Swimwear & Beachwear

Lycra bio-derived spandex introduced

7th May 2014 0 comment
Invista, one of the largest integrated producers of polymers and fibres, and owner of the Lycra brand, has introduced the only commercial offering of a bio-derived spandex available globally and for use in a wide variety of apparel fabrics and garments. Arnaud Tandonnet, Invista Apparel Global Sustainability Director, said: “We are very aware that sustainability topics are becoming increasingly important in the textile and apparel value chain, with growing awareness and building education on the subject at the consumer, brand/retail and mill level.” “In our research facilities we have successfully produced the fibre and evaluated it in fabric applications. The production of commercial quantities is planned for the autumn/winter 2015 and spring/summer 2016 collections. We look forward to working with our customers throughout the value chain as we expand this new development.”

Underwear with heart and soul

29th April 2014 0 comment
Since the worldwide structural shift in the textile industry, only a handful of companies remain in the former textiles heartland of the Swabian Alps. One of these companies is the Albstadt based underwear manufacturer Comazo. Around 10 million items of underwear a year are sold by this fully integrated family business, and the entire range is certified in accordance with the human-ecological requirements of Oeko-Tex Standard 100.

India’s Galleria Intima set to grow

15th April 2014 0 comment
The 3rd edition of the Galleria Intima, India’s largest sourcing fair for intimate apparel professionals, organised by the Intimate Apparel Association of India, will this year take place from 18-19 August at the Grand Hyatt, Goa. Last year the show attracted more than 300 visiting brands and this year, the exhibition promises to get even bigger as the organisers expect over 600 brands and more than 75 exhibitors to visit the event.

Continuous international growth at Interfiliere Hong Kong

9th April 2014 0 comment
The 8th session of Interfiliere Hong Kong has again proven to be the quality intimates and swimwear trade show to attend when looking for innovation and inspiration, according to organisers of the event that took place last week at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The colourful and trend-inspired show was attended by 3200 visitors, 70% of which were decision makers. “At Interfiliere Hong Kong we meet a lot of clients from Hong Kong, China and Asia. It is always an efficient and successful show for us, and that’s the reason why we have participated for many years,” commented Eddie Wong, Sales Manager, Hana Fashion, Taiwan.

Productivity optimization proves worthwhile for circular knitters

8th April 2014 0 comment
In a recent issue of its company newsletter Groz-Beckert presented its Productivity Benchmark, the Groz-Beckert efficiency calculator that shows in a playful way how even small changes in individual factors have a big impact on productivity. The German company has now published details of the second instalment of the success story, which is about supporting its customers in increasing productivity in the form of jointly conducted field trials. The results are impressive.

Latest Orizio circular knitting developments shown in Istanbul

1st April 2014 0 comment
Last weekend’s Texpo Eurasia, held from 26-29 March in Istanbul, turned out to be the perfect occasion for Italian circular knitting machine builder Orizio to display its very latest developments in the field of high technology circular knitting machines, the company reports.

Game changing yarn storage feeding technology?

26th March 2014 1 comment
BTSR will be heavily promoting innovative and potentially game changing yarn storage and feeding solution at leading trade fairs this year. The Italian company’s recently introduced disruptive Unifeeder technology aims to displace current state-of-art of yarn storage feeding technology and is said to be destined to dramatically impact on the socks, hosiery and knitted textiles manufacturing sectors. Unifeeder is a new multi-patented concept featuring a brand new Yarn Antitwist System which is said to guarantee total combined yarn feeding and storage control. BTSR says this represents the first ‘positive storage’ feeder concept which has been introduced to the market.

Lenzing reports sales and earnings decline in 2013

21st March 2014 0 comment
Lenzing Group, a market leading supplier of man-made cellulose fibres, has reported a significant backdrop of weak fibre selling prices as well as earnings decline, despite new record shipment volumes. The company is planning to deal with this situation by implementing a comprehensive cost optimisation programme, as well as making adjustments to the business strategy in order to minimise the risk. “We assume that the difficult market environment will continue in 2014 and perhaps far into the year 2015. For this reason, we have implemented timely and comprehensive countermeasures,” explained Peter Untersperger, Chief Executive Officer of Lenzing. “We are massively reducing costs at the same time adding impetus to the marketplace by promoting our specialty fibres Tencel and Lenzing Modal.”

ITMA Asia: Groz-Beckert’s circular knitting productivity focus

17th March 2014 0 comment
Groz-Beckert will be exhibiting on a 1000+ square metre stand at the upcoming ITMA Asia + CITME with new products and service highlights and a circular knitting productivity focus in Hall E5, booth B01. The show takes place in Shanghai (China) from 16 to 20 June.

Santoni to show socks, knitwear and seamlesswear machines in Moscow

13th March 2014 0 comment
Leading Italian knitting machine producer Santoni Group will be showing a wide range of machines for the production of knitwear, socks and seamlesswear at this year’s Inlegmash show, which takes place from 22-25 April at the Expocenter Krasnayapresnya Fairgrounds in Moscow. Santoni’s products will be on show in Hall 3, Booth 3F60.