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Turkey second only to China in global socks exports

Turkey second only to China in global socks exports

"Overriding Italy, Turkey has jumped to second place after China in socks exports globally, accounting for 10 per cent of world exports in 2016. China, the world’s largest socks maker, makes up 40 per cent of the world socks exports, reveals Ozkan Karaca. Though the gap is huge, yet it’s substantial win for... Read more

Growing knitting sector bring innovative technologies in the lime…

Growing knitting sector bring innovative technologies in the limelight

"Knitting industry is on a roll with a number of players announcing new products and planning new collaborations. To start with, to commemorate its 80th anniversary, leading warp knitting machinery manufacturer Karl Mayer organised a series of open house events at its headquarters in Obertshausen, Germany, this July. T... Read more

Is athleisure trend nearing its end? Opinion divided…

Is athleisure trend nearing its end? Opinion divided…

"Retail analysts closely following the US apparel trends feel the athleisure trend is going to end soon. The insight came as Dick’s Sporting Goods reported its same-store sales performance up by a weak 0.1 per cent in the second quarter. John Zolidis, President of Quo Vadis Capital, pointed out skidding athleisur... Read more

Not every customer opts for fast-fashion, brands learning to adap…

Not every customer opts for fast-fashion, brands learning to adapt

"After witnessing the quick success gained by two fast fashion giants, H&M and Zara, retailers have come to believe if you give customers latest trends in a short period of time, they will be lured to purchase. While this trend stayed far longer than anticipated, winds of change seem to be turning towards a more su... Read more

Synthetic ind questions GST slab, raises issue of Cenvat credit

Synthetic ind questions GST slab, raises issue of Cenvat credit

It is surprising to know that the govt still thinks polyester is a fibre for high class and cotton is for poor class, that is the reason growth is restricted. Soon a day will come when govt will have to think independently, if it wants to grow at bigger pace like Bangladesh/Vietnam etc, says R K Vij, Ad... Read more

Asia dominates as shipment destination for textile machinery: ITM…

Asia dominates as shipment destination for textile machinery: ITMF

"Global shipments of electronic flat knitting machines soared by 99 per cent in 2016.Asia received the highest share of shipments, at 94 per cent. China remained by far the world’s largest investor for flat knitting machines in 2016 with Chinese investments having a global share of 73 per cent, according to The 3... Read more

Activewear gaining ground in China, Euromonitor study

Activewear gaining ground in China, Euromonitor study

"Till now, the US used to be main market for athleisure companies but now, the table seems to be turning towards China. The market of activewear/athilesiure in the US with a population of 321 million people is estimated at $44 billion, says a NPD Group study. While the category is expected to continue to grow trend as ... Read more

Dollar Industries forays on the National Stock Exchange

Dollar Industries forays on the National Stock Exchange

"Dollar Industries celebrated their first listing day on National Stock Exchange last Friday. The event saw the ringing of listing bell at 10:00 am at National Stock Exchange, BKC, Mumbai. The event started with the lighting of traditional lamp in the presence of Dindayal Gupta, Chairman, Dollar; Vinod Gupta, MD, Binay... Read more

In the race to win, it’s about co-opetition for intimates and ath…

In the race to win, it’s about co-opetition for intimates and athleisure

Golobal intimates market keeping pace with athleisure trends—and in some cases, the two categories are considered teammates rather than competitors. Millennials are attracted towards ‘bralette’ of late — easy to wear, cost effective and more comfortable. For Pattie Ficorilli, Senior Account Mana... Read more

Knitwear Symphony 2016 and Hong Kong Young Knitwear Designers’ Co…

Knitwear Symphony 2016 and Hong Kong Young Knitwear Designers’ Contest at CENTRESTAGE

"The mega annual event in knitwear industry ‘Knitwear Symphony 2016’ and ‘The 6th Hong Kong Young Knitwear Designers’ Contest’ was organized by Knitwear Innovation and Design Society (KIDS) September 9 at the ongoing CENTRESTAGE in Hong Kong. The theme this year was, ‘Innovation Explorer’ aimed at encouraging young des... Read more

Bangladesh knitwear exports to EU countries face setback

Bangladesh knitwear exports to EU countries face setback

"Sluggish demand, devaluation of currencies to blame. Bangladesh's knitwear exports to a number of European Union (EU) member-countries and some other non-traditional markets have been facing a setback in recent times. Exporters and experts have attributed this to a sluggish demand, change of rules of origin ... Read more

China’s knitting industry witnesses steady growth in 2015

China’s knitting industry witnesses steady growth in 2015

"The development of knitting industry witnessed some changes after two successive years of one hundred billion breakthroughs in export. According to the General Administration of Customs, the total export of knitting industry (including accessories of knitting garments) was $88.78 billion by the end of November 2015, d... Read more

