The role of the consumer in the circular economy and disruptive technologies for social change in the clothing industry were two of the big themes in this year’s WEAR2018conference in Toronto, Canada. The World Ethical Apparel Roundtable (WEAR) conference is now in its fifth year with organisers Fashion Takes Action bringing together a mix of global [...]
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A new player in the global computerised flat knitting machine industry made its debut at the ITMA Asia + CITME textile machinery exhibition, which took place earlier this month in Shanghai. Ningbo Beworth Textile Machinery Company Ltd. (Beworth), could hardly be called a ‘start-up’, however. Just two years after its incorporation, the Zhejiang [...]
Researchers at ETH Zurich have 3D-knitted a structure on a computerised flat knitting machine that serves as the primary shaping element for curved concrete shells. The new technology is now being used to create a five-tonne concrete structure for an exhibition in Mexico City. The heart of the four-metre-tall curved concrete shell is [...]
Highly accelerated biodegradation rate for new synthetic insulation material PrimaLoft, a leader in advanced material technology solutions, has introduced PrimaLoft Bio, a synthetic insulation made from 100% recycled, biodegradable fibres. Developed over the last four years by PrimaLoft’s team of scientists and engineers, PrimaLoft says it achieved the breakthrough without affecting the performance characteristics [...]
Leading Italian hosiery and socks machine builder Lonati launched a new machine for the booming shoe upper sector at ITMA Asia + CITME, the leading textile machinery show, held in Shanghai, China last week. Lonati launched its GOSHOES machine series ‘under the radar’ earlier this year but this was the first time the machine had [...]
Leading German circular knitting machine manufacturer Mayer & Cie. has confirmed that it has received the first repeat orders for its revolutionary spinitsystems, combined spinning and knitting technology. Speaking at last week’s ITMA Asia + CITME exhibition in Shanghai, a buoyant Michael Tuschak, head of marketing and sales for spinitsystems, told Knitting Industry: “We are [...]
Cordura’s Cindy McNaull on innovations for protective wear, new collaborations and developing durable technologiesBilly Hunter 2017-11-22T10:42:06+00:00
Cordura brand exhibited at the A+A international workwear show last month, where it debuted a cutting-edge collection of new fabric technologies for protective wear, including lightweight durable hi visibility laminates for outdoor working and rugged performance stretch fabrics used to reinforce work garments. Innovation in Textiles spoke to Cindy McNaull, Global Brand Director [...]
Anne Prahl reports from Performance Days This season’s focus at functional fabric fair Performance Days in Munich was on thermal technologies and covered a diverse range of fabrics and materials, which can increase warmth or store and release body heat, as well as fabrics and systems, which can generate additional heat. Exhibitors showcased [...]
Leading manufacturer of computerised flat knitting machines Shima Seiki celebrated its 55th anniversary in business last week and wowed visitors with an outstanding hi-tech knit fashion show. The Japanese company, which is currently experiencing unprecedented demand for its machines and design systems, hosted over 1500 guests from around the world (740 people on [...]
Wendy Friedman reports from the United Nations The relentless pursuit to increase profits by businesses large and small has fueled a culture of mass over-consumption and disposability. This ambition has taxed our natural resources to their breaking point creating a ripple effect on human beings environmentally, economically, and socially. While the entire world [...]