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Knitting Trade Journal e-bulletin 31.01.14 Print
Friday, 31 January 2014


Shima Seiki plays its part in Bangladesh transition

With Bangladesh manufacturers continuing to make the transition from hand-flat machines to the latest computerized models, Japan?s Shima Seiki says it offers a number of machines suitable for the region?s knitting mills that are looking to keep pace with the growing demand for exports of high quality knitwear.

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Maidenform contributes to Hanesbrands record year

The acquisition of Maidenform Brands along with strong international sales and a well performing innerwear segment saw Hanesbrands complete 2013 with a strong fourth quarter, which in turn contributed to a record fiscal year for the activewear and sock manufacturer.

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Pitti yarn trends are technical but versatile

Increasing numbers of buyers and innovative high level yarn collections at last week?s Pitti Filati suggest confidence in the new coming season, writes Angela Cavalca in Florence.

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Busi 500 with greater needle options

Italian sock knitting machine builder Busi Giovanni has developed a new version of its Busi 500 model which, by making use of thinner needles is now available with a needle count of up to 144.

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New ITMA sector for recycled fibres and yarns

ITMA 2015 is to include a new sub-chapter covering recycled fibres and yarns, a decision driven by the growing commitment across the global textile and clothing sector to invest in increasingly sustainable and environmentally friendly production methods.

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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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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.

?The January-February printed edition of Knitting Trade Journal, the leading technical magazine for the global knitting sector, includes an in-depth look at German knitting technology including company visits, exclusive interviews and equipment reviews.

This issue also includes a close look at the knitwear manufacturing sector with profiles of different companies from across the global supply chain ranging from manufacturing giants such as Textured Jersey Lanka to leading retailers such as Benetton.

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