Shima Seiki’s WholeGarments celebrates 20 years of innovation

Shima Seiki’s WholeGarments celebrates 20 years of innovation

Shima Seiki introduced the world's first WholeGarment technology at Milan ITMA 20 years ago in 1995. WholeGarment is a knitting technology, capable of producing a garments in its entirety with no seams. It was a revolutionary technology then called the ‘The Magic of the Orient’ by media. This year, Shim... Read more

YiwuTex to explore latest design trends through various events

YiwuTex to explore latest design trends through various events

The 16th China Yiwu International Exhibition on textile machinery now called YiwuTex 2015 will be held from November 30 to December 3, 2015 at Yiwu International Expo Centre, Zhejiang, China. A series of events and forums will be held concurrently during the show period to share hot topics of the indus... Read more

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Bangladesh and India top T-shirt production

In 2016, the volume of global T-shirt exports grew four per cent compoared to previou... Read more

Master transfers knowhow to Karl Mayer

Master will transfer its continuous dyeing technology with indigo and other dyestuffs... Read more

Bangladesh knits gaining ground in Japan

Bangladesh garment manufacturers and exporters are exploring the Japanese knitwear ma... Read more

New knitting machine for shoe uppers from Italy’s Cesare Colosio

Italy-based sock knitting machine manufacturer Cesare Colosio has introduced a knitti... Read more

Shima Seiki eyes Turkey for its new age products

Japan-based Shima Seiki a leading computerised knitting machine manufacturer looks at... Read more

Italy to host hosiery show Fimast

Fimast will be held in Italy from May 30 to June 2, 2018. This is a show for hosiery ... Read more

Knitting technology expo GMMSA 2018 in Ludhiana attracting footfalls

The third edition of Garments Machinery Manufacturers & Suppliers Association (GM... Read more

Turkey: Over 1,000 companies of knitted fabrics record $1.5 billion exports

The fabrics industry, in Turkish textiles market, has improved significantly in recen... Read more

Bangladesh sweater exports up five per cent

Bangladesh’s sweater exports to the western world are rising because of competi... Read more

Hanes clocks 4 per cent sales growth in Q4

Last year was very successful for Hanes — driven by a strong active wear segmen... Read more

Lamb Knitting Machine celebrates 150 years

Lamb Knitting Machine, a knitting machinery manufacturer based in Chicopee, MA, is ce... Read more

Indian textile sector set to bounce back despite uncertainties

The current global market conditions are more challenging, volatile and uncertain tha... Read more

Shima Seiki displays impressive Virtual Reality fashion show

Leading manufacturer of computerised flatbed and whole garment knitting machines, Jap... Read more

Bangladesh knitwear makers urge Brazil to ease visa rules

Bangladesh knitwear manufacturers are demanded easing of Brazil's visa rules so that ... Read more

Tirupur exporters laud move to increase MEIS rate

The Tirupur Exporters Association (TEA) welcomed the government's move to enhance Mer... Read more

Ludhiana garment makers stares at major losses as exports nosedive

In a development that might prove to be disastrous for the knitwear, garment and text... Read more

Mauritius excels in knitwear

Mauritius is a country which can boast of having one of the best infrastructures in A... Read more

Tirupur to host IIKF fair in May

India International Knit Fair (IIKF) will be held at Tirupur, May 16 to 18, 2018. The... Read more

Chinese manmade fiber imports hit Ludhiana

Rising import of manmade fibers from China has upset Ludhiana knit manufacturers as t... Read more

Smart jersey fabrics from Tintex

Tintex, based in Portugal, is a maker of naturally advanced, smart and responsibly cr... Read more

Shima Seiki exhibits in Turkey

Japanese computerised flat knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki is exhibiting it... Read more

Tirupur exporters facing liquidity crisis

A year back garment exporters in Tirupur opted for Rebate on State Levies (ROSL) over... Read more

India’s apparel exports slip

While India was once the largest garment exporter in the world after China. It has no... Read more

Shima Seiki releases i-Plating option for patterning on knits

Shima Seiki has released a new i-Plating option on two models of its computerised kni... Read more

China to host hosiery show CHPE next March

Hosiery Purchasing Expo (CHPE) will take place in China from March 26 to 28, 2018. Th... Read more

Li & Fung’s JV with South Ocean to create a global knitwear empire

Li & Fung has entered a joint venture with a Hong Kong-based knitwear exporter So... Read more

Karl Mayer invests in efficiency

Karl Mayer is a world leader in production of warp knitting and warp preparation mach... Read more

