25 German textile machinery manufacturers presented their latest solutions at two VDMA conferences this month in Istanbul and Gaziantep in Turkey. Almost 600 participants from the Turkish textiles industry used the opportunity to learn how German technology can help the sector to cope with the tough competition from Asia and several German companies were able to close deals with Turkish customers during the events.
A three-pronged initiative by Textured Jersey, Sri Lanka’s largest manufacturer of circular knitted fabric, to showcase the potential of locally-produced knitted fabrics to the global fashion industry will be one of the highlights of the 2012 Sri Lanka Design Festival (SLDF).
Almost 1500 guests assembled in Wakayama, the capital city of Wakayama Prefecture in the Kansai region of Japan, for the Shima Seiki 50th Anniversary Celebration last week.
Approximately 750 guests and Shima Seiki representatives gathered at the company’s headquarters and at the city’s Big Whale arena on each of the 8th and 9th November to celebrate the historic occasion. In addition, almost 1350 employees celebrated their company’s 50th on Saturday 10th November at the same venue.
Malaysian textile and clothing exports are set to double to an annual value of US$7.5 billion by 2020 after advancing strongly in 2011, according to a new report from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence.
We are a fast growing impendent company looking to recruit a fully experienced programmer for our design and knitting department based in Thurmaston, Leicestershire in the East Midlands of the UK.
The successful applicant will be a team player and be conversant with Mach 2S, SWG-V Machines.
European Flax, a new initiative by the European Confederation of Linen and Hemp (CELC) aimed at boosting the image of European linen in Japan, supporting it in India and creating it in China, a country which is expected to rank second in the world’s luxury market by 2017, was launched in October.
Janet Prescott reports from Milan
Filo is always a business show, people get straight to the point.
The latest edition, 10-11th October, in Milan, showed an increase in exhibitors, and business appeared brisk. This was despite lower production figures and higher imports registered in Italy for the sector during 2012.
Focusing on the topic of “consumption,” over 135 delegates from brands, retailers, government organizations, NGOs and academia joined in the 6th annual conference of the RITE Group (Reducing the Impact of Textiles on the Environment).
Designers Jonathan Saunders, Mark Fast and Richard Nicoll have collaborated with The Woolmark Company to showcase elegant light weight Cool Wool fabrics in their Spring Summer 2013 collections during the recent London fashion Week.
As the days grow shorter and the temperature drops, the time has come to wear warmer clothes. In this case, the tights shown below bring a touch of floral splendour to the cool days of autumn.