ACITIF, African Cotton Textiles Industry Federation, has become a new member of IAF, International Apparel Federation.
ACTIF represents the national associations and private industries in 24 African Countries and is very active in promoting the emerging African apparel and textile chain. The Federation is proud that with this membership from Africa now all continents are represented in its membership.
Nike has launched a brand new basketball shoe incorporating its Flyknit seamless uppers which are knitted in one single piece using advanced flat knitting technology.
Euratex, the European Apparel and Textile Confederation, has attended a high-level lunch organised by Walpole, the British Luxury association, where the action plan for implementation of the European strategy for fashion and high-end industries by 2020 was discussed.
The plan was presented by European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani at the event, attended by key stakeholders and sectors of the fashion and high-end industries.
After the great response to its first denim collection for Spring/Summer 2014 leading flat knitting machine manufacturer Stoll took up the challenge of creating a collection of wintery denim knits for Autumn/Winter 2014/15 and the result is the inspiring Stoll Winter Denim Trend Collection 14/15, which the company has just launched.
“The novelty of the current collection is based on extraordinary pattern techniques but also the combination of seasonal mixed materials, merino wool connects in this context with indigo-dyed cotton,” says Jörg Hartmann, Head of Fashion & Technology at Stoll.
Nottingham Trent University fashion design student Mel Uskuri, 21, from Cannock, Staffordshire, has a won a £3,000 industry prize as part of the first-ever fashion scholarship awarded by Derbyshire fashion house and knitwear manufacturer David Nieper.
According to David Nieper, with the UK fashion industry facing a shortage of design for manufacturing skills, it is working with Nottingham Trent University’s School of Art & Design to up-skill the next generation of designers, pattern-cutters and dressmakers with the knowledge and industry experience employers look for.
The winter session of Interfilière Paris, the leading trade fair for intimates and beachwear fabrics, will take place from 25-27 January in Paris, Porte de Versailles, exploring the dominating trends for Spring-Summer 2015.
Designed as a creative showcase for tomorrow’s trends, the show will bring together the entire intimates and beachwear industry in the same pavilion. A unique concept, the event is offering the sector’s professionals excellence in fabrics, the most sought-after accessories, know-how and inspiration.
The 14th China International Exhibition on Hosiery, Knitting, Dyeing and Finishing Machinery and the 3rd China International Exhibition on Automatic Garment Machinery and Sewing Equipment, YIWU TEX 2013, are taking place from 19-22 November at Yiwu International Expo Centre, Yiwu City, Zhejiang Province, China.
The four day exhibition has attracted 200 knitting and automatic garment machinery exhibitors from 11 countries and regions. It is expected to receive 12,000 visitors and about ten delegation groups from local and overseas.
With the aim of specialisation, marketization and brand building, the exhibition strives to provide the strongest trading platform for knitting and automatic garment machinery.
The second Euratex Convention, the European exchange and meeting platform for the textile industry, welcomed 130 participants from 16 countries, and featured 18 lectures providing ideas and visions for the future of the textile and clothing Industry.
The event, based around a future-oriented subject ‘European Textiles & Fashion 2025 - A new industry paradigm driven by innovation’, took place from 4- 5 November at Deutsche Bank in Berlin.
Tanatex Chemicals, a leading producer of specialty chemicals, has introduced Fibermate CW, a high performance waxing agent, designed to create surface smoothness in yarns.
Pringle of Scotland, the knitwear favoured by celebrities such as Scarlett Johansson, Madonna and Tilda Swinton, has narrowed its annual losses despite suffering a 30% slide in sales.
The company’s owners also admitted they do not expect it to deliver a profit in the near future but pledged to keep investing in the business.
Parent group Pringle Enterprises ploughed £6 million into the company during the past financial year, which ended on 26 January, and has injected a further £4.3m since then.