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SUMARIE: deal made with hotel group


LUXURY swimwear label Sumarie concluded an agreement with Mandarin Oriental Hotels that will offer for sale the brand’s All About the Stars collection. The swimwear will be available to hotel guests and visitors as from March 2017. The deal complements Sumarie’s existing comparable collaboration with other prestigious hospitality chains. Whether or not the hotel boutique approach promises a greater volume ...

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COSABELLA: direct online sales grow strongly


LINGERIE brand Cosabella said that its online direct sales to consumers had grown by 60 per cent over the past two years and now accounts for 15 per cent of turnover. Much of the growth is attributed to its collaboration with Emarsys, that provides online marketing services. Whether such competition with its wholesale customers will continue to boost total sales and viability remains ...

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ALBISETTI: Tom Ford underwear licence secured

Tom Ford

ITALIAN underwear manufacturer Albisetti International announced that it has secured the right to produce and distribute a collection of underwear under the label of designer Tom Ford. The initial range is to be restricted to men’s garments. Details of the collection, including prices, are to be revealed at a later stage.

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ILUNA: eco-friendly lace and hosiery launched

Roica by Asahi Kasei

FOLLOWING its adoption last year of Roica Eco Smart yarns, Iluna Group launched the Green Label line, which, for the first time, features fishnet stockings and Jacquard as well as double-needle lace. The yarns are spun with up to 60 per cent recycled production residue. The new line represents a further advance by the textile industry in the field of ...

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ASAHI KASEI: Roica fibre wins larger market share

Roica elastane

ACCORDING to its producer Asahi Kasei, utilization of the Roica branded stretch fibre is expanding significantly in the underwear market. Following its adoption by leading suppliers of fabrics for intimate apparel, including Penn Textile Solutions, the fibre is finding its way into the collections of major European lingerie labels such as Anita, Barbara, Marie Jo, Maison Lejaby and Triumph among ...

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Full text week 03-2017


    ISSN 1994-2419 Issue Week 03-2017  Summary of news published since Week 02-2017 ALTHOUGH key players in the European intimate apparel sector are preparing to attend the January shows in Paris, either as exhibitors or as visitors, there seems to be, this year, less news of new products and developments than is usual at this time. One possible reason is ...

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WILLY HERMANN: dyehouse now state-of-the-art

Willy Hermann

ACQUIRED by Willy Hermann in 2011, the company’s fully integrated dyehouse has benefitted from a considerable investment volume since then and is said to be now one of the most modern and advanced in Europe. Operated by the pro4tex subsidiary of the knitting specialist, the state-of-the-art facility has now secured three distinct DIN EN ISO certifications: ISO 9001 for the ...

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VAN DE VELDE: 2016 wholesale turnover higher

Marie Jo by  Van de Velde

THE PRODUCER of the Marie Jo luxury lingerie collection, Belgium-based Van de Velde, said that its 2016 consolidated sales had remained stable in like-for-like terms, at EUR 206.6m. It added that its wholesale sales had risen by 3.4 per cent. Full details of 2016 results are to be revealed on 20 February 2017.   The wholesale gains announced suggest that ...

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HYOSUNG: partners with Best Pacific for launch


AS PART of a strategic co-operation with Best Pacific Textiles, fibre company Hyosung is preparing to launch new cool and fresh fabrics with MIPAN, Aqua x and creora Fresh at the Ispo salon in February. The new fabrics meet consumer needs for moisture management, uv protection, comfort, fit and freshness from odour neutralizing technologies. The performance package provided by the ...

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AGENT PROVOCATEUR: chain seeks buyer

Agent Provocateur

PRIVATE equity firm 3i is reported to have appointed the Rothschild investment bank to sell its troubled Agent Provocateur lingerie chain. Reports suggest that 3i might decide to retain a minority interest in the business but the parties concerned refused to comment. In September 2016, the value of the chain had been estimated at GBP 39m but six months earlier ...

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