Green Knitting Needs A Correct Market Position

In recent days, a new type of scarf is put into the market. They are regarded as green knitting products for being dyed with vegetable juice, fruit juice or tea.

For the knitting enterprises, the competition among them is moving around new types and products. Every part of the knitting industry is connected closely with each other. Therefore, a creative idea will always influence the whole field. However, the most important step after eliminating the obstacles is to make new products integrate into the market. Natural dyeing has been an excellent selling point for these scarfs. Nevertheless, the comprehension and grasp of market should be more patient and careful. For the new products, this is the most critical part of the marketing.

New products are usually delivered with some certain theories, including the concepts of designers and manufacturers. Therefore, the consistency of new products throughout the whole process will leave more impressions on the market and sellers.

This time, the most distinctive feature of new scarfs is being dyed with natural fruit and vegetable juice. They are 100% environment friendly.

Compared with the traditional dyeing technology, the natural dyeing technology requires for more expensive labor costs while the raw material costs are similar. However, the cost will be controlled after the execution of industrialized production. The goods will be sold at a reasonable price.

Both concepts and products can embody the advantages of environment-friendly knitting. However, only good marketing concerning packages, theories, costs and markets can make the products profitable. Finding a correct position for the new knitting products, then the manufacturer will greatly benefit from them.

Occupy Central Movement in HK Affects Garments Retailing

Hong Kong’s Occupy Central movement has weaken the sales status of retail business during Chinese Golden Week of National Day. It has scared away many tourists. Thus, the pressures of retailers are increased further.

The Hong Kong Central district has been thrown into chaos with many demonstrators gathered there. The protest during the National Day holiday made the market miss an important shopping season.

“We can predict that the chaos in the street will encumber our sales volume in October.”Tim Condon, the leader of Singapore ING Group’s Asia team stated in a report.

A spokeswoman of Giorgio Armani said that their exclusive shops at Central district and Pacific Place opened for business as usual on 6th October. However, they were informed that the diversion of public traffic might influence traffic there. Garments retailing in Hongkong is greatly influenced by the movement.

A spokeswoman of Lane Crawford Joyce Group said that they were trying their best to “guarantee customer experience and service quality during this period”. However, they had to close stores for protecting customers and staff.

Fashion Designer Erbert Chong said he was waiting to see if it was possible to hold the spring & summer fashion show as scheduled. The show was originally scheduled to hold at a Mott 32 a restaurant in Central district on 15th October.

Travel agencies proved that tourists from China mainland had decreased to 30%. This is not favorable. The golden week is supposed to be the busiest period during October. Nevertheless, the movement makes a mess. Sales volume of apparel industry was slackened.

Retail business of HK relies greatly on the tourists from China mainland. According to Credit Suisse, the tourists contributed to almost one-third of HK retail sales in 2013.

Faults of Knitted Fabric in Production

Loop formation produces knitted fabric which should be careful. Various types of faults can be found in knitted fabric, which caused by fabric rejection. Find out defects of fabric during production. Then, steps can be taken to remove them from the next knitting production process.

In practical: The followings are the faults which could be found on the knitted fabric.

Hole Mark
>The yarn breaks in the rejoin of the needle hook during loop formation.
>Caused by yarn breakage or cracks.
>The yarn is not correct on regarding structure, gauge, course and density.
>Badly knots or splicing.
>Badly set of yarn feeder.

Needle Mark
>Needle marks come along the fabrics when a needle breaks down.
>If a needle or needle hook is slightly bends, then needle mark comes on the fabrics.

>Buckling of the needle latch.
>Yarn tension variation during production.
>Low G.S.M fabric production.

Sinker Mark
>Sinker may corrode for abrasion. So it cannot a new loop and result in sinker mark coming.
>Sinker head bends. Then sinker mark comes.

Drop Stitches
>Yarn is not feed properly during loop formation.
>Using defective needle.
>Take down mechanism is too loose.
>Insufficient yarn.
>Set yarn feeder badly.

Oil Stain
>When oil lick through the needle trick then it pass on the fabrics and make a line.

Rush Stain
>Rush in the machine.

Pin Hole
>Break down or bend of the larch causes pin hole on the fabric.

Grease Stain
>Improper greasing in the machine.
>Excess IF greasing

> when an empty needle with an empty needle with close latch runs into the yarn feeder and remove the yarn out of the hook of the following needles, then cloth fall out occur after a drop stitch.

>Yarn fault
>Different micro near value of fiber content in yarn.
>Different luster and dye affinity of fiber content in yarn.
>During spinning different similar classes of fiber is mixed specially in carded yarn and these fibers have similar characteristics.
>In draw frame different similar classes sliver is mixed and make one sliver.

Yarn Contamination
>Yarn contains foreign fiber. And the foreign are remained in the fabric even after finishing.
>Lot mixing and count mixing.

Fly Dust
>In knitting section too much lint or short fiber is flying to and fro that are created from yarn due to low twist as well as yarn friction. This lint may adhere or attached to the fabric surface tightly during knit fabric manufacturing.

Yarn Faults
>Different yarn faults
>Yarn count variation
>Thick/Thin place in yarn

Knitted machine should have perfect conditions. Faults are not allowed to exist in needle, sinker, feeder and other equipments.

