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Knitting Trade Journal e-bulletin 10.12.13 Print
Wednesday, 11 December 2013



Busi enhances true rib sock machine options

The new Idea Doppio Terry from Busi has been equipped with several features, including the Rimaglio 2.0 classic linking system, which the Italian sock knitting machine builder says makes it unique on the market

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AAFA confirms hosiery trade body role

The American Apparel & Footwear Association will officially start its role as a replacement trade body for the US hosiery industry this month.

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Terrot continues with technology drive

German machine builder Terrot tells Knitting Trade Journal how it is continuing to ensure it delivers workable and practical circular knitting technology solutions to its customers with the latest developments including high speed mattress ticking machines and a new electronic jacquard interlock model.

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Unifi adds to machinery portfolio

Unifi has purchased the assets of American Drawtech, a division of textured synthetic yarn maker Dillon Yarn Corporation, which were relocated to the company's Yadkinville, North Carolina, manufacturing facility in June 2013, as part of a commissioning agreement between the two companies

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Designer focus for Knitwear Solutions

The next edition of Knitwear Solutions, the Premiere Vision area dedicated to creative flatbed knits, will showcase the latest developments for the spring summer 15 season under the direction of designer Xavier Brisoux.

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Eco-Textile Labelling Guide 2014 - Published May 2014

The?publishers of?Knitting Trade Journal?will publish a new, updated and improved?version of the Eco-Textile Labelling Guide in May 2014.

The printed ETLG is a 100 + page ?A5 booklet designed for manufacturers, retailers and?buyers who are committed to reducing the impact of textiles on the environment and?lists all the labels and environmental standards relevant to the global textile and clothing supply chain.

As well as covering raw materials, the 2014 edition of?
ETLG will offer information on social criteria, such as Fairtrade, Fair labour, SA8000 etc., and textile processing?standards.

New additions will also include information on water standards,
?energy use,?and sections on disposal and biodegradability.

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In this issue we analyse the latest hosiery market developments, looking specifically at trends and new technology in the medical and compression sector, and offer?a special focus on the latest ancillary equipment developments which include the latest technology for improving knitting machine efficiency.

With a raft of new investments, we also analyse the current state of manufacturing in the US.

Now six issues per year,?Knitting Trade Journal?includes the latest news, features, patent developments and analysis on the most recent developments across the knitting and hosiery industries.

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