Tiberio Lonati has passed away at the age of 69. Mr Lonati, CEO and technical supremo at the Santoni Group died at his home in Brescia surrounded by family on Monday afternoon after a short illness.
Faults in product development can be expensive for clothing manufacturers, researchers for the Hohenstein Institute report. Inconsistencies in the materials, pattern, workmanship and function in the creative design process are said to put the efficiency of measuring the quality control at risk, due to the lack of central procedure for documentation or process monitoring.
As part of a research project, scientists at the Hohenstein Institute in Boennigheim have been looking at the QM tools that would be appropriate for the short and creative product development cycle that occurs in the clothing industry.
Project manager Simone Morlock commented: “Our aim was to find a solution that is really geared towards the processes and the demand for creativity in the clothing industry, as well as what was possible from the point of view of organisation and timescales.”
A delicate, lace fabric in warm shades of gold and brown was specially developed by Karl Mayer to decorate the seductive green Christmas outfit shown on this page. The fabric consists of a fine, tulle-like net ground crossed by oval, charm-like effects featuring fine, floral motifs and tiny flowers with an openwork look.
Chinese textiles conglomerate Shandong Ruyi Technology Group, which has wide textiles interests including circular knitting mills for cotton jersey fabrics, has acquired a 52% share of Masood Textile Mills (MTM), one of the most technologically advanced enterprises in Pakistan.
Applied DNA Sciences has announced the rollout of SigNature T, a new DNA-based security platform specifically for textiles and apparel, made by a proprietary (patent pending) technology that is said to enable the company to identify textile raw materials as well as finished products.
The International Apparel Federation (IAF) welcomes the new WTO multilateral trade agreement that has been reached recently in Bali. The ‘trade facilitation’ package, the prime component of the agreement, is said to be beneficial to the global apparel industry.
The industry has probably the most internationalised supply and demand structure in the world, and with a growing market share of large retail chains and brands with a global presence, internationalisation is increasing still, the IAF reports.
ACITIF, African Cotton Textiles Industry Federation, has become a new member of IAF, International Apparel Federation.
ACTIF represents the national associations and private industries in 24 African Countries and is very active in promoting the emerging African apparel and textile chain. The Federation is proud that with this membership from Africa now all continents are represented in its membership.
Novozymes and China Knitting Industry Association (CKIA) have signed a strategic partnership agreement in Beijing to jointly promote the sustainable development of biological solutions in the Chinese knitting industry.
Low carbon emissions, energy savings and environmental protection are among the goals of the agreement. It addresses bio-innovative application and research in the knitting sector.
The two sides will cooperate in areas including sewage treatment at knitting enterprises and energy conservation. Novozymes will provide basic tests, research and technical guidance.
Australian Wool Innovation, the marketing organisation behind Australia’s wool growers, reports that for the first time in two decades Russian textiles interests have travelled directly to the country to source what is arguably the finest wool in the world. The return of Russian interests is thought to be significant given the large potential the former Russian states have for processing and consuming the natural fibre.
Euratex, the European Apparel and Textile Confederation, has attended a high-level lunch organised by Walpole, the British Luxury association, where the action plan for implementation of the European strategy for fashion and high-end industries by 2020 was discussed.
The plan was presented by European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani at the event, attended by key stakeholders and sectors of the fashion and high-end industries.