Jersey Lanka (Private) Limited, a leading manufacturer of knitted fabrics for
the intimate apparel and sportswear markets is planning to go public, a Sri Lanka Daily Mirror report said today. Specializing
in the manufacture of high quality, knitted stretch fabrics, Textured Jersey is
a major supplier to apparel manufacturers throughout Asia, Europe and the USA,
including Victoria’s Secret, Marks and Spencer and Intimissimi.
The company is currently jointly owne
The Federation of Readymade Garments and The Hosiery
Association of India called a two-day nationwide ‘silent protest’' and hunger
strike earlier this week, in protest at the
10% excise duty imposed on apparel, hosiery and made-up garments announced
recently in the Union Budget.
The protest witnessed participation from the main textile and
clothing dominated regions like Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Ahemdabad,
Indore and Ludhiana and other centres, including
According to a recently published report by the ITMF
(International Textile Manufacturers Federation), the strong global recovery in
yarn and fabric production since their lows in the 1st quarter of 2009
continued into the 3rd quarter of 2010. In its State of Trade Report – STR Q3/2010,
the ITMF says that both global yarn and fabric production rose compared to the
2nd quarter of 2010 as well as to 2009’s 3rd quarter.
The report says that output increases in yarns coul
This year marks the 11th edition of the annual ‘Stretch to
the Future’ design competition sponsored by RadiciSpandex Corp, maker of
RadElast spandex. Headlining the event
program as the honouree designer judge will be Tadashi Shoji, designer to
A-list celebrities and socialites across the USA. RadiciSpandex will once again partner with
the Fashion School at Kent State University where judging will take place on 21
April at the School’s New York City satelli
Scientists at the Hohenstein Institute in Bönnigheim, Germany,
have recently put an innovative swimsuit with a special surface coating through
its first practical test in the Soleo indoor pool in Heilbronn. A special
coating is said to make the ultra-thin and ultra-lightweight textile material used
in the swimsuit, super-hydrophobic, so that water does not make it wet.
According to the Hohenstein scientists, this means that the air
trapped between the fibres of the f
Preliminary 2010 data drawn up by ACIMIT (the Association of
Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers) is said to show that a decisive
recovery is under way for Italy’s textile machinery sector, in the wake of a
2009 which had been marked by a conspicuous drop in production.
In terms of value,
Italy’s textile machinery production recorded an 18% increase on 2009, from 1.9
to 2.3 billion Euros. Exports drew a similarly favourable increase, at +19%,
reaching a value of ju
Stylesight, a trusted name in trend, providing online content,
tools and technology for the style and design industry, has announced the
launch of ʻIntimates & Swimwear.ʼ The new, dedicated section covers
lingerie, hosiery, sleepwear, loungewear and swim, expanding upon Stylesightʼs
existing array of cutting-edge, industry trend content.
“Stylesight is constantly on the search for inspiring
content and translating the need-to know trends into viable, actio
Six hundred fewer tons of plastic in the environment in
2011: this is the green result that the Benetton Group aims to achieve by
introducing innovative, lightweight liquid wood clothes hangers which are 100%
biodegradable and recyclable, in place of the plastic hangers usually used to
The eco-hangers, developed in partnership with the
Fraunhofer-Institut für Chemische Technologie in Pfinztal-Berghausen (Germany),
will gradually replace their plastic p
Registration for the VDMA organised conference and
exhibition ‘German Technology for the Vietnamese textile industry’ is now open.
The conference will take place in the New World Hotel in Ho-Chi-Minh City on 6
and 7 April 2011. The symposium is officially supported by the German Ministry
for Economics and Technology as well as by AGTEK, the Association of Textile
and Apparel in Ho-Chi-Minh City.
The two-day event themed ‘Innovation for successful business’,
Reuters Africa reports that Mauritius
clothing group Ciel Textiles posted a 52% slump in its first-half pre-tax
profits this week, blaming the soaring cost of its key raw material cotton.
A report this morning said that the group, a supplier to
British clothing retailers Marks & Spencer, Next and Inditex’ Zara, said pre-tax
profit dropped to 54.3 million rupees for the half year ended 31 December from
114.07 million rupees a year earlier.