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Knitting Trade Journal e-bulletin 25.01.13 Print
Friday, 25 January 2013

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Shima Seiki developments underpin WholeGarment advances

Marking its 50th anniversary, 2012 proved to be an eventful year for flat knitting machine builder Shima Seiki with a series of initiatives, events and new launches aimed at stimulating interest in WholeGarment knitting technology.

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Lace manufacturer in administration

A management buyout looks to have failed to save one of the industry?s most prestigious lace makers.

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Chinese knitting mills struggling under stockpiling policy

China's cotton stockpiling policy has pushed up prices obliging many of the country?s knitting mills to boost imports of yarn by as much as 30 per cent in 2013.

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Benetton commits to detox campaign

Benetton, one of the world?s best known knitwear brands, is the latest company to commit to eliminate all releases of hazardous chemicals throughout its entire global supply chain and products by 2020, in response to Greenpeace?s Detox campaign. The Italian company plans to disclose discharge data from 30 of its global suppliers as well as all of its own facilities by the end of 2013.

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Lejaby thriving under new management

Just one year after an eleventh hour rescue, luxury French lingerie firm Lejaby looks to be back on track with the new management team reporting a 60 per cent cut in losses and a break even prediction for 2013, buoyed by a decision to reposition the Lejaby brand further up-market.

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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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Now six issues per year, 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.

The January/February edition examines some of the latest developments from the flat knitting industry.

There is also a close look at the island of Mauritius whose knitting industry seems to be getting back on track following several years of uncertainty.

Also included is a detailed look at knitting machine and needle and ancillary equipment suppliers in Germany, a market renowned for its technical expertise and know-how, and the latest industry news, exhibition news,? patents and more.

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Commercial launch for new Stoll flat knitting machine