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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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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EVENTS CALENDAR

TITAS

16 Oct, 2018 — 18 Oct, 2018    Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center - No. 1, Jingmao 2nd Road Taipei City Nangang District Taiwan
Event details

Functional and performance fabrics

www.titastw/2018/eng

  • Date
    16 Oct, 2018 — 18 Oct, 2018
  • Location

    No. 1, Jingmao 2nd Road Taipei City Nangang District Taiwan

Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center

BIFF & BIL

19 Oct, 2018 — 21 Oct, 2018   
Event summary
Thai apparel, textiles and accessories
Event details

Thai apparel, textiles and accessories

 

http://www.stylebangkokfair.com

  • Date
    19 Oct, 2018 — 21 Oct, 2018
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StyleMax

20 Oct, 2018 — 23 Oct, 2018    Chicago Merchandise Mart - 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Chicago Illinois United States
Event details

Lifestyle fashion and accessories

www.stylemaxonline.com

  • Date
    20 Oct, 2018 — 23 Oct, 2018
  • Location

    222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Chicago Illinois United States

Chicago Merchandise Mart

Kingpins Amsterdam

24 Oct, 2018 — 25 Oct, 2018    Westergasfabriek - Westergasfabriek, Gashouder Bldg, Klonneplein 1 Amsterdam Netherlands
Event summary
Denim innovation and networking
Event details

Denim innovation and networking.  The denim industry's favorite event!

 

http://www.kingpinsshow.com

 

 

  • Date
    24 Oct, 2018 — 25 Oct, 2018
  • Location

    Westergasfabriek, Gashouder Bldg, Klonneplein 1 Amsterdam Netherlands

Westergasfabriek

Performance Days

28 Nov, 2018 — 29 Nov, 2018    MTC World of Fashion - Taunusstraße 45, Ingolstädter Str. 45 - 47 Munich Germany
Event details

Functional and performance fabrics

www.performancedays.com

  • Date
    28 Nov, 2018 — 29 Nov, 2018
  • Location

    Taunusstraße 45, Ingolstädter Str. 45 - 47 Munich Germany

MTC World of Fashion
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