Tirupur recovers, targets exports worth Rs 40,000 cr this year

Tirupur’s textile industry has set a target of exports worth Rs 40,000 crores t... Read more

Tirupur Knit show highlights printing technologies

Tirupur hosted a knit show from August 11 to 13, 2017 which saw the participation of ... Read more

Bangladesh: Salim Osman to lead BKMEA, wins third term uncontested

AKM Salim Osman MP, the president of the Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Export... Read more

Adidas China supplier uses sewbots to make T-shirts

Adidas T-shirts will be made using sewbots. This is a major breakthrough in the autom... Read more

Global athleisure market grows 42 per cent in last seven years

The performance sports apparel market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.3 per cent d... Read more

Stoll launches networking concept Knitelligence

Stoll has launched an innovative networking concept for the textile production of tom... Read more

Terrot presents new circular knitting machine

Germany based Terrot has introduced the new UCC572TR, a computer controlled circular ... Read more

Teijin Aramid expanding aramid production for Twaron super fibre

Teijin Aramid is expanding its aramid production capacity for Twaron super fibre. It ... Read more

Toray buys into Pacific

Japan’s Toray Industries will acquire a stake in Hong Kong’s Pacific Text... Read more

Tirupur upset over GST

Tamil Nadu’s textile cluster is upset over the GST rates imposed on textile man... Read more

Ludhiana fears import flood

There is apprehension in Ludhiana that with GST imported garments will get cheaper. ... Read more

Global hosiery market grows as consumer mindset change

The global hosiery market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.3 per cent over 2017 to... Read more

Yoga apparel market to grow by CAGR of 3 percent

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Yoga Apparel Market 20... Read more

Invista held legwear seminar in Yiwu

Invista held its 2017 Lycra fibre Legwear seminar in Yiwu, China. The event’s t... Read more

Tirupur keen on merino

Knitwear garment exporters from Tirupur are keen on doing business in the wool sector... Read more

GST: Challenges in input tax credit

GST will enable a seamless flow of credit to happen. However there are certain challe... Read more

Fitness apps from Sensoria

Sensoria Fitness is a world leader in artificial intelligence and smart garment techn... Read more

YiwuTex to focus on enhancing productivity

The 18th edition of YiwuTex will be held during 13-15 June 2017 at Yiwu International... Read more

Tirupur wants clarity on GST

Tirupur apparel exporters fear the GST rates set for different segments of the knitwe... Read more

Pakistan’s exports to EU up 38 per cent

Pakistan’s total exports to the EU increased by 38 per cent from 4.25 billion E... Read more

Brands join circular initiative

Leading fashion brands are a part of Fashion Positive Plus. This collaboration works ... Read more

Tianhai Athleisure Solutions launches website

Tianhai Athleisure (TAS) is launches its website showcasing latest developments and i... Read more

Spinexpo announces dates

Spinexpo trade exhibitions in France, US and China will present autumn- winter 2018 f... Read more

China to host Yiwu Tex

Yiwu Tex will be held in China, June 13 to 15, 2017.Top-notch knitting and hosiery en... Read more

3 D knitting for your shape and size

Mass customization is here.This is an era where clothes are made for an individual&rs... Read more

Karl Mayer pleased with response

Karl Mayer, a leading warp knitting machinery manufacturer, has reported a successful... Read more

Orissa seeks Tirupur knowhow

Tirupur will help Orissa in setting up new manufacturing units. This also means the T... Read more

Incentive package for knitwear soon: Irani

Textiles Minister Smriti Irani has confirmed that an incentive package for the knitwe... Read more

Tirupur to host knit fair IKF from May 10

International Knit Fair (IKF) will be held in Tirupur, May 10 to 12, 2017. This is a ... Read more

Odisha, Telangana want to replicate Tirupur model in garments sector

The Tirupur garments cluster has caught the attention of states such as Telangana and... Read more

Santoni and Lenzing produce knitted denim

Santoni and Lenzing have collaborated on a knitted denim project. Santoni is a s... Read more

Trendwatch: Athleisure wear scores over denim

Active wear or athleisure has caught on in a big way. It translates effortlessly from... Read more

Shima Seiki to hold 3rd G3D Knitting Seminar & Workshop in NY

Established in 1962 Shima Seiki has become a brand to be reckoned with. Shima Seiki J... Read more

Sri Lanka’s Brandix retains position as most valuable export

Brand Finance has rated Brandix as Sri Lanka’s most valuable export brand for t... Read more

The US continues to lead the global sportswear market

The US remains the world’s largest sportswear market as it continues to witness... Read more

Karl Mayer going strong at 80 years

Karl Mayer completes 80 years of innovation. On this occasion, the company is holding... Read more