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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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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

Bangladesh knits gaining ground in Japan

Bangladesh garment manufacturers and exporters are exploring the Japanese knitwear ma... Read more

New knitting machine for shoe uppers from Italy’s Cesare Colosio

Italy-based sock knitting machine manufacturer Cesare Colosio has introduced a knitti... Read more

Shima Seiki eyes Turkey for its new age products

Japan-based Shima Seiki a leading computerised knitting machine manufacturer looks at... Read more

Italy to host hosiery show Fimast

Fimast will be held in Italy from May 30 to June 2, 2018. This is a show for hosiery ... Read more

Knitting technology expo GMMSA 2018 in Ludhiana attracting footfalls

The third edition of Garments Machinery Manufacturers & Suppliers Association (GM... Read more

Turkey: Over 1,000 companies of knitted fabrics record $1.5 billion exports

The fabrics industry, in Turkish textiles market, has improved significantly in recen... Read more

Bangladesh sweater exports up five per cent

Bangladesh’s sweater exports to the western world are rising because of competi... Read more

Hanes clocks 4 per cent sales growth in Q4

Last year was very successful for Hanes — driven by a strong active wear segmen... Read more

Lamb Knitting Machine celebrates 150 years

Lamb Knitting Machine, a knitting machinery manufacturer based in Chicopee, MA, is ce... Read more

Indian textile sector set to bounce back despite uncertainties

The current global market conditions are more challenging, volatile and uncertain tha... Read more

Shima Seiki displays impressive Virtual Reality fashion show

Leading manufacturer of computerised flatbed and whole garment knitting machines, Jap... Read more

Bangladesh knitwear makers urge Brazil to ease visa rules

Bangladesh knitwear manufacturers are demanded easing of Brazil's visa rules so that ... Read more

Tirupur exporters laud move to increase MEIS rate

The Tirupur Exporters Association (TEA) welcomed the government's move to enhance Mer... Read more

Ludhiana garment makers stares at major losses as exports nosedive

In a development that might prove to be disastrous for the knitwear, garment and text... Read more

Mauritius excels in knitwear

Mauritius is a country which can boast of having one of the best infrastructures in A... Read more

Tirupur to host IIKF fair in May

India International Knit Fair (IIKF) will be held at Tirupur, May 16 to 18, 2018. The... Read more

Chinese manmade fiber imports hit Ludhiana

Rising import of manmade fibers from China has upset Ludhiana knit manufacturers as t... Read more

Smart jersey fabrics from Tintex

Tintex, based in Portugal, is a maker of naturally advanced, smart and responsibly cr... Read more

Shima Seiki exhibits in Turkey

Japanese computerised flat knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki is exhibiting it... Read more

Tirupur exporters facing liquidity crisis

A year back garment exporters in Tirupur opted for Rebate on State Levies (ROSL) over... Read more

India’s apparel exports slip

While India was once the largest garment exporter in the world after China. It has no... Read more

Shima Seiki releases i-Plating option for patterning on knits

Shima Seiki has released a new i-Plating option on two models of its computerised kni... Read more

China to host hosiery show CHPE next March

Hosiery Purchasing Expo (CHPE) will take place in China from March 26 to 28, 2018. Th... Read more

Li & Fung’s JV with South Ocean to create a global knitwear empire

Li & Fung has entered a joint venture with a Hong Kong-based knitwear exporter So... Read more

Karl Mayer invests in efficiency

Karl Mayer is a world leader in production of warp knitting and warp preparation mach... Read more

Tirupur recovers, targets exports worth Rs 40,000 cr this year

Tirupur’s textile industry has set a target of exports worth Rs 40,000 crores t... Read more

Tirupur Knit show highlights printing technologies

Tirupur hosted a knit show from August 11 to 13, 2017 which saw the participation of ... Read more

Bangladesh: Salim Osman to lead BKMEA, wins third term uncontested

AKM Salim Osman MP, the president of the Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Export... Read more

Adidas China supplier uses sewbots to make T-shirts

Adidas T-shirts will be made using sewbots. This is a major breakthrough in the autom... Read more

Global athleisure market grows 42 per cent in last seven years

The performance sports apparel market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.3 per cent d... Read more

Stoll launches networking concept Knitelligence

Stoll has launched an innovative networking concept for the textile production of tom... Read more

Terrot presents new circular knitting machine

Germany based Terrot has introduced the new UCC572TR, a computer controlled circular ... Read more

Teijin Aramid expanding aramid production for Twaron super fibre

Teijin Aramid is expanding its aramid production capacity for Twaron super fibre. It ... Read more

Toray buys into Pacific

Japan’s Toray Industries will acquire a stake in Hong Kong’s Pacific Text... Read more