Swimwear & Beachwear

3D Printing: A real alternative to knitted textiles?

21st November 2013 5 comments
This week it was revealed in the national press that a UK company is in talks with Victoria’s Secret about 3D printing 10 million pairs of knickers a year for the US headquartered lingerie giant.

Maredimoda confirms European recovery

13th November 2013 0 comment
The 12th edition of Maredimoda, the trade fair for the beachwear and underwear fabrics and accessories, held from 5-7 November at Palais Des Festivals in Cannes, has closed with a 3% rise in visitors, validating the lively recovery of the European beachwear and underwear sectors. The highest number of visitors were from Italy, France, Spain and Germany, while the most interesting performances in terms of an absolute rise in numbers, were from the United States, Russia and Turkey.

Première Vision Shanghai & Denim by Première Vision Asia

6th November 2013 0 comment
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.

Interfilière Shanghai & Shanghai Mode Lingerie

4th November 2013 0 comment
Lingerie and Swimwear were the centre of attention during the two day trade shows and fashion events in Shanghai at Interfilière Shanghai and Shanghai Mode Lingerie. The ninth edition attracted 7300 visitors from 60 countries, reaching a new milestone. Chinese and international industry specialists gathered to explore the latest collections of 269 Interfilière exhibitors and 41 lingerie and swimwear brands from Europe, Americas and Asia.

Orders for Italian textile machinery drop in 3Q 2013

1st November 2013 0 comment
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.”

Buyers return in numbers to Maredimoda 2013

31st October 2013 0 comment
The 12th edition of Maredimoda, the international beachwear and underwear fabrics and accessories fair, will take place from 5-7 November at Palais des Festivals and will feature the Summer 2015 collections presented by leading European companies. Buyers are expected to return in numbers to the Paris show. The number of companies returning back to the fair is now growing. “There are more and more cases of large and medium companies in the beachwear and underwear sector, which have decided, following their negative or no longer economical experiences, to come back to purchase European fabrics, perhaps also manufacturing their garments in North Africa or Eastern European countries,” commented Marco Borioli, President of Maredimoda.

Mayer&Cie hi-tech for Asian markets

30th October 2013 0 comment
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.

Unifi reports growth for Q1 2014

29th October 2013 0 comment
Unifi has released preliminary results for the first quarter ended 29 September 2013 of its 2014 fiscal year. Net income for the September 2013 quarter was $8.9 million, compared to net income of $2.3 million for the September 2012 quarter. This reflects gains from improved margins, lower net interest expenses and higher earnings from the company's unconsolidated equity affiliates.

Pioneering a sustainable textiles industry

23rd October 2013 0 comment
Huntsman Textile Effects, a leading provider of high quality dyes and chemicals to the textile industry, has given an overview of the current environmental issues facing the textile dyeing sector in Asia at the annual Planet Textiles conference in China. The event was held on 22 October at Kerry Hotel, Shanghai New International Expo Center.

Australia's largest circular knitting plant up for sale

17th October 2013 0 comment
Ramsay McDonald Group, textile agents in Australasia, is pleased to offer for sale a full and comprehensive range of knitting and dyeing production plant and equipment located at the New South Wales, Australia sites of Standard Knit Fabrics and Universal Dye Works.