One of the busiest stands at last month’s FIMAST (International Textile Machinery and Accessories Trade Show) in Brescia was that of local sock machine builder Busi Giovanni. The family owned company is known for its innovations and machines which allow its customers to enter niche markets, and it did not disappoint at FIMAST.
According to events organiser UBM Asia, the Cashmere World show which has relocated from Beijing to Hong Kong, has had a successful debut in Hong Kong. The fair is said to have benefited from the presence of important international buying offices in Hong Kong enjoyed synergies with the co-located Fashion Access (25 – 27 September 2012) show. Close to 2000 buyers from 50 countries were on hand to view the fibres, yarns and finished cashmere products on offer.
Nilit announced yesterday that it will be introducing its Nilit Breeze cooling yarn to Asian markets at the forthcoming Intertextile Shanghai 2012 tradeshow. Nilit Breeze, the Israeli company’s most recent innovation, is said to be a revolutionary nylon 6.6 fibre that has been proven to cool wearers by almost one degree Celsius in comparison to fabrics knitted with standard fibres.
This article was written by Debra Cobb for our sister site Innovation in Textiles which has a technical textiles focus. However, the ‘fashion fabrics get technical’ message was so powerful and knits featured so heavily, that we thought we would publish it here too...
Fabrics for Autumn/Winter 2013/14 contrasted opulent surfaces and handles with compact density and functional technicity at the September 2012 edition of Première Vision Pluriel in Paris.
Visitor traffic was strong over the first two days of the fair, according to Phillipe Pasquet, CEO and editor-in-chief of Première Vision, calling the opening day “historic, ahead of expectations.” Exhibitors were also pleased with attendance at the fair; Bel Maille’s Stéphane Ziegler commented, “Traffic has been very good with our current customers. We were very happy to see several new customers, including more Americans.”
Brescia and its surrounding area has always been one of the most important manufacturing centres for hosiery and sock manufacturing machinery as well as home to many internationally renowned producers of socks and hosiery.
The Woolmark Company will showcase a selection of Merino wool innovations, trends and industry services at Spin Expo in Shanghai this September.
Some of the highlight product developments on show include:
Cashmere World organisers say the show is primed for a big and successful Hong Kong debut with many of the world’s most important cashmere producers and luxury brands invested in the exhibition.
The recent Interfilière show in Paris confirmed the importance of the cosmetic textiles or cosmetotextiles market for producers and marketers of next-to-skin knitted fabrics.
Interfilière organiser Eurovet, has published a seven page report on Cosmetotextiles (cosmetic textiles), which summarises a symposium held at the Paris show and which was jointly sponsored by Interfilière and La Federation de la Maille et de la Lingerie.
Karl Mayer’s attendance at ITM Texpo Eurasia 2012 in April this year could be described as being ‘a first’ in many respects. This was the first trade fair the company had exhibited at this year, it was the first time in a while that it was showing a machine actually operating and the innovations on show were also being exhibited for the first time in Turkey.