Investments on Tunisia Apparel and Textile Industry Declined

Recently, Tunisia Industry Promotion Agency stated that their Industrial investment in the first seven months of 2014 reached 1.83 billion TD. It decreased by 19.1% when compared with 2.26 billion TD in the same period of 2013(1 TD is equivalent to about 0.57 USD ). Among that, the investment on textile and garments industry declined by 4.5% on year-on-year basis.

The department stated that there are totally 32,439 job opportunities produced by Tunisia industrial investment in this year. However, this is less than that of last year, which created 38,500 job opportunities.

Since the beginning of 2014, chemical industry has an investment growth of 10.6%. Except that, investments on other main industrial fields have all decreased. Investment on shoes and leather industry has declined by 10%. The machinery industrial investment has declined by 7.4%. While that of apparel and textile industry has decreased by 4.5%.

In addition, the foreign investments of joint ventures in Tunisia have decreased also from 1.1 billion TD in 2013 to 0.64 TD, with a huge gap of 41.9%. However, investments of exclusively foreign-owned enterprises have increased.

More and more foreign investors become unwilling to cooperate with local merchants. This phenomenon is thought provoking.

Pigment Printing on Cotton Fabric

Pigment is a kind of synthetic organic materials. Pigment printing applies pigment paste on the surface of cotton fabrics so that can produce attractive design. Pigments are found in particle state and the particle size range should be in the region of 0.1 – 3 microns.

Pigment printing should be used with binder system together. As is known to all, pigment has no affinity on cotton fabric. For this, binder system is necessary during printing. The binder is a film that forms substance to make up of long macromolecules when applied to the textile materials to produce a 3-dimensional networked. The 3-dimensional links are formed during some suitable fixing process, consisting of dry heat and changing in pH value (<5), bringing about self-cross linking or reaction with suitable cross-linking agent. This cross-linking improves the elasticity and adhesion of the film to the substrate.

Advantages of pigment printing:
1. Both natural and synthetic fibers can use printing pigment.
2. Pigment printing is easy for using.
3. Pigment printing has the highest economical efficiency.
4. Pigment printing allows maximum output of goods.
5. Pigment printing has good fastness.
6. Pigment printing has good defined design.

Disadvantages of pigment printing:
1. Pigment printed textile has less comfort.
2. Pigments are sensitive to crushing during roller printing.
3. Rubbing fastness is medium.
4. Pigments are completely fast to dry cleaning.

Three Issues in Domestic Textile Machines Industry

China textile industry is in the key period of transformation and upgrading. Vast new computerized knitting machines are produced and enjoy great popularity among users. It is undeniable that the general situation of textile industry is depressed after continual expansion. As a part of textile field, textile machines are also faced with an unfavorable status.

In order to change the disadvantageous situation and promote development, three issues in Chinese textile industry should be handed.

First. Mechanized imitation.

At present, textile machines made in China are still inferior to that of foreign countries on large stability, failure rate and reliability. In general, the run-in period of foreign equipment is half a month while that of domestic machines need several months or even morn than half a year. Even with such a long run-in period, the failure rates of these machines remain high.

Some equipment manufactures in China only produce machines based on imitation. Without investment and research, no high-tech machines could be produced! Chinese textile facilities fall behind those of foreign for the outdated technology, shortages of talents and poor management.

Second. Overstated the function of products.

In order to get more orders and seize market shares, some textile enterprises use the highest level in test as the normal standards in sales promotion. This is a disguised form of fraud.
Besides, the production of new textile machines still has some irregular situations. There are many manufacturers regarding the cotton mill as experimental plant. They sell the untested facilities at a price lower than the market. However, the sample machines are greatly different from commodities. They had not been tested on features like reliability, stability and failure rate. Therefore, they could not work out the maximum efficacy when putting into production. In the end, the risks of those machines would be shifted to the users and wasted their man power and material resources.

Third. The accessories do not match the body equipment.

During research and development process, some manufacturers do not pay attention to the coordination among accessories. There are many machines that equipped with outdated accessories. In fact, some machines with bad performance are caused by the unsuitable configuration. What’s more, the maintaining technology of the high-tech machines also need to be enhanced. Therefore, the textile machines manufacturers should also employ first-class textile technician to assist the design of machines.

Preferential Policies Decrease Xinjiang Textile Cost

On 14th August, Liang Yong, the deputy director of the Commission of Economy and Information Technology stated that, the industrial preferential policies on Xinjiang textile and clothing will decrease the cost of textile products by about 10%.

In A share market, there has been four listed companies of textile industry disclosing their interim results and nine companies published earnings pre-annunciation reports. As a whole, enterprises of textile fabrics still stay at the slack season. Raw materials and cost of labor remain to be two big problems in textile industry.

Known from Xinjiang Textile Industry Management Office, cotton price was declining all the time in the first half of 2014 due to insufficient market demands and price difference at home and abroad. In this case, Xinjiang textile and clothing industry went on a low status in which enterprises lacked of growth power and circulating capital. The whole field were faced with loss.

Insiders analyzed that the preferential policies on Xinjiang textile and clothing industry have greatly inspired market confidence. Textile enterprises have grasped this information and made efforts on improving complete textile and clothing industrial chain.

On 6th August, the first clothing production line of Aksu was put into operation. This line is located in Aksu industrial zone. What’s more, Aksu industrial zone is striving to attract investments on weaving, printing and dyeing, clothing manufacture, textile facilities, digital printing, carpet, etc. In order to guarantee sufficient raw materials supply, the zone also promotes the production of chemical fibers such as polyester, spandex, nylon and so on.