WOOL WORKSHOPS: The Wool Bureau is hosting spring/summer 1997 knitwear workshops March 18-April 5 at its New York offices at 330 Madison Ave. The workshops will focus on trends for the season, including cool wool, high-twist crepe knitwear and transseasonal wool blends.
MAN-MADE MEETING: Top executives of man-made fiber producers from 10 Asian countries — China, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Japan — will gather in Japan in Urayasu City, east of Tokyo, April 11-12, for a conference on the man-made fiber industry.
Katsunosuke Maeda, president of Toray Industries and chairman of the Chemical Fibers Association of Japan, said a proposal to establish a regional federation of man-made fiber industries in Asia will top the agenda at the two-day conference.
The conference, organized by the Japanese association, will feature reports on the status and outlook of the man-made fiber industry, as well as special reports on the development of man-made fiber technology and long term forecasts for the supply of raw materials, the Japanese sponsor said.
ANTI-FUNGAL FIBER: Nautilus has introduced a line of women’s activewear featuring MicroSafe antimicrobial acetate from Hoechst Celanese.
Microsafe controls the growth of bacteria, mold, mildew and yeast. Introduced in 1994, MicroSafe had been used in pillows, mattress pads, panties, socks, shoe liner inserts and medical applications.
Nautilus items using MicroSafe include the Pro-Group collection of women’s bras, unitards, capri and full-length pants, shorts and leotards, and a Techwear polo shirt.