Posted on 02/22/2010 12:36 PM
Well, obviously if we move away from all the technical aspects of the production side, marketing and publicity play a bigger role in today’s denim world. The issue of marketing, advertising and what celebrity is wearing what, gives certain brands and products more ability to charge higher for their products because Brad Pitt, Justin Timberlake, Gwyneth Paltrow or somebody like Kate Moss is wearing them around LA or New York. This creates a brand to have star power and inevitably the product becomes in demand and we all know our Economics 101: High demand and low supply equals higher prices. This generates a product that becomes a prestigious purchase and quality and value will tend to play a smaller role. These brands are what we denim enthusiasts call “The Flavor of the Month” because the hype falls quick and before you know it a new star is wearing another new brand. Truthfully, a good-quality pair of jeans will always outlast any fad.
Posted on 02/22/2010 12:34 PM
Denim is made out of cotton, and is usually dyed a dark blue. This means that normal washing and drying will wash out some of the dye - and could turn your other clothes blue, too. Be sure to only wash denim together to protect your other clothes.
When washing denim, only use cold water (this will keep most of the dye from running) and use a color-protecting detergent, especially for darker clothes
Drying denim can also fade it, and will make the fabric shrink. Hanging your denim on a clothesline will protect the fabric, but can take forever. If you are short on time, dry your jeans in the dyer until they are just damp, and then hang them outside.
You don't need to wash denim after every use. Spot clean any small stains if needed. To just kill odors, try putting the denim in the freezer, or spraying it with Febreze
Posted on 02/22/2010 12:28 PM
They’re priced differently because there are so many components and factors that go into making a pair of jeans, for example -- especially with denim -- there are quality levels within the fabric. There is one fiber that goes in one direction and another fiber that goes in another direction; that’s called the warp and weft. Sometimes these fibers are made by regular spinning cotton and some fibers are made with a special spindle called a ring spun, which spins the cotton unevenly and gives the finished fabric more character and depth, [making it] a more expensive and more authentic procedure.
This is follwed by the cost of cutting the fabric, sewing all the pieces together, and adding the trimming (buttons, zippers, rivets, embroidery, pockets, belt loops, etc.). Even within these trimmings there are some companies that use nickel rivets and buttons, which are the cheapest, but recently one company used 18-karat gold-plated buttons to jazz up the jeans, which definitely mad a huge difference in the cost. Finally, there is the washing, which is usually the lion's share of the cost. There are so many different forms and techniques of washing denim that sometimes the washing costs more than the fabric, cut and sew together.
So every little detail adds extra cost to the manufacturing and, inevitably, the quality of the product.
Posted on 10/22/2009 4:58 AM
Knitting industry is growing at a rate of 15% to 17% annually. In the absence of proper planning and focused approach towards emerging world textile scenario the local industry foresees a turbulent and a disastrous era beginning in 2007 when China fully avails WTO’s quota free benefits as at present it is being restricted at a growth of 8% per annum.
The huge investment of around $6 billion made during last few years, but this investment did not generate the much needed employment in the country as most of the investment went into spinning, weaving or investment made by large industrial groups. This investment did not go to value addition sector which is also the biggest job provider to skilled and semi-skilled work force, including women.
The knitwear industry has developed rapidly in recent years. At the start of the 2000’s there have been new investments in the knitwear sector especially in and around Lahore. Ammar, Klass textile, Ibex, Irfan, Style, Azam, Disco, Crescent Group, Regent and Saigol Groups, based in Lahore, have set up most modern production units for knitwear with state of the art technology. Improvement made during 1990s in knitting technology and techniques in the processing and finishing have been further improved with dimensional stability of knitted fabrics. Some high quality machine manufacturers have also imported soft flow dyeing machines and tension-free dryers.
Posted on 10/22/2009 4:52 AM
8 February 2009, Lahore – The Pakistan Hosiery Manufacturers Association (PHMA) has disclosed to local journalists that the number of knitwear exporting units in the country has declined from 1,183 in 2005 to 840 in 2009. In addition it said that the closed units included some of the most efficient and large hi-tech factories which have continued to lose their competitive edge in the world market.
The PHMA revealed that knitwear units in Karachi alone had dropped from 400 in 2005 to only 300 in 2009 and the closed units included big names like Hussaini, King and Zainab. In Lahore, the number of units has declined from 247 to 180. Here the big exporting units which have been closed include Sara, Ammar, Highnoon, Claas, Navena and Angora. Only 190 knitwear factories are operating in Faisalabad against 300 in 2005 while the number of operational units in Sialkot is down to 170 from 236.
