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Tendence 2020 cancelled

In response to the worsening situation concerning the coronavirus pandemic and in view of the current challenges facing German and European retailers, Tendence 2020 has been cancelled. This means that Nordstil in Hamburg, from 25 to 27 July 2020, will be the first opportunity for pre-order suppliers for spring and summer 2021, as there will be no other order trade fairs for these product lines this year.


Techtextil North America & Texprocess Americas Postponement Rescheduled for October 2020

In an announcement that was relayed first to exhibiting companies on Friday, Show Director Kristy Meade states, “Although not ideal, the [December] dates provided were the only viable option at the time of our postponement inquiry to the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC). However, we shared the concerns of many of our exhibiting and visiting companies regarding the holidays and year-end processes, and after tireless communication between our team and those at the GWCC, we have been able to secure the new dates of October 1-3, 2020 for Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas. The new dates are more suitable for both local and international exhibitors.”

SHIMA SEIKI Releases Data for Another Knitted Mask

In light of the continuing worldwide shortage of surgical masks due to the increased spread of the COVID­19 coronavirus infection, leading flat knitting solutions provider SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD. of Wakayama, Japan has released knitting data for another version of knitted mask to be produced on its computerized knitting machines. This is in addition to mask data released on two previous occasions on 19th and 25th March.

Durst helps DCP reconfigure Smart Shop within hours after business meltdown

A pioneering company facing a business meltdown has reconfigured its software in 24 hours and is now producing face masks. DCP Digitaldruck & Profiltechnik in Gütersloh, Germany, secured at least two weeks’ work on the first day it stated its new online business, which includes the ability to design your own bespoke mask.

SHIMA SEIKI Releases Additional Data for Knitted Masks

In light of the continuing worldwide shortage of surgical masks due to the increased spread of the COVID­19 coronavirus infection, leading flat knitting solutions provider SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD. of Wakayama, Japan has released knitting data for 2 more versions of knitted masks to be produced on its computerized knitting machines. These are in addition to the WHOLEGARMENT® mask data released previously on 19th March.

Equestrian manufacturer Racesafe adds an HP Stitch S300 to meet customer demands

Racesafe, manufacturer of equestrian silks and riding apparel, has announced the installation of an HP Stitch S300 dye-sublimation printer. The new machine will help Racesafe to meet customer demand for accurately colour – matched and customised riding silks, while improving efficiency.

How well are textiles tested for harmful substances?

Clothing and home textiles are produced from cotton, wool, polyester or other fibres. The products often have to meet certain criteria for the consumer, such as shape stability, comfort or water resistance. Chemical additives are added to achieve these features. The manufacturers are obliged to name the textile fibre, but not which chemical substances have been added during production. Consumers can still obtain information about products and their production, which is what they are, explains TÜV SÜD product expert Matthias Rosenthal, Business Development Director Europe (Softlines) for Consumer Products & Retail.

SHIMA SEIKI Releases Knitting Data for WHOLEGARMENT Masks

In light of the recent worldwide shortage of surgical masks due to the spread of the COVID­19 coronavirus infection, leading flat knitting solutions provider SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD. of Wakayama, Japan has released knitting data for pro­ ducing a 3D knitted version of the masks on its WHOLEGARMENT® knitting machines.

SHIMA SEIKI to Exhibit at FIMEC 2020

Leading flat knitting solutions provider SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD. of Wakayama, Japan, together with its Brazilian repre­ sentative BRASTEMA TECNOLOGIA TEXTIL LTDA., will participate in the FIMEC 2020 44th International Trade Fair for Leather, Chemicals, Components, Machinery and Equipment for Footwear and Tanning in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil this month.

SPORTSWEAR PRO 2020 ANNOUNCES PROGRAMME FOR ITS EDUCATIONAL FORUM FEATURE

Sportswear Pro (24 – 27 March 2020, IFEMA – Feria de Madrid) has published the programme for its seminar feature, the Sportswear Pro Forum. Welcoming a host of speakers focusing on topics of interest in the garment printing and sportswear production industries, each day will be dedicated to a different theme, including customisation, sustainability, digital innovation and on-demand production.


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