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United Colors of Benetton Debuts a New, Highly Sustainabile Store Concept -

Benetton raises the curtains on a new store concept in Florence. Featuring intensive use of sustainable materials and state-of-the-art, energy-saving technologies, this new location is a real trailblazer for a revolutionary approach to low environmental impact retail. -   - The result of an intensive research and innovation effort, the new store is part of a major sustainability project that Benetton is carrying out to consolidate best practices, improve its environmental and social pe...

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Lighter Footprint, Brighter Tomorrow: ASICS Upcycles Second-Hand Clothes To Create New Running Shoes

Today, ASICS is giving a boost to runners and the planet with the launch of SUNRISE REBORN™ PACK of new running shoes made from recycled clothing collected in Japan. To create the shoes, ASICS employed the same advanced technology it used to craft a range of upcycled apparel and footwear created for the Japan team wear for an international sporting event. This innovative technology allows ASICS to recycle, remake and restyle discarded materials into new textile designs, like the SUNRISE R...

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Light Up the Game With the Puma ULTRA SL 21

Sports company PUMA has today unveiled the gravity-defying ULTRA SL 21 football boot, designed to light up the game with uncatchable speed. Speed is in PUMA's DNA. The ULTRA SL 21 continues PUMA's mission to innovate and develop the lightest, fastest boots in the game. Featuring graphics inspired by the mystical northern lights, the specialized upper is made of a thin woven mesh and coated with an advanced, ultra-thin TPU skin to create a lightweight, durable upper able to withstand e...

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ASSA ABLOY acquires Invengo´s Textile Services business unit in France

ASSA ABLOY has acquired the textile services business of Invengo Information Technology Co., Ltd, a leading real-time inventory management platform combining software, RFID tags, equipment and services to efficiently identify, track and monitor linen and textile assets. “Invengo Textile Services is a strategic technological addition to the ASSA ABLOY Group. The company reinforces our current offering within the global RFID ecosystem. The acquisition of Invengo Textile Services enhances t...

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Mango Technologically Evolves Its E-Commerce With Marketplace Capacity to Market Third-Party Brands

Mango has decided to open up its online selling channel to third-party brands, in order to extend its commercial offer in complementary product categories. The initial phase, following the development works it has carried out to evolve its platforms, has been the signing of an agreement with the Italian brand Intimissimi, owned by Grupo Calzedonia, to market a broad selection of garments from the collections of the lingerie brand via Mango's online channel. The aim of the agreement is to...

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'Escapes' Burberry Autumn/Winter 2021 Menswear Presentation

'For my first Burberry menswear-focused collection, I wanted to celebrate the freedom of expression. Enclosed indoors, I dreamt of the outdoors and its beauty, fuelled by the thought of the creativity that comes when we are together. With this dream in mind, I became fascinated by the widespread British craft and outdoor movements of the early 20th Century, when people escaped to explore the unknown countryside. They formed communities with a deep respect for nature and the outdoors and l...

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Speedo signs US Olympic champion, Abbey Weitzeil

Speedo, the world's leading swimwear brand, has signed American sprint freestyle swimmer Abbey Weitzeil to its roster of swimming superstars ahead of the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer. Weitzeil, who won two medals (one gold, one silver) at the Rio Games in 2016, has signed her first sponsorship deal having graduated from the University of California where she represented California Golden Bears. She joins a long list of high-profile, successful female Speedo swimmers over the years,...

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PUMA Signs World Cup Winner and Champions League Record Breaker Raphaël Varane

Global sports company PUMA has signed a long-term partnership with Real Madrid and France national team star Raphaël Varane. As one of the fastest defenders in world football, Varane will step into the PUMA ULTRA silo, PUMA's lightweight speed boot. Having made waves as one of the best defensive prospects in football, Varane made his international debut at just 19 years old, going on to make over 70 appearances for his country. He represented France in both the 2014 World Cup, where he...

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Epson to Participate in Sustainable Brands 2021 Yokohama

Seiko Epson Corporation (TSE: 6724, "Epson") will participate in Sustainable Brands 2021 Yokohama ("SB'21 Yokohama"), a hybrid international conference that is to be held both online and at the Pacifico Yokohama North on February 24 and 25. At this year's event, Epson will showcase its efforts to enhance sustainability in the fashion and apparel industry. SB'21 Yokohama will be the fourth time Epson has featured at a Sustainable Brands conference. At the same time as the Yokohama event, S...

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Puma and Cara Delevingne Co-Create New Eco-Conscious Yoga Collection

When designing the Exhale Collection, PUMA made thoughtful decisions around sustainability by using eco-conscious materials, such as at least 70% recycled polyester, and by fully offsetting any unavoidable emissions. The collection is made for those who want to make a more mindful space – spiritually, mentally, and environmentally, without losing any performance benefits. It includes a high waist full tight, studio bra, knit cover up, crop top, boyfriend-inspired tee, leotard, and a jogge...

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Mango's New Denim Collection Saved 30 Million Litres of Water

Mango is moving forward in its commitment to achieve a more responsible fashion industry, and is launching a denim collection for this season whose finishing process will save 30 million litres of water, thanks to innovative and more sustainable processes, in order to help achieve a better world. On this occasion, the collection extends to the Woman, Man and Kids lines, offering sustainable products to all its consumers. Some of the models incorporate technologies such as laser or ozone i...

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How Three ACG Pieces Challenge Nike to Sync Functional and Sustainable Design

The principles behind Nike ACG and those that guide sustainable design meet in literally transformative ways. When top-notch gear can withstand all kinds of weather and terrain, it can cultivate a presence in the outdoors, which encourages a love for it — and is a first step toward protecting it. The spring 2021 ACG collection builds from the sustainably-minded footing of last year's capsule by using thoughtful methods to design versatile, layerable gear that still point to a circular fu...

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Two Icons of Fast Unite for the Limited-Edition Puma King Platinum 911 Legacy

Sports company PUMA has launched a new spin on the classic PUMA KING. Introducing the PUMA KING Platinum 911 Legacy football boot. A partnership inspired by two celebrated designs; the Porsche 911 first launched in 1964 and the PUMA KING dating from 1968. The icons of fast are back at it again. The KING Platinum 911 Legacy pays tribute to the iconic sports car with 911 pairs in a striking Poppy Red colorway. The new, limited-edition, highly engineered boot has the latest in performance...

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British Fashion Council Announces Clearpay as Principal Partner of London Fashion Week

The British Fashion Council (BFC) announces that Clearpay will become the Principal Partner of London Fashion Week, starting from February 2021. This new two-year partnership will champion British fashion, support the UK retail industry, and give consumers more access to the designers and brands they love. Known for its exceptional creative talent, from young designers to global luxury brands, London Fashion Week will work with Clearpay, a leader in responsible “Buy Now, Pay Later” payme...

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California Study Examines Hexavalent Chromium from Iron Pipes

A new study was released last year by engineers from a university in California. Published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, it examined the corrosion of cast iron pipes that come in contact with residual disinfectants in water distribution systems and found that chemical reactions can form hexavalent chromium (chromium VI) in some circumstances. - - Hexavalent chromium is a form of the metallic element chromium. It can occur from chemical reactions as described in the research study,...

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