MI Khurram, a leading knitwear exporter said: “Pakistan has the most efficient and hi-tech knitwear industry in the region which produces better quality clothing than its competitors”, and added that closure of over 30 per cent of the industry should be an eye opener for economic planners, saying the operating units had eaten up all their reserves during the past three years and owners were disposing of their assets to keep the wheel of industries moving.
“The decline is due to flawed government policies,” said Zafar Mehmood Sheikh, another top knitwear exporter. He said the government withdrew research and development support although its own statistics revealed that after grant of the facility the knitwear exports to North America had increased by 40 per cent, 33 per cent to the European Union and 17 per cent to Australia during 2005 to 2007.
Posted on 10/22/2009 4:32 AM
Pakistan's annual average export growth registered at 18 per cent against its growth of imports was 7 per cent only over last 10 years. Its exports strength has been better than India and Bangladesh. The per capita exports of Pakistan is $ 42 whereas India has $ 19 and Bangladesh $ 12. Among the Asian developing countries Singapore has the highest per capita exports which is $ 1619. Pakistan ranked 10th among 12 developing countries of Asia.
In overall exports textile all sorts average share has been recorded at 40 per cent which includes knit-wear of men, women, boys and girls.
Knit Wear Industry
According to the report of working group of Seventh Plan on textile industry, the production of knitted grey cloth is estimated at 19.22 million kgs. of 650 units. The capacity utilisation worked out to 54% per annum. This low capacity utilisation is due to old and outdated machinery, resulting in frequent break-down. However, with installation of new imported machines, total production of knitted fabric may be achieved to 26/27 million Kgs. on the basis of two shifts operation each shift of 12 hours
Posted on 10/15/2009 12:28 AM
Low cost cam beat up machine with unique design of single cam box and false Rapier drive, specially designed for clecentralined weaving sector.
Heavy construction with steel cross-binders ensures vibration free operation even at higher speed. Special wide width Rapier Taper will ensure weavability of all kinds of fibres. Medium to heavy fabric with excellent cover-tactoris the specialty of this machine.
Yarn Types & Counts Range
It offers shed formation possibilities by positive Tappet (for plain weave), Cam motion, Dobby (16-24 jacks) or Jacquard shedding system.
- Spun yarn of Natural & Man-made Fibre-Nm 200-3 (Ne : 120-1:8)
- Filament yarn continuous or Texturized 20 den - 2000 den.
- Various types of Blended, Metalic (Lumex), Glass fibres, Jute & Fancy yarns.
- The superior metallurgical construction with Cast Iron side frames & cross members ensure the smooth & reliable operation without any vibrations which can be handled by even unskilled or conventional loom operator.
Posted on 10/15/2009 12:21 AM
Picanol will present its latest weaving solutions for technical fabrics at Techtextil in Mumbai, from 10 to 12 October 2009. Picanol wil be present with an info booth. Certainly for weavers who want to get the most out of technical fabrics, Picanol weaving machines provide the platform for staying ahead. Techtextil Mumbai is a good opportunity to discover what Picanol has to offer specifically for this niche market.
Picanol develops, produces and markets high-tech weaving machines. Picanol weaving machines are a synthesis of technological know-how and experience built up over more than half a century. Today, about 2,600 weaving mills around the world use Picanol machinery, totalling some 110,000 weaving machines
Posted on 10/15/2009 12:10 AM
Main Brands of weaving machines are:
Picanol produces high-tech weaving machines. Picanol weaving machines are a synthesis of technological know-how and experience built up over more than half a century. Mainly produces Rapier, Airjet and Terry looms.
Japanese company Toyoda produce high quality Air jet and Water jet looms. In Air jet, the JAT610 has become the best-selling air jet loom in the industry, enjoying high acclaim from customers all over India. Toyoda water jet looms are perfectly working since last many years.
This is Swiss company which pioneer in manufacturing weaving looms with high quality. Whether projectile, rapier, air-jet or terry technology Sulzer weaving machines are leader in the world.
Posted on 10/14/2009 11:57 PM
This cone winding machine gives the possibility to optimize through inverter a good traverse of distaff. This results into better outcome both at dyeing level (dyed in yarn) and at distaff winding level in weft and warp. The speed can be graded from 700 up to 1200 meters and the machines have the facility of manual tying up and automatic oiling. Our finished cone winding machines are equipped with following components:
Electronic slub catch
Posted on 10/14/2009 11:41 PM
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Posted on 10/07/2009 2:43 AM
Wooden piece made of Tricot and Jersey. (Fatimid Period, eleventh Century )
Another similar piece was found in Istanbul; the writing style and the recurrence of the word "Victory" relate it to the Fatimid state, especially, the first half of the 11 th. century. The origin of this piece is still unknown.
