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Textile Outlook International
Issue 193:
August 2018

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Editorial: Time to reassess the environmental sustainability of natural fibres versus man-made fibres? (8 pages)
World textile and apparel trade and production trends: Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey, August 2018 (17 pages)
Seamless knitting and stitch-free seaming in performance apparel (35 pages)
Profile of Cifra: an innovative manufacturer of knitted seamless apparel (12 pages)
Textiles and apparel sustainability update, August 2018 (31 pages)
Profile of PrimaLoft: a leader in synthetic insulation (15 pages)

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Profile of Cifra: an innovative manufacturer of knitted seamless apparel

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Cifra, based in Italy, specialises in the manufacture of warp knitted seamless apparel and supplies its products to some of the world's leading brands. The company prides itself on its innovative approach to manufacturing—notably its use of a proprietary production technique called Warp Knit Seamless (WKS). Using this technique, the company can easily customise seamless garments so that they incorporate a number of different knit patterns—including intricate lace-like patterns and breathable mesh-like patterns. The first collection of WKS fashion apparel was launched in 2010, and since then the company has significantly expanded its offerings to include athleisure apparel, sportswear, and hosiery and underwear. Furthermore, the company is committed to innovation and is continuing to develop novel garments. Also, it is experimenting with yarns made from natural fibres, and is looking to broaden its use of yarns made from bio-based materials and recycled materials. This report provides insight into the establishment of Cifra, and it explores the development of the company as it has worked to become a global leader in the production of seamless warp knitted apparel. Furthermore, it discusses the development of the company's WKS production technique, its latest innovations, its products and markets, and its production facilities.

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Six times a year, Textile Outlook International provides up to 200 pages of expert comment and analysis. A subscription provides an overview of the global fibre, textile and apparel industries. It is essential reading for senior executives in the fibre, textile and apparel industries – and for anyone who is not involved in the industry, but needs to quickly gain an understanding of the key issues.
Reports in Textile Outlook International include:
 country profiles – providing a comprehensive guide to the textile and clothing industries in a range of countries and regions. The reports include an economic and political profile together with a comprehensive overview of the main issues, plus an outlook for the future.
 company profiles – giving you the opportunity to learn from strategies employed by others. Companies profiled recently include retailers, manufacturers, innovators and sourcing companies involved in textiles and apparel as well as smaller companies which illustrate the opportunities for firms which are interested in selected sourcing locations.
 trends in world textile and apparel trade and production – taking into account current issues facing the industry – such as global fibre prices; competition from China and other low cost countries; the elimination of quotas and imposition of selective new ones; relocation of production operations; the impact of economic factors affecting trade; international trade agreements; trade promotion agreements (TPAs); and much more.
 trends in EU and US imports of textiles and clothing – providing comprehensive statistical data and analysis of the top ten supplying countries to the EU and US markets. These reports are updated each year and contain value and volume data as well as average prices and analyses of trends for up to 15 product categories.
 innovations, technological developments, business development opportunities, individual sector analysis and political implications which affect players in the global fibre, textile and apparel industries. Some of the topics which have been covered in recent reports include: new innovations in the textile and clothing industry, such as environmentally friendly textiles, plant based fibres, and developments in textile colorants; innovations in textile machinery; and overviews of the European swimwear, hosiery and lingerie markets.
So whether you are involved in fibres, textiles or clothing – in manufacturing, spinning, weaving, knitting, sewing, import/export, retailing – or if you are in education or consultancy or investment or finance, a subscription to Textile Outlook International will tell you what you need to know about the key trends in the industry.
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"Textile Outlook International is very useful for postgraduate/undergraduate students who are researching international trade patterns in the textile industry. The reports indicate specific characteristics of textile markets in the world, show the comparative advantages of countries and provide guidance for future investments in the textile sector."
(Beril Egemen; MSc student "International Trade and Logistics"; Oxford Brookes University, UK)