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Knitting Trade Journal e-bulletin 24.01.14 Print
Friday, 24 January 2014

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Creora chief indicted over fraud charges

The Chairman of the Hyosung Group and four other executives have been indicted on charges of embezzlement, tax fraud and violation of commercial law following an investigation by South Korea?s tax officials.

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Indian knitters warn over yarn prices

Knitwear manufacturers and yarn spinning mills in India are in dispute over rising yarn prices with the Tirupur Exporters' Association (TEA) warning that further increases could threaten the future of many of the region?s knitting mills.

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Karl Mayer rebrands Liba following takeover

Karl Mayer?s integration of fellow warp knitting machine builder Liba is gathering pace with the latter now officially rebranded as a member of the Karl Mayer Group.

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Unifi boosted by domestic sales

Slower sales from its international business, mainly China and Brazil, don?t seem to have adversely affected Unifi in its second quarter with the textured yarn specialist increasing its net income for the period by nearly 200 per cent.

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Shima Seiki confirms private exhibition venues

Korea and Romania, both increasingly important markets in high quality knitwear production are the next two venues for private exhibitions from flat knitting machine builder Shima Seiki.?

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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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