliers, new business models and communication could include and support a holistic view of the sustainable values aligned with style, performances, look and touch and Duarte identity.

The inspiration behind the collection is the superhero Tadao - Ana Duarte’s dog, an English Cocker Spaniel - which is the World Keeper fighting against the environmental issues mankind has generated. Like a protector of sustainability, it battles modern monsters as Smog Man, Fire Man, Deforestation Man and Wave man, who respectively represent the issues of air pollution, climate change, forest destruction and water overconsumption. A very simple, direct and engaging way of talking about hot topics and simple, direct solutions.

The collection is made of 20 outfits, mainly unisex apart from some of them typically feminine as the crop tops. Hints of bright red and mustard yellow are alternated with denim, grey and pale azure tones, blending in with the colorful prints. Accents of black - used in inserts or as piping - seem to emphasize the outline of the garments. The different textures of the materials create a sense of movement, further enhanced by the unique patterns. All the garments’ prints are exclusively designed by the designer, following each collection inspiration: this time, they recall urban landscapes and the appeal of big metropolis, with Tadao as protagonist in prints, patches and ankle socks.

Among the most representative Duarte outfits we find:

  • A matching sweater with trousers made of Newlife™, a yarn 100% made In Italy coming only from post- consumer, traceable plastic bottles.
  • A unisex oversized bomber is crafted from Newlife™, lined with precious 100% Bemberg™ by Asahi Kasei fabric by Gianni Crespi Foderami and matched with printed neoprene hoodie and shorts.
  • Long-panelled unisex coat and trousers made with ReLAST® denim by Candiani, a responsible textile featuring a premium recycled stretch yarn, ROICA™ by Asahi Kasei. The coat is lined with a fabric by Gianni Crespi Foderami in 100% Bemberg™ by Asahi Kasei, a new generation material made from the smart-tech transformation of cotton linter.
  • The same sustainable stretch yarn is implied in the responsible tulle by Iluna Group, and featured in a shorts and top women’s ensemble, paired with a neoprene printed bomber. The tulle is skillfully matched with 100% Tencel™ back in the loop fabric by Maeba International underneath it.

Ana Duarte is part of a new generation of designers with a new approach to sourcing and production: her research goes into different kind of business models to fit her responsible innovation and style needs at the same time. That’s why in her collection we can find amazing and unique combination of organic, recycled, Back in The Loop, innovative materials that are the right choice for the look&touch and the performance she’s looking for. The result is cool yet respecting people and the environment in full traceability thanks to certified and sometimes even circular solutions. Working with components from various sources and business models requires a certain expertise and a particular sensibility we find in Ana Duarte’s design solutions and in her responsible interpretation of streetwear.

During the first physical Frankfurt Fashion Week in January 2022, PREMIUM GROUP will show more novelties than ever. (c) PREMIUM GROUP
SEEK
06.10.2021

SAVE THE DATE: Frankfurt, January 2022

  • HIGHER, FASTER, FURTHER ! During the first physical Frankfurt Fashion Week in January 2022, PREMIUM GROUP will show more novelties than ever.

The anticipation is rising! With the actual move to Frankfurt in January 2022, Anita Tillmann, Jörg Arntz and the teams will not only present further developed versions of the PREMIUM and SEEK fashion fairs, but will also celebrate a major B2C festival for the first time with THE GROUND.

More than ever, the Berliners‘ passion for people and fashion, but also for business and trading, is at the heart of all their events. And where better to combine all this than in the power metropolis of Frankfurt am Main.

  • HIGHER, FASTER, FURTHER ! During the first physical Frankfurt Fashion Week in January 2022, PREMIUM GROUP will show more novelties than ever.

The anticipation is rising! With the actual move to Frankfurt in January 2022, Anita Tillmann, Jörg Arntz and the teams will not only present further developed versions of the PREMIUM and SEEK fashion fairs, but will also celebrate a major B2C festival for the first time with THE GROUND.

More than ever, the Berliners‘ passion for people and fashion, but also for business and trading, is at the heart of all their events. And where better to combine all this than in the power metropolis of Frankfurt am Main.

„No city in Germany - no city in Europe - stands for business relevance and trading power as much as Frankfurt am Main,“ explains Tillmann. „We now have a unique opportunity to actively shape the future together. PREMIUM GROUP provides the industry with the platform, the brands with the creative content. In addition, we do what we do best, introduce the right players to each other and connect them. We bring together the movers and shakers who have the same drive as we do. With this new mix of location, entertainment, creative industry and trading focus, we are creating a unique momentum after the pandemic - January is when the big deals are made and the c ourse is set for the future.“

To achieve this goal, the PREMIUM GROUP teams have also given the proven successful formats PREMIUM and SEEK a new coat of paint. More space, new areas and shorter distances provide visitors with a completely new trade event experience. Trends, brands and events can be discovered together with new and well-known partners - for the first time all in one place!

And PREMIUM, which is already entering its 19th year in January, is also showing a new side in Frankfurt. Instead of being spread out like in Station-Berlin, in Frankfurt all brands show their collections in one big hall. „We are so excited to finally unite all exhibitors in one hall. This way we create a universe with many different worlds - colorful and exciting,“ says Wiebus. „We are in close exchange with all the protagonists throughout the year and continue to develop the concepts together. The entire industry is positive about coming together in Frankfurt. Everyone is keen to experience and create something completely new! We offer the framework for this - that is our strength.“

And the Berliners have another surprise in store for the Frankfurt debut: With THE GROUND, they are organizing a large fashion festival for young end consumers for the first time. Responsible for the event concept, in addition to Tillmann, Arntz and the PREMIUM GROUP- team, is B2C expert Kai Zollhöfer, who already made the Bread & Butter by Zalando a crowd puller. “THE GROUND is a B2C festival aimed at a young, purpose-driven generation. This new generation has a strong stance on current social and environmental challenges and expects brands to reflect them. The overriding themes at THE GROUND are therefore sustainability, diversity and equality”, said Zollhöfer.

The 3-day event offers brands the opportunity to interactively exhibit purpose-driven stories and products. In addition to the thematic focus on fashion, brands from the fields of wellbeing, beauty, mobility and technology will also present innovative products and solutions.

Bemberg™ shows up at the 100th edition of Pitti Uomo with Istituto Secoli “LA FORMA” fashion film (c) Bemberg™
Bijay Polotti
22.06.2021

Bemberg™ shows up at the 100th edition of Pitti Uomo with Istituto Secoli “LA FORMA” fashion film

“LA FORMA”, a fashion film led by talented students from Istituto Secoli supported by exceptional companies such as Bemberg™ by Asahi Kasei who confirms once more its commitment toward education and valuable long-lasting relationship with Istituto Secoli.

From June 30th until July 2nd 2021, Pitti Uomo  returns physical and Bemberg™ shows up with 6 menswear outfits belonging to the cutting-edge collections created by young talents of Istituto Secoli.

100% Bemberg™ fabrics, produced by Tessitura Grisotto, has been used in printed version for the creation of these 6 looks comprising of shirts, padded outerwear, and quilted parts. Bemberg™ is a fiber that comes from the smart and technologically advanced transformation of cotton linter materials and converted through a traceable and transparent process. Its uniqueness comes from its exceptional qualitative characteristics such as the magnificent touch - which is soft and smooth as silk, like a second skin - brilliance and radiance. Bemberg™ also has antistatic and breathable performances and the fiber is biodegradable and compostable too.

“LA FORMA”, a fashion film led by talented students from Istituto Secoli supported by exceptional companies such as Bemberg™ by Asahi Kasei who confirms once more its commitment toward education and valuable long-lasting relationship with Istituto Secoli.

From June 30th until July 2nd 2021, Pitti Uomo  returns physical and Bemberg™ shows up with 6 menswear outfits belonging to the cutting-edge collections created by young talents of Istituto Secoli.

100% Bemberg™ fabrics, produced by Tessitura Grisotto, has been used in printed version for the creation of these 6 looks comprising of shirts, padded outerwear, and quilted parts. Bemberg™ is a fiber that comes from the smart and technologically advanced transformation of cotton linter materials and converted through a traceable and transparent process. Its uniqueness comes from its exceptional qualitative characteristics such as the magnificent touch - which is soft and smooth as silk, like a second skin - brilliance and radiance. Bemberg™ also has antistatic and breathable performances and the fiber is biodegradable and compostable too.

Collaboration with fashion institute, such as Istituto Secoli, for Bemberg™ it is very important, especially in the name of the close and interconnected relationship between education and the world of Industry.  A support that is also important and continuous for Asahi Kasei as part of an intense commitment toward new generations.

