Warp Knitting & Crochet
ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, will work together with the local consulting firm BCaD based in Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, to promote Italian technology applied to the textile industry.
Following the recent institutional mission, ACIMIT has laid the groundwork towards strengthening links between Italian machinery manufacturers and Ethiopian textile companies.
Knitwear Solutions, the area dedicated to the creativity of flatbed knits, was inaugurated at the September edition of Premiere Vision last year and since then it has been growing steadily: with an increasing presence of knitwear in ready-to-wear collections, it only seemed obvious to expand this dedicated platform to provide both designers and manufacturers alike with an opportunity to meet and establish new business relationships.
In comparison with September 2012, when only 26 companies showed, there are already 50 exhibitors confirmed and an additional 26 new companies that will show at the next edition of Premiere Vision. Knitwear Solutions is not only a platform dedicated to manufacturers from all over the world, but it fulfils all the requirements dictated by the demanding process of knitwear design, from the numerous spinners showing at Expofil, to the manufacturers and also the knit design studios present at Indigo.
Exports to EU countries from many of the world’s leading clothing exporting countries fell at rapid rates in 2012, reflecting continuing uncertain economic conditions in the region, according to a new report from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence – Trade and trade policy: the world’s leading clothing exporters and key markets.
Exports to countries in the Middle East, by contrast, grew strongly – as did exports to a number of countries in Asia and South America.
The Woolmark Company displayed its wares to more than 12,000 visitors at the 22nd edition of SpinExpo trade fair in Shanghai that was held earlier this month from 3-5 September. The company presented a range of product innovations and global trends in wool, displaying an array of tactile and colourful yarns.
This season sees a return to knitwear for Woolmark, with warm colours emerging as the dominant hue for the upcoming Autumn/Winter season.
Première Vision, aiming to showcase textile creativity and innovation, is now also seeking to show that responsibility is not incompatible with creativity and technical and technological progress.
Joined by a panel of textile and fashion industry professionals, experts in this new strategic issue, Première Vision is hosting a roundtable discussion dedicated to the theme of responsible textile creation.
Nottingham Trent University was recently selected as the only university from Europe to participate in Spinexpo, one of the largest international fairs for fibres, yarns and knitwear in Shanghai, China.
Students’ work from the university’s School of Art & Design was on display at Spinexpo this week and t an event that was attended by thousands of designers, buyers and decision makers from retailers, international brands and manufacturers.
Nottingham Trent University showcased garments and fabrics from 24 students who have recently graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in Textile Design or Fashion Knitwear Design and Knitted Textiles. Items on display had a focus on tactile elements such as knitwear with weaves and embellishments.
Teijin Aramid is launching a new anti-ballistic spall-liner solution at the DSEI show in London next week. The new fabric, Twaron T765, made with warp-knitting technology, is said to offer cost-effective ballistic protection in ground vehicles.
Designed for protecting military vehicles in high-threat situations, it can also provide protection in civilian vehicles against lower-level threats, the company reports.
The Woolmark Company will showcase a selection of Merino wool innovations, trends and industry services at SpinExpo Shanghai that will take place from 3-5 September.
On display will be the latest edition of The Wool Lab, produced each season in Italy. This is a tool which is widely used by the industry, which selects the best wool products worldwide and identifies the emerging trends from fashion, design, art, pop culture, music and other fields.
A new way to dye Merino Vintage will also be presented, along with the Sculptured Merino innovation.
Mattes & Ammann, the Swabian knitted fabrics manufacturer, became the first textile company in Germany and the EU economic area to be awarded the Oeko-Tex Sustainable Textile Production (STeP) certificate in July this year.
Prof Dr Stefan Mecheels, head of the Hohenstein Institute, handed over the STeP certificate to owner and Managing Director Christoph Larsen-Mattes and his team on behalf of the OEKO-TEX Association.
"We would like to congratulate Mattes & Ammann on exemplary implementation of their sustainable company philosophy", said Mecheels. "Their example, over many years now, has shown that a careful and responsible approach pays off, even in a highly competitive market, and that example is giving other companies the courage to follow the same path."
Johnson Controls, a global leader in automotive seating, overhead systems, door and instrument panels, and interior electronics, has signed an agreement with Zhejiang Wanfang New Materials Co., Ltd. (Zhejiang Wanfang) to set up a new warp knitted fabrics joint venture in Haining City, Zhejiang Province. The company will become one of the first Global Fortune 500 companies to invest in Haining.