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.
European textile and clothing companies are looking further afield for growth, according to a new report from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence called World Textile and Apparel Trade and Production Trends: the EU.
According to the latest International Textile Machinery Shipment Statistics (ITMSS) published this week by the ITMF (International Textile Manufacturers Federation) shipments of new textile machinery fell in 2012 in most segments compared with 2011, although a new record was set for shipments of large diameter circular knitting machines.
Just days after launching its new online Looking for Wool sourcing guide, an online directory which will enable businesses to source wool and wool-rich products for both the apparel and interiors sector, The Woolmark Company has released five new introductory training manuals to assist in educating the retail and trade sectors about the benefits of Australian Merino wool.
IAF President Mr. Harry van Dalfsen has announced that IAF will launch an action plan on global responsibility. Speaking in the opening session of the Fashion Retail Summit in Mumbai celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI), Mr. Van Dalfsen emphasized that the IAF is a truly global association representing both buyers and manufacturers and small and large companies.
Knitting machine manufacturers have historically been well represented at ShanghaiTex and Karl Mayer is no exception - the leading warp knitting machine manufacturer will be showcasing some of its latest innovations at the June show in Shanghai.
Karl Mayer’s longstanding managing partner, Fritz P. Mayer, will retire from the company on 30th June 2013 and from the 1st July 2013, he will represent the Mayer family on the Supervisory Board, together with Suzanne Forker. Mayer will be replaced by Arno Gärtner who joined the Management Board of Karl Mayer Holding on 1st March 2013.
Companies involved in the wool production pipeline are being invited to promote their wool-rich products in a new, free-of-charge initiative created by The Woolmark Company. The Looking for Wool sourcing guide is an online directory which will enable businesses to source wool and wool-rich products for both the apparel and interiors sector.
The International Textile Manufacturers Association’s (ITMF) State of Trade Report Q4/2012 reports that although there was a drop in global yarn output in Q4/2012, estimates for Q/2013 and Q2/2013 for global yarn and fabric production are positive.