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Facing tough times, exporters in Tiruppur, India bank on falling …

Facing tough times, exporters in Tiruppur, India bank on falling rupee for growth

"Tiruppur’s garment industry, which has around 3,500 small, medium and large garment manufacturers, generates around Rs 45,000 crore ( US$ 6.16 bn) every year until last year, it had been growing at a rate of 20 per cent year-on-year. After GST was implemented, the 5.5 per cent excise rebate was included in GST. ... Read more

3D-knitted shells support five-ton concrete structure

3D-knitted shells support five-ton concrete structure

Researchers at ETH Zurich have 3D-knitted a structure on a computerised flat knitting machine that serves as the primary shaping element for curved concrete shells. The new technology is now being used to create a five-tonne concrete structure for an exhibition in Mexico City. The heart of the four-metre-tall curved c... Read more

From Casual to Chic: Streetwear comes of age

From Casual to Chic: Streetwear comes of age

"Katie Smith, Retail Analyst and Insights Director, Edited points out the shift towards more comfortable and functional clothing led to an increase in activewear as a trend. According to the Cotton Council International & Cotton Incorporated’s activewear study, about 3 out of 5 consumers have adopted activewe... Read more

Asia Pacific to dominate global knitwear market by 2026

Asia Pacific to dominate global knitwear market by 2026

"A new market report by Transparency Market Research titled ‘Knitwear Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2018-26 reveals the global knitwear market is expected to expand at a CAGR of 5.3 per cent from 2018 to 2026 reaching $817,402.7 million by 2026. In terms of vo... Read more

UK sportswear growth pegged at 8.7 per cent

UK sportswear growth pegged at 8.7 per cent

"UK Sportswear Market 2017-2022 report predicts 8.7 per cent growth this year, on top of estimated UK sportswear sales of £2.5bn in 2017. And the sector is changing swiftly to cater to ever-evolving consumer demands as the market matures. Global Data’s report reveals as a sector focussed on lifestyle, the l... Read more

Socks and hosiery industry gear up for mega shows

Socks and hosiery industry gear up for mega shows

"FIMAST, the much-awaited trade show for hosiery and knitting machinery, will be held from May 30 to June 2, 2018 at Brescia in Italy. The exhibition will showcase latest technological trends and ideas in the production of socks and hosiery throughout the supply chain. The show will be attended by most renowned manufac... Read more

Turkey second only to China in global socks exports

Turkey second only to China in global socks exports

"Overriding Italy, Turkey has jumped to second place after China in socks exports globally, accounting for 10 per cent of world exports in 2016. China, the world’s largest socks maker, makes up 40 per cent of the world socks exports, reveals Ozkan Karaca. Though the gap is huge, yet it’s substantial win for... Read more

Growing knitting sector bring innovative technologies in the lime…

Growing knitting sector bring innovative technologies in the limelight

"Knitting industry is on a roll with a number of players announcing new products and planning new collaborations. To start with, to commemorate its 80th anniversary, leading warp knitting machinery manufacturer Karl Mayer organised a series of open house events at its headquarters in Obertshausen, Germany, this July. T... Read more

Is athleisure trend nearing its end? Opinion divided…

Is athleisure trend nearing its end? Opinion divided…

"Retail analysts closely following the US apparel trends feel the athleisure trend is going to end soon. The insight came as Dick’s Sporting Goods reported its same-store sales performance up by a weak 0.1 per cent in the second quarter. John Zolidis, President of Quo Vadis Capital, pointed out skidding athleisur... Read more

Not every customer opts for fast-fashion, brands learning to adap…

Not every customer opts for fast-fashion, brands learning to adapt

"After witnessing the quick success gained by two fast fashion giants, H&M and Zara, retailers have come to believe if you give customers latest trends in a short period of time, they will be lured to purchase. While this trend stayed far longer than anticipated, winds of change seem to be turning towards a more su... Read more

Synthetic ind questions GST slab, raises issue of Cenvat credit

Synthetic ind questions GST slab, raises issue of Cenvat credit

It is surprising to know that the govt still thinks polyester is a fibre for high class and cotton is for poor class, that is the reason growth is restricted. Soon a day will come when govt will have to think independently, if it wants to grow at bigger pace like Bangladesh/Vietnam etc, says R K Vij, Ad... Read more

