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Billy Hunter

  • 15th October 2012

    Sustainability takes centre stage

    Around 135 delegates assembled in London last week for the RITE Group (Reducing the Impact of Textiles on the Environment) conference where consumption was the focus for brands, retailers, government organizations, NGOs and academia at the 6th annual conferenc

  • 6th September 2012

    Used Knitting Machines trading platform updated

    Knitting Industry, the leading free content website for the knitting and hosiery industries, has completed the revamp of its Used Knitting Machines trading platform, bringing a whole host of new features and benefits to both buyers and sellers of used knitting

  • 26th July 2012

    Nike Flyknit: Quantum leap for flat knitting

    The knitting industry rumour mills have been running at warp speed (no puns intended) since we published an article on Nike’s Flyknit integrally knitted running shoe upper in February - see Nike Flyknit – a seamlessly knitted running shoe!.

  • 24th May 2012

    Welcome to the new Knitting Industry website

    The long awaited re-launch of the leading free content website for the knitting and hosiery industries is here at last. This month brings the highly anticipated re-launch of www.knittingindustry.com , which offers readers even greater benefits than before.

  • 21st February 2012

    Lenzing introduces MicroModal Edelweiss

    At the spring trade shows in Paris last week, leading Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing presented its latest eco fibre, MicroModal Edelweiss, which is made from European beech wood using eco manufacturing processes. Lenzing's textile fibres go in

  • 20th February 2012

    ISPO success for seamless specialist

    Leading manufacturer of warp knitted seamless (WKS) garments Cifra, which has recently signed a collaboration agreement with circular seamless giant Tefron, exhibited at ISPO in Munich last month for the first time, claiming the show was a resounding succe

  • 14th October 2011

    Energy savings focus and new Monforts 8000 stenter

    Billy Hunter meets Monforts Vice President, Klaus Heinrichs at ITMA in Barcelona Leading dyeing and finishing machinery manufacturer A. Monforts Textilmaschinen showcased its latest products for dyeing, finishing and sanforising at ITMA 2011 in Barcelona with

  • 7th October 2011

    ITMA 2011: Spin-knit machines to offer greener future

    The best knitting and probably textile technology story at the recent ITMA in Barcelona, was for me, the simultaneous introduction of combined spinning-knitting machines by three leading circular knitting machine builders - Germany's Mayer & Cie and Terrot and

  • 21st September 2011

    ITMA: One stop shop for European innovation

    ITMA, which kicks off tomorrow in Barcelona, is still the world's leading textile and garment machinery exhibition. Although shows based in Asia such as ITMA Asia + CITME attract similar exhibitor and visitor numbers, traditionally there has been nothing whic

  • 25th June 2010

    Unprecedented growth in computerised flat knitting machine market

    As the second ITMA ASIA + CITME draws to a close here, the big story is the almost incredible explosion in the sales of computerised flat knitting machines in China. Machine builders are reporting staggering and unparalleled market growth as hand flat knitt

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