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Retailer Spotlight - Kurvenreich - Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany

Nov 28, 2017

Over the years, Kurvenreich has shown it’s an intimates and swimwear retailer to watch. Boutique owner Suse Weckelmann has 25 years’ experience creating captivating store displays designed to draw in shoppers and entice them to make a purchase. Her award-winning displays are often accompanied by exciting in-store promotions, as was the case this summer, when she once again participated in an annual retail window display contest sponsored by LYCRA® brand.

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INVISTA shares China Intellectual Property awareness report at Intertextile Shanghai

Oct 30, 2017

A timely seminar on innovation and IP was high on the agenda of INVISTA Rendez-vous at the recent Intertextile Shanghai trade event.

The rise of e-commerce has contributed to growing concern about IP protection. INVISTA commissioned LEWIS Communications, an independent communications research agency, to work with a number of media organizations to better understand the levels of IP awareness and the issues and challenges the apparel industry faces in this respect.

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Simone Pérèle puts fabric at the heart of design

Jul 17, 2017

Six years ago, Simone Pérèle , a brand renowned for its expertise in corsetry, entered the swimwear market with an offering designed to combine fashion and technology . From the very beginning, great care went into the selection of materials, which included LYCRA® fibre for its ability to deliver lasting comfort and fit to swimwear . Stéphanie Pérèle, head of the product division and grand-daughter of the company's founder, tells us about the process of creating the swimwear brand, and the essential part played by the fabric.

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Rocle by Isabella Named 2017 Designer of the Year at Interfilière Paris

Jun 19, 2017

Renowned for elegant and bold patterns in its lingerie and swimwear fabrics, Rocle by Isabella, the printed textiles supplier, was recently named 2017 Designer of the Year at Interfilière Paris, an exhibition that focuses on lingerie and swimwear textiles and accessories. This coveted honour was bestowed on the firm by a vote of its peers. The award recognizes nearly 15 years of work dedicated to the underwear sector, and celebrates the creativity that has helped define Rocle by Isabella as an exclusive brand.

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Introducing REARD PARIS Swimwear Powered by LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ Technology

May 31, 2017

When Louis Réard’s itsy-bitsy two-piece swimsuit exploded on the fashion scene in 1946, it sent shock waves around the world. A savvy marketer, Réard named his new creation after Bikini Atoll, the site of nuclear bomb tests in the news when he launched his line. The bikini revolutionized swimwear and empowered women to experience fun and freedom in a nonconstricting garment that reflected the optimism of the post-war era.

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