Asia dominates as shipment destination for textile machinery: ITM…

Asia dominates as shipment destination for textile machinery: ITMF

"Global shipments of electronic flat knitting machines soared by 99 per cent in 2016.Asia received the highest share of shipments, at 94 per cent. China remained by far the world’s largest investor for flat knitting machines in 2016 with Chinese investments having a global share of 73 per cent, according to The 3... Read more

Activewear gaining ground in China, Euromonitor study

Activewear gaining ground in China, Euromonitor study

"Till now, the US used to be main market for athleisure companies but now, the table seems to be turning towards China. The market of activewear/athilesiure in the US with a population of 321 million people is estimated at $44 billion, says a NPD Group study. While the category is expected to continue to grow trend as ... Read more

Dollar Industries forays on the National Stock Exchange

Dollar Industries forays on the National Stock Exchange

"Dollar Industries celebrated their first listing day on National Stock Exchange last Friday. The event saw the ringing of listing bell at 10:00 am at National Stock Exchange, BKC, Mumbai. The event started with the lighting of traditional lamp in the presence of Dindayal Gupta, Chairman, Dollar; Vinod Gupta, MD, Binay... Read more

In the race to win, it’s about co-opetition for intimates and ath…

In the race to win, it’s about co-opetition for intimates and athleisure

Golobal intimates market keeping pace with athleisure trends—and in some cases, the two categories are considered teammates rather than competitors. Millennials are attracted towards ‘bralette’ of late — easy to wear, cost effective and more comfortable. For Pattie Ficorilli, Senior Account Mana... Read more

Knitwear Symphony 2016 and Hong Kong Young Knitwear Designers’ Co…

Knitwear Symphony 2016 and Hong Kong Young Knitwear Designers’ Contest at CENTRESTAGE

"The mega annual event in knitwear industry ‘Knitwear Symphony 2016’ and ‘The 6th Hong Kong Young Knitwear Designers’ Contest’ was organized by Knitwear Innovation and Design Society (KIDS) September 9 at the ongoing CENTRESTAGE in Hong Kong. The theme this year was, ‘Innovation Explorer’ aimed at encouraging young des... Read more

Bangladesh knitwear exports to EU countries face setback

Bangladesh knitwear exports to EU countries face setback

"Sluggish demand, devaluation of currencies to blame. Bangladesh's knitwear exports to a number of European Union (EU) member-countries and some other non-traditional markets have been facing a setback in recent times. Exporters and experts have attributed this to a sluggish demand, change of rules of origin ... Read more

China’s knitting industry witnesses steady growth in 2015

China’s knitting industry witnesses steady growth in 2015

"The development of knitting industry witnessed some changes after two successive years of one hundred billion breakthroughs in export. According to the General Administration of Customs, the total export of knitting industry (including accessories of knitting garments) was $88.78 billion by the end of November 2015, d... Read more

Shima Seiki’s WholeGarments celebrates 20 years of innovation

Shima Seiki’s WholeGarments celebrates 20 years of innovation

Shima Seiki introduced the world's first WholeGarment technology at Milan ITMA 20 years ago in 1995. WholeGarment is a knitting technology, capable of producing a garments in its entirety with no seams. It was a revolutionary technology then called the ‘The Magic of the Orient’ by media. This year, Shim... Read more

YiwuTex to explore latest design trends through various events

YiwuTex to explore latest design trends through various events

The 16th China Yiwu International Exhibition on textile machinery now called YiwuTex 2015 will be held from November 30 to December 3, 2015 at Yiwu International Expo Centre, Zhejiang, China. A series of events and forums will be held concurrently during the show period to share hot topics of the indus... Read more

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Tirupur knitwear makers disappointed with duty reduction on RMG

Knitwear makers in Tirupur expressed disappointment over the reduction of duty drawba... Read more

Textile associations call for development of Ludhiana

A delegation of Knitwear and Apparel Exporters Organization in Ludhiana recently sent... Read more

