How Schappe Techniques’ yarns ended up on Mars

Last July, Nasa’s Mars 2020 mission and the Perseverance robot kept millions of viewers around the world in suspense. Among the French know-how on board, the technical yarns of the Schappe Techniques will serve as a heat shield for the capsule during its return to earth, in 10 years. Specializing in the development of technical…
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Herbert Parkinson partners complete new sewing machinist apprenticeship

Four employees from Herbert Parkinson textile factory in Darwen, Lancashire, are some of the first in England to complete the new Level 2 Sewing Machinist apprenticeship standard at Burnley College. The Herbert Parkinson textile factory became part of the John Lewis Partnership in 1953, and today makes many of the John Lewis own brand soft…
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Competence and transparency to produce a completely climate-neutral yarn

Germany, 17 May 2021 – Avoiding, reducing and, if there is no other way, offsetting the emission of climate-damaging C02. With this approach, Zwickauer Kammgarn GmbH (ZKS) offers its customers a complete service for climate-neutral yarn. According to Beate Wilms, Managing Director of ZKS, a company of the Peppermint Group, “With Go Natural! we are…
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Adalberto: a quality choice

Portugal, 11 May 2021 – Adalberto, a renown textile company, is recognized by the market, as a reference group: the best option for quality and differentiation of the services it provides, with a strategy, committed to creating value for its employees, customers, consumers and partners. Adalberto is a company with 52 years of know-how, headquartered…
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Albini: five generations committed to innovation and high quality

Italy, 05 May 2021 – Five generations of Albini built a company committed to quality, innovation, sustainability and Made in Italy. The Group oversees the whole supply chain: it decided to invest in sustainable processes and materials and launched a digitization process within the company. Albini Group strives to continue its legacy, built over 140…
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Les Tissages de Charlieu : caring for sustainable development and people

Le Tissage de Charlieu is a French jacquard company, which has been run having two aims at heart: sustainability and employees development.

Life cycle thinking approach

Aquafil, a leading players in the production of fibers, started producing in 2011 ECONYL®. It’s a regenerated nylon and represents a product that can close the loop. Made from waste, it’s infinitely recyclable and can unleash infinite possibilities for makers, creators and consumers. For 50 years, Aquafil has been one of the leading players, both in Italy and…
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Hatch & Stitch brings you the future

Digital and clothing. Can these two words go together? Can they change the future of fashion? We met Anne-Christine Polet, the SVP of Digital Ventures at PVH Europe’s corporate start-up, and discussed her project and the future of our industry. Can you give us a short explanation of yourself, your expertise and background?  I lead…
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Spinnova: the most sustainable fiber available

Finland, 07 April 2021 – The Spinnova technology enables textile fibre production out of wood but also from textile waste or agricultural waste such as wheat or barley straw. Spinnova is then the most sustainable fibre and it will be available for global textile brands in 2022. Spinnova developed a process that uses no harmful…
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Best practices of EU Skills Programmes in the TCLF sectors

On the occasion of the Pact For Skills Roundtable, we would like to introduce to you ongoing projects carried out by our partners throughout Europe. These are examples of best practices based on the Skills Committee contribution from our members. They all aim at improving knowledge and needs of the industry matched by education. CURRENT…
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