Talon secures patented technology for Tekfit waistband

Talon International Inc announced an end to its extended legal battle with Pro-Fit Holdings, Limited regarding Talon's rights to the patented Tekfit stretch-waistband technology, and that the Company has now completed the process of securing those patent rights within the U.S. as well as the ability to market this technology worldwide. 
The litigation with Pro-Fit began in 2004 when Pro-Fit sought to void the Company's exclusive technology license and intellectual property agreement after seeing the tremendous success the Company achieved. "This highly innovative waistband technology, which the Company branded and has marketed as its Tekfit© waistband since 2002, has been incorporated into many of the top retail brands and sold through hundreds of retail outlets," noted Lonnie Schnell, Talon's CEO. 
 
"Talon has sold the Tekfit technology under such brands as Polo Ralph Lauren, Roundtree & Yorke, Jack Nicklaus and Bobby Jones Golf, Eddie Bauer and Levi's Dockers." The Tekfit waistband has been heralded by the industry as the most advanced technology in pant designs that provide comfort-fit and stretch-flexibility in standard non-stretchable fabric. During the years 2003 through 2007 over 50 million Tekfit waistbands were used by Levi Strauss in their Dockers pants, and today these waistbands are being incorporated into quality sports and casual apparel by major retailers such as Dillard's, HMX and Sak's 5th Avenue.
 
"We are pleased to have this litigation now fully behind us, and more importantly, to have fully secured all patented technology rights and privileges in the process," noted Schnell. "The Pro-Fit litigation left many customers hesitant to incorporate a unique technology while its ownership was in dispute, and this uncertainty severely hampered our ability to sell this product. Despite this apprehension, the amazing capabilities of the Tekfit© technology allowed us to continue to build confidence with selected brands. Now that the uncertainty is ended, we are already seeing the retail appetite for this innovative product change," Schnell continued.
For more details please visit: Talon secures patented technology for Tekfit waistband @ fibre2fashion

The Slouchy Leather Pant

Derek Lam
Rag & Bone


See by Chloé
See by Chloé


Holmes and Yang
Organic by John Patrick


Doo.Ri
Peter Som


source: style.com


Styleheroine


Forget tight and clingy - this season it's the relaxed slouchy leather pant! This is one addition to your wardrobe you won't regret. It's as easy to style as jeans, plus it will give you an instant update and you won't have to think if you're able to fit into them after that bowl of pasta. Slip on and off you go. Haven't seen that many high street versions around yet, but I expect that Zara, Asos, Topshop and H&M will soon follow suit! My favourites so far are from Massimo Dutti. Nice and luxurious soft leather and good value for money and there are some excellent ones in track pant style at shopbop!


Massimo Dutti

ASOS

3.1 Phillip Lim at Shopbop

Shakuhachi at Shopbop







Coquette to Debut S/S 2013 Collection

Coquette is thrilled to be debuting their first spring/summer collection and introducing a new catalog to their lingerie repertoire. The Spring/Summer 2013 catalog shows their passion for color, textures and femininity. 
Throughout the pages of their lookbook customers will find raspberry, teal, floral prints and baby blue combinations. Delicate bows, jewels and lace details adorn the pieces to offer stylized intimate apparel for all those looking for unique and luxurious lingerie. Coquette's philosophy shines through in this collection to inspire feeling gorgeous in figure flattering styles designed in fresh summer hues, and bringing out inner beauty.
 
“The sun filled images of this catalog show the high fashion designs of this collection and the new direction Coquette is heading with its re-branding initiative,” explained vice president of sales and marketing Marcus Horea. “We want to show our retailers and new customers our ability to create stunning lingerie at affordable pricing, that is flattering to all body types.”
For more details please visit: Coquette to Debut S/S 2013 Collection @ fibre2fashion
 

Fashion Talk - Hilary Duff, the poster girl for curves rocks in skinny jeans and heels

Today, the mother-of-one was ever the fashionista in bright red skinny jeans and a plain white T-shirt so as not to detract from her accessories. She looks gorgeous with her latest fashion trends. 

She recently told In Touch magazine: 'I'm not perfect, but I feel fantastic. This is how it goes for most women - the weight doesn't fall off overnight.'




Giving her petite 5ft 1in frame an additional boost, the 24-year-old tottered along on black heels instead of running errands in more practical trainers.

Hilary was enjoying an afternoon off from motherhood, heading for Switch boutique in Beverly Hills without little Luca in tow.


