Carbtex Technology has received an R&D 100 Award for Diamond own, a high-tech carbon-based fiber that is used to produce a range clothing and accessories including double knit jersey base layers, balaclavas and socks, that are said to offer twice the thermal resistance of any other polymer or natural product insulation.
Reporting a 10 per cent increase in sales for its third quarter, with the improved gross margin suggesting a greater proportion of sales coming from its higher value branded business, Delta Galil is to relocate more of its production capacity from Egypt to South East Asia.
Italian sock knitting machine builder Busi Giovanni has entered into a new commercial and marketing partnership with cotton yarn manufacturer Filmar which may also signal the start of a new collaboration between other major industry players.
One of Japan?s leading hosiery firms has developed a new sock knitting technique which uses a variety of different knitting structures and pile lengths to create a sock with a three-dimensional appearance that also helps to reduce moisture levels around the foot.
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.