Silk and Blended Silk: What are the differences

Silk Silk is a very valuable natural protein fiber in the textile industry. The proteins are natural polymers and biodegradable and have reactive functional groups. Silk fibers are thin, long and soft. They are known for their strength, absorbency, luster, and wrinkle resistance. However, there are some downfalls of natural silk. It is weakened by sunlight, sweat, bleach, body oils,…

Denim Trends Spring Summer 2020

The Future of Denim Denim is looking to change to completely change its traditional representation to something different and outside the box. The industry wants to increase the interaction between design and art when designing contemporary denim. The traditional molds of silhouette and style are being completely broken as fresh ideas are flooding the market, especially with the implementation of…

Clothing Fibers: Natural vs Synthetic

CLOTHING FIBERS Natural Fibers Natural fibers are made from natural materials found in the earth. They are composed of animal-based or plant-based fibers. They have been used to make clothing for thousands of years. Types of Natural Fibers Cotton Cotton is the most used textile fiber in the world. It is first cleaned and bleached. Then it is spun into…

Digital Transformation of the Fashion Industry

Digital Transformation Digital transformation is the method by which brand and reputation can be protected in a complex and changing environment. The fashion industry is undergoing changes due to the rise of technology and its impact on consumer behavior is the push for the industry to adapt. Many brands have started various initiatives to improve their speed to the market…

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Environmental Impact of the Textile and Clothing Industry in the EU

The Textile and Clothing Industry can be complex. Textiles and clothing is a diverse sector that plays an important role in the European manufacturing industry. This sector has undergone radical change recently to maintain its competitiveness with a move towards sustainability in textiles, with a higher value. The EU textile and clothing industry is the leader in world markets. It…

Blockchain: A step towards transparency in the industry

Blockchain Blockchain is a decentralized, distributed ledger that stores transactions sequentially. It is essentially a database that is shared across a public or private network. This database only allows you to add to it but not modify anything after it is posted. It can provide a peer-to-peer network that does not involve any intermediaries or governing authorities. There are many…

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A Guide to Fabrics: What you should know before sourcing online

Guide to Fabrics Fabric is a cloth composed of various different elements.  There are many different parts of the fabric that help it to gain the characteristics that shape its identity. All garments sold in the United States are required to have a fiber identification label used to list the various fibers in the clothing. Generally, once you know the…

Textile and Fashion Certifications you need for a successful sustainable business

Fashion Supply Chain Certifications A certification is a legal or contractual requirement. A standard is a performance benchmark and framework establishing how something should be made. A material or process can be certified against various standards that pertain to different environmental and social conditions. They are intended to ensure that certain conditions have been met in the production process.  …

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What are Knitted Fabrics?

KNITTED FABRICS Knitted fabrics are elastic, breathable fabrics created by interlocking yarn with the use of needles. They are comfortable, lightweight, wrinkle-resistant fabrics making them very easy to travel in. These fabrics are often used in athletic clothing due to the stretch and flexibility. Knitted fabrics have a simple and quick production process, therefore, making them more cost-efficient than woven…

Exotic Skins – What You Should Know

Exotic Skins Exotic skin is a type of leather that is not made from cattle hide and often used as a luxury option for fashion wearers. They can be used in handbags, shoes, belts, clothing, furniture, and many other things.  Leather has always had high importance in the textile industry. Leather and leather products accumulate an estimated global trade value…

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