21.06.2021

ISKO contributes to new IFM-Kering fashion course.

The world’s leading denim ingredient brand is proud to announce it has contributed its considerable denim expertise to prestigious fashion school, Institut Français de la Mode’s (IFM) new online course, Fashion Sustainability: Shaping Fashion’s Future.

Developed as part of a partnership with IFM and Kering luxury group and led by Andrée-Anne Lemieux, Sustainability Professor and Head of the IFM-Kering Sustainability Chair, the 10-week course will examine the importance of sustainability in fashion and invites students and experienced fashion professionals to learn how they can play a role in shaping a sustainable future for fashion.

The world’s leading denim ingredient brand is proud to announce it has contributed its considerable denim expertise to prestigious fashion school, Institut Français de la Mode’s (IFM) new online course, Fashion Sustainability: Shaping Fashion’s Future.

Developed as part of a partnership with IFM and Kering luxury group and led by Andrée-Anne Lemieux, Sustainability Professor and Head of the IFM-Kering Sustainability Chair, the 10-week course will examine the importance of sustainability in fashion and invites students and experienced fashion professionals to learn how they can play a role in shaping a sustainable future for fashion.

Launched on 17 May, the course covers the history and values of sustainable development and how this relates to the fashion industry, as well as teaches the practicalities of creating and executing a CSR and sustainability strategy. As part of the course, ISKO has created a video presentation which gives an insight into its Responsible Innovation™ strategy and how it approaches its role as a leader in sustainability for denim production. Led by ISKO’s Global Field Marketing Manager, Elena Faleschini, the presentation explores how innovation along with the cooperation and participation of everyone in the denim industry can help make the production of denim more responsible.

“The Fashion Sustainability course gives students and industry professionals the knowledge and tools to become the change makers we need in the industry. We are honored to contribute to the course and be able to share our vast experience working to build a more sustainability industry for the future,” says Faleschini.

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Menabò Group

Digitaler Kick-Off für die Frankfurt Fashion Week – das FFW STUDIO (c) Messe Frankfurt GmbH
FFW STUDIO
18.05.2021

Digitaler Kick-Off für die Frankfurt Fashion Week – das FFW STUDIO

Zukunftsrelevant auf allen Kanälen: Die Frankfurt Fashion Week lanciert vom 5. bis 9. Juli 2021 das digitale Portal FFW STUDIO und kooperiert dafür mit namhaften Partnerinnen und Partnern aus Mode, Politik, Handel und Medien.

Wenn am 5. Juli 2021 die Frankfurt Fashion Week startet, dann heißt es: online gehen. Mit Future Talks, Deep Dives, Brand Experiences, Entertainment und zahlreichen weiteren Elementen wird das FFW STUDIO zur ersten Anlaufstelle für Design Enthusiast*innen und Vordenker*innen der Mode. Das FFW STUDIO ist das digitale Zentrum der Frankfurt Fashion Week und das Kernelement des digitalen Auftakts im kommenden Juli. Auf einzigartige Weise vereint es die führenden deutschen Modemessen auf einer Plattform und lässt diese mit Live-Konferenzen, Brand Experiences und City Events zu einem ganzheitlichen Ecosystem verschmelzen. Zunächst pandemiebedingt ausschließlich online, zukünftig hybrid.

Zukunftsrelevant auf allen Kanälen: Die Frankfurt Fashion Week lanciert vom 5. bis 9. Juli 2021 das digitale Portal FFW STUDIO und kooperiert dafür mit namhaften Partnerinnen und Partnern aus Mode, Politik, Handel und Medien.

Wenn am 5. Juli 2021 die Frankfurt Fashion Week startet, dann heißt es: online gehen. Mit Future Talks, Deep Dives, Brand Experiences, Entertainment und zahlreichen weiteren Elementen wird das FFW STUDIO zur ersten Anlaufstelle für Design Enthusiast*innen und Vordenker*innen der Mode. Das FFW STUDIO ist das digitale Zentrum der Frankfurt Fashion Week und das Kernelement des digitalen Auftakts im kommenden Juli. Auf einzigartige Weise vereint es die führenden deutschen Modemessen auf einer Plattform und lässt diese mit Live-Konferenzen, Brand Experiences und City Events zu einem ganzheitlichen Ecosystem verschmelzen. Zunächst pandemiebedingt ausschließlich online, zukünftig hybrid.

Auf www.frankfurt.fashion wird man sich auf der Plattform vom 5. bis 9. Juli 2021 sein individuelles Programm zusammenstellen können. Zukunftsrelevant – so lautet der die Inhalte vereinende Anspruch. Sämtliche Programmpunkte thematisieren die Leitmotive der Frankfurt Fashion Week: Sustainability und Digitisation. Ob für Modeexpert*innen, Designer*innen, Einkäufer*innen, Journalist*innen oder Endkonsument*innen – das FFW STUDIO bietet Informationen, Orientierung, Inspiration, Unterhaltung und kombiniert dies mit einer ganzheitlichen und zeitgemäßen User Experience.

Starke Partnerschafen für eine professionelle und progressive Kuratierung

Für die professionelle und progressive Kuratierung der FFW STUDIO Inhalte haben die Initiierenden der Frankfurt Fashion Week – Messe Frankfurt und Premium Group – CNX, die globale Kreativberatung von Condé Nast, an Bord geholt. Die Frankfurt Fashion Week ist die Plattform für internationale Fashion Player, die die Ästhetik und Werte der Branche neu definiert und dadurch deren kreative Führung beansprucht. Sie verbindet Kultur, Community, Industrie und Handel und schafft Momente der Überraschung. Im Sommer 2021 zunächst durch das zukunftsorientierte Digitalformat FFW STUDIO – für eine nachhaltigere, kreativere, digitalere und wertvollere Fashionbranche. Die Plattform strahlt Präsentationen aus – virtuelle und IRL – Konferenzen und Veranstaltungen und dient als Raum und Ort, an dem sich kreative Köpfe und ökonomische Interessen treffen. Denn nur durch kontinuierlichen Dialog kann sich die Kreativwirtschaft weiterentwickeln. Gemeinsam nähern sie sich den bestimmenden Themen unserer Zeit und der Mode- und Textilbranche im FFW STUDIO – wobei dieses das gesamte Ecosystem der Frankfurt Fashion Week abbilden.

Neonyt Sommer 2021 / Frankfurt Fashion Week on-Demand (c) Messe Frankfurt GmbH
05.05.2021

Neonyt Sommer 2021 / Frankfurt Fashion Week on-Demand

  • Digitale Sommersaison: Neonyt sorgt für Nachhaltigkeit im Streamingprogramm des Frankfurt Fashion Week Studios

Messen, Events und Runways stehen auf hold, digitale Formate halten uns weiter up-to-date – die anhaltend schwierige gesundheitliche Lage sowie die aktuellen Beschlüsse seitens der Bundesregierung hinsichtlich Covid-19 machen den physischen Kick-Off der Frankfurt Fashion Week vom 5. bis 9. Juli 2021 unmöglich. Damit ist auch klar: Es wird diesen Sommer kein Face-to-face für die Neonyt-Community geben. Das neue FFW Studio wird derweil zum digitalen Meeting-Point für alle Fashion-Professionals.

Eine weitere Saison ohne persönliche Begegnungen, Handshake-Deals und ausgelassene Stimmung nach einem erfolgreichen Messetag: Die Sustainable Fashion-Szene muss auch im Sommer 2021 auf eine physische Neonyt verzichten. Aufgrund der andauernden pandemischen Situation und der bundeseinheitlichen Corona-Notbremse findet die neue Frankfurt Fashion Week ausschließlich digital statt – dafür lancieren die Initiatoren, die Messe Frankfurt und die Premium Group, das FFW Studio.

  • Digitale Sommersaison: Neonyt sorgt für Nachhaltigkeit im Streamingprogramm des Frankfurt Fashion Week Studios

Messen, Events und Runways stehen auf hold, digitale Formate halten uns weiter up-to-date – die anhaltend schwierige gesundheitliche Lage sowie die aktuellen Beschlüsse seitens der Bundesregierung hinsichtlich Covid-19 machen den physischen Kick-Off der Frankfurt Fashion Week vom 5. bis 9. Juli 2021 unmöglich. Damit ist auch klar: Es wird diesen Sommer kein Face-to-face für die Neonyt-Community geben. Das neue FFW Studio wird derweil zum digitalen Meeting-Point für alle Fashion-Professionals.

