Swimwear & Beachwear
Beyond the world of outerwear and protective gear, cold weather performance also requires base and mid-layers that have evolved to be much more than “long-johns” or “thermals.” At the ISPO Munich trade fair, held February 3 – 6, some of the newest concepts in cold weather knitwear were on display, offering innovative takes on composition, construction, and technology.
Orders of Italian textile machinery are on the rise for both domestic and foreign markets, causing ACIMIT President Sandro Salmoiraghi to comment: “What’s needed now is to boost investments in capital goods and work together in foreign markets.”
The Board of Directors of the International Apparel Federation (IAF) has announced a change of location for the upcoming 29th IAF World Fashion Convention. The convention will now be held in Shanghai, China, from 22 – 25 September 2013 and not in Nanjing as originally planned.
According to the latest The International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) State of Trade Report, output of global yarn production rose in Q3/2012 in comparison to the previous quarter due to higher output in Asia South and America, while production in Europe and North America was down.
Leading Japanese computerized flat knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki has launched a fantastic new video of a fashion show, which the company put on for customers during its three day 50th Anniversary Celebration event held at its hometown in November 2012 in Japan - and it really is worth watching, both for the content and for the camera work.
The Textile Institute has announced details of its latest intensive training short courses for the textiles industry. The Institute is a leading provider of short courses for the industry, drawing on over 100 years of textiles knowledge.
Chinese cleaning textiles producer Suzhou Top Clean Co., Ltd acquired its first Karl Mayer TM 4 T tricot terry machine in December 2011 which was quickly followed by another with EL guide bar control in September 2012. The innovative fabrics produced on the machines are said to be creating a lot of interest on the international market.
Outside was snow, on snow, on snow; inside Hall 1 of Paris’ Porte de Versailles some 26,373 designers, buyers, retailers, and decision makers gathered at the January 2013 Interfilière and Salon International de la Lingerie in search of new concepts in fabrics, technologies, and brand development. Indeed, the show’s ambience seemed particularly suited to the weather, with cozy igloos and fur throws, hostess’ costumes of winter white fleece capes and boots, and trend forums featuring shimmering, sparkling, iridescent innovations.
NatureWorks, supplier of biopolymers based Ingeo fibres, has announced that the company has located its first Asia Pacific regional headquarters in Bangkok and has expanded its team of senior commercial, managerial and technical personnel to enhance support of Ingeo customers throughout the region and to expand business.
Unifi has released preliminary operating results for its second fiscal quarter ended December 23, 2012. The Greensboro headquartered company reported net income of $2.4 million, compared to a net loss of $7.6 million, for the prior year fiscal quarter ended December 25, 2011. Net sales increased $5.0 million, or 3.0%, to $172 million for the December 2012 quarter, compared to net sales of $167 million for the December 2011 quarter.