Italian knitwear yarn spinner Cariaggi has created an Autumn/Winter collection 2014-15, which was designed with the ultimate warmth and comfort in mind: “the pleasure of being wrapped up against the cold in soft ‘clouds’ of fine yarns”.
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.
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.
Our client based in the East Midlands, UK is seeking to recruit an experienced Stoll Knitting Technician.
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.
Leading computerized knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki of Wakayama, Japan has announced it will exhibit at ITM Texpo Eurasia 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey, which takes place from 29th May to 1st June.
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.
If the turnout at last month’s Private Show at Shima Seiki Italia is anything to go by, then the Italian knitwear industry is in fine shape and looking to invest in the very latest knitting technology to help it maintain its competitive advantage over other global knitwear manufacturing centres.
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.
Caerlee Mills Ltd, the company which runs Scotland’s oldest continually operating knitwear mill has gone into provisional liquidation after a drop in orders has left the company in financial difficulty.