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  • Hemp:a surprising and unique sustainable fabric

    With an increasing concern towards the environmental issues surrounding the textile industry, the rise of sustainable fabrics and fibers is an inevitable market change. Industrial hemp is one of them. And after a lifetime of negative associations with rough textures and a less than appealing look, hemp is one of the most sustainable options when it comes to fabrics, providing it has the right certifications. Ready to find out more about this environmentally-friendly material?

  • Fashion Revolution: How To Take Immediate Sustainable Action

    Sustainability and transparency have long ceased to be trendy millennial hashtags to become not only a real consumer demand but also a crucial change in business practices to ensure our planet’s health. It has become obvious that we need a radical paradigm shift to completely transform the way we produce, sell, consume, and dispose of clothes.

  • The Amazing Reasons Why Linen Is A Sustainable Fabric

    Did you know that linen is one of the most requested fabrics here at Digifair? The textile is famous for its long-lasting strength - in fact, it is 30% stronger and thicker than cotton, and is even being used in paper money production! It is also water-absorbent and breathable, which adds cooling properties in the summer and warming during winter. Since it dries so much faster than cotton, it is antiallergenic and antibacterial.

  • The Sustainable Alternatives for Polyester You Need to Know

    How to replace fabrics made from polyester, nylon, and other synthetic fibres with biodegradable or recycled options to optimise sustainability

  • Sustainability Fundamentals: Better Opportunities in 3 Pillars

    Sustainability is a crucial topic to be discussed within the fashion and textile industry. However, we tend to see it is as a green concept only, relating only to the environment. Not polluting, not wasting resources, recycling. We see it in trade shows such as Milano Unica and Première Vision.

  • Fashion on Demand: Surprise Customers With What They Wants

    A new business model is emerging to bring a competitive lead and to drastically reduce waste

    Long gone are the days where having a good product and advertise it well was enough to win customers, with a physical store to place such products. With the current complexity, a world where digital presence became a norm and consumers are closer than ever – a mere screen away –, the market today is much more exciting than it has ever been.

  • Check Out Some of The Innovative Performance Fabrics For Everyday Life

    Performance fabrics are pushing innovation in the textile industry. Just as sustainability is driving the fashion industry to evolve as climate change advances, performance fabrics now have a relevance that goes beyond sportswear, reaching our daily lives whether we are athletes or not. From the quick-drying properties of Tencel™ to biodegradable insulation and synthetic spider silk, smart materials are everywhere! Check out some of the few innovative fabric solutions.

  • The Ethical Silk Alternatives You Need To Know

    Silk has always been associated with luxury, opulence, sophistication, and sensuality. That comes as no surprise as this fabric has its roots in Imperial China dating as far back as 2,640 BC, and is believed to have surprising benefits, from relieving menopausal hot flashes (because of the fabric’s cooling effect) to preventing fine lines, keeping the skin better hydrated. The details surrounding the fabric production are incredibly delicate and also contribute to its fame: silkworms fed exclusively with mulberry leaves, then carefully dismantled to get the yarn that forms the worm’s cocoon, finally woven into the luxurious fabric.

  • 5 Amazing Vegan Leather Options To Know Now

    The fashion industry is changing fast, fueled by consumers’ increasing awareness about sustainability, which starts new discussions and modifies behaviours. Even luxury groups like Kering, which owns Balenciaga, Gucci, and Saint Laurent, is raising the bar when it comes to animal-welfare, developing a new standard policy for the use of leather and wool. Biotechnology keeps surprising the textile industry as well with sustainable hybrids like synthetic spider silk and incredible plant-based vegan leather options that are both sustainable and biodegradable. Discover these amazing options below – and check how it compares to conventional leather.

  • Coffee Leather: an Interesting and Sustainable Perspective

    A circular economy is a necessary step the fashion and textile industries need to take in order to stay relevant and in balance with the well-being of the environment. But how do we develop a circular process? How do these innovative ideas start? Fashion designers and end-consumers play an important role in the discussion of this subject, both in creating and demanding relevant and functional products, as well as exchanging ideas about how to care for and dispose of waste. How do we get involved and reflect upon these innovations, from materials to final fashion products?

  • Collaboration In Textile Design: Connect And Create

    Throughout history, fine artists have collaborated with one another, as well as with creatives from different disciplines, from textile design and printmaking to weaving, tailoring, and manufacturing. It’s not hard to see why: the act of collaboration itself not only brings individuals together on a social level, but also brings about a creative collision of ideas, influences, and inspirations. In their weird and wonderful unpredictability, the end results of a collaboration may occasionally prove controversial, but at their best, they’re innovative, engaging and uplifting.

  • Why Innovative Fashion Plays With Natural And Artificial

    Fashion has found in technology a way to make the industry more efficient and sustainable while also exploring the dichotomy between natural and artificial through its creations

  • Fabric Sourcing - A Beginner's Guide For Buyers

    A useful checklist of ideas to optimise how to source fabric and improve your confidence and expertise during textile trade shows

  • Tencel And Lyocell Improved Fibres Powerful Rewards

    As consumers grow more environmentally conscious, lyocell fibres (such as TENCEL™- a well-known trademark version from the Lenzing Group) are on the rise. Natural fibre textiles continue to surge in popularity, and although manmade, lyocell shares the sustainable pedigree of materials like organic cotton. It is also versatile, supple, and durable – and an essential part of any textile collection.

  • How to Add Genuine Transparency to Value Your Business

    From business practices to materials, garments and fashion accessories, transparency is very much on trend… But what does the term really mean?