A new patented knitting technology which aims to ?revolutionise the fleece market? has been shared by textiles and plastics giant Toray. The 125 grams/m? Thermos2kin performance fleece reportedly retains body heat 20 per cent better than comparable materials, whilst weighing up to 50 per cent less.
Global yarn production jumped in the first quarter of 2013, as a result of increased output in Asia, North and South America, despite a decrease in production Europe, according to new figures from the International Textile Manufacturers Federation.
Intimate apparel marketer HanesBrands, whose brands include Playtex and Wonderbra, has today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Maidenform and its underwear and shapewear brands, in a transaction reportedly valued at US$575 million.
Nylon 6.6 and microfibre yarn producer Nilit has announced its acquisition of the Sao Paulo, Brazil, yarn texturing & covering facility owned by Scalina, parent of lingerie, hosiery and shapewear brands Trifil and Scala.