This is Orange Zero

Orange Zero is an online publishing company with global connections which operates in the textiles and clothing industries. The company is based near Manchester in the United Kingdom and was founded in 2002 by Billy Hunter, a Chartered Textile Technologist with over thirty years experience in textiles manufacturing, global sales and marketing of textile machinery, technical textiles research & development and textiles journalism.

our leading textiles industry websites

  • knitting industry delivers unique news content, comment and features on new products, processes and technologies for the the knitting and hosiery industries.

  • innovation in textiles

    The leading news website for technical textiles. The site is a fresh alternative to traditionally printed trade magazines, enjoying a growing following year on year.

  • techincal textiles finder

    Finding technical textiles suppliers is easy with our Technical Textiles Finder directory. Connect instantly with technical textiles suppliers. Get listed to attract more