Colours & Trends
Lectra, a leader in integrated technology solutions for industries using soft materials such as apparel fabrics, technical textiles and composite materials has announced the success of its early-adopter program for its Modaris 3D system.
Invista, owner of Lycra brand, is teaming up with the WGSN Global Fashion Awards to find the fashion industry’s newest design star. This year in its 5th edition, the Lycra Future Designers Awards’ winner will be announced at a glamorous awards event on 30 October at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum.
Leading flat knitting machine builder Stoll has made available a great video of its current Stoll Denim Collection which can be viewed here on Knitting Industry in HD (high definition). The Stoll Denim Collection shows a selection of the almost unlimited potential for denim in knitting.
Just days after launching its new online Looking for Wool sourcing guide, an online directory which will enable businesses to source wool and wool-rich products for both the apparel and interiors sector, The Woolmark Company has released five new introductory training manuals to assist in educating the retail and trade sectors about the benefits of Australian Merino wool.
IAF President Mr. Harry van Dalfsen has announced that IAF will launch an action plan on global responsibility. Speaking in the opening session of the Fashion Retail Summit in Mumbai celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI), Mr. Van Dalfsen emphasized that the IAF is a truly global association representing both buyers and manufacturers and small and large companies.
The creative headquarters of leading Italian warp knitter Eurojersey has combined international research and careful study with creativity to come up with its recommendations and suggestions, which focus on Italian-made quality, functionality and comfort of Sensitive Fabrics for use in Winter 14/15 lingerie.
This video was made by Robert Newton a TV documentary producer whose family were in textiles in North Carolina for generations. Newton got the idea for the documentary after he found himself constantly correcting people who said that the textiles industry in NC state was dead. It’s a full blown TV documentary which lasts 30 minutes but its well worth watching.
The Source it procurement platform at Texprocess 2013 in Frankfurt am Main from 10 to 13 June offers a comprehensive overview of the world’s most important sourcing regions. For the first time this year, the focus of Source it is on national presentations with selected manufacturing companies and among the countries and regions represented will be Egypt, Bulgaria, Hong Kong, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Senegal, South America and Vietnam.
Under the slogan ‘Three Degrees of Natural Motion’ Nike is introducing three special edition shoes which will be available this week in Europe - the Nike Flyknit Racer, Flyknit Trainer HTM, both of which incorporate the company’s revolutionary Flyknit seamless flat knitted uppers, and the Inneva Woven a lightweight shoe with a woven upper.
SHIMA SEIKI's Total Design Center (TDC), plans, designs and produces original knit samples for consideration by its customers. From basic sweaters to WHOLEGARMENT ensembles, each monthly collection features a collection of the latest samples available from TDC.
Click on the image to view Shima’s collections for January & February 2013