Flat knitting investment lifts Mauritius textile gloom After struggling significantly in the wake of the 2005 quota removal, Mauritius?s knitwear industry is once again beginning to reassert itself on a global scale, assisted by several years of investment in some of the latest flat knitting technology available on the market.
ICAC: cotton output to hit four-year low Global cotton production is projected to see its smallest output for four years in 2013/14, decreasing by 11 per cent to 23.2 million tons due to lower cotton prices and the increased attractiveness of competing crops according to the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC).
New platform for sports and healthcare Following the success of its first appearance at the 2012 ISPO Munich exhibition, organisers of next February?s edition have confirmed a dedicated exhibition space for Healthstyle, the new platform for the sports and healthcare industry.
Pollution fears eased in India's knitwear hub Tirupur, the knitwear capital of India, claims to have achieved zero liquid discharge (ZLD) in its dyeing and processing units, thereby completing a notable turnaround after more than 700 of its dyeing and bleaching units were shut down by a Madras High Court Order in 2011.
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NEW ISSUE: sign up to see a sample of the contents of the most recent magazine. Out now, the latest issue of Knitting Trade Journal includes the latest news, features and analysis on the most recent developments across the knitting and hosiery industries. As well as details of some of the latest technology on show at this September's FIMAST exhibition, this issue includes a special feature on the Turkish textile sector.
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