India: Tirupur hopes for FTA with Russia

Knitwear industrialists in Tirupur feel a free trade agreement (FTA) with Russia will... Read more

Bangladesh exports of T-shirts to increase

Bangladesh expects to export more number of T-shirts in the coming season due to an e... Read more

China, the global leader in T-shirts production could lose its position in …

Much of the world’s T-shirts come from China. China has one of the world's larg... Read more

India: Tirupur units short staffed, exporters worry about order deadlines

Diwali vacations have hit productivity at Tirupur knitwear units. When workers take l... Read more

Hitesh Sharma becomes IFKT president

Hitesh Kumar Sharma is the new president of the International Federation of Knitting ... Read more

Mayer & Cie receive repeat order for Spinitsystems

Leading German circular knitting machine manufacturer Mayer & Cie. has received t... Read more

Karl Mayer launches a digital brand KM.ON

Karl Mayer has launched a brand for delivering digital solutions called KM.ON. KM.ON ... Read more

Pakistan to implement environmental laws in knitwear, garment units

Pakistan textile industry has received technical support from the Punjab Environment ... Read more

Stoll concludes first symposium in New York

Stoll, Germany’s leading flat knitting machine manufacturer recently concluded ... Read more

Première Vision Paris: Knits stole the show.

The latest edition of Priemer Vision in Paris saw a mix of different fibers, weights ... Read more

Activewear to witness steady growth through 2019

A recently released study Future of Apparel by The NPD Group reveals, activewear, whi... Read more

Shima Seiki to participate in upcoming PH value 2018 AW in Shanghai

Leading computerised knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki, alongwith its Hong Ko... Read more

Narinder Kumar, Ram Krishan re-elected in GMMSA

Narinder Kumar and Ram Krishan have been re-elected president and chairman of Garment... Read more

India: Rising yarn prices worry hosiery makers

Hosiery manufacturers in Mumbai are protesting against the rising prices of yarn. Yar... Read more

India: Tirupur-based CS Textile aims for 35 per cent growth

Tirupur-based CS Textile is planning to expand its capacity and expects a growth of 3... Read more

India: TEA’s 28th AGM mulls over challenges facing knitwear exports

The 28th AGM of Tirupur Exporters’ Association (TEA) held recently expressed co... Read more

India: Tirupur knitwear exports down 13 per cent

In the first four months of the current year, knitwear exports from Tirupur have fall... Read more

India: Karur coming up as a strong knitwear center

Kay Ventures has teamed up with Hydra Micro Business Solutions to convert Karur into ... Read more

India: 18th Knit Show brings positivity to the Tirupur market

The 18th Knit Show, a three day-long event organised from August, 5-7, with more than... Read more

Repo rate hike will hit knitwear sector: Exporters

The Federation of Indian Export Organisation, Southern region has stated that the RBI... Read more

Live industry projects for HW School of Textiles and Designs students

The Heriot-Watt School of Textiles and Design in Scotland connects learners to live i... Read more

EU tees imports up six per cent

The European Union’s import volume of T-shirts rose 6.06 per cent during Januar... Read more

Flat knit machine maker Stoll makes inroads in Africa

Stoll has built a strong business across Africa. Its business activities across the v... Read more

Tirupur exporters welcome duty hike

Tirupur garment exporters are happy about the increase in basic customs duty from 10 ... Read more

Karl Mayer launches HKS range in India

India is an important market for Karl Mayer. Besides offering high-speed machines, Ka... Read more

Tough times for knitwear exporters

India’s knitwear exports have been falling month on month since October 2017. F... Read more

India, Vietnam lead in underwear exports to the US

US noted a dip in volumes of underwear imports from January to May 2018 by 3.13 per c... Read more

Tirupur knitwear industry urges mills not to increase cotton prices

The knitwear industry in Tirupur has urged mills not to increase cotton price further... Read more

Karl Mayer to showcase wrap knitting tech at Febratex

Febratex, the Brazilian Textile Industry Fair, will be held from August 21-24 August,... Read more

Tirupur hosiery products price on the rise since 2005

The price cost trend graph of hosiery products from Tirupur cluster reveal a raise on... Read more

