Sales growth for Germany?s knitting machine builders
The latest information from the German Textile Machinery Association (VDMA) shows that 2013 was a relatively successful year for the country?s knitting machine builders and ancillary equipment suppliers.
Fabdesigns, Inc., which specialises in engineering knitted fabrics for apparel and footwear, has taken the delivery of one of the first Stoll CMS ADF-3 machines in the US, a move which the company says will enable it to explore new realms of design such as four-dimensional knitting.
Deal to create warp knitting giant finally complete
Following a year of delays, Lauma Fabrics, one of Eastern Europe?s largest manufacturers of warp knitted fabrics, lace and narrow fabrics has finally acquired 100 per cent of Elastic Textile Europe as well as a 51 per cent stake in its dye house Elastic & Weskott.
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.
Now six issues per year,?Knitting Trade Journal?includes the latest news, features, patent developments and analysis on the most recent developments across the knitting and hosiery industries.
?The January-February printed edition of Knitting Trade Journal, the leading technical magazine for the global knitting sector, includes an in-depth look at German knitting technology including company visits, exclusive interviews and equipment reviews.
This issue also includes a close look at the knitwear manufacturing sector with profiles of different companies from across the global supply chain ranging from manufacturing giants such as Textured Jersey Lanka to leading retailers such as Benetton.