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UNIQLO and Marimekko co-created limited-edition holiday collection

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UNIQLO has teamed up with Finnish design house Marimekko once again on a limited-edition capsule. The range includes a selection of modern silhouettes featuring soft and rich textures throughout, as well as bold prints and vibrant colorways.

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Eurojersey Sensitive Fabrics

Eurojersey introduces a new fabric for sportswear

With the launch of Symbiotic, Eurowersey displays all the performance characteristics of Sensitive Fabrics that are able to adapt to the shape of the body and interact sensibly with the skin. “Perfect for training and toning muscles in all sports, even the most extreme, they combine unique characteristics with flexibility and protection”, they emphasize from the company.

Sensitive Fabrics act in perfect symbiosis with the body at all times, facilitating any movement in any context, thanks to the built-in elasticity through a patented textile development.

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The retail specialist for omnichannel solutions: Aptos

Aptos Order ManagementMost of the Aptos Size, the company works with over 1,000 brands in 65 countries, focusing on many sectors. However, Aptos is 100% retail focused. The company employs 1,350 retail specialists who are fully attuned to the retail industry, the needs of their customers and the behavior of their customers’ customers – the end users. When retailers use Aptos, they know they are using software that is designed for retail. But Aptos offers more advantages than just its solutions. Aptos draws on more than 40 years of best practices, uses the cloud to increase efficiency, productivity and growth, supports its customers through long-term partnerships and offers global coverage through offices in the world’s most important markets.

Gamify the Aitex project that researches and develops smart textiles for gamification

In recent years, mobile technology has changed our daily lives a lot, over the years smartphones have evolved a lot and many new technologies have been created. One of the new mechanics that has been introduced is gamification.

The gamificación or gamification in English, is a common mechanism in video games, but in a context that does not belong to the world of video games to get participants to reach a certain goal by interaction or competition. According to studies of the sector, when a sporting activity is added to play components, the performance, motivation and enjoyment of the practitioners increases.

In this way, sports brands can take advantage of this technique to generate more attractive experiences , which allows them to attract and retain new audiences, as well as generate new dynamics among their users. Some of the benefits of gamification in sport are to boost motivation, self-improvement, cooperative and community work.

Gamification motivates people by introducing playful components

The gamification get people to motivate the components introduced ludic, which make users try to outdo watching their progress , which can be shared with the community; and overcoming challenges by competing against other users.

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Dallas Governor Ivey Announces Expansion Plans of HomTex Inc. to manufacture PPE Creating Over 300 Jobs in Black Belt

3-Ply Disposable Face MasksMONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday announced that HomTex Inc. received $10,572,100 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funds to expand operations to Selma to develop Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). A family-owned and certified minority-owned business headquartered in Cullman County, the new Dallas County manufacturing location will create 300 to 325 new jobs.

“HomTex has made Alabama proud by stepping up during the COVID-19 pandemic to shift their production to create critical PPE supplies,” said Governor Ivey. “Their ability to be flexible in order to remain operational is the exact intent of the CARES Act funds. I appreciate their commitment to the economy and Alabama workers by providing needed jobs in Dallas County and thank HomTex for being a great corporate partner with the state of Alabama.”

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Supermodel Aden claims fashion industry forced to leave her religious beliefs

“I’m taking a stand for myself but I’m also taking a stand for all the people who lost their soul to fashion,”- Hijab wearing supermodel abdicates fashion industry reckoning with ‘Islamic Values’

Halima Aden, an African-American supermodel, dismisses her 4 years’ renowned fashion career saying, it was pressurized to trade-off her religious belief in exchange for name and fame. The Black Muslim woman roved cover girl for British Vogue, Vogue Arabia, Allure and even on runways like New York Fashion Week.

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Figure: Halima Aden, an African-American supermodel. Courtesy: Collected

She came under the spotlight in 2016, at the age of 18, as the first hijabi Muslim model in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant. Then she traversed one after another top spot in Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty campaigns and Kanye West’s Yeezy brand and Sports Illustrated’s annual swimsuit issue, wearing a hijab and full-body burkini.

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Modest fashion prospect in Muslim-majority counties

In Muslim-majority counties, the use of modest fashion is increasingly growing and it has an enormous prospect to inhabit the Non-Muslim public also. The modest fashion industry is projected to be worth USD 2.3 trillion without a financial market with 20% annual growth.

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Figure 1: In Muslim-majority counties, the use of modest fashion is increasingly growing. Courtesy: VEIL_cover with elegance

Also, the fashion or modest fashion industry is developing as a possible market segment for garment-producing nations.

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CONTEXT at the T&G TEXTECH conference

Since October 2018, AEI Tèxtils is leading one of the main networks of experts in advanced textile materials in Europe, CONTEXT – European Network to connect research and innovation efforts on advanced Smart Textiles.

Dr. Ariadna Detrell, cluster manager at AEI Tèxtils, chairs the network. This was created as a result of the initiative from several European clusters and research organizations within the sector.

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The European Textiles Industry Makes A Final Call To Reach An Agreement On EU-UK Negotiations – Nearly 130,000 Jobs Are At Stake.

Brussels, 23 November 2020.

A new study, commissioned by EURATEX with the University of Leuven, reveals that a “no deal” Brexit would have a detrimental impact on the textile and clothing industry (T&C) with job losses over 100,000 for the EU27 and over 27,000 for the UK. Output losses for the UK would be 41.8% of its value added in T&C production, while the EU-27 as a whole would lose about 9.7%. Continue reading The European Textiles Industry Makes A Final Call To Reach An Agreement On EU-UK Negotiations – Nearly 130,000 Jobs Are At Stake.

Hilaturas Arnau participates at the 3rd conference “Textile industry and sustainability””

The company Hilaturas Arnau, member of the cluster, participated, on 20th November, at the 3rd conference “Textile industry and sustainability” which was held virtually.

This conference is organized annually by INTEXTER, also member of the cluster.

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