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GST: Knitwear hub ‘feels the heat’ as international buyers seek answers

Tirupur, the knitwear hub of India, has been receiving frequent calls from international buyers since the day new tax regime – Goods and Services Tax (GST) was implemented by the Central Government. Many of the foreign buyers are only partially aware of the benefits of GST levied on knitwear. They want clear information on the matter from officials of the Tirupur Exporters Association (TEA). However, the buyers appear to be optimistic and feel GST would […]

July 10, 2017


Shima Seiki to participate at Expo Producción 2017

Leading computerized knitting machine manufacturer SHIMA SEIKI MFG. LTD. of Wakayama, Japan will participate at the upcoming Expo Producción textile and machinery show, to be held from 29th March – 31st March in World Trade Center, Mexico City. At the three-day event, the company will present its fast and efficient P-CAM182 multi-ply computerized cutting machine (NC cutting machine). With high productivity, P-CAM’s multi-ply cutting capability allows up to 2 inches (55mm) of fabric or material […]


Shima Seiki setting industry benchmark with SVR123SP

Japanese flat knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki – leading the industry with its pioneering WHOLEGARMENT® technology capable of producing an entire garment in one piece without the need for cutting or sewing – is raising the benchmark with constant evolution for the customers with the vision to innovate, reach new heights in conventional flat knitting with the help of its latest offering in shaped knitting technology. Proven technology, along with Made-in-Japan quality, reliability, productivity, user-friendliness […]


2nd session of ‘SPINEXPO Paris’ to raise curtains in July

The second session of SPINEXPO Paris, a leading international exhibition for fibres, yarns, knitwear, knitted fabrics and creative machinery, will take place from 3 to 5 July 2017 at the Cité de la Mode et du Design, Paris, France. The expo takes place in New York and Shanghai as well and opened its door in Paris in 2016 which witnessed over 1,000 visitors. SPINEXPO Paris will present collections from the leading spinning mills and knitwear […]


3rd BSTIM knitwear fair concludes with 1,400 visitors

The 3rd edition of knitwear fair, Best Solution in Textile Manufacturing Fair (BSTIM), has concluded in Igualada, Spain on a successful note as it welcomed 1,400 visitors from around the world. The organisers say visitation was almost similar if compared to the previous two editions. BSTIM 2017 featured around 60 manufacturing companies that presented their potential of production to buyers from countries such as Russia, England, Sweden, Norway, Holland and Italy. The visitors were mainly […]


Shanghai gears up for knitwear fair ‘PH Value’

The Spring edition of PH Value China International Knitting Fair is scheduled to be held from March 15-17 in Shanghai. The fair is sponsored by China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC) and organized jointly by the Sub-council of Textile Industry, CCPIT (CCPIT TEX ) and the China Knitting Industrial Association (CKIA), and is termed as a service platform for the industry, retailers, franchisers, wholesalers, department stores, chain supermarkets, trade companies, as well as e-buyers […]

February 18, 2017


Shivalik Prints: A company that believes in taking challenges

Producing 50 tonnes of knitted fabric per day and processing 98 per cent of its in-house to convert into 2,00,000 knitted garments for exports by the end of the day is just not the only thing that makes Shivalik Group the largest knitting company in northern India. Apart from the available water recycling facilities, its processing units are solar equipped which generate 1.5 MW power and is headed to become the largest biologically zero-discharge apparel factory in […]


Miscreants abduct truck carrying garments worth Rs. 50 lakh in TN (India)

A truck loaded with garments worth Rs. 50 lakh has been abducted by miscreants on way from Tirupur at Perungalathur near Chennai, India. The container left Tirupur on February 6. The lorry driver failed to lodge an FIR at Peerkankaranai police station as a police official refused to file the complaint, asking him to approach Sriperambathur police station where he was thrown by kidnappers. The truck is yet to be traced. This was revealed by […]

February 10, 2017


Delhi-NCR, a growing value-added supply chain in knitwear

With increasing focus on comfort and fitness, there has been a rise in the demand for knitwear in the global market. Products like T-shirts, polos, sportswear, undergarments and leggings are popular categories with the bigger umbrella of knitwear. While flat knits are more high-end and season-driven, circular knits have a very wide spectrum from very basic tees to specialized sportswear. India has traditionally been a woven garments industry with shirts, ladies’ blouses/dresses, shorts and skirts […]


Bir Horizons creating niche in rotary printing

Being one of the top fabric manufacturing and process houses in Delhi-NCR region, Bir Horizons is known for its knitting, dyeing, rotary printing, raising and sueding capabilities. The company derives its strength from real assets – manpower and experienced management, besides manufacturing in-house fabric with installed machines to deliver an array of premium quality fabrics. In conversation with Apparel Online, Jasbir Singh, MD of Bir Horizons shares how Delhi-NCR is growing as a knitting hub […]


Utenos Trikotažas joins Greenpeace Detox initiative

Central and Eastern Europe’s largest and one of the most modern knitwear manufacturers, Utenos Trikotažas has officially joined the Detox campaign of Greenpeace. The company has committed itself to eliminating by 2020 any raw materials that are likely to have adverse effects on humans or the environment from its production chains at all stages of the product life cycle, from the start of production to sorting and recycling of clothing. Greenpeace has been actively fighting […]


BSTIM knitwear fair goes global

Textile group FAGEPI and Council of Igualada, organizers of the European knitwear fair BSTIM (Best Solution in Textile Manufacturing), have signed a collaboration agreement with the Association of Textile Portugal (ATP) to promote the fair.It will first be held in Porto, Portugal on 15 and 16 February, and will instigate the Portuguese players to exhibit at the Spain edition as well which is going to take place from 22-23 February in Igualada, Spain’s knitted textiles […]

January 20, 2017


TEA urges State Government to upskill workers

Raja M Shanmugam, President, Tirupur Exporters Association (TEA) has appealed Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Union Minister of State (IC) of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship in Coimbatore, India to support for upskilling of workers in Tirupur knitwear sector. He requested that a one-time long term initiative should be undertaken to uplift the skill proficiency of existing labourers in textile clusters in order to increase the productivity at par with competing countries and at the same time reduce […]


Basic yarns in abundance locally; China preferred for specialised varieties

The growth of the knitwear sector in general, and sweater as a product category, is largely due to the increase in the yarn production capacity – especially cotton and acrylic – over the years. “The core strength of the knitwear sector is its strong backward linkage industry that supplies almost all the required yarns and fabrics except a few varieties and qualities,” states former BKMEA President Fazlul Hoque, adding that the improvement has been possible […]


Poland to host 3rd ‘The Fast Textile International Textile Fair’ next month

The Polish premiere platform to showcase quality textile products – The Fast Textile International Textile Fair will be held from November 17-19, at Ptak Warsaw Expo in Nadarzyn, Poland. The 3rd edition of the event will feature more than 250 companies from across the globe that will present cost-effective fabrics which will be sold directly by manufacturers. The exhibitors will also showcase latest trends, patterns, colours, structures and material besides offering vibrant new patterns of […]

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