Knowledge Program III
Seminar on Pitti Filati Review, Colour Control of Worsted Yarn
& Knitwear Cockling
Australian Wool Innovation Ltd (AWI) and Knitwear Innovation & Design Society (KIDS) are
pleased to inform you that the third Merino Knowledge Program will be held on 14 August 2009.
In this coming event, participants can have a summary review of the international yarn show:
Pitti Filati 65, held in Florence. A renowned worsted yarn spinner, Xinao, will introduce the
process and colour control of worsted knitting yarn dyeing for better communication between
yarn supplier and its customer; and AWI will discuss about the defect: cockling, associated with
faults found in some plain single jersey fabric especially when knitted from wool in fully-
Details of the seminar program are as follows:
1. Review of the Pitti Filati 65 – Trends for 2010-11 Autumn/Winter Season
Dr. Judyanna Ng, Senior Lecturer, PhD Adviser, Institute of Textiles & Clothing, Hong
Kong Polytechnic University
Pitti Filati is an international yarn fair showing new collections, themes and colours
preliminary inputs on the trends one will be seeing on the market 18 months from now.
At Pitti Filati 65, “WHO AND I” was the title staging trends for fall/winter 2010-2011, and
Pre-he-story; Re-Tailor; Chil-Dish; And-Rogine; U-Nisex were the themes in the trends
area. Dr.Ng will give a review on new ideas for yarn production and treatments, colour
palettes proposed by exhibitors as well as the novelties that offer inspiration.
2. Colour Matching and Shade Control of Worsted Knitting Yarn
Mr. Zhou Xiao-tian, Managing Director, Zhejiang Xinao Textiles Inc
Xinao group is a leading wool spinning enterprise in China, comprising scouring, top-
making, spinning and dyeing with an annual capacity of 10000 tons of wool top and
5000 tons of worsted knitting yarn of various counts and effects.
Lab dip preparation, standard and procedures of assessment in colour matching, and
factors that affect the shade difference in the production of dyed worsted knitting yarn
will be discussed in this session.
3. Cockling in Wool Knitwear
Mr. Linus Wu, Senior Manager-Training & Education, Australian Wool Innovation Ltd
Cockling is loop deformation defect in knitwear, it is commonly found at above the waist
rib, the upper body adjacent to the shoulder fashionings and round the collar trim; as
well as random all-over at the bodice. Factors that lead to this problem and the
recommendation to minimize it will be discussed.
Location: Seminar Room 2, 1/F
Clothing Industry Training Authority
63 Tai Yip Street
Kowloon Bay, Kowloon
Time: 2:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Date: 14 August 2009
Language: Cantonese / Mandarin
THIS SEMINAR IS OFFERED FREE OF CHARGE
Seats are limited. To avoid disappointment please RSVP before 12 August 2009.
For all enquires please contact Mr. Linus Wu at 2330 0813 or Ms Sabina Yu
email@example.com on 2263 6329.
Knowledge Program is a series of seminar/course on updated information and
knowledge relating to all aspects of the manufacturing supply chain. These events are
suitable for practitioners involved in textiles and apparel business of merchandising,
purchasing, product design and development, production and quality assurance, who
want to acquire updated information and knowledge.
Registration for 14 August 2009 seminar
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Email to Ms Sabina Yu firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax 2795 0452
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