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Germany’s BASF and France-based B2B Cosmetics have formed an exclusive, long-term strategic partnership in the field of personalised personal care products, which includes a strategic investment into B2B Cosmetics by BASF. Read more

The CONTEXT programme – a European programme to finance the networking activities of scientific and industrial experts in smart textiles, has officially begun. Read more

Porsche has announced the signing of a multi-year cooperation with the Metzingen-based fashion company Hugo Boss. Read more

Metsä Group’s R&D arm Metsä Spring Ltd. and Japanese Itochu Corporation have established a joint venture, through which they will invest around €40 million in building and operating a test plant to develop new technology for converting paper-grade pu Read more

H&M and Klarna have entered into a global partnership to integrate further H&M’s digital and physical stores to give customers a easy, personalised and engaging shopping experience wherever and however they shop. Read more

For 10,000 years, it was always believed that large amounts of water was needed in tanning leather however, ECCO Leather’s new DriTan™ technology breaks this paradigm and is set to revolutionise the entire leather industry. Read more

Kährs Group, a Europe-leading manufacturer of wood flooring and PVC-free resilient flooring, has acquired flooring distributor Ehrenborg & Co, a leader in the Swedish flooring market for public areas. Read more

Firmenich acquires Campus, an innovator in the application of natural functional ingredients for protein applications, specialising in clean label, meat, dairy, sauces and plant-based food. Read more

Scan Global Logistics and ECCO expand on their partnership with a new deal covering all inbound volumes to Denmark and Riga from ECCO’s production sites in Asia. Read more

The Lenzing Group, a global leader in textiles and nonwovens, has launched VEOCEL™, its new nonwoven specialty brand. Read more

Inspired by Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan, the new beauty brand, featuring six hair and skincare product ranges, has sustainability at its heart and is designed to meet consumer demands for a environmentally-responsible product. Read more

Herbal Essences with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew collaborate to become the first global hair care brand endorsed by a world leader in plant science. Read more

We’ve been hearing a lot about smart textiles recently. From fabrics to regulate body temperature to those that can release medication into the skin, in the future the clothes we wear will no longer be just an aesthetic statement. Read more

Mölnlycke acquires German wound care products company, SastoMed GmbH, adding new products to its portfolio and helping healthcare professionals and patients by accelerating the wound healing process and treating chronic wounds. Read more

Unilever has recently announced it will acquire 75 percent of Italian personal care and wellbeing company, Equilibra. Read more

Engineered nonwoven fabrics are ubiquitous in modern industry across an increasingly diverse range of sectors. Read more

UNYQ, a leader in medical wearables, has partnered with IKEA to present an innovative prototype that aims to make gaming equipment ergonomic, customised and interactive with interior design. Read more

H&M group announce two innovative technology features during Stockholm Fashion Tech Talks, a conference discussing digitisation in the fashion industry. Read more

KappAhl has become the next company to join the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) in order to help accelerate sustainable development in working methods and solutions within the fashion industry. Read more

Metsä Group has launched Metsä Spring to develop an innovative collection of sustainable textile fibres in a market lacking a environmental-friendly production line. Read more

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