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Billy Hunter

Editor's Viewpoint

24th May 2012, Manchester

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.

Multi-lingual site

Readers will continue to have free access to all of our dynamic daily content with a new easier reading layout and much improved site navigation – and the site is multi-lingual. That’s right every article can be translated into the language of your choice instantly.

In addition to daily news, we have regular features and comment on important issues and events from our team of internationally respected journalists, analysts and industry experts. And of course there is the new regular Editor’s Viewpoint.

Finding what you want

Finding what you want isn’t always easy on a website, especially one that covers a complex and diverse industry sector like ours. That’s why Knitting Industry’s content is now organised in a new searchable and logical way.

Every single article published is now tagged to relevant Technology & Processes and Information & Markets categories so that you can find what you want easily and quickly. It’s all archived – including all content since we first launched in 2008 and there is an accurate site Search facility too.

Have your say

Every single article on Knitting Industry now has a ‘Comment on the article’ section at the foot of the article where you can add your comments on articles. Use this facility to have your say - you do not even have to be registered or logged in to use this facility but we will have to approve your comments before they are published.

Bonus Features

True to form, Knitting Industry’s content can be freely read by everyone – readers do not have to register or login to use the site, as we remain committed to providing free content in an online only format.  

However, readers can now register to receive site Bonus Features, giving them the ability to receive alerts to their inbox, receive our weekly e-newsletters and sell used machinery in our brand new Used Machinery section.

Those already registered with the site can use their existing username and password to login and will receive their weekly e-newsletters as usual.

Revised Used Machinery trading section

The Used Knitting Machines section on our site is a platform that allows sellers to upload and display any used machinery, spare parts or even the contents of whole factories. The all new Used Knitting Machines section has many additional features making it the best platform available to the industry:

  • Easy to search listings - Highly searchable and logical classification of categories

  • Search Engine Optimised Listings - all listings are now search engine friendly

  • Unlimited Listings - list as many items as you like at no extra charge

  • Automatic Reminder - after 90 days receive a reminder to delete or renew your listing

  • One Click Renewal - renew your listings with just one click

  • Multi-lingual Interface - all listings can be translated into multiple languages

  • Lead Generator - email enquiries direct to your inbox

  • Priority Listings - increase the visibility of your listings when you choose a Premium Package

  • Unlimited Images - upload any number of images to your listing

  • Video Upload - include a video or YouTube clip in your listing

  • In-category advertising - additional advertising opportunities within Used Knitting Machines section

  • Wanted Ads Access - find people looking for your machinery with access to our machines wanted ads

  • Listing Upload Service - an optional service where we can upload lists for you

Industry events

Our re-launch also sees the introduction of a brand new Exhibitions & Shows section which includes news and reports on the industry’s leading exhibitions, shows and conferences as well as a comprehensive Events Calendar with event dates and details.


Our new Buy Reports section is also searchable allowing you to find the very latest independently published high quality reports and ‘must have’ business information relevant to your industry sector and needs. Readers can buy reports in e-format by PayPal, credit card or in the conventional way.

Tell us your news

If your company has recently launched or is about to launch a new technology or an innovative product or service, then we would like to hear from you. Your first point of contact should be with me at [email protected]. Alternatively if you are interested in promoting your company or its products or services on this website, please email [email protected] for a copy of our 2012 media pack.

Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your continued support and hope you continue to enjoy using Knitting Industry. If you like what we do – please tell your colleagues about us via the Share facility within each article on the site.

Billy Hunter





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  • Nishant 31st May 2012 10:34AM

    Great going...keep it up


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