FIMAST exhibition to highlight latest hosiery technology The full spectrum of machinery and other equipment for the hosiery and finishing industries will be on display at the second edition of the FIMAST exhibition in Brescia, Italy later this year.
WholeGarment underpins new UK manufacturing venture The installation of a line of brand new Shima Seiki WholeGarment knitting machines, including the latest fine gauge Mach2X and Mach2S technology, has signalled a major phase in the ?rebirth? of a knitwear manufacturing operation in the UK.
Crailar yarn deal widens knit potential A deal between Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. and US-based Tuscarora Yarns to explore the possibilities of using Crailar in new blended yarns could significantly widen the potential use of the flax fibre in knitted fabrics and garments.
New machine investment boosts French knitter Sofileta, the manufacturer of knitted fabrics for the technical, sportswear and bodywear sectors has launched an ambitious investment programme which includes the installation of a range of new ultrafine warp and circular knitting technology.
Socks and t-shirts cleaned by sunlight Chinese scientists claim to have developed a new cotton textile that cleans itself when exposed to ordinary sunlight that could result in knitted t-shirts or socks that clean and de-odorise themselves when hung on a clothesline in the sun or draped on a balcony railing, writes John Mowbray.
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