Hosiery & Socks
Austrian wool yarn spinner Schoeller, in partnership with Australia’s The Merino Company (TMC), has developed a completely new technology called Enciel, which offers a range of brilliant wool colours and a white merino yarn with up to 160% better white standard.
The Board of Directors of the International Apparel Federation (IAF) has announced a change of location for the upcoming 29th IAF World Fashion Convention. The convention will now be held in Shanghai, China, from 22 – 25 September 2013 and not in Nanjing as originally planned.
According to the latest The International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) State of Trade Report, output of global yarn production rose in Q3/2012 in comparison to the previous quarter due to higher output in Asia South and America, while production in Europe and North America was down.
Welsh luxury hosiery and knitwear manufacturer Corgi Hosiery will be exhibiting a new limited edition range at a four-day Coronation Festival at Buckingham Palace in July to celebrate the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation.
The Textile Institute has announced details of its latest intensive training short courses for the textiles industry. The Institute is a leading provider of short courses for the industry, drawing on over 100 years of textiles knowledge.
Leading manufacturer of textile dyes and chemicals, Huntsman Textile Effects opened a new specialty synthesis unit yesterday, further strengthening its manufacturing capability and presence in the Asian textiles market by upgrading its existing reactive dyes facility at Mahachai.
Darn Tough Vermont, an American manufacturer of premium, performance socks with an unconditional lifetime guarantee, has reported that 2012 sales and profitability were the best ever in its, and parent company Cabot Hosiery’s, 34-year history. Darn Tough Vermont’s topline was up 54% against 2011, a highly successful year that itself saw record revenues for the company.
Unifi has released preliminary operating results for its second fiscal quarter ended December 23, 2012. The Greensboro headquartered company reported net income of $2.4 million, compared to a net loss of $7.6 million, for the prior year fiscal quarter ended December 25, 2011. Net sales increased $5.0 million, or 3.0%, to $172 million for the December 2012 quarter, compared to net sales of $167 million for the December 2011 quarter.
PVH (Phillips-Van Huesen) Corp. has licensed American Essentials Inc. and its parent company McGregor Industries Inc. to market and distribute men's, women's and children's hosiery and legwear under the IZOD brand. The initial term of the license agreement runs through 2017 and provides for a three-year renewal at PVH's option.
WeConnectFashion (WCF) has been connecting fashion brands, retailers and service providers with each other and with marketplace intelligence since 1998, and now the brand has announced the launch of its innovative online Trend Shop.