UK footwear industry launches new apprenticeship scheme

The manufacturing part of the footwear industry employs 4,000 people – image courtesy of Loake Shoemaker. The new apprenticeship has been designed by employers to be flexible and offers high-quality entry-level training and experience to those interested in joining a highly skilled industry. Created in association with the Institute for Apprenticeships, the scheme will typically…

PCA Vision 2018

PCA Vision 2018 is an exciting creative challenge for students of fashion, textiles and design across Europe. A contest focused on finding the person who will take workwear to the next level. The winner will be the student who grasps this golden opportunity to express their unique creative flair in the most original way. She…

Coach Design Meets CORDURA® Fabric in New Stylishly Durable Men’s Bag Collaboration

INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand has recently teamed up with Coach, a global design house of modern luxury leather goods, apparel and lifestyle accessories to integrate a lightweight, eco-efficient material to its signature men’s silhouettes. Designed for living and crafted to last, the collection now includes six new styles featuring signature Coach leather trimmed accents combined with…

Snickers’ ‘Climate Control’ Workwear

The onset of summer and warmer weather calls for a change of focus on what you choose to wear on site. From keeping warm and dry in winter, warmer weather brings with it a need for professional craftsmen and women to be cool and dry – to maintain wellbeing and working efficiency. That’s why Snickers’…

Sewport Sews Ideas Into Garments On E-Platform

In one-of-its-kind, UK based Sewport has put in efforts to change the way brands and manufacturers interact by launching a modern online platform where brands, start-ups and fashion enthusiasts can seamlessly interact and develop clothing online. Sewport consolidates service providers and provides an online environment with tools for a better experience. Sewport aims to disrupt…

Hemp in Fashion

Hemp in Fashion

Hemp Traders began in 1994 and has become the largest supplier of hemp products in North America. Lawrence Serbin, the President and founder of Hemp Traders got his inspiration for the business from doing research on cannabis and the different uses. He discovered that hemp can be used for clothing, cement, textiles, rope, paper, essential…

Can Fashion Save The Planet

Can Fashion Save The Planet?

Designers the world over are making a slow but steady shift towards sustainable fashion, but does the average consumer know what eco-friendly fashion really is? Sitanshi Talati-Parikh investigates. The sobering 2017 documentary RiverBlue follows international river conservationist Mark Angelo as he brings into focus how some of the world’s key rivers are being destroyed by…