Flat Knitting

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.

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.

Chanel to create 100 new jobs at Barrie Knitwear in Scotland

11th April 2014 0 comment
Chanel has announced it will hire 100 new staff over the next three years at its Barrie Knitwear factory in Hawick in the Scottish Borders. Barrie’s workforce where advised of the company’s expansion plans by Chanel’s fashion president Bruno Pavlovsky yesterday.

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.

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.

Hawick Knitwear plans international growth after BBC show

8th April 2014 0 comment
Can Lord Digby Jones, former UK government Minister for Trade and Director General of The CBI (Confederation of British Industry) persuade a Scottish textiles mill take their traditional heritage knitwear to China?

Rock Your World with Stoll at ITMA Asia + CITME

4th April 2014 1 comment
ITMA Asia + CITME 2014 in Shanghai promises to be a very special exhibition for leading flat knitting machine manufacturer H. Stoll GmbH & Co. KG and its guests with a number of surprises including the live launch of a limited edition CMS ADF-3 next generation flat knitting machine.

Shima Seiki to hold private show in South Korea

4th April 2014 0 comment
Leading Japanese computerised flat knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki MFG, together with its Korean subsidiary Shima Seiki Korea, will hold a private exhibition at the Textile Center in Seoul, South Korea, from 17-18 April. Shima Seiki ill provide guests with the opportunity to examine in further detail the capabilities of its SDS-ONE APEX3 3D design system, as a follow-up to the Korea Private Show held in February, as well as the Preview in Daegu exhibition held in March. The company will have three units of APEX3 on display for individual demonstrations.

Shima introduces SWG-N2 compact Wholegarment machines

31st March 2014 0 comment
Leading Japanese flat knitting machine builder Shima Seiki has added a new SWG-N2 series to its compact class of Wholegarment flat knitting machines. The SWG-N2 series features Shima’s proven R2CARRIAGE system for higher productivity and a larger number of yarn carriers and holding hooks for yarn cutting, as well as a separate yarn holder with increased capacity, which allows for even more flexibility in multi-colour knitting.