Read More : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2201348/Hilary-Duff-dresses-rocks-skinny-jeans-heels.html

Gap Inc. Opens First Store in Mexico

 
Continuing to execute on its global expansion strategy Gap Inc. announced the opening of its first stand-alone store location in Mexico under its strategic alliances channel.
Previously, Gap Inc. offered Gap-branded merchandise in a franchise “store within a store” concept in Liverpool Department stores throughout Mexico. This stand-alone store opening signifies an evolution in consumer awareness and affinity for the Gap brand and Gap Inc.’s continuing focus on providing American style to consumers around the globe.
“We are excited to expand on our product offerings in Mexico and bring Gap’s unique store experience to customers,” said Stefan Laban, managing director of strategic alliances for Gap Inc. “A stand-alone store is the natural next step for expanding our presence in the country. Consumers responded positively to our initial product offerings in Mexico, so we believe there is tremendous opportunity for us in the market for this store and beyond.”
Building on its existing wholesale relationship with Distribuidora Liverpool, S.A. DE C.V., Gap will open its store in the newly designed Interlomas Mall, which sits in the northern suburb of Interlomas just outside of Mexico City. The 10,000 square foot store will house Gap, GapKids and babyGap collections.
Opening on the heels of the successful launch of the first Gap stores in Central and South America, the Mexico City store signifies the next step in the company’s plans to continue to grow its footprint in the regions. Additional store openings planned for 2012 include:
More details at :: Gap Inc. Opens First Store in Mexico @ fibre2fashion

The Biker Coat

Zara
Sandro 465 Euro...

...or get almost the same at Zara for 149 Euro!
Asos
Mango

One of my favourites this season is the Biker Coat, a long hybrid version of a Biker Jacket! Zara's got a great selection and they are a fab cut and good quality wool mixed with leather! Wear it all in black like Freja or pair it with some voluminous ankle length pants à la Céline for a modern look. It's edgy, very easy to wear and actually goes with anything in your wardrobe.



Derek Lam
Céline



source: style.com, elleuk

Textile Overstocks - Global Marketplace for Excess Stocks

Fibre2fashion, which recently launched “Textile Overstocks”, an exclusive marketplace dedicated for liquidation of textile surplus stock and apparel overstocks, has received an overwhelming response from the global textile manufacturers, garment producers and textile trading community.

Fibre2fashion is a global B2B platform, which has been serving the worldwide textile, apparel & fashion industry since more than a decade through its various trade and knowledge services; has launched ‘Textile Overstocks’ in its continuing endeavour to provide niche and value-added services.

Textile Overstocks is a specialized global trading platform to clear textile and clothing inventories, in the form of wholesale lots, overstock, excess stock, liquidation stock, clearance stock, closeouts, refurbished, obsolete stock lots, bankrupt stocks, cancelled stocks or even surplus merchandise.

All featured stock offers and advertised clearance deals come from direct manufacturers, retailers, liquidators, wholesalers and merchants who are registered and approved to trade and sell on “Textile Overstocks”. It facilitates the sellers to sell their surplus stock quickly, securely and efficiently.

As a B2B platform for the sellers, “Textile Overstocks” offers the power of a niche marketplace, where buyers from across the globe regularly scout for regular and wholesale deals. This platform is backed up by the large repository of buyers exclusively for the textile stocks.

Services offered for sellers:

1) Lead based

2) Mandate based 

 

For full details please visit us at ::: Textile Overstocks - Global marketplace for excess stocks   @ Fibre2Fashion.com

Cotton Shirt Brand Esquel receives Oeko-Tex certificate

The Chinese textile industry is undergoing fundamental structural changes in the form of higher salaries and a strongly increasing domestic demand, both of which have resulted in higher price levels. At the same time standards have also risen moving away from pure cheap production and towards high-quality textiles.

 

The corporate philosophy of the Esquel Group, one of the world’s leading cotton shirt producers, has for many years been orientated towards maximum product quality and sustainable production. Its major production base in Foshan, China of the company have been certified as environmentally friendly and socially-acceptable production sites in accordance with the OEKOTEX  Standard 1000.

Excellent Qualities

The Esquel Group was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Hong Kong. It is one of the world's leading manufacturers of cotton dress shirts, T-shirts and polo shirts. With a total of 54,000 employees and production facilities covering China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Mauritius, the vertically-integrated company produces over 100 million woven and knitwear clothing items per annum – mainly for prestigious international brands such as Hugo Boss, Nike, Lacoste, Marks & Spencer, Tommy Hilfiger and Gant.