Eine weitere Saison ohne persönliche Begegnungen, Handshake-Deals und ausgelassene Stimmung nach einem erfolgreichen Messetag: Die Sustainable Fashion-Szene muss auch im Sommer 2021 auf eine physische Neonyt verzichten. Aufgrund der andauernden pandemischen Situation und der bundeseinheitlichen Corona-Notbremse findet die neue Frankfurt Fashion Week ausschließlich digital statt – dafür lancieren die Initiatoren, die Messe Frankfurt und die Premium Group, das FFW Studio.

 „Ein spektakuläres Mega-Event, wie die Frankfurt Fashion Week eines ist, verdient einen ebenso spektakulären Kick-Off“, sagt Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textiles & Textile Technologies, Messe Frankfurt. „Dieser ist uns für Sommer 2021 leider noch nicht vergönnt – davon lässt sich das Team hinter der Frankfurt Fashion Week jedoch nicht unterkriegen. Mit Hochdruck wird an digitalen Komponenten gearbeitet, die das Fashion Week-Feeling überall dorthin bringen, wo sich die Community zu dem Zeitpunkt gerade befindet. Live und on-Demand: Das neue FFW Studio bietet die Möglichkeit, die internationale Fashion-Szene trotz Kontaktbeschränkungen an einem Ort zusammenzubringen und die Textilexpertise unserer Community in die ganze Welt zu streamen.“

 „Stell dir vor, es ist Fashion Week und keiner geht hin – diese Worte habe ich Ende 2020 gehört, als wir bereits zum zweiten Mal eine physische Neonyt absagen mussten“, sagt Thimo Schwenzfeier, Show Director Neonyt. „Damals waren sie wohl eher zur Aufmunterung über die erneute Absage gedacht, heute messe ich ihnen wesentlich mehr Gewicht bei. Nach gut eineinhalb Jahren Veranstaltungsstopp und Zwangspause waren wir alle – das Team und vor allem unsere Cross Sector-Community – mehr als bereit für den großen Auftakt in Frankfurt am Main. Das hat nicht zuletzt der sehr gute Anmeldestand unserer Brands für Sommer 2021 gezeigt. Letztlich geht jedoch die Gesundheit aller vor und daher freuen wir uns auf die digitale Ausgabe der Frankfurt Fashion Week, das FFW Studio, und darauf, den Sustainability-Content und die Expertise unserer Brands und Speaker*innen im Programm zu platzieren.“

Das FFW Studio geht im Juli auf der Frankfurt Fashion Week-Website www.frankfurt.fashion live und wird der zentrale Anlaufpunkt für alle Textil- und Modeprofis, Kreativen, Labels und Fashion Week-Neulinge. Per Livestream wird das internationale Publikum vom 5. bis 9. Juli 2021 über verschiedene Channels das Neueste aus der Fashion-Welt erfahren. Für professionell kuratierten Input und Business-Insights aus der Textil- und Modebranche ist gesorgt. Ganz oben auf der Agenda: die Leitmotive der Frankfurt Fashion Week, Nachhaltigkeit und Digitalisierung. Im Anschluss an den fünftägigen Livestream werden alle Talks, Master Classes, Keynotes und Präsentationen on-Demand zur Verfügung stehen.

 Die digitale Interimssaison lässt die Vision der neuen interdisziplinären Frankfurt Fashion Week Realität werden und verspricht allen Stakeholder*innen Einblicke in zukunftsrelevante Themenbereiche der internationalen Textil- und Modebranche. Das Programm wird gemeinsam mit Partner*innen aus Politik, Handel, Industrie und Medien entwickelt – Future Talks und Deep Dives in die Fashion-Welt werden ergänzt durch die beiden Leit-Konferenzen, der Frankfurt Fashion SDG Summit sowie die EU New Bauhaus Konferenz, die beide erstmals im Rahmen der Frankfurt Fashion Week ausgerichtet werden. Über drei volle Tage hinweg, vom 6. bis 8. Juli, liefert zudem die internationale Neonyt-Konferenz Fashionsustain Impulse und Know-How aus der nachhaltigen Modeszene.

04.03.2021

Partners: AFRY engineering and Renewcell

  • AFRY engineering partner when Renewcell expands operations to lead the fashion industry into a sustainable and circular future

Renewcell has awarded AFRY an engineering assignment for their recycled textile materials production expansion at SCA's Ortviken paper mill in Sundsvall, Sweden. The assignment includes project and construction management services, process, mechanical and piping engineering, electrical, automation and instrumentation engineering, fire and HVAC design, as well as civil design. The project is a continuation of AFRY's previous feasibility studies.

The trend in textiles and design requires sustainable fashion. Customers require fashion companies to reduce their environmental impact through new technologies and innovations for the circular economy. One important element is recycling of textile fibers that is a path towards a more sustainable fashion.

  • AFRY engineering partner when Renewcell expands operations to lead the fashion industry into a sustainable and circular future

Renewcell has awarded AFRY an engineering assignment for their recycled textile materials production expansion at SCA's Ortviken paper mill in Sundsvall, Sweden. The assignment includes project and construction management services, process, mechanical and piping engineering, electrical, automation and instrumentation engineering, fire and HVAC design, as well as civil design. The project is a continuation of AFRY's previous feasibility studies.

The trend in textiles and design requires sustainable fashion. Customers require fashion companies to reduce their environmental impact through new technologies and innovations for the circular economy. One important element is recycling of textile fibers that is a path towards a more sustainable fashion.

Renewcell is a multi-award-winning textile recycling company based in Sweden. The company’s vision is to inspire an Industrial Evolution towards a sustainable world by producing high quality materials from recycled textiles. “There is a way to put fashion first without putting the environment in second place” – Renewcell describes their business concept. With their technology, the company has succeeded in recycling and regenerating textile fiber from old clothes to turn into new clothes. For example, H&M, a partner of Renewcell, has launched a garment that is half made with Renewcell’s fabric.

Today, Renewcell has a demo plant in Kristinehamn, Sweden, with the possibility to recycle over 4,500 tons of textiles each year. The company has now signed a major agreement with one of the world's largest producers of viscose fiber. With that as a basis, together with a well-proven process and technology, they are now building a full-scale production plant in Sundsvall, Sweden. When the new plant is ready for production, it will have the capacity to recycle 60,000 tons of textile waste annually, which is just over half of Sweden's annual textile consumption. The new plant is expected to be commissioned in 2022.

“We are pleased to continue the partnership with AFRY, which began with the feasibility study they delivered in 2020. With AFRY, we feel secure in having a partner with both world-leading expertise and the ability to deliver projects on time and within budget. Together, we lead the fashion industry into a sustainable and circular future,” says Christer Johansson, Project Director at Renewcell.

“We are extremely proud to be part of Renewcell’s investment. We are excited to contribute in this transition towards more sustainable solutions for the future and look forward to continue this journey together with Renewcell,” says Ulf Strenger, Business Unit Manager at AFRY.

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AFRY

„Neonyt on Air“: Gemeinsam die Zukunft der Mode nachhaltig gestalten (c)Neonyt
16.12.2020

„Neonyt on Air“: Gemeinsam die Zukunft der Mode nachhaltig gestalten

  • Wie das geht, zeigt die Neonyt-Community

Das staatliche Textilsiegel „Grüner Knopf“ vom Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung, der deutsche Fair Fashion-Pionier Hessnatur und die Oeko-Tex Association, Partner für Zertifizierungssysteme, sind „Presenting Partner“ des digitalen Community-Formats „Neonyt on Air“. Vom 18. bis 22. Januar 2021 diskutieren diese und zahlreiche weitere Speaker der nachhaltigen Modeszene über eine transparente textile Wertschöpfungskette und alles, was dazu gehört: Circularity, Accountability, Green Financing, Sustainable Sourcing und Blockchain Solutions.

  • Wie das geht, zeigt die Neonyt-Community

Das staatliche Textilsiegel „Grüner Knopf“ vom Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung, der deutsche Fair Fashion-Pionier Hessnatur und die Oeko-Tex Association, Partner für Zertifizierungssysteme, sind „Presenting Partner“ des digitalen Community-Formats „Neonyt on Air“. Vom 18. bis 22. Januar 2021 diskutieren diese und zahlreiche weitere Speaker der nachhaltigen Modeszene über eine transparente textile Wertschöpfungskette und alles, was dazu gehört: Circularity, Accountability, Green Financing, Sustainable Sourcing und Blockchain Solutions.

