According to the global business information company Textiles Intelligence, cellulosic fibre production is set to continue growing rapidly in the coming years. Faced with soaring raw cotton prices in 2011, many textile and apparel producers switched to man-made fibres or started to use a greater proportion of man-made fibres in blends. In its recently published latest edition of Textile Outlook International, the company reports:
Leading circular knitting machine builder Mayer & Cie. has launched a number of new developments recently amongst which is the German company’s HPI (High Productive Interlock) version of its well proven D4-2.2 II machine. The machine is reported to be selling well in India and Turkey, with one buyer in India recently ordering 12 machines.
Epson UK has appointed Adelco, DTG Solutions, i-Sub and RA Smart as authorised resellers for its new SureColor SC-F2000 direct-to-garment desktop printer.
The easy-to-use SureColor SC-F2000 is fully designed and built by Epson to deliver maximum quality, productivity, flexibility and total reliability - alongside low running and maintenance costs, the company reports.
Pringle of Scotland, the knitwear favoured by celebrities such as Scarlett Johansson, Madonna and Tilda Swinton, has narrowed its annual losses despite suffering a 30% slide in sales.
The company’s owners also admitted they do not expect it to deliver a profit in the near future but pledged to keep investing in the business.
Parent group Pringle Enterprises ploughed £6 million into the company during the past financial year, which ended on 26 January, and has injected a further £4.3m since then.
Première Vision Shanghai and Denim by Première Vision Asia confirmed their premium positions as more than 3,100 professionals came to Shanghaimart on 22-23 October to discover the offer of 70 exhibitors.
Première Vision events featured premium collections, exclusive trends and industry information, creating a unique business and network platform for the Asian fashion industry.
At Denim by Première Vision Asia, international and domestic denim makers presented top developments and excited designers with their cutting-edge collections. Première Vision Shanghai exhibitors displayed a strong and focused offer to the Asian market for the Fall-Winter 14/15 season.
Overall orders of textile machinery for the third quarter of 2013 dropped by 7% compared to the previous quarter, ACIMIT reports.
ACIMIT President Raffaella Carabelli said: “The slowdown in the Chinese market is taking its toll abroad, whereas in Italy a general lack of confidence is hurting a recovery in investments.”
For German circular knitting machine builder Mayer & Cie., business has pretty much gone to plan over the past few years. The Albstadt headquartered company sold 860 machines in 2011, 1030 in 2012 and this year it expects to sell in excess of 1200 machines – steady growth which is impressive during a period of economic downturn – which also secures jobs in its Swabian Alb home town where today 285 people are employed, 35 more than 2 years ago.
Germany has done its bit for the global Campaign for Wool this year by initiating a special fashion project called Wool School, a design competition in cooperation with selected retail partners and colleges of fashion and design.
Scotland’s textile sector has set itself new industry growth targets after exceeding its 2020 targets for turnover growth and research and development investment by 12% and 96% respectively. The latest figures, Scottish Enterprise says, recognise the significant gains in international trade which see the industry well on its way to achieving a 50% increase in exports by 2017.
Leading circular knitting machine builder Mayer & Cie. has introduced a newly developed needle for its OVJA 1.1 TTRB circular garment length machine which allows the knitting of fabrics in different gauges on the same machine.