KINGPINS NY:  Market Consensus | Challenges | What's New | What's Selling

KINGPINS NY: Market Consensus | Challenges | What's New | What's Selling

Kingpins New York Snapshot What People Were Saying… 2018 has been a great year!  Business in the US market is very strong. Suppliers are very optimistic about 2019. Buyers love Kingpins… “It’s just such a fun show…The atmosphere is really good…” Challenges Lead times keep getting shorter.  It’s getting difficult to meet these schedules. About Sustainability It’s a ‘must’.  No longer something spec...
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Kingpins NY:  Denim Rides a Market High

Kingpins NY: Denim Rides a Market High

Most of the time it takes innovative products or great prices (sometimes both) to drive sales.  However, when the economy is on an uptick, even the mediocre products sell. That’s been the case for the denim industry.  Most manufacturers said that 2018 has been a great year.  That’s a big departure from the usual complaints about orders being smaller and of ongoing price pressure.  At Kingpins New York (Nov 28-29) mills and garment makers from around the ...
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At SPINEXPO:  Market Consensus. Bestsellers. New Developments

At SPINEXPO: Market Consensus. Bestsellers. New Developments

Market Consensus  Business is somewhere between ‘good’ to ‘great’.  Lot’s of enthusiasm for the new season.  Lead times are very important – critical! Almost no one is using mohair.  Now it’s Alpaca. Fine gauge yarns are seeing strong sales because of the growth in circular knitting. Materials prices are rising, with no one seeing any signs of a ceiling.  Fiber substitution is increasing (to reduce costs), however there is surpri...
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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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EVENTS CALENDAR

Pitti Uomo

08 Jan, 2019 — 11 Jan, 2019    Fortezza da Basso - viale Filippo Strozzi 1 Florence Italy
Event summary
International menswear brands
Event details

High end international menswear brands.

 

www.pittimmagine.com

  • Date
    08 Jan, 2019 — 11 Jan, 2019
  • Location

    viale Filippo Strozzi 1 Florence Italy

Fortezza da Basso

Hong Kong Fashion Week

14 Jan, 2019 — 17 Jan, 2019    Hong Kong Convention And Exhibition Centre - 1 Expo Drive Wanchai Hong Kong
  • Date
    14 Jan, 2019 — 17 Jan, 2019
  • Location

    1 Expo Drive Wanchai Hong Kong

Hong Kong Convention And Exhibition Centre

Premiere Vision New York

15 Jan, 2019 — 16 Jan, 2019    Pier 94 - 715 12th Ave New York New York United States
Event summary
Fashion fabrics, leather, accessories, and prints
  • Date
    15 Jan, 2019 — 16 Jan, 2019
  • Location

    715 12th Ave New York New York United States

Pier 94

Spinexpo Paris

16 Jan, 2019 — 17 Jan, 2019    Cite de la Mode et du Design - 34 Quai d'Austerlitz Paris France
Event summary
High-end to better yarns and knitwear.
Event details
  • Date
    16 Jan, 2019 — 17 Jan, 2019
  • Location

    34 Quai d'Austerlitz Paris France

Cite de la Mode et du Design

Pitti Immagine Bimbo

17 Jan, 2019 — 19 Jan, 2019    Fortezza da Basso - viale Filippo Strozzi 1 Florence Italy
Event summary
Childrenswear brands
  • Date
    17 Jan, 2019 — 19 Jan, 2019
  • Location

    viale Filippo Strozzi 1 Florence Italy

Fortezza da Basso
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