Spinexpo Shanghai:  Unstoppable Knitwear

Spinexpo Shanghai: Unstoppable Knitwear

How Knits Became Such a Hot Item Rising materials prices, which show no sign of slowing down, has not held back the knitwear sector.  The mid-to-high end market is continuing to see strong sales. “Business is very good.  It has been growing since Chinese New Year (Feb 2018).  We’re working hard, but at least we are seeing the reward,” said Jacky Chien at Best Shan.  Buyers at Spinexpo Shanghai (September 4-6) were in good spirits, energetic an...
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PV New York:  Finally, Good News for Mills

PV New York: Finally, Good News for Mills

We’d gotten so used to hearing about business being bad, that it was almost alarming to find mills in such a buoyant mood. Business really is getting better.  Finally. After way too many seasons of struggling, it looks like the apparel vertical is seeing solid improvement.    At the Premiere Vision New York (July 17-18), mills were all smiles and good cheer (something that we haven’t seen in a long time in the textile industry). “Business is fantas...
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Spinexpo Inspires the Modern Nomad

Spinexpo Inspires the Modern Nomad

“We’re in a moment of transition.  The real creativity comes when times are difficult and people are forced to break out of their routines and try something new,” said Karine Van Tassel, Founder and Director of Spinexpo.“Spinners are doing well because the US market is good, the European market is very good and the China domestic market is booming,” she said, commenting on the momentum that is lifting up the industry.As in most sectors, sustainability and well-...
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Kingpins HK:  A Platform for Sustainable Denim

Kingpins HK: A Platform for Sustainable Denim

The denim industry is alive and well, and optimistically tackling a new season.  There is not too much innovation on the design front, and only a handful of developments in the functional area. Instead, mills have been putting their R&D investment into developing sustainable solutions. “Business is okay.  We sell to the big US brands and as long as we can meet their target price, we can get the orders,” said Stanley Li, Vice President at Shandong Maystar Texti...
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Cotton Is Proving That A Traditional Fiber Can Be An Innovation Leader

Cotton Is Proving That A Traditional Fiber Can Be An Innovation Leader

After years of being upstaged by man-made fibers, cotton is now taking a lead position, offering fabrics that have both advanced performance properties and that all-important super soft hand feel.For example, Hap Co. Ltd. (Japan) has introduced cotton fabric, called Coveross, with clever functional aspects, such as 100% cotton fabric where stains magically disappear when sprayed with plain water and exposed to light.  Moto Suzuki, President Director, was showing this, and other innovat...
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At Interfiliere HK:  Intimate Apparel Seeks Freshness

At Interfiliere HK: Intimate Apparel Seeks Freshness

Fresh air and sunshine was just what the intimate apparel sector needed – and they got this at Interfilière Hong Kong (March 27-28). The fair made a bold move and relocated to Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Cruise Terminal (the former site of old Kai Tak airport).  With a sea view, floor to ceiling windows and open terraces, the venue offers a welcome break from Hong Kong’s intense, densely packed business districts.  On the downside, in a compact city where a 15 min...
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Spinexpo Shanghai:  Knitwear Sees a Stable Season

Spinexpo Shanghai: Knitwear Sees a Stable Season

Suppliers and buyers at Spinexpo Shanghai (March 13-15) were optimistic about the coming season.  Part of that is a result of the fair’s unique spirit, which combines innovation and inspiration on both the design and technical aspects of the knitting industry.  One of the key benefits of Spinexpo Shanghai is that it has become a key platform for spinners and knitters to reach out to China’s leading domestic brands.  “China is continuing to grow, it&rsqu...
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Premiere Vision NY:  New Brands, New Business

Premiere Vision NY: New Brands, New Business

As an increasing number of new brands are coming into the market, they are opening up new business opportunities for mills. This was good news for exhibitors at Premiere Vision New York (January 16-17, 2018), who told Inside Fashion that these news brands were becoming an important source of new orders.“There are a lot of new, independent brands coming into the market.  Independent designers are always looking for something different so this is a big chance for us. We’re very go...
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KINGPINS NEW YORK:  Denim Becomes Designer Favorite

KINGPINS NEW YORK: Denim Becomes Designer Favorite

There’s a reason that the denim industry loves Kingpins and it’s not just the friendly, fun atmosphere or the range of international mills on display.  It’s the fact that the show’s organizers clearly care about the ‘customer experience’ they are offering visitors and exhibitors, and continue to finds ways to make each show just that much better – in ways that buyers and suppliers actually find meaningful.  Expanded trend displays and qual...
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Global Sources:  Suppliers Look to EU & Japan for Orders

Global Sources: Suppliers Look to EU & Japan for Orders

"At the moment, Japan market is our fastest growing market," said Lisa Wang, sales manager at Wuxi Rising Textile Co., Ltd. “We were experiencing some challenges in the US market. At the moment, the EU and Japan are still doing pretty well," added Content Chen, general manager at Changshu Life Home Textile Industry Co., Ltd.
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EVENTS CALENDAR

Pitti Immagine Bimbo

20 Jun, 2019 — 22 Jun, 2019    Fortezza da Basso - viale Filippo Strozzi 1 Florence Italy
Event details

Trendy childrenswear

www.pittimmagine.com

  • Date
    20 Jun, 2019 — 22 Jun, 2019
  • Location

    viale Filippo Strozzi 1 Florence Italy

Fortezza da Basso

Pitti Immagine Filati

26 Jun, 2019 — 28 Jun, 2019    Fortezza da Basso - viale Filippo Strozzi 1 Florence Italy
Event details

Creativity in yarn, fibers, and knitwear

www.pittimmagine.com

  • Date
    26 Jun, 2019 — 28 Jun, 2019
  • Location

    viale Filippo Strozzi 1 Florence Italy

Fortezza da Basso

Outdoor by ISPO

30 Jun, 2019 — 03 Jul, 2019    Messe Munchen International - Hall C3, Paul-Henri-Spaak-Straße Munich Germany
Event details

Acivewear garments and materials  |  www.ispo.com/en/outdoor

  • Date
    30 Jun, 2019 — 03 Jul, 2019
  • Location

    Hall C3, Paul-Henri-Spaak-Straße Munich Germany

Messe Munchen International

Blossom Premiere Vision

03 Jul, 2019 — 04 Jul, 2019    Palais Brongniart - Palais Brongniart, 28 place de la Borse Paris France
Event details

First look at mid to high end fabrics for Autumn/Winter 2020

 

www.blossompremierevision.com

  • Date
    03 Jul, 2019 — 04 Jul, 2019
  • Location

    Palais Brongniart, 28 place de la Borse Paris France

Palais Brongniart

ISPO Shanghai

04 Jul, 2019 — 06 Jul, 2019    Shanghai New International Expo Centre - Century Park Pudong Shanghai China
Event details

Activewear and materials  |   www.ispo.com

  • Date
    04 Jul, 2019 — 06 Jul, 2019
  • Location

    Century Park Pudong Shanghai China

Shanghai New International Expo Centre
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