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Scoop to unveil SS 20 collections of new brands

Scoop to unveil SS 20 collections of new brands

"Contemporary designer womenswear trade show, Scoop has unveiled a tantalising line-up of “new brands” who will showcase their SS20 collections at the show to be held from July 21-23, 2019 at the iconic Saatchi Gallery in London. The carefully curated and enticing selection of new designers will includ... Read more

British Wool to sponsor 2019 Shearing & Handling World Champi…

British Wool to sponsor 2019 Shearing & Handling World Championships

"British Wool will sponsor the England, Scotland and Wales teams at the 2019 Shearing & Wool Handling World Championships. The Championships, to be held in Le Dorat, France from July 01-07 July, 2019, will see the teams from England, Scotland and Wales face competitors from over 20 countries, up to 300 shearer... Read more

Stäubli launches new-generation machines at ITMA

Stäubli launches new-generation machines at ITMA

"At ITMA, Stäubli is exhibiting a wide range of machinery equipped with state-of-the-art high-end technologies and software solutions that offer new and expanded benefits to textile mills. Stäubli solutions can boost weaving or sock-knitting performance and overall mill efficiency, besides offering decisive f... Read more

Growing health consciousness sees athleisure scale new heights in…

Growing health consciousness sees athleisure scale new heights in China

With China becoming health conscious the country has over 37,000 fitness facilities. A recent wellness trends report published by the Global Wellness Summit notes over 104 million Chinese have at least one fitness app on their phones while another five million have a gym membership. The country, home to approximately 5... Read more

Goller to introduce new Knit Merc at ITMA 2019

Goller to introduce new Knit Merc at ITMA 2019

"Goller, a CHTC Fong’s International Group Company, will introduce the new Knit Merc at ITMA 2019 to be held from June 20-26, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. The development will help in achieving the highest quality mercerisation of knitted fabrics at the lowest tension and with under 3 per cent variation in dimension... Read more

India: Labor issues cloud India’s knitwear hub Tirupur’s developm…

India: Labor issues cloud India’s knitwear hub Tirupur’s development

"Once touted as the ‘knitwear capital of India, Tirupur, is currently mired by labor issues. Underemployment and rising costs of living, coupled with the continuing impact of policy measures such as the Goods and Services Tax, especially on small-scale manufacturers, is stagnating growth in the city with the shor... Read more

Athleisure market to get a makeover with six new fabrics

Athleisure market to get a makeover with six new fabrics

"A new report titled, “Activewear Market by Product and Fabric: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2017-2024,” by Allied Market Research reveals, the global activewear market, currently valued at $351,164 million in 2017, is expected to reach $546,802 million by 2024."   A new report ... Read more

India’s knit T-shirts exports drop in Q2, Nigeria and South Afric…

India’s knit T-shirts exports drop in Q2, Nigeria and South Africa are exceptions

"Growth in India’s knit T-shirt exports in Q2 FY 18-19 declined by 9.62 per cent over the previous quarter. Within the knitted T-shirts segment, cotton tees accounts for 73 per cent of the total share value at $414.54 million. The second topmost commodity in Q2 FY 18-19 under the knitted T-shirt segment included ... Read more

India’s T-shirts exports in Q2 declined across all countries

India’s T-shirts exports in Q2 declined across all countries

"Export of knit T-shirts by India registered an export value of $570.17 million in Q2 FY 18-19. This is a 9.62 per cent decline over the previous quarter. This trend of falling exports is an indication for exporters to move towards more value added apparel exports, rather than competing with countries like Bangladesh.&... Read more

Tirupur garment exporters set up units beyond Indian shores to ta…

Tirupur garment exporters set up units beyond Indian shores to tap growth

"The Tirupur’s garment industry employs nearly 7 lakh people directly. Until last year, the industry grew at a rate of 20 per cent year-on-year. The cluster, last year, witnessed negative growth for the first time in nearly a decade. After GST was implemented, the cluster lost nearly 5.4 per cent of total drawbac... Read more

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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Intimasia 4.0 to feature leading apparel brands

Organised by Peppermint Communications, the 4th edition of Intimasia show will be hel... Read more

Karl Mayer offers tricot machine

Fabrics for business and casual shirts can be produced on the Karl Mayer’s HKS ... Read more

CIWKF planned in November 2018

The 18th China (Dalang) International Woollen Knitwear Fair (CIWKF) will be held from... Read more

Shima Seiki extends knitting possibilities

Shima Seiki has launched a number of new Whole garment knitting machines, computerise... Read more

Tirupur introduces GreenCo rating system for apparel units

Tirupur has introduced a GreenCo rating system for apparel units. They are validated ... Read more

Mayer launches new machines

Mayer’s new MJ 3.2 E is an electronic single jersey machine that specialises in... Read more

Cifra adds new eco-sustainable yarns to its collection

Cifra, the leader in the production of knitwear with WKS technology which is internat... Read more

Flag clothing gains popularity in USA

Even though Nike has recalled its “Betsy Ross” American flag sneakers, sh... Read more

Asia-Pacific to lead demand for women’s hosiery garments

The demand for women’s hosiery garments will continue to remain lucrative in th... Read more

Santoni’s introduces new seamless circular knitting machines

Italy-based textile machinery company Santoni has come up with seamless circular knit... Read more

Bangladesh sweaters segment moves to automation

Bangladesh’s sweater manufacturers are switching over to an automated productio... Read more

