Most people when they think of Germany this month will think of politics not fashion, as voters will select the successor to Angela Merkel. Still, this week the capital staged Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin.
Turkish denim producer Isko has inked a licence deal with the Hong Kong Research Institute for Textiles and Apparel, whose ‘Green Machine’ is said to make it possible to easily separate cotton fibre from polyester.
The Istituto Marangoni has named Sonia Ben Maaouia to be the postgraduate program leader, on the Paris campus of the international fashion college. She joins the school after eight years with Karla Otto.
German sports brand Puma has promoted Anne-Laure Descours to the newly created position of chief sourcing officer. She will be responsible for sustainability within the group and join the management board on 1 February.