Fibres & Yarns
Cariaggi Fine Yarns Collection, a leading manufacturer of high-end yarns from Italy’s Marche region, continues with its strategy of investing in technology with two important new projects - Filato Digitale and the eBiz initiative.
It bears repeating: Knitwear is having a moment. With current catwalks full of knitted dresses, sweater coat hybrids, and oversized jumpers, knitwear’s next evolution is into more tailored territory. For Autumn/Winter 2014, knitwear borrows compact structures, graphic patterns, and yarn configurations more typically seen in woven fabrics. Many of these looks incorporate wide knitting and cut-and-sew techniques.
Steven Oo, an exciting young designer whose post-modern knitwear was featured in a 2010 New York Times review by fashion columnist Suzy Menkes, will bring his story to Spinexpo with a concise collection of specially-designed pieces to be displayed at the New York show in July. With a self-professed love of “simple, high-quality yarns with a great hand,” Mr. Oo’s Spinexpo collection will utilize yarns from exhibiting worsted spinners such as Ningbo Consinee, Novetex, Südwolle, Xinao Group, and Zhejiang Zhongding.
Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd., the Teijin Group's fibre-product converting company, announced today that it will showcase a range of functional sports fabrics at Performance Days, a show for functional sports and work wear fabrics, which will take place at the MTC World Of Fashion in Munich, Germany, on May 15 and 16.
The International Textile Manufacturers Association’s (ITMF) State of Trade Report Q4/2012 reports that although there was a drop in global yarn output in Q4/2012, estimates for Q/2013 and Q2/2013 for global yarn and fabric production are positive.
First-class materials, perfect workmanship and flawless quality – these three features characterize the priorities of Bühler’s Germany based customer, Taubert Textil. As a specialist in the development and production of dimension-stabilizing knit fabrics for lingerie, Taubert utilizes Bühler’s SwissCotton Compact yarns on their high speed tricot machines with extremely high tensions.
Indorama Industries, a subsidiary of Indorama Corporation, is to double production of spandex yarn to meet the growing demand for the product in India, The Times of India reports. The company is to expand its Inviya spandex yarn production from 5000 tonnes per year to 10,000 tonnes by the end of 2014.
Algodonera del Valle is a vertically-integrated textiles operation with headquarters in Buenos Aires, which has developed into one of the largest textile companies in Argentina by continual investment in spinning, knitting and finishing, over the past few decades. The family-run enterprise is specialized in the manufacture of soft knitting yarns for the domestic market and a good cooperation with textile machinery manufacturer Rieter is an important component for its success.
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.
According to Australian wool industry experts, the’ next-to-skin’ wool garment industry is set to be transformed by two ground-breaking new fabric testing devices available for commercial use through the Australian Wool Testing Authority (AWTA). Used together the Wool ComfortMeter and Wool HandleMeter are said to allow manufacturers and retailers to produce and market vastly improved next-to-skin garments.