For Fall/Holiday 2013, Nike updates classic styles with a revolutionary reinvention of fleece fabric in its Nike Tech Fleece Collection that is said to combine the fit, feel, and function of Nike’s most iconic sportswear silhouettes.
Shima Seiki, a leading manufacturer in the computerised flatbed knitting machine industry will exhibit at the Première Vision show in Paris that will be held from 17-19 September.
It will once again participate as a sole machine manufacturer in the ‘Knitwear Solutions’ category for the flatbed knit sector, following its participation in the inaugural edition of Knitwear Solutions two seasons ago.
Fox River, one of the oldest American manufacturers of socks, is presenting a new line of socks featuring Tencel and the brand’s new Helix Fit technology.
The Sport PEAK series offers a variety of different socks for women and men in bright colours. The Helix Fit System, a compression sock with so called ‘unparalleled fit’, is designed to offer athletes greater comfort.
Huber has launched a new ‘Pure Ocean’ underwear collection featuring the innovative Tencel C fibre. The collection, made from Tencel, Tencel C and elastane, features shirts with short and long sleeves, Brasil slips, short and long pants.
First presented by Lenzing two years ago, Tencel C is a result of the company’s attempt to combine cosmetic properties with the well-known skin-sensory advantages of its Tencel fibre.
When it comes to performance apparel, seams are the enemy, according to Nike - they are heavy, create areas of weakness and can be uncomfortable against the skin. Nike says it has found the solution, by introducing the Nike Pro Elite Knit, an innovative application of a warp-knitted construction.
“We were inspired by what we saw in footwear with Nike Flyknit, which created a virtually seamless upper,” explained Jamie Lee, Nike Women’s Training Product Craft Director. “Our approach was to create a seamless garment designed to amplify the body’s natural ability – something that moves with the body and breathes extremely well. In essence, something you never know is there.”
After six years of research and development, an Australian clothing manufacturer Supacore has announced the launch of its new range of compression clothing designed to assist the athlete to recover from an injury.
Designed and produced in collaboration with physiotherapists, sports scientists, product designers and athletes, the seamlessly engineered compression products will also be used by the Sydney Swans Football Club, who signed a three-year supply agreement with Supacore.
Eco-Fashion brand Rapanui has launched a new 2013/14 collection, designed to bring sustainable clothing to the highstreet at prices that are accessible.
Created from sustainable materials and made in a factory powered by wind turbines, the new collection feature a new on-trend range of t-shirts, tops, vests and hoodies is derived from bamboo, eucalyptus and organic cotton and starts from £9.95.
Invista, owner of the Lycra brand, has been announced as the headline sponsor of Moda Lingerie & Swimwear trade show for the fifth consecutive season. With a key focus on the Xtra Life Lycra fibre brand, the team from Invista will be present at Moda, which will be held at Birmingham NEC from 11-13 August.
“We’re extremely proud to be sponsoring Moda once again, and as the UK's national show for the intimate apparel and swimwear industries we feel it is the perfect fit for Invista and the Xtra Life Lycra fibre brand,” commented Michele Duncan, Invista’s Marketing Account Manager.
Texworld USA celebrated its 15th edition with a record number of exhibitors and visitors. The trade show hosted 438 exhibitors from 15 countries, a 33.5% increase from the last summer’s show.
“The exhibitor and attendee numbers demonstrate that Texworld USA continues to be the most important platform for sourcing apparel fabrics in North America,” explained John P. Gallagher, President and CEO of Messe Frankfurt. “Our exhibitors are looking for renowned brands and we are pleased to say we bring buyers from some of the largest brands such as J Crew, Ralph Lauren, PVH, Elie Tahari and many more.”
Latvia can be proud of its ancient crafts, amongst which knitting and crocheting take the most prominent place, the tradition dating back to the 14th century. Rich in national character, different patterns and natural colours, traditional knitted accessories and garments such as hats, scarves, sweaters, wraps, mittens and thick winter socks can be found in the small souvenir shops as well as in the big brand stores.
Being an essential part of everyday life centuries ago, modern mittens and scarfs still reproduce the ancient pagan ornaments. Famous for being hand made, these warming souvenirs attract tourists’ attention during any time of the year.