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The Amsterdam-based fashion brand Scotch & Soda and Stichd, a specialised underwear manufacturer member of the PUMA Group, have announced a long-term partnership for the design, production, and distribution of the brand’s body wear and leg wear collections. Launching with men, the collection will debut in February 2023, with an early capsule drop in October 2022 for selected accounts and Scotch & Soda retail stores. While celebrating the s/s 2023 men's range, a plan to expand with a women's collection soon after is under way.
Are sewing threads the new cool for knitwear?
Within the last June edition of Pitti Filati, Manifattura Italiana Cucirini (MIC), Italian sewing thread manufacturer, and Shima Seiki Italia, the Italian branch of the Japanese specialist offering straight knitting machines, have presented a new collaboration.
Shima Seiki Italia developed a new collection designed by Vittorio Branchizio, art director of the company and expert knitwear industry insider, made by using MIC’s sewing threads for a collection of innovative knitwear pieces.
How Lineapiù gets greener
Lineapiù Italia, Italian specialized knitting yarn manufacturer aims to increase its environmental commitment. It is focused on increasing the use of certified raw and raw materials, along with fibers from renewable sources for all of its production lines.
The company has also obtained some most relevant certifications in terms of fibers including, for instance, GOTS, GRS, RAF and RWS, and it has also adhered the ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals), protocol through the 4sustainability (4S) platform.
Among the innovations presented for f/w 2023/2024, within Pitti Filati, it presented some cool yarns like a new cotton tweed-effect yarn added with bumps and tufts that create special mélange fur effects.
It has also launched GRS recycled cashmere GRS yarns obtained from collecting second choice and already dyed materials that reduce the use of chemicals, water and energy.
For the June edition of Pitti Filati and the upcoming edition of Milano Unica Woolmark has chosen to collaborate with Edward Crutchley, a young and trend-setting designer who follows a sustainable philosophy. He was also the winner of the 2019 International Woolmark Prize and is the current director of fabrics and soft accessories at Dior.
Following this involvement, The Wool Lab x Edward Crutchley proposal was born. The project presents a special edition of fabrics curated personally by the designer and tell interesting stories around the world of wool.
"Having grown up on a sheep farm in the Yorkshire Dales, I believe wool has always been a part of my life,” said the designer. “Being selected as a finalist for the 2019 Woolmark Prize, and as the first designer to win two awards, turned out to be one of the highlights of my career and a culmination of the work I've done in fabric development," says Edward Crutchley. "So when I was asked to contribute to this year's The Wool Lab it was a pleasure to be able to celebrate the versatility of this natural fiber and the exceptional work of the suppliers,” he added, pointing out how the trend selection of the season includes sculptural bouclé linings, lurex-embellished jacquards and the latest in 3D printing technology.