The chief of Vago Spa, a firm specialising in textile finishing, has been appointed president of SMI, the industry trade group for Italian textiles and apparel. Vago will assume his new role in March 2018.
British designer brand Orla Kiely saw sales jump 15.8% to £8.3 million in the year to end of March, with continued success in the Far East, the US market and its handbag range contributing to the growth.
A recent study has revealed that the denim finishing agent market size is expected to grow from $1.19 billion to $2.21 billion by 2025 due to increased denim popularity in Asia Pacific as well as technological advances.
The Shop at Bluebird on London’s King’s Road held a launch event for its key autumn pop-up on Thursday with the concept store hosting a three-week link with sustainable luxury fashion e-commerce platform Rêve En Vert.