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MFS KEYHOUSE, Further Proofing Textile Trade Shows

Fashion trade shows are a lucrative business. They have been catering to an industry that demands access to the latest seasonal trends for a long while now. As expectations change, trade shows are finding themselves having to let go of some of their traditional methods in favour of more modern ones. They realise that to […]

Part 2: Interview with Diviya Loomba, VP of Eagle Fabrics

A two-part exclusive interview with Diviya Loomba, Vice President of Eagle Fabrics, a leader in innovation and quality in knitted textile fabrication. Part 2: Diviya explains why textile production requires fabric to be produced in large batches, which translates to high minimums. She also shares the creative options that allow Eagle Fabrics to offer low […]

Is Early Adoption of Blockchain Technology Advisable?

Earlier this year, Gartner, Inc. predicted that 90% of Blockchain-based supply chain initiatives would experience ‘Blockchain Fatigue’ by 2023. It was a survey that explored the role that technology plays in supply chains and how supply chain organisations leverage technology for competitive advantage. It also explored the changing views on how best to exploit technology […]

Vollebak, Taking Environmental Clothing To The Next Level

Clothing tech company Vollebak have come up with a new material that could positively change how the fashion industry deals with its waste.  Founded by twin brothers Nick and Steve Tidball, Vollebak is well known for using science and technology, to disrupt the smart textile world. Famously, the founders once followed in the footsteps of […]

Interview with Diviya Loomba, VP of Eagle Fabrics

A two-part exclusive interview with Diviya Loomba, Vice President of Eagle Fabrics, a leader in innovation and quality in knitted textile fabrication. Taryn Hipwell: How long have you been working in fabric manufacturing? Diviya Loomba: I’ve been working at Eagle Fabrics for 10 years. We are a family-owned business and have been established in the […]

Eliminating Wasteful Practices in the Pre-Consumer Supply Chain

Did you know that textile waste is present at all levels of the fashion industry? With attention on fashion companies to adopt sustainable initiatives, some of them have been transparent about the fact that when garments are cut out as patterns, about 15% of the material ends up on the cutting room floor — an […]

5 Women Reinventing Fabric Technologies for the Textile Industry

Widely adopted by various industries and predicted to be worth $130 billion by 2025, the textiles industry is evolving. It is becoming smarter, thanks to technology. Innovation has introduced us to tech wonders like, fabric that can protect us in ways we never imagined, new materials that can be grown in labs and sustainable ways […]

What fashion brands must know before launching an eCommerce brand

Forrester reports that 27% of all fashion sales are now online, a sign that the standards for retail are changing. Apparel brands are triumphing in the eCommerce space by accounting for over a quarter of the top 1,000 internet retailers. When it comes to fashion brands, it’s also noteworthy that mobile commerce is making a […]

The Top 5 Traits Your Apparel Manufacturing Partner Must Have

Choosing the right manufacturer for your apparel brand is the most important decision you will make as a brand. It needs to be a partnership with a company that has the same vision, values, and qualities that you are building out in your mission statement. Your manufacturer will need to be able to foster and […]

A Conversation With Supply Chain Expert Lisa Morales-Hellebo

Lisa Morales-Hellebo is a disrupter and a well respected supply chain expert. Not a newbie to the fashion tech scene, Morales-Hellebo is a VC, entrepreneur, seasoned product strategist, creative director and founder of New York Fashion Tech Lab, which she launched in 2014. A Carnegie Mellon University alumni,  Morales-Hellebo previously participated in TechStars in 2012 […]