Industry Talk

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.

Karl Mayer Academy offers new training courses for India

17th April 2014 0 comment
In January, the Karl Mayer Academy was able to look back on a successful year. The courses held in the company’s own training centre have been extremely well attended and the trainees were delighted with their learning experience, the German textile machinery manufacturer reports. New courses are now available in India and Germany. For Karl Mayer, the courses are an investment in the future and a way of contributing to the development of the Indian textile industry by disseminating technical information. Last year, around 300 trainees received instruction at the Karl Mayer Academy in Germany. Instructors from Obertshausen also travelled to Mexico and the USA to train about 60 customers in their own countries.

India’s Galleria Intima set to grow

15th April 2014 0 comment
The 3rd edition of the Galleria Intima, India’s largest sourcing fair for intimate apparel professionals, organised by the Intimate Apparel Association of India, will this year take place from 18-19 August at the Grand Hyatt, Goa. Last year the show attracted more than 300 visiting brands and this year, the exhibition promises to get even bigger as the organisers expect over 600 brands and more than 75 exhibitors to visit the event.

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.

Lenzing appoints new CFO

8th April 2014 0 comment
The Supervisory Board of Lenzing has appointed Thomas Riegler to serve as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer for the next three years starting on 1 June 2014. Born in Graz, Thomas Riegler studied business administration and has accumulated more than 20 years of professional experience in the field of financial management. He worked for Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and held top international management positions in the Daimler Group.

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?

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.

Eco finishing solutions for knits on show in Shanghai

3rd April 2014 0 comment
Benninger, a leading company in the development of technologically advanced textile finishing and tire cord solutions, will exhibit its Trikoflex drum washer and a Benninger-Küsters DyePad Basic at ITMA Asia + CITME trade fair that is due to be held in Shanghai, China, from 16-20 June. According to the manufacturer, despite the tremendous efforts of machine designers to reduce the liquor ratio, finishing of knitted goods in jet dyeing machines still requires large amounts of water and therefore also a great deal of energy.