For more details please visit : Cotton Shirt Brand Esquel receives Oeko-Tex certificate  @ fibre2fashion

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The hilarious Artful Poser is having a ball in Welcome to Saint-Tropez

Got to love Alber Elbaz of oldest running fashion house Lanvin for being so outspoken in The Wallstreet Journal 


Atelier GARDEUR jeans made of controlled organic cotton

Atelier GARDEUR will for the first time be presenting men and women’s jeans made of organic cotton certified according to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). Deliveries will go out as a flash range in October 2012. “As was already the case with our established Fairtrade Denim, the uninterrupted transparency of the seal convinced us here,” says Gerhard Kränzle, CEO at GARDEUR GmbH. 
“This means the GOTS-certified denims made of organic cotton perfectly supplement our wide range of sustainably produced products.”
 
The GOTS seal stands for high ecological standards as well as the meeting of social responsibility criteria along the entire supply chain – from cotton farmers, the spinning and weaving mills, production through to logistics. For instance, GOTS clothing must consist of at least 90% natural fibres, at least 70% of which must come from organic cultivation. In production the seal for instance ensures the reduced use of chemicals, energy and water. Annual, sometimes unannounced audits ensure the observance of strict certification criteria. 
For more details please visit at : Atelier GARDEUR jeans made of controlled organic cotton Via @ fibre2fashion

A Charity by 8 Ball for Topman T-shirt Collection

 

 UK fashion house Topman has released a series of four tees in a bid to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

 

8 Ball, one of the country’s leading online t shirt retailers, has openly expressed its support for the venture and believes that the move will encourage more clothing companies to develop unique collections for good causes.

The t shirts in question feature designs inspired by musical instruments and were created by Topman’s very own in-house artists. £5 from every sale will go towards the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Representatives from the charity itself have expressed their delight at the fashion giant’s decision to launch the fundraising campaign, with its CEO Simon Davies commenting that he and his team hopes to make the partnership ‘a huge success’.

A representative from 8Ball.co.uk believes that the promotion should inspire other t shirt retailers to consider how they can do their bit for a charity of their choice.

For more details please visit : A Charity  by 8 Ball for Topman T-shirt Collection @ fibre2fashion

Pitchfork Latest Street Style Fashion Trends 2012

Chicago's Special Super Summer Music Festival has happened in Casual Cool Outfits killer Main stage. Some of us wearied in professional fashion trends at festival of summer music. This is fantastic cool outfits show by chic celebrities such as called PITCHFORK FASHION

Michelle Ishikawa
Wearing: Free People dress

Lynne Bredfeldt
Wearing: Aldo boots, Ecote bag, Finders Keepers romper, Ray-Ban sunglasses, and jewelry from Aaron Gordon and Topshop

Lauren Atkins
Wearing: Heart-shaped sunglasses, and lace shorts

Alexis Krauss: lead singer of Sleigh Bells
Wearing: DIY jacket, American Apparel t-shirt, and Levi jean shorts

Michelle Ishikawa
Wearing: Vintage bag, Doosen Doosen skirt, American Apparel tank, and a Cheap Monday hat with a DIY palm tree.

Mel Muoio
Wearing: Forever 21 ring, Alexis Bittar cuff, her mother's chain, American Apparel leggings, Jimmy Choo shoes, and Gap top.

Hilary Ossakow
Wearing: Everything from Free People

Laura M. Gray
Wearing: ASOS dress, and Cole Haan sandals

Sarah New
Wearing: H&M dress, ASOS boots, and Jil Sander sunglasses

Pitchfork Latest Street Style Fashion Trends 2012

Chicago's Special Super Summer Music Festival has happened in Casual Cool Outfits killer Main stage. Some of us wearied in professional fashion trends at festival of summer music. This is fantastic cool outfits show by chic celebrities such as called PITCHFORK FASHION

Michelle Ishikawa
Wearing: Free People dress

Lynne Bredfeldt
Wearing: Aldo boots, Ecote bag, Finders Keepers romper, Ray-Ban sunglasses, and jewelry from Aaron Gordon and Topshop

Lauren Atkins
Wearing: Heart-shaped sunglasses, and lace shorts

Alexis Krauss: lead singer of Sleigh Bells
Wearing: DIY jacket, American Apparel t-shirt, and Levi jean shorts

Michelle Ishikawa
Wearing: Vintage bag, Doosen Doosen skirt, American Apparel tank, and a Cheap Monday hat with a DIY palm tree.

Mel Muoio
Wearing: Forever 21 ring, Alexis Bittar cuff, her mother's chain, American Apparel leggings, Jimmy Choo shoes, and Gap top.

Hilary Ossakow
Wearing: Everything from Free People

Laura M. Gray
Wearing: ASOS dress, and Cole Haan sandals

Sarah New
Wearing: H&M dress, ASOS boots, and Jil Sander sunglasses

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