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Tag Archives: 41-2014

RH Swimwear

RH Swimwear

RH SWIMWEAR: new label proposes only mix’n match   A NEWCOMER in the Australian swimwear market, RH Swimwear proposes only separate tops and bottoms, leaving consumers to mix’n match, or mismatch, different fabric designs, colourways or plain colours. Founder Ruth Hurley said this approach, allied to the very competitive price of the pieces, allows women to create many more looks ...

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Zoggs

Aqualast by Zoggs

ZOGGS: life guarantee given for swimsuits   LONG established swimming equipment specialist Zoggs claimed a world first when announcing a lifetime guarantee for a range of swimwear made with its Aqualast fabric. The fabric, which is a 53/47% PE/PBT blend and thus 100 per cent chlorine proof, allows the company to offer consumers the guarantee of a replacement swimsuit if the original purchase “wears ...

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Changewear

Changewear

CHANGEWEAR: start-up to propose customizable bras   A US START-UP is attempting to crowdfund USD 35’000 to finance the first production run, under the Changewear label, of a bra that can change colour and fabric design according to the wearer’s wishes. Conceived by Portland entrepreneur Michelle Judson, the transparent lace bra features two pockets into which the consumer can slip ...

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Cotton

ICAC220

COTTON: ICAC report predicts cotton prices will remain weak   ALTHOUGH the ICAC predicts that world cotton consumption in the 2014/15 season will rise by nearly 4 per cent to 24.4m tons, with most of the rise taking place in the first half of 2015, uncertainties in supply will cause prices to remain weak. The uncertainties include world production figures ...

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Lady Lux

Lady Lux

LADY LUX: further expansion in Europe announced   FOLLOWING its appointment of an Australian distributor last month, Californian swimwear label Lady Lux announced that it has now concluded a partnership agreement with Fashinn, an online distributor based the Netherlands. The announcement says that the partnership is expected to boost Lady Lux sales in Europe as well as in the Netherlands. ...

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2nd SKIN BIKINIS

2nd Skin Bikinis

2nd SKIN BIKINIS: appeal made to eco-aware consumers   CREATED by Vancouver resident Carol Isaza, who now lives in the West Indies, recently launched Brazilian-style inspired swimwear label 2nd Skin Bikinis is manufactured in Colombia. Its promotion reflects the founder’s commitment to the environment since 2 per cent of the sales generated by its Bikini of the Month are donated to Conservation International. The ...

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Agent Provocateur

Agent Provocateur

AGENT PROVOCATEUR: first store in Germany to open   AFTER several years of presence on the German market through concessions in department stores, Agent Provocateur announced the opening on 8 October of its first standalone store in that country. The 100m2 new store is located on the prestigious Kurfürstendamm in Berlin. Later, CEO Garry Hogarth told the Reuters press agency ...

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Invista

Lycra by Invista

INVISTA: steps taken to protect Lycra trademark   LAWYERS representing a leading world producer of elastane stretch yarns, Invista, asked the Royal Academy of Spain to modify an entry in its Spanish dictionary, which is generally recognised as the authority on the language. An entry in the latest edition translates as: “licra (from English Lycra, registered trademark): synthetic stretch fabric ...

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France

Lou

FRANCE: textile and apparel sales rise strongly   THE LATEST edition of the monthly report published by the Institut français de la mode (Ifm) shows that retail sales in France of textiles and apparel rose by 6.2 per cent in August 2014 against the same month a year earlier. Home shopping channels (+12.3 per cent) and volume distributors (+11.7 per ...

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Spain

Selmark

SPAIN: retail sales returned to growth in August   ACCORDING to figures published by the ICM, that monitors retail sales in Spain, stores selling apparel and accessories raised their turnover by 1.2 per cent in August, recovering from the 0.2 per cent decline recorded in July. Smaller chains (+2 per cent) performed best and large surface stores raised their sales by ...

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