Posted on 10/07/2009 2:41 AM
An Egyptian woolen carpet decorated with the Holy name: (Allah) in simple Arabic Kuffic handwriting. It dates back to the first half of the 9th century and was made in Upper Egypt that is famous for making such type of carpets.
Posted on 10/06/2009 1:51 AM
Decoration is as natural to human beings as language or conversation, and is an essential part of our cultural identity. All cultures throughout the world and throughout history have made decorated objects.
Repeat patterns form a separate issue in the decorative arts and are especially associated with continuous lengths of textiles and paper. Repeat patterns can also be applied to facades, floors, clothes and other surfaces with adaptation to the particular shape or limitations of the surface.
The word pattern itself is used to refer to a motif, behavior or occurrence repeated over time or in space. Repetition of a motif on a surface appeals to the sense of order and can create an enjoyable sense of rhythm due to eye movement from place to place in the pattern. The recognition of the repetition also plays a great role in the pleasure of looking at repeat patterns.
The design of repeat patterns is an interdisciplinary art where the senses of distance, movement, color and line interact with a basic knowledge of visual perception, geometric limitations and constructions in order to create a seamless, continuous pattern.
Posted on 10/06/2009 1:28 AM
Textile Vision is a textile designing software that helps to create designs for Weaving and Printing applications. Textile vision is a power packed tool to explore a simple pattern in different dimensions. This software helps designers to create any type of complex patterns and designs within minutes, which otherwise take long hours or even days. The software user need not be an expert in computer environment nor a real designer, software is very easy to use that any one with a little knowledge of design and with some creativity can operate and perform wonders.
Image Manipulation Polygon Transformations Color Separation Color Reduction Basic Drawing Tools (Line,Polygons, Beizers, Pencil) Weaving Yarn Consumption Calculations Frame Plan Weave Preview Touch Screen support
Posted on 10/06/2009 1:19 AM
Lectra is a world leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of software and hardware dedicated to the major industrial users of textiles, leather and other soft materials, supplying a comprehensive range of associated services for the development of complete solutions, from product design to manufacture to retailing. Lectra, a leading technology provider to the fashion industry offers a wide range of software, automated cutting systems and high value-added services covering the entire value chain, from design through manufacturing to retailing. Lectra Fashion PLM (Product Lifecycle Management), specifically designed for fashion companies, integrates process optimization with collections lifecycle management and includes modules for line planning, creative collection development, product data management, product engineering, and workflow management. Lectra Kaledo Collection, which shares a common database platform within PLM, encourages artistic creativity while structuring the collection creation process and facilitating the exchange of information internal and external to the design environment. Lectra Kaledo Textile is a suite of software for the textile designing processes of Print, Knit and Weave that further facilitates the exchange of information internal and external to the design environment. Lectra serves over 20,000 customers in more than 100 countries.
- Pattern Making Software
- PLM Software (Fashion PLM)
- Textile Design Software
- Fashion Technology
Posted on 10/06/2009 1:18 AM
It is a computer program for creating textile designs on computers. It contains extensive features designed to assist in designing, editing, creating loom control files, and punching of textile designs. Industry standard TIFF and PICT files are supported, providing compatibility with many other applications, including programs for painting, scanning, processing, editing, publishing, and analyzing images. Sub-areas of PICT files may be selected and scaled to any desired number of Ends and Picks. Designs of up to 16,000 Ends by 32,000 Picks are supported. Textile designs are displayed in the correct as woven aspect ratio (Warp/Weft ratios of .05:1 to 20.00:1). Up to 20 image windows may be opened simultaneously to support cut/paste of design elements between designs or between design and scratch pad windows.
Posted on 10/06/2009 1:14 AM
fold created a line of bedspreads and pillows that we think represent some of the most exciting bedding products on the market today. Their bedspreads are made of thin, quality wool or linen. You simply hop out of bed in the morning, pull the streamlined wool or linen spreads over everything, and presto, instant mod. The hand stitching and beautiful colors of this line speak for themselves.
Posted on 10/06/2009 1:08 AM
Textile design is the process of creating designs for knitted, woven or printed fabrics.
Successful textile designers marry a creative vision of what a finished textile will look like with a deep understanding of the technical aspects of production and the properties of fiber, yarn, and dyes.
Designs for both woven and printed textiles often begin with a drawing or watercolor sketch of the finished design. Traditionally, drawings of woven textile patterns were translated onto special forms of graph paper called point papers which were used by the weavers in setting up their looms.
Today, most professional textile designers use some form of computer-aided design software created expressly for this purpose.
Posted on 10/06/2009 1:02 AM