Regelmäßig bringt die Textil- und Modebranche neue, smarte Ansätze und Lösungen in Sachen Nachhaltigkeit hervor – die Corona-Krise hat das Bewusstsein dafür im vergangenen Jahr vielfach gestärkt, aber auch Lücken aufgezeigt, die es noch zu schließen gilt: von transparenten Lieferketten über solidarisches Wirtschaften bis hin zu grünen Investment- und Finanzierungsstrategien. Das alles sind Themen, die die Neonyt-Community stetig weiterentwickelt oder gänzlich neu denkt. „Neue Konzepte und progressive Entwicklungen brauchen einen Raum für Diskussion und Austausch, das richtige Publikum und einen frischen Blick von außen“, sagt Thimo Schwenzfeier, Show Director Neonyt. „Etwas, das wir immer wieder schaffen, zu vereinen – im Januar nun eben erneut digital: Während der Planungen zu „Neonyt on Air“ war zu spüren, wie wichtig Wissenstransfer für die Zukunft der Mode ist und dass wir gemeinsam dafür verantwortlich sind, diesen zu generieren.“ Allen voran der Grüne Knopf, Hessnatur und Oeko-Tex, die sich im Januar als „Presenting Partner“ der „Neonyt on Air“ neben vielen weiteren Speakern mit Branchenthemen und Industry-Insights in Interviews, Keynotes und Panel-Talks einbringen.

„Die Neonyt ist eine starke Plattform und wir freuen uns sehr, dass unsere Partnerschaft auch in digitalen Zeiten aktiv ist“, sagt Andrea Sibylle Ebinger, CEO von Hessnatur. Nach einem Welcome aus den eigenen Reihen der Neonyt wird sie sich in einer Keynote zum Auftakt der digitalen Woche am Montag, 18. Januar 2021, an die Nachhaltigkeits-Community richten: „Wir haben mit Blick auf unser aller Zukunft keine Zeit zu verlieren. Nur gemeinsam können wir jetzt dafür sorgen, dass ökologischer Umgang mit der Natur und fairer Umgang mit den Menschen nicht die Ausnahme, sondern die Regel werden. Mit der „Neonyt on Air“ bleiben wir im Austausch und treiben unser gemeinsames Anliegen für ein besseres Morgen weiter voran.“

Stichwort gemeinsam: Zusammenhalt untereinander und Solidarität miteinander nehmen einen enormen Stellenwert in der nachhaltigen Modeszene ein und die Corona-Krise hat erneut gezeigt, dass Deglobalisierung der falsche Weg ist. Nach einer ersten Schockwelle und einer Phase der Neuorientierung wurde die Krise für viele Unternehmen und Initiativen zur Chance, wirkliche Veränderungen voranzutreiben, bisheriges Denken und Wirtschaften neu auszurichten, in lokale sowie internationale Partnerschaften zu investieren und globalvernetzte Beziehungen zu intensivieren: „Die langjährige Partnerschaft von Neonyt und Oeko-Tex ist auf einer gemeinsamen Vision aufgebaut: Die Textilbranche auf ihrem Weg in eine nachhaltigere Zukunft zu unterstützen und positive Diskussionen anzustoßen“, sagt Georg Dieners, General Sekretär Oeko-Tex. „Gerade in diesen schwierigen Zeiten möchten wir die Themen Nachhaltigkeit und soziale Verantwortung noch stärker sichtbar machen und in den Fokus der Diskussion rücken. Deshalb freuen wir uns, im Januar 2021 ein Teil der „Neonyt on Air“ zu sein und unsere langjährige Zusammenarbeit fortzusetzen.“ In einem Panel-Talk „presented by“ Oeko-Tex werden sich Annika Sauerhöfer (Produktmanagerin für „Made in Green“ by Oeko- Tex), Mirjam Smend (Greenstyle) und Andreas Bothe (Head of CSR & Sustainable Management von Bay City) über Transparenz in textilen Lieferketten austauschen und eine Brücke zu den Sustainable Development Goals der United Nations schlagen. Transparenz und Accountability sind auch in der Politik wichtige Themen – genauer beim Grünen Knopf, dem Textilsiegel vom Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ). Anosha Wahidi, Referatsleiterin im BMZ, wird sich am zweiten Tag von „Neonyt on Air“ mit Max Gilgenmann, Content Director Neonyt, über die Zukunft und die Weiterentwicklung des Textilsiegels unterhalten, aber auch erklären, was den Ausschlag gab für das Ministerium, ein eigenes Zertifikat zur Corporate Social Responsibility zu konzipieren und 2019 zu launchen.

Die Neonyt-Community darf außerdem unter anderem gespannt sein auf eine Keynote der Kering Group, ein Live-Interview mit Timberland sowie ein Panel-Talk der Maleki Corporate Group zum Thema „Sustainable Fashion – the long financial thread of Sustainability“ mit Dr. Sabine Schlorke (Global Head Manufacturing der IFC World Bank Group), Christian Heller (CEO von Value Balancing Alliance e.V.) und Hans- Jürgen Walter (Global Leader Sustainable Finance bei Deloitte). Weitere Insights gibt es außerdem zu den Themenclustern Zertifizierung, Sourcing und Digitalisierung mit Speakern von Fairtrade und dem Umweltbundesamt, von Foursource, der größten B2B Sourcing-Plattform und von dem internationalen IT-Konzern IBM.

„Neonyt on Air“ findet vom 18. bis 22. Januar 2021 auf den Social Media-Kanälen der Neonyt statt. Für die Teilnahme an der „Neonyt on Air“ ist keine Registrierung erforderlich. Das vollständige Programm ist in Kürze über die Website www.neonyt.com einsehbar und auf dem Instagram- Kanal @neonyt.berlin verfügbar.

Frankfurt Fashion Week: hosting the future of fashion © Lottermann and Fuentes
Anita Tillmann and Detlef Braun
02.12.2020

Frankfurt Fashion Week: hosting the future of fashion

  • Looking to the future – Frankfurt Fashion Week is positioning itself with a consistently sustainable agenda and propelling the transformation of a modern, resource-efficient fashion industry.

The Conscious Fashion Campaign (CFC), working in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOP), will be the presenting partner and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be a prerequisite for all exhibitors by 2023. And the Frankfurt Fashion SDG Summit by CFC is set to become the leading international conference for sustainability in the fashion world. The future of fashion has begun – and its key players will be coming together in Frankfurt am Main from 5-9 July 2021.
 

  • Looking to the future – Frankfurt Fashion Week is positioning itself with a consistently sustainable agenda and propelling the transformation of a modern, resource-efficient fashion industry.

The Conscious Fashion Campaign (CFC), working in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOP), will be the presenting partner and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be a prerequisite for all exhibitors by 2023. And the Frankfurt Fashion SDG Summit by CFC is set to become the leading international conference for sustainability in the fashion world. The future of fashion has begun – and its key players will be coming together in Frankfurt am Main from 5-9 July 2021.
 
Frankfurt am Main, 2 December 2020. Joining forces to improve the fashion industry: Frankfurt Fashion Week is positioning itself as the host of the future of fashion and actively driving forward the transformation towards a future-oriented, more sustainable fashion and textile industry. All decision-makers looking to instigate this change will be coming together in Frankfurt am Main from 5-9 July 2021. The initiators of Frankfurt Fashion Week – Messe Frankfurt and the Premium Group – have achieved a real coup: Conscious Fashion Campaign, working in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Partnerships, will be the presenting partner. Messe Frankfurt will build on its collaboration with the United Nations Office for Partnerships and establish Frankfurt Fashion week as the platform on which to advance the Sustainable Development Goals and help guide the fashion industry into the 'Decade of Action'.
 
“Frankfurt will play host to the whole world. We are seeing a very positive response indeed,” confirmed Peter Feldmann, Senior Mayor of the City of Frankfurt am Main, at today’s digital press conference, before going on to say: “The fact that the initiators are able to rethink the concept of a Fashion Week in such a way is extremely impressive and proves that the fashion industry is correctly interpreting the signs of the present and future. The time has come for value creation and values to be reconciled. Consistent alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals is an important step in this direction.”
 
“Frankfurt Fashion Week aims to play a crucial role in finding solutions for macrosocial challenges and supporting the goals of international politics such as the European Green Deal. The fashion and textile industries are also expected to be climate-neutral by 2050. If we want to achieve this, we all need to pull together. Frankfurt Fashion Week is inviting all initiators and supporters of sustainable concepts and congresses or shows dedicated to sustainability to meet in Frankfurt, partake in discussions and make tangible decisions for the greater good. We will connect the most relevant players and pave the way for a future-proof fashion and textile industry,” says Detlef Braun, CEO of Messe Frankfurt.
 
