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Giovanni Busi, 1926-2017; Gianmario Busi, 1960-2017
Giovanni Busi, the founder of Busi Giovanni Srl and his son Gianmario Busi have passed away. Giovanni's daughter Catina and the family’s next generation will now ensure the future success of the Brescia-based hosiery and sock knitting machine manufacturer.
Chinese sock maker signs Invista licence
Hangzhou - Zhejiang Orient Befit Socks has entered into a licensing agreement with Invista, a deal that will allow the sock manufacturer to use Invista's trademark for manufacturing, marketing, advertising, promotion, sale and distribution of licensed products through online global channels, and through offline channels in China.
Private equity takes stake in US hosiery firm
Mt. Airy - US hosiery manufacturer Nester Hosiery has welcomed an investment in the business from private equity firms Aiglon Capital Management and Merit Capital Partners, a move that is expected to help drive growth in its Farm to Feet brand and help it expand its private label business.
Invista hosts hosiery forum in China
Yiwu - The recent Lycra fibre Legwear Seminar in Yiwu, China, the unofficial capital of the Chinese hosiery knitting sector, offered delegates the opportunity to hear about the sector’s latest technological developments as well as discover Invista's new promotional campaign aimed specifically at the Chinese market.
New yarn technology for cotton socks
Lima - A South American hosiery manufacturer has launched a new yarn technology offering odour-fighting, quick drying properties for the cotton athletic sock sector.
Yiwu aims to bring new insights to hosiery production
Yiwu - The 18th edition of YiwuTex will be held during 13-15 June 2017 at Yiwu International Expo Centre, Zhejiang Province, PR China.
Busi to present two toe-closing knitting machines at Yiwu
Brescia - Italy's Busi Giovanni will be showcasing its latest Medical Terry Pantyhose and Twin-Layer knitting machines, both equipped with the latest version of Rimaglio, the automatic stitch-by-stitch toe-closing device,at the upcoming Yiwu exhibition in China.
Weyco Group signs hosiery licence deal
North Carolina - Weyco Group has signed licensing agreements with Implus for the latter to produce and distribute Stacy Adams and Florsheim hosiery. A previous agreement with another licensee was not renewed.
AAFA launches testing guidelines for hosiery sector
Washington - The American Apparel & Footwear Association, in collaboration with the Manufacturing Solutions Center (MSC), has released industry guidelines establishing testing standards for legwear, hosiery, and socks.
Sandonini widens reconditioned knitting machine range
Brescia - Sandonini, the Italian supplier of refurbished and reconditioned hosiery and seamless knitting machines says it has increased its offering to include machines for the production of 'ShoeSocks'
Revenue gloom for Wolford
Bregenz - Luxury hosiery manufacturer and retailer Wolford AG, has reported sales a 7.5% drop in revenue for the first nine months of the current financial year with the company adversely affected by a difficult market environment as well as internal problems relating to demand and sales planning.
China revises textiles standard for hosiery
Beijing - China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has approved and issued a new textiles standard for hosiery.
Staubli offers automation expertise for hosiery sector
Pfaffikon -Staubli will be demonstrating its latest automation solutions for the hosiery sector at this year's Yiwu exhibition as through its Deimo Knitting Solutions business.
PVH agrees USA Legwear licence deal
New York - PVH Corp has announced that two of its subsidiaries have entered into a license agreement with USA Legwear LLC under which USA Legwear will manufacture, sell, distribute and promote women’s hosiery and socks under the Warner’s brand.
Hanesbrands facing action over run-resistant hosiery
Brooklyn - Consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against Hanesbrands Inc., citing alleged fraud and negligent misrepresentation with regard to run-resistant hosiery.
Investment in new knitting machines boosts Darn Tough
Vermont - Darn Tough, the US-based manufacturer of performance outdoor and lifestyle socks, said it saw double-digit growth in 2016, boosted by fresh investment in new sock knitting machines.
Invista introduces hosiery fitting technology
Wichita - Invista has applied its Lycra Made To Fit You technology to the knee-high socks sector, a process that it has previously utilised in other areas of the hosiery industry.
Needles in OEM quality for single cylinder sock machines
Schramberg - Kern Liebers says it is offering a range of the latest hosiery machine needles that meet the specifications of the highest level OEM's as well as a range of machine parts that are specifically designed to cope with heavy usage and strain.
New sports shoe application with Busi Twin-Layer technology
Brescia - Busi Giovanni has been expanding the application possibilities of one of its most advanced machines for the production of complete textile sport shoe-bodies.
Growth for Turkey's hosiery market
Istanbul - Turkey's production of pantyhose, tights, stockings, socks and other hosiery products reached more than 2.2 billion pairs in 2015, ranking second in terms of global production, just behind China.
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