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Knitting Trade Journal e-bulletin 07.09.12 Print
Friday, 07 September 2012

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Chinese knitwear giant to move production overseas
One of China?s biggest t-shirt and knitwear retailers is looking to shift its production and other sourcing requirements to other South East or South Asian countries as domestic labour costs continue to soar.

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New technology swells Mayer & Cie order book
Germany?s Mayer & Cie is on course to sell over 1,000 machines in 2012, boosted by a strong response from emerging markets to its latest circular knitting machine developments.

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Polyester and wool combine for 'best of both worlds'
In response to growing demand for merino wool first layer apparel, Advansa has combined its advanced thermoregulating concept, ThermoCool Duoregulation with the natural fibre.

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Sri Lankan knitter extends environmental targets
Confirming that it has met its 2012 environmental goals ahead-of-schedule, Brandix Group, Sri Lanka?s largest apparel exporter and the country's largest weft knit fabric manufacturer, has said it is aiming to reduce its environmental footprint by a further 20 per cent by 2020.

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H&M chief urges Bangladesh wage action
Swedish retailer Hennes & Maurtiz appears to have stepped up its corporate and social responsibility commitments after meeting with the Prime Minister of Bangladesh to request for an increased minimum wage and annual wage reviews for workers in the Bangladeshi textile industry.

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Sock and hosiery sector gears up for FIMAST exhibition
Around 50 suppliers of machinery and other equipment for the hosiery and finishing industries have now signed up for September?s FIMAST exhibition.

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Event: Rumi exhibition in Brescia
Brescia - On the occasion of FIMAST 2012, Rumi will present an innovative line of sock knitting machines during a special exhibition at the AC Hotel Brescia Via Giulio Quinto Stefana, 3? 25156, Brescia.
The event will take place on the 26, 27, 28 September from 9.00am to 6.00pm and on 29 September from 9am to 1pm.
During this event, Rumi will exclusively present the new Seven TS (Breathing socks) machine which has the ability to knit selected terry all over the sock.
The complete Rumi staff will be at your complete disposal throughout the event and the company would like to thank in advance all the people that will visit the event.

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Insider's Guide to Sustainable Cotton: NOW PUBLISHED
Published by MCL Global, producers of Ecotextile News, Sustainable Nonwovens and Knitting Trade Journal, this invaluable, 136 page A5 hndbook covers the ecological impact of cotton production and the environmental challenges that this presents going forward.

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Out now, the latest issue of Knitting Trade Journal includes the latest news, features and analysis on the most recent developments across the knitting and hosiery industries.
As well as details of some of the latest technology on show at this summer's ITMA Asia + CITME exhibition, this issue also contains a preview of September's FIMAST exhibition as well as profiles of two of the main organisers.
It also includes a close look at the latest circular knitting machine developments as well as detailed country reports profiling up and coming manufacturing hubs for the global knitting industry. In addition, the latest issue has the latest industry news, exhibition news, fibre and yarn updates, patents and more.

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