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Knitting Trade Journal e-bulletin 10.01.14 Print
Friday, 10 January 2014


Technical improvements made to RD machines

Following increased demand and requests from customers, warp knitting machine builder Karl Mayer has made a series of technical upgrades to its RD range of raschel machines which are used to produce spacer and other technical fabrics.

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US hosiery maker sells majority stake

Private equity firm Guardian Capital Partners has acquired a controlling stake in Oklahoma-based McCubbin Hosiery.

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New investment boosts John Smedley growth

UK-based luxury knitwear firm John Smedley, which has been investing heavily in Shima?s Seiki?s latest 15G SWG-173X machines for fine gauge WholeGarment production in recent years, is to extend its product range and establish an apprenticeship scheme following ?500,000 in funding from Santander Corporate & Commercial.

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Brand overhaul at VFB Lingerie

VFB Lingerie Europe is to relaunch its Vanity Fair intimate apparel brand later this month as the company targets growth in the European market.

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Shima Seiki an ideal fit for Premiere Vision

The highlight of Shima Seiki?s presentation at this month?s Premiere Vision New York will be the latest version of its SDS-ONE APEX3 3D design system which, with its virtual fitting and sampling capabilities, is ideally suited for the high-level fabric specifiers and buyers that flock to the US show.

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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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