Global T-shirt exports up four per cent

World T-shirt exports were up 4.3 per cent in 2017; year-over-year, value of globally... Read more

PHMA warns government against increase in gas tariffs

Pakistan Hosiery Manufacturers & Exporters Association (PHMA) has warned the gove... Read more

US records a growth in underwear imports

As per Statista, a global market research company, the underwear market in the US is ... Read more

Le Col launches Tour series jersey

Le Col is launching an official supporters’ Tour based on Le Col’s SS18&r... Read more

Lacoste develops Olympics range

Sports apparel brand Lacoste has developed new men’s clothing and accessories l... Read more

Indian hosiery sector wants ban on cotton exports to rein in prices

Hosiery manufacturers in India want the government to stop any further export of cott... Read more

Tirupur-based sock maker SNQS expands capacity

Socks manufacturer SNQS, based in Tirupur, plans to expand production capacity. The c... Read more

Bangladesh bags big orders for FIFA World Cup 2018 jerseys

Bangladesh has received an order worth $1 billion to supply fan jerseys to the FIFA W... Read more

Wool emerging as the most preferred material for active wear

Wool activewear is emerging as the most preferred material with many athleisure compa... Read more

Turkish knitting machine imports soar

Turkey imported 658 circular knitting machines in the first four months of 2018 &ndas... Read more

Tirupur fears repo hike will hit exports

Exporters of Tirupur are apprehensive that the 25 basis points hike in the repo rate ... Read more

FIFA World Cup jerseys are from Bangladesh

Nearly 100 garment factories in Bangladesh are involved in manufacturing fan jerseys ... Read more

84 percent of knitting machines, 91 percent of shuttleless looms shipped to…

In 2017, of all new circular knitting machines , Asia received the highest share of s... Read more

STOLL to launch knit machine with weaving effect

STOLL will launch the new ADF 830-24 W machine at the international textile exhibitio... Read more

Karl Mayer caters to woven glass fabrics

Karl Mayer has been operating successfully in the Chinese woven glass fabric market w... Read more

Variant launches new knitwear portal

Variant has launched a new eco-friendly knitwear portal, which ethically sources luxu... Read more

Book on Shima Seiki released

A new book describes the origin and evolution of Japanese computerised knitting manuf... Read more

Latest edition of IIKF in Tirupur sees subdued mood

India International Knit Fair (IIKF) was held in Tirupur from May 16 to 18, 2018. The... Read more

Ludhiana, India to host yarn show

Yarn Fabric & Accessories (YFA) will be held in Ludhiana, August 30 to September ... Read more

Stoll to exhibit latest developments at Make it British

Leading flat knitting machine manufacturer Stoll will exhibit its latest developments... Read more

Cifra production up 72 per cent

Production at Cifra, based in Italy, is up 72 per cent. The company does knitwear bas... Read more

Tiruppur knitwear exports fall

The exports of Tiruppur Garments shrunk for the first time in the past five years. Ex... Read more

Knits command Turkey’s largest export share

Apparel exports in Turkey increased by 11.4 per cent in the January-March period of 2... Read more

Shima Seiki partners with MIT

Shima Seiki has joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab as a Conso... Read more

3D shapes done by knitting machines

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has developed a system that can translate a wide var... Read more

Karl Mayer develops net fabrics

Karl Mayer has developed a collection of lightweight, transparent net fabrics on its ... Read more

Framework Knitters presents support to Shima Seiki Europe trainee

After attending the Shima Seiki MFG student competition on 18 April George Turner and... Read more

Lisky to set up sportswear manufacturing plant in Dhaka

Lisky, a global name in knit technology, will set up a sportswear manufacturing plant... Read more

A Rep Air T-shirt that does its job

Here is a T-shirt designed to help clean polluted air. The Rep Air T-shirt is made b... Read more

Bangladesh and India top T-shirt production

In 2016, the volume of global T-shirt exports grew four per cent compoared to previou... Read more

Master transfers knowhow to Karl Mayer

Master will transfer its continuous dyeing technology with indigo and other dyestuffs... Read more