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Billy Hunter

  • 6th April 2013

    What’s new on Knitting Industry this week?

    Greetings from a cold but sunny Manchester. Let’s take a quick look at what’s been happening this week on Knitting Industry. A start-up Netherlands-based company called Elasol, established in 2012, has developed a technology that uses an innovative elasti

  • 29th January 2013

    NIKE: 80% less waste for new Flyknit Lunar1+

    Nike has launched its latest running shoe incorporating its Flyknit seamlessly knitted uppers technology and it looks like being a real winner on all fronts. Nike Flyknit Lunar1+, which is available from the beginning of February, is said to employ construct

  • 11th December 2012

    Merino meets demand from demanding

    Merino wool is being used more and more in functional garments from sportswear to protective clothing. The natural fibre which accounts for around 2% of world fibre consumption is being used not only for comfort in demanding conditions but also for its inheren

  • 15th October 2012

    Sustainability takes centre stage

    Around 135 delegates assembled in London last week for the RITE Group (Reducing the Impact of Textiles on the Environment) conference where consumption was the focus for brands, retailers, government organizations, NGOs and academia at the 6th annual conferenc

  • 6th September 2012

    Used Knitting Machines trading platform updated

    Knitting Industry, the leading free content website for the knitting and hosiery industries, has completed the revamp of its Used Knitting Machines trading platform, bringing a whole host of new features and benefits to both buyers and sellers of used knitting

  • 26th July 2012

    Nike Flyknit: Quantum leap for flat knitting

    The knitting industry rumour mills have been running at warp speed (no puns intended) since we published an article on Nike’s Flyknit integrally knitted running shoe upper in February - see Nike Flyknit – a seamlessly knitted running shoe!.

  • 24th May 2012

    Welcome to the new Knitting Industry website

    The long awaited re-launch of the leading free content website for the knitting and hosiery industries is here at last. This month brings the highly anticipated re-launch of www.knittingindustry.com , which offers readers even greater benefits than before.

  • 21st February 2012

    Lenzing introduces MicroModal Edelweiss

    At the spring trade shows in Paris last week, leading Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing presented its latest eco fibre, MicroModal Edelweiss, which is made from European beech wood using eco manufacturing processes. Lenzing's textile fibres go in

  • 20th February 2012

    ISPO success for seamless specialist

    Leading manufacturer of warp knitted seamless (WKS) garments Cifra, which has recently signed a collaboration agreement with circular seamless giant Tefron, exhibited at ISPO in Munich last month for the first time, claiming the show was a resounding succe

  • 14th October 2011

    Energy savings focus and new Monforts 8000 stenter

    Billy Hunter meets Monforts Vice President, Klaus Heinrichs at ITMA in Barcelona Leading dyeing and finishing machinery manufacturer A. Monforts Textilmaschinen showcased its latest products for dyeing, finishing and sanforising at ITMA 2011 in Barcelona with

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