Absent migrant labour brings Ludhiana to a standstill

Ludhiana is grappling with a severe labor shortage. Migrants have yet to return from ... Read more

Bangladesh knit imports up 27 per cent

Bangladesh’s imports of knitted fabrics are up 27.69 per cent. Western retailer... Read more

High pile fabrics come into athleisure

Athleisure is beginning to expand beyond simple stretch fabrics into more luxurious h... Read more

Bangladesh caters to sportswear brands

Bangladesh’s sportswear export value is 10 per cent of the country’s tota... Read more

Athleisure to grow 7 per cent CAGR by 2023

A new report from ResearchAndMarkets.com on “Global Athleisure Market 2019-2023... Read more

Few international buyers visit India International Knit Fair

The recently concluded 46th India International Knit Fair (IIKF), Tirupur witnessed f... Read more

Pakistan knitwear exports up eight per cent

In the first 10 months of the current fiscal Pakistan’s knitwear exports rose 8... Read more

Piave Maitex to launch jersey line

Piave Maitex will launch a jersey line combining functionality with sustainable featu... Read more

Corah Textiles takes up commission knitting

UK-base Corah Textiles has started commission knitting. The company currently employs... Read more

Testing times for Tirupur

Tirupur is facing testing times with thinning margins, declining overseas demand and ... Read more

Karl Mayer to present innovative textile solutions at ITMA 2019

Karl Mayer will present state-of-the art technology and best-of-textile solutions for... Read more

Tirupur knitwear exports up eight per cent

Tirupur knitwear exports have grown 8.3 per cent this fiscal compared to the previous... Read more

India: Commerce Ministry, Tirupur exporters differ on RMG exports figures

The Union commerce ministry and the industrialists in the Tirupur knitwear industry d... Read more

Global activewear grows at six per cent

The global activewear market is growing at a CAGR of 6.5 per cent. The market is help... Read more

Bangladesh knitwear does value addition

Gross value addition from Bangladesh’s readymade garment sector was 63.23 per c... Read more

Knitted footwear grows at five per cent

Global market for knitted footwear is growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR)... Read more

Shima Seiki offers enhanced capabilities with new flat knitting machines

Shima Seiki’s new SVR123SP flat knitting machine has an extra loop presser bed,... Read more

E-com facilitates global knitwear growth

Globally, there has been an increase in online sales of knitwear products. Knitwear p... Read more

Karl Mayer to showcase warp-knitted textiles at Techtextil 2019

Karl Mayer will showcase warp-knitted textiles at Techtextil 2019 in Frankfurt. The b... Read more

Online sales benefits global knitwear sales

Sale of knitwear products through the online channel is increasing in emerging econom... Read more

Mayer & Cie sales grows, now looking to grow in newer markets

In 201,8 May& Cie recorded a slight increase in sales over previous year. The com... Read more

Karl Mayer launches new platform for new developments

Karl Mayer has launched a new platform, Textile Makerspace, to bring together innovat... Read more

New algorithm transforms 3D designs into instructions for knitting equipme…

Researchers at Carnage Mellon University have written a sophisticated algorithm that ... Read more

Bangladesh knitwear sector gains a great momentum in 2018

Bangladesh knit sector saw great growth in 2018. According to economists and business... Read more

Bangladesh apparel exports to Germany up by 7.5%

During fiscal 2017-18, Bangladesh’s apparel export to Germany amounted to US $5... Read more

India: Textile Ministry launches scheme for the knitting & knitwear sec…

Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Minister of Textiles, recently launched the much awaited &l... Read more

White Milano sees an increase in number of visitors

White Milano was held in Italy from, February 22 to 25, 2019. The women’s wear ... Read more

Tirupur wants IGST exemption extended beyond March ’19

Exporters in Tirupur want the Centre to extend integrated goods and services tax (IGS... Read more

Bangladesh earnings from sweater exports up 18 per cent

Bangladesh’s export earnings from sweaters rose by 18.57 per cent in the first ... Read more

Pakistan yearly knit exports up 16 per cent

Pakistan’s knitwear shipments grew 16.25 per cent in January 2019 compared to t... Read more

Karl Mayer incorporates conductive yarns technology into its machines

Karl Mayer multibar raschel machines are used with and without a jacquard facility to... Read more

Shima Seiki latest whole garment machines offer flexibility

Shima Seiki’s Mach 2 S whole garment knitting machine offers the flexibility of... Read more

China leads global knitted fabrics market in Asia-Pacific region

The bright prospects of knitted fabrics market are due to a variety of factors such a... Read more

India: Leading knitwear exporting centre, Tirupur wants knitwear board

Tirupur hopes to be the headquarters of a board for knitwear. This is expected to hel... Read more

Pakistan knitwear exports up 10 per cent in six months

In the past six months, Pakistan’s knitwear exports grew 10.5 per cent. This wa... Read more

Global knitwear market expanding at 5.3 per cent CAGR

China, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and other South Asian and East Asian countries a... Read more

Yoga wear dominates active wear in the US

The active wear market in the US has changed over the last three years. About $48 bil... Read more

Pakistan knitwear, RMG, bedwear exports increase

As per Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, knitwear exports during first five months of cu... Read more

Kolkata hosts Garknit-X machinery fair

Garknit-X is being held in Kolkata from December 14 to 16, 2018. Domestic and interna... Read more

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