Fibres & Yarns

Première Vision shows support for the industry at 29th HyÈres Festival

18th April 2014 0 comment
A partner of the famed Hyères International Festival of Fashion & Photography since 2011, Première Vision, which strengthened its collaboration in 2013, will once again this year present the Première Vision Grand Jury Prize. Accompanied by a EUR 15,000 purse, the prize is being awarded to the winner of the fashion prize by a special jury, chaired this year by Kenzo creative directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon.

Karl Mayer Academy offers new training courses for India

17th April 2014 0 comment
In January, the Karl Mayer Academy was able to look back on a successful year. The courses held in the company’s own training centre have been extremely well attended and the trainees were delighted with their learning experience, the German textile machinery manufacturer reports. New courses are now available in India and Germany. For Karl Mayer, the courses are an investment in the future and a way of contributing to the development of the Indian textile industry by disseminating technical information. Last year, around 300 trainees received instruction at the Karl Mayer Academy in Germany. Instructors from Obertshausen also travelled to Mexico and the USA to train about 60 customers in their own countries.

India’s Galleria Intima set to grow

15th April 2014 0 comment
The 3rd edition of the Galleria Intima, India’s largest sourcing fair for intimate apparel professionals, organised by the Intimate Apparel Association of India, will this year take place from 18-19 August at the Grand Hyatt, Goa. Last year the show attracted more than 300 visiting brands and this year, the exhibition promises to get even bigger as the organisers expect over 600 brands and more than 75 exhibitors to visit the event.

Award winning warp knitting training courses for China

15th April 2014 0 comment
With its academy in Changzhou City, Karl Mayer is aiming to complement its range of state-of-the-art machines by making specific training courses available to its customers. The concept has proved to be extremely successful. Since the Karl Mayer Academy China was set up in 2008, more than 700 trainees have qualified there, and the number is rising all the time. The Karl Mayer Academy China has also been awarded the prize for the “Great Contribution to China’s Warp Knitting Industry 2013” by the Chinese Federation for the Knitting Industry (CKIA-WKA) on 22 November last year.

Yeşim CEO re-elected to IAF board

14th April 2014 0 comment
Şenol Şankaya, CEO of Turkish knitted garments producer Yeşim Tekstil, has been elected for the second time to the board of managers of the International Apparel Federation (IAF), one of the largest federations for apparel and garment industry. Şankaya, who is also the chairman of Uludağ Exporters Union for Apparel and Ready Wear (UHKİB), will continue to represent the Turkish apparel sector at the international level.

Latest Shima Seiki innovations go on show in Shanghai

11th April 2014 1 comment
The leading Japanese flat knitting technologist Shima Seiki will show its latest line up at the ITMA Asia +CITME 2014 exhibition that is taking place from 16-20 June. Through its exhibition theme Breakthrough Technology, the company will propose solutions for current needs of the knitting industries in China, Asia and beyond, while emphasising the importance of sustaining those industries for the future. The manufacturer will be presenting its ITMA ASIA + CITME 2014 exhibition line up in three zones: catering to current needs – Breakthrough Zone, upgraded needs – Wholegarment Zone, and diversified needs – Expansion Zone.

Cut resistant glove offers dexterity and cool feel

10th April 2014 0 comment
Ejendals, a leading Swedish specialist in the development, manufacture and marketing of quality products that protect hands and feet, will be introducing its latest protective knitted glove, model 909, which incorporates Dyneema Diamond Technology, at SAWO 2014 that is taking place from 9-15 April in Poznań, Poland. The new fine gauge glove was developed specifically for applications requiring very good dexterity with cool feel and is ideal for high precision handling of small components, the company reports.

Continuous international growth at Interfiliere Hong Kong

9th April 2014 0 comment
The 8th session of Interfiliere Hong Kong has again proven to be the quality intimates and swimwear trade show to attend when looking for innovation and inspiration, according to organisers of the event that took place last week at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The colourful and trend-inspired show was attended by 3200 visitors, 70% of which were decision makers. “At Interfiliere Hong Kong we meet a lot of clients from Hong Kong, China and Asia. It is always an efficient and successful show for us, and that’s the reason why we have participated for many years,” commented Eddie Wong, Sales Manager, Hana Fashion, Taiwan.

Lenzing appoints new CFO

8th April 2014 0 comment
The Supervisory Board of Lenzing has appointed Thomas Riegler to serve as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer for the next three years starting on 1 June 2014. Born in Graz, Thomas Riegler studied business administration and has accumulated more than 20 years of professional experience in the field of financial management. He worked for Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and held top international management positions in the Daimler Group.

Anti-ageing fibre in Yaluronica cosmetotextile line

7th April 2014 0 comment
Meryl Hyaluronan, the anti-ageing fibre produced by Nylstar, has been selected as the fibre to develop GT Calze’s new and exclusive Yaluronica cosmeto-textile product line. The new product line was showcased during Cosmoprof Bologna 2014, which took place at the weekend. The launch is expected to mark a new direction for the cosmeto-textile segment.