“Given its global reach, the fashion industry is uniquely positioned to collaborate and engage on the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular on climate action and responsible production and consumption,” said Annemarie Hou, Acting Executive Director of the United Nations Office for Partnerships. “Frankfurt Fashion Week and the Summit will serve as an important platform for education and engagement of the fashion and textile industry in the Decade of Action,” emphasised Ms Hou.
 
The aim of Frankfurt Fashion Week is for all exhibitors, participants and partners to align with the Sustainable Development Goals by 2023. The SDGs will also be incorporated into all formats of Frankfurt Fashion Week. This will help to make the UN’s sustainability goals visible and tangible for the Fashion Week audience, therefore bringing its claim, goals and specific proposals for implementation to an international opinion-forming fashion and lifestyle community. During a one-day Frankfurt Fashion SDG Summit presented by Conscious Fashion Campaign, topics like gender equality, clean water, climate protection, social justice and their significance for a forward-looking fashion industry will be examined in greater depth. Another point on the sustainability agenda: Frankfurt Fashion Week is launching a Sustainability Award for outstanding, innovative, sustainable design, alongside other categories with a global appeal for the fashion and textile industry.
 
"We are committed to setting the wheels of transformation in motion. Not only does the overall mindset have to fundamentally change; the entire industry also needs to have the courage to be transparent and honest. It’s important to see values and value creation as opportunities rather than contentious. We are doing what we do best: connecting the relevant players at all levels. With its ecosystem, Frankfurt Fashion Week will become the enabler. We are creating a platform that will orchestrate industry-wide change. With this as our inspiration, we are also developing our tradeshow formats from a ‘marketplace of products’ to a ‘marketplace of purpose and ideas’,” explains Anita Tillmann, Managing Partner of the Premium Group.
 
A new start in Frankfurt: In summer 2021 the entire fashion industry will be coming to the metropolis on the Main river to inform themselves, be inspired, discuss, negotiate and celebrate. “There’s a huge need to finally meet in person again, to exchange ideas and be inspired. At the same time, digital tools and formats have become an integral part of the fashion industry,” says Markus Frank, Head of the City of Frankfurt’s Department of Economic Affairs and therefore also responsible for its creative industry. “To implement such a future-oriented, all-encompassing overall concept, Frankfurt’s business and creative scenes offer an almost unique concentration of different expertise with its internationally networked agencies, universities and museums. The city’s multifaceted, high-end club, bar and restaurant scene, diverse hotel industry and internationally renowned retail landscape will become the stage for this. This network will be a key factor in the successful implementation of Frankfurt Fashion Week and the way in which it will expand into the public space as a cultural and social happening.”
 
A number of major publishing houses are also showing their commitment to the new Fashion Week in Frankfurt with conferences, events and awards: Textilwirtschaft, the leading professional fashion journal by the Deutscher Fachverlag publishing house, is moving its traditional meeting of the industry’s top decision-makers – the TW Forum, the presentation of the renowned Forum Award, as well as its subsequent conference – from Heidelberg to Frankfurt’s Palmengarten botanical gardens, and will therefore be kicking off Frankfurt Fashion Week on Sunday evening and Monday morning. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung will be hosting its traditional fashion party for the first time in Frankfurt and publishing a special edition of its FAZ Magazin on Frankfurt Fashion Week. And the ZEIT publishing group is holding its ‘UNLOCK Style by ZEITmagazin’ conference, which was established in 2014, and the ZEITmagazin Fashion Week party in Frankfurt for the first time and will dedicate the whole new issue of ZEITmagazin Frankfurt to Frankfurt Fashion Week. Condé Nast will also be involved in next summer’s Frankfurt Fashion Week with an exclusive event by GQ. And the Burda publishing house will also be represented with various event formats from its lifestyle and fashion brands.There will also be talks with SHINE  Conventions, the organiser of GLOW, about what a mutual collaboration could look like.
 
Frankfurt Fashion Week is also delighted to have the Fashion Council Germany (FCG) on board.  The FCG is theinstitution when it comes to German fashion design. It promotes designers, is committed to gaining more political relevance and strengthens the international visibility and awareness of German fashion. At Frankfurt Fashion Week, the FCG will contribute selected formats, such as its already established Fireside Chat, and a future-oriented accelerator format to support German designers.
 
“What really impresses me about Fashion Week is the whole networking aspect: the creative industries will meet the financial world and sustainability is the common denominator. The Green Finance Cluster is another project that we could link with Frankfurt Fashion Week in the future. This will provide new inspiration in the fashion industry, which will certainly extend way beyond its own horizon of Frankfurt and Hesse. After a very difficult year for the trade fair industry, the concept is an encouraging breath of fresh air,” sums up Tarek Al-Wazir, Hesse’s Minister of Economics, Energy, Transport and Regional Development and Deputy Minister-President of the state of Hessen.

A collection reborn: Light on the Land 2.0 is out! (c) ISKO
Light on the Land 2.0
01.12.2020

A collection reborn: Light on the Land 2.0 is out!

  • Miles Johnson and ISKO’s Creative Room present the new responsible collection.

The second edition of this partnership tells the story of a unique combination of creativity and expertise brought to the table by ISKO’s style and design center, Creative Room Italy, and the innovative designer Miles Johnson, resulting in a collection featuring responsible R-TWO™ fabrics and a selection of sustainable accessories and details.

An act of care for the planet and its people, Light on the Land 2.0 is the new capsule designed by Miles Johnson and ISKO. Former Design Director at Levi Strauss & Co. and Senior Creative Director of Product Design and Development at Patagonia, Inc., Miles joined forces with Creative Room and Iskoteca, ISKO’s Italian style and washing research hubs, to develop a collection that brings responsibility in the fashion industry to the next level.

  • Miles Johnson and ISKO’s Creative Room present the new responsible collection.

The second edition of this partnership tells the story of a unique combination of creativity and expertise brought to the table by ISKO’s style and design center, Creative Room Italy, and the innovative designer Miles Johnson, resulting in a collection featuring responsible R-TWO™ fabrics and a selection of sustainable accessories and details.

An act of care for the planet and its people, Light on the Land 2.0 is the new capsule designed by Miles Johnson and ISKO. Former Design Director at Levi Strauss & Co. and Senior Creative Director of Product Design and Development at Patagonia, Inc., Miles joined forces with Creative Room and Iskoteca, ISKO’s Italian style and washing research hubs, to develop a collection that brings responsibility in the fashion industry to the next level.

The project includes 32 unique pieces, each of them realized with seasonless designs and sustainably-minded details. All the fabrics used in the collection were carefully selected from ISKO’s R-TWO™ platform. Using a mixture of reused cotton and recycled fibers, the technique embeds material circularity into the production processes, designing waste out of the system and minimizing impact at scale. Certified to Textile Exchange environmental credentials according to the percentage of materials contained, R-TWO™ ensures better use of raw materials and resource efficiency. ISKO’s Environmental Product Declarations (EPD®s), available for all its +25,000 products, offer a unique opportunity to measure the impact of R-TWO™’s savings in the Lifecycle Assessments (LCAs) framework, where resource savings can be seen in carbon impact, water-use reductions and many other impact KPIs.

Light on the Land 2.0 incorporates responsible design principles such as Cadica’s new and innovative trims, made of vegan apple “leather”, and has been developed using ecoconscious finishing techniques. The collection also features many additional sustainable facets such as efficient low-waste pattern cutting and design, efficient sewing methods, removeable rivets for end-of-life and biodegradable thread which can be removed at high heats.

“When we first started working on this project, we knew it was going to be amazing,” explained Massimo Munari, Manager and Art director Creative Room, ISKO. “To design a collection like this, you need to begin with the right mindset and of course, the right materials. R-TWO was the perfect ingredient, thanks to the re-used and re-cycled content. We then aimed to minimize impact at all stages: incorporating sustainable design ideas, washing processes and trims. We are proud to have created such an inspiring, and sustainable collection, and to bring our collective vision to light.”

Due to the unprecedented challenges of this time, the collection was entirely developed through remote working and creative solutions to ensure the safety and health of all parties involved. To this end, everyone was kept safe thanks to ISKO Vital™+ reusable and eco-friendly face covers, created with organic cotton to cater for comfort and sustainability.

Bemberg™: Nilufer Bracco launches niLuu collection (c) Bemberg™
Women’s Sand kimono, matching sleep mask and pillowcase made of Bemberg™
27.10.2020

Bemberg™: Nilufer Bracco launches niLuu collection

  • The stunning niLuu collection by former professional volleyball player Nilufer Bracco features smart Bemberg™ fabrics by Ipeker
  • Wonderful kimonos for women and men, sleep and face masks are the key pieces of the PETA certified and cruelty-free collection, 100% Bemberg™ and vegan

Former professional volleyball player Nilufer Bracco recently launched niLuu, a PETA approved cruelty-free loungewear brand using 100% Bemberg™ by Asahi Kasei that combines the iconic elegance of traditional silk with a socially and environmentally ethical production process.

  • The stunning niLuu collection by former professional volleyball player Nilufer Bracco features smart Bemberg™ fabrics by Ipeker
  • Wonderful kimonos for women and men, sleep and face masks are the key pieces of the PETA certified and cruelty-free collection, 100% Bemberg™ and vegan

Former professional volleyball player Nilufer Bracco recently launched niLuu, a PETA approved cruelty-free loungewear brand using 100% Bemberg™ by Asahi Kasei that combines the iconic elegance of traditional silk with a socially and environmentally ethical production process.

Bemberg™ is a fiber made from the smart-tech transformation of cotton linters bio-utility materials that are converted through a traceable and transparent closed loop process; the Bemberg™ Ipeker Textile  fabric’s uniqueness comes from the exceptional quality characteristics achieved in design. The end result is a luxurious fabric so soft and smooth that it is almost like a second skin, breathes like cotton, drapes beautifully like silk, and reflects the cultural tradition of luxury textiles from founder Nilufer Bracco’s native country, Turkey. The first collection released by Miami based niLuu features premium quality kimono robes, sleep masks, face masks, and pillowcases that are available in a variety of deep and vibrant colors, and with a soft-brushed finish typical of premium sand-washed silk.

Designed to not only feel and look amazing but the entire niLuu collection is sustainable, biodegradable and 100% vegan.  Ipeker Textile, one of the major Bemberg™ fabric producers in Europe, proudly holds the title as the first vegan fabric producer in the world, receiving Vegan V-Label certificate on around 150 different products that adhere to the guidelines of the European Vegetarian Label, most of them developed with Bemberg™ yarn.

niLuu’s innovative Bemberg™ collection is hypoallergenic, antistatic, easy to care for, and it is also known to have several benefits for the skin. The breathability of the fabric helps to maintain body temperature; excellent moisture control means the fabric doesn’t dry out the skin or hair in the ways that cotton would and minimal friction against the skin means it is also known to have anti-aging benefits.  Speaking of niLuu’s high-quality Bemberg™ fabric, Founder, Nilufer Bracco adds, “Our innovative Bemberg™ vegan silk delivers the best of both worlds. Not only does our luxury fabric feel amazing when you use it, but you can also feel good knowing that it caused minimum harm to the planet when it was produced and that it will leave only the slightest trace when it reaches the end of its lifecycle.”

The luxury textiles brand has also shown its commitment to responsible practices, by partnering with 1% for the Planet pledging to donate 1% of their annual revenue to environmental organizations that work hard to protect our planet.

Meet the new FW 21-22 Riri Group collection (c) Riri Group
Over Shock
13.10.2020

Meet the new FW 21-22 Riri Group collection

  • Technology, creativity and sustainability
  • Recycled materials, bright colours, eclectic shapes: excellence is in the details, and the new creations by the Italian-Swiss group have plenty to say.

Mendrisio – Looking at the new Fall-Winter 2021-2022 collection of the Riri Group, it almost seems as if the difficult months to which the pandemic has forced the whole world, have been another new – though unwanted – challenge for the Italian-Swiss company. A testbed that sparked the mind and lit the fire of creativity. Therefore, today, the brand ingredient which for over 80 years has embellished the
garments designed by major fashion system brands with top-quality zips and buttons, also introduces a wide range of heterogeneous creations, intended to cover different aesthetic and functional requirements on the market.

This collection has been divided into three macro-topics; it is a new chapter in the history of the Group.

  • Technology, creativity and sustainability
  • Recycled materials, bright colours, eclectic shapes: excellence is in the details, and the new creations by the Italian-Swiss group have plenty to say.

Mendrisio – Looking at the new Fall-Winter 2021-2022 collection of the Riri Group, it almost seems as if the difficult months to which the pandemic has forced the whole world, have been another new – though unwanted – challenge for the Italian-Swiss company. A testbed that sparked the mind and lit the fire of creativity. Therefore, today, the brand ingredient which for over 80 years has embellished the
garments designed by major fashion system brands with top-quality zips and buttons, also introduces a wide range of heterogeneous creations, intended to cover different aesthetic and functional requirements on the market.

This collection has been divided into three macro-topics; it is a new chapter in the history of the Group.

LIFE SERVING
Keyword: sustainability. Or, more romantically, “Reuse with love”. From the use of materials produced using organic waste and recycled plastics to actual destocking – the re-introduction on the market of unsold items to give them new life through a restyled shape: the topic of “life serving”, for Riri, translates into the meticulous and constant search for materials with a low environmental impact and in the committed attempt to reduce the use of plastic to a minimum. This is why the Group has decided to use recycled polyester tapes, made with new organic cotton, pullers coated with cork, created using 100% recycled plastics or rubber taken from the sole of shoes. Stainless steel – an exceptionally resistant and sturdy material, as well being subject to no galvanic treatments and highly recyclable – characterizes chains and pullers, while the Nylon zip consists of fully recycled tape and chain, and Decor introduces a new 100% polyamide version. On the button side, “life serving” includes buttons with a cork coating, the Zero button with coating made of recycled Meryl polyamide and the F4 with a 100% recycled Nylon head and the heads made of APILON 52 (rubber made of 65% vegetable oils and energy from renewable sources) coated with microfiber from the company Alcantara.

ENGINEERING
This is definitely the most rigorous yet progressive section in the collection, drawing on technological innovation and on uncertainties related to the current situation, to play with shapes, colours and materials. Between zips and buttons there is a prevalence of squared and minimal shapes, also on the tapes of the zips through sublimation and digital printing techniques. The leading colour is grey in its variation of hues, where the insertion of coloured tones sometimes stands out. The leading material, on the other hand, is metal.

OVER SHOCK
A creative topic where “exaggeration” is the keyword, a trend whose style and character somehow remind us of Gen-Z, apart from being especially suitable for outdoors. “Over state” uses the hip hop mood and settings of the Nineties, taking them to the extreme, enlarging shapes and focusing on bright and fluorescent colours such as purple, yellow, blue, orange or green. An example of this is Storm Evo, a zip which is popular in the outdoor sector for its high levels of water resistance and strength, which features a new electric blue chain and tape with reflecting side strips. Also outstanding in terms of originality is the new purple puller, with its anti-theft shape, fixed onto a fluorescent yellow chain. The perfect expression of this category are zippers such as Decor, Nylon and Aquazip, especially recommended for the outdoor sector in general.

COLLECTION HIGHLIGHTS: RESTYLING AND INNOVATION
All the macro-categories selected for the FW 21-22 seasons are included in some special product innovations, most notably the even more minimal and thin shapes of some buttons and the introduction of five different colours for the small synthetic ring, a real point of strength in Cobrax pressure buttons. Also the range of magnetic buttons is complemented by the addition of two extra snaps. As regards zips, the Riri Group team has been working on careful restyling of shapes, more specifically in the shapes of Decor zip bodies – ideal for the luggage industry – further improved from both an aesthetic and functional viewpoint.

More information:
Fashion Mode Riri Group
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Menabò Group

Collaboration Between DuPont™ Sorona® and Sateri’s EcoCosy® Results in Innovative Fabrics for Fashion and Athleisure (c) Sateri
StretchCosy
10.09.2020

Innovative Fabrics for Fashion and Athleisure

  • Collaboration Between DuPont™ Sorona® and Sateri’s EcoCosy®

DuPont™ Sorona® and Sateri’s EcoCosy® have together developed a new fabric called StretchCosy™. The fabric uses a blend of Sorona®, a partially plant-based fibre, and Sateri’s ultra-comfortable and near weightless EcoCosy® fibres to achieve a soft material that is highly stretchable, shape-retaining and, most importantly, sustainably sourced.

StretchCosy™ combines the mechanical stretch of Sorona® stretch fibres, which gives it excellent stretch and long-lasting, consistent recovery, with the soft, cotton-like breathability and smooth silk-like texture of EcoCosy® for an unparalleled fabric that is high-performing and well-suited for fashion and sportswear.

  • Collaboration Between DuPont™ Sorona® and Sateri’s EcoCosy®

DuPont™ Sorona® and Sateri’s EcoCosy® have together developed a new fabric called StretchCosy™. The fabric uses a blend of Sorona®, a partially plant-based fibre, and Sateri’s ultra-comfortable and near weightless EcoCosy® fibres to achieve a soft material that is highly stretchable, shape-retaining and, most importantly, sustainably sourced.

StretchCosy™ combines the mechanical stretch of Sorona® stretch fibres, which gives it excellent stretch and long-lasting, consistent recovery, with the soft, cotton-like breathability and smooth silk-like texture of EcoCosy® for an unparalleled fabric that is high-performing and well-suited for fashion and sportswear.

Created in 2019, StretchCosy™ is a fabric breakthrough that made it possible for natural plant-based fibres to be more extensively used in various applications, e.g. t-shirts, shirting, bottoms, jackets, dresses, hoodies and underwear. Previously, cellulosic fibres were rarely found in sportswear, due to concerns such as pilling. The combination of Sorona® and EcoCosy® in StretchCosy™ has eliminated this concern, hinting at the future of activewear where performance combined with sustainability will be the norm.

Source:

Omnicom Public Relations Group

Logo Feuerwear
Feuerwear bringt neue Kollektion auf den Markt
22.04.2020

Feuerwear präsentiert die Lightline Sonderedition 2020

Die limitierte Gelb-Phase des Kultlabels Feuerwear startet auch in diesem Jahr: Rucksäcke, Taschen, Accessoires sowie die neuesten Feuerwear-Mannschaftsmitglieder sind in der Produktion und werden in der Lightline Kollektion aus gebrauchtem neongelben Warnschlauch erhältlich sein.

Die Damen-Kollektion bestehend aus Clutch "Charlie", Schlüsselanhänger "Sascha" und Handtasche "Phil" ist erstmals mit am Start. Auch der kürzlich erschienene Rucksack "Elliot" erstrahlt für kurze Zeit im exklusiven gelb. Wie immer sind natürlich auch bewährte Klassiker wie Hip-Bag "Otis", Kulturbeutel "Henry" und viele weitere Begleiter aus dem besonderen Material dabei. Die Produkte schützen durch das robuste Material auch zukünftig zuverlässig und setzen gleichzeitig ein Statement für Nachhaltigkeit.

Die Sonderedition wird am Mittwoch, der 6. Mai erscheinen.

Die limitierte Gelb-Phase des Kultlabels Feuerwear startet auch in diesem Jahr: Rucksäcke, Taschen, Accessoires sowie die neuesten Feuerwear-Mannschaftsmitglieder sind in der Produktion und werden in der Lightline Kollektion aus gebrauchtem neongelben Warnschlauch erhältlich sein.

Die Damen-Kollektion bestehend aus Clutch "Charlie", Schlüsselanhänger "Sascha" und Handtasche "Phil" ist erstmals mit am Start. Auch der kürzlich erschienene Rucksack "Elliot" erstrahlt für kurze Zeit im exklusiven gelb. Wie immer sind natürlich auch bewährte Klassiker wie Hip-Bag "Otis", Kulturbeutel "Henry" und viele weitere Begleiter aus dem besonderen Material dabei. Die Produkte schützen durch das robuste Material auch zukünftig zuverlässig und setzen gleichzeitig ein Statement für Nachhaltigkeit.

Die Sonderedition wird am Mittwoch, der 6. Mai erscheinen.

Source:

Vivien Gollnick Profil Marketing OHG

 TOPIC OF THE SEASON: Responsible Future (c) Premium Exhibitions GmbH
Alina Hahn, Marie Sandmann, Maren Wiebus, Damien Winpenny, Marie-Luise Patzelt
21.11.2019

TOPIC OF THE SEASON: Responsible Future

Sustainability is part of SEEK’s internal make-up and has always been part of the team and community experience. Over 80 sustainable brands make up the brand portfolio, including players like Veja, Dedicated and Kings of Indigo. Experts will be sharing their experiences on this market-defining topic as well, with a host of live podcasts, talks and panel discussions, and will be shaping SEEK’s programme of content.
 
BIG PLAYER: the new SEEK Culture

 
SEEK is Europe’s most successful trade show for pop, street and sneaker culture. This is where the key players meet, where the looks of tomorrow are showcased, modelled and retold, where classics are celebrated, authenticity rules the roost and where icons take their positions alongside shooting stars. SEEK is essential participation for anyone looking to curate a modern, youthful and relevant range.

The shift from a niche event to a large trade show is now complete with a new logo and campaign design. SEEK has emerged from its transformation to reveal that its content and visual look are as relevant as ever!  

Sustainability is part of SEEK’s internal make-up and has always been part of the team and community experience. Over 80 sustainable brands make up the brand portfolio, including players like Veja, Dedicated and Kings of Indigo. Experts will be sharing their experiences on this market-defining topic as well, with a host of live podcasts, talks and panel discussions, and will be shaping SEEK’s programme of content.
 
BIG PLAYER: the new SEEK Culture

 
SEEK is Europe’s most successful trade show for pop, street and sneaker culture. This is where the key players meet, where the looks of tomorrow are showcased, modelled and retold, where classics are celebrated, authenticity rules the roost and where icons take their positions alongside shooting stars. SEEK is essential participation for anyone looking to curate a modern, youthful and relevant range.

The shift from a niche event to a large trade show is now complete with a new logo and campaign design. SEEK has emerged from its transformation to reveal that its content and visual look are as relevant as ever!  

Together with creative agencies Karl Anders and Haebmau, the SEEK team has been working for weeks on the brand’s new branding. The result: a visual concept with a strong message.

“The handshake is the right imagery and commitment to our stance and that of the SEEK community.”

“SEEK stands for strength and business just as much as for communality and good vibes! ‘Get Along’ articulates a feeling of agreement, of moving forward and getting to grips with things. We all want to shape a positive future for our industry – as partners and by joining forces.”, explains Fashion Director Maren Wiebus.

CREATIVE CONNECTION: Karl Anders and Haebmau
 
The Hamburg-based agency Karl Anders, which was established by Claudia Fischer-Appelt and Lars Kreyenhagen, was commissioned to come up with the creative concept and design language for the logo and campaign.

“With the new look we are entering a new era for SEEK as a brand. Lots of brands have chosen a design using Helvetica in recent years,” says Claudia Fischer-Appelt, Creative Director at Karl Anders. “We are now signalling a clear shift in another direction. Confident, bold and independent. With the logo we are inviting the viewer to play with the linear layout in their head; we are breaking viewing habits, making a statement and revving things up a gear. SEEK, there it is.”
 
The artwork is the result of a process of in-depth debate with the SEEK brand that took place over several weeks both within the team and also with the support of lifestyle agency Haebmau. Workshops, research and analyses ultimately led to a new, strong brand identity. SEEK is focussed on both established and new players and stands for the WE.

“I have known SEEK since it was in its infancy, so to me it was always like a little brother of the large, successful PREMIUM. Quirky and different, always interesting but somehow not quite so imposing,” says Markus Bublitz, Executive Creative Director at Haebmau. “SEEK today is more grown-up, confident and sharper. Thanks to its position in the market, which it has conquered over the years, it no longer needs to please everyone but can afford to be controversial. This can offer space for new, creative ideas.”

SEEK is edgy, clean-cut and unpolished.

We are all about statement design, new classics, denim and sportswear. SEEK is the trade show event for the fashion community. SEEK knows who calls the shots; it boosts sales and is the place for the next generation of decision-makers to get together. Unlike all the others, SEEK is unconventional and the antidote to boring.

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Premium Exhibitions GmbH

25.06.2019

Neonyt: Nachhaltigkeit von der Vorstufe bis zum Kleidungsstück

Die Megatrends Digitalisierung und Individualisierung stellen die Modeindustrie vor große Herausforderungen. Zugleich bergen sie enorme Potenziale für die Branche – etwa in den Bereichen Nachhaltigkeit und Rückverlagerung der Produktion. Die kommende Neonyt (2. bis 4. Juli, Kraftwerk Berlin) führt in ihrem Showcase im Obergeschoss neue Wege in der Modeproduktion vor Augen und präsentiert zwei Microfactorys auf über 160 Quadratmetern.

Die Megatrends Digitalisierung und Individualisierung stellen die Modeindustrie vor große Herausforderungen. Zugleich bergen sie enorme Potenziale für die Branche – etwa in den Bereichen Nachhaltigkeit und Rückverlagerung der Produktion. Die kommende Neonyt (2. bis 4. Juli, Kraftwerk Berlin) führt in ihrem Showcase im Obergeschoss neue Wege in der Modeproduktion vor Augen und präsentiert zwei Microfactorys auf über 160 Quadratmetern.

„Unsere Technologie wird die Art und Weise verändern, wie bedruckte Kleidung hergestellt wird“, ist sich Traian Luca, CEO von Gemini CAD Systems, sicher. Spezialisiert auf Zuschnittraum-Prozesse und computergestützte Designs, entwickelt die rumänische Firma Technologien für die Bearbeitung flexibler Materialien wie Textilien oder Leder. Auf der Neonyt zeigt das Unternehmen, wie ein flexiblerer Produktionsprozess schon heute aussehen kann. Dazu präsentiert der weltweit agierende Technologieanbieter in Berlin die Microfactory „Pixel to Product“. Auf einer Fläche von 80 Quadratmetern im Obergeschoss des Kraftwerks werden individuell digital bedruckbare Kleider, Blusen und Bademode unter den Augen der Besucher hergestellt. Sie erhalten Einblick in sämtliche Prozessschritte wie Produktentwicklung und Design, individuelle Anpassung von Größe, Stil und Muster sowie Bedrucken und Laserschneiden, Nähen und Veredeln.

Lieblingsstück statt Wegwerfartikel

Die Flexibilität eines digital vernetzten und automatisierten Produktionsprozesses kommt  Kunden und Umwelt zugleich zugute: Laut Gemini lassen sich Tinten-, Stoff- und Sublimationspapierverbrauch jeweils um bis zu 40 Prozent reduzieren. Auch der CO2-Fußabdruck lässt sich stark verringern, denn der Ansatz ermöglicht eine Rückverlagerung der Produktion in europäische Gefilde und hilft durch kürzere Lieferwege Sprit und Abgase einzusparen. Außerdem reduzieren sich bei nach Wunsch hergestellten Lieblingsstücken die gefürchteten Retouren erheblich. Der Hersteller profitiert dabei doppelt: Er muss nur produzieren, was vorher bezahlt wurde, und spart sich (kostspielige) Lagerhaltung und Ladenhüter.

„Die fortschreitende Digitalisierung verknüpft die textilen Fäden völlig neu“, sagt Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textiles and Textile Technologies der Messe Frankfurt. „Die Branche befindet sich in einer Übergangsphase, was uns der Showcase auf der Neonyt mit den beiden Microfactorys eindrucksvoll vor Augen führt.“ Immer wichtiger wird dabei der Aspekt „Customizing“: Zunehmend wandern nach subjektivem Wunsch gestaltete Stücke in die Kleiderschränke der Konsumenten. Allerdings erwischt diese Massen-Personalisierung die Textil- und Bekleidungsbranche noch auf dem „analogen Fuß“: Dem auf „Fast Fashion“ getrimmten System mit starren Produktionsprozessen und unübersichtlichen Lieferketten fehlt die nötige Flexibilität für eine individualisierte Serienfertigung. Auch hierzu liefert der Neonyt-Showcase Lösungen.

Glokalisierung dank Digitalisierung

Die Glokalisierung, gebildet aus den Begriffen Globalisierung und Lokalisierung, spielt beim Neonyt-Aussteller Strima eine besondere Rolle. Die polnische Firma ist ebenfalls Teil des Neonyt-Showcases und präsentiert auf 80 Quadratmetern – ebenfalls in Form einer Microfactory – eine Komplettlösung für Mode-, Polster- und Lederateliers namens „Texi“. Dahinter verbirgt sich ein voll ausgestattetes Modeatelier mit Nähmaschinen, Schneid- und Bügelgeräten sowie Etikettier- und Nähzubehör. Es soll Designern ermöglichen, die Produktion an dem Ort vorzunehmen, an dem sie leben.

„Wir haben Texi als Antwort auf zunehmende Kundenanfragen nach energiesparenden, geräuscharmen und benutzerfreundlichen Maschinen entwickelt“, sagt Ela Dzierzgwa, Abteilungsleiterin Einkauf bei Strima. Die Beibehaltung der Produktion lokaler Marken in Europa, so Dzierzgwa weiter, oder deren Rückkehr aus Asien wirke sich positiv auf die globalen Energieeinsparungen aus und verringere die Luftverschmutzung, weil der Abstand zwischen Produktionsort und Konsument verkürzt werde.

Vordenker und Pioniere für Materialinnovationen

Weil nachhaltige Bekleidung eben nicht erst beim Produkt, sondern bei den Maschinen, den Verarbeitungsprozessen und den innovativen Materialen beginnt, spannt die Neonyt den Bogen über die komplette Wertschöpfungskette – von der Vorstufe bis hin zum Endprodukt. In Sachen innovativem Endprodukt begeistert die Neonyt auch im Juli mit spannenden, hochtechnologisierten Materialneuheiten, die insbesondere im funktionalen Bereich, in Outdoor- und Sportswear, zur Anwendung kommen.

„All unsere Produkte sind zu 100 Prozent ‚made in Europe‘, um die Transportwege so kurz wie möglich zu halten. Und wir verwenden nur solche Materialien, die auch vor unserer Liste eingeschränkt nutzbarer Substanzen (Restricted Substances List) bestehen können“, sagt Timo Perschke, Gründer und Geschäftsführer von Pyua. Das Unternehmen aus Kiel präsentiert hoch funktionelle Outdoorbekleidung für Damen und Herren sowie Urban- und Sportswear-Produkte. Ebenso stellen Bleed, Ecoalf und LangerChen neue Outdoor-Kollektionen mit hochwertigen Materialinnovationen vor.

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KERN.

BETWEEN THE LINES BY INYATI (c)INYATI
22.08.2018

BETWEEN THE LINES BY INYATI

  • INYATI ist ein veganes premium fashion label.
  • Ende August 2018 kommt die capsule collection „Between the Lines” auf den Markt.
  • Die Übergangskollektion „Between the lines“ präsentiert zeitlos elegante Taschen.

Die begehrten Modelle sind vielseitig tragbar, im Winter mit faux fur-Henkeln und im Sommer haben sie einen cleanen, modernen Look wenn man den faux fur abnimmt, dieser ist nämlich einfach nur über den Henkel gestülpt. Von glatten, eleganten Modellen bis hin zu immer schickem Croco-Print. Die Taschen sind vielfältig kombinierbar, egal zu welcher Jahreszeit. Ob Statement Piece, everyday Shopper, belt bag, oder evening bag. “Between the lines“-Taschen sind wunderbar wandelbar. Die Trendteile sind in den Preislagen ab 34,95 Euro bis hin zu maximal 89,95 Euro erhältlich.

Alle Kollektionen sind komplett vegan, das Fell ist ausschließlich faux fur! INYATI ist Cruelty-free mit Stil!

  • INYATI ist ein veganes premium fashion label.
  • Ende August 2018 kommt die capsule collection „Between the Lines” auf den Markt.
  • Die Übergangskollektion „Between the lines“ präsentiert zeitlos elegante Taschen.

Die begehrten Modelle sind vielseitig tragbar, im Winter mit faux fur-Henkeln und im Sommer haben sie einen cleanen, modernen Look wenn man den faux fur abnimmt, dieser ist nämlich einfach nur über den Henkel gestülpt. Von glatten, eleganten Modellen bis hin zu immer schickem Croco-Print. Die Taschen sind vielfältig kombinierbar, egal zu welcher Jahreszeit. Ob Statement Piece, everyday Shopper, belt bag, oder evening bag. “Between the lines“-Taschen sind wunderbar wandelbar. Die Trendteile sind in den Preislagen ab 34,95 Euro bis hin zu maximal 89,95 Euro erhältlich.

Alle Kollektionen sind komplett vegan, das Fell ist ausschließlich faux fur! INYATI ist Cruelty-free mit Stil!

INYATI verkörpert stylische, urbane Frauen, die die Welt erobern möchten. Der Anspruch: die neuesten Modetrends in tragbare Accessoires verwandeln, die zeitlos sind und nichts mit Fast-Fashion zu tun haben. Im Januar 2018 wurde die erste Kollektion vorgestellt, mittlerweile sind die Produkte bei P&C, OTTO, Zalando, Asos, Engelhorn, Dielmann, Karstner&Öhler und vielen Anderen zu finden. Die Taschen liegen im VK zwischen 34,95€ und 99.95€. Von Shoppern, über Crossbody bags, Belt bags bis hin zu Tophandle bags ist für jeden Geschmack etwas dabei.

INYATI ist PETA-Approved. Das PETA-Zertifikat bedeutet, dass die Marke tierprodukt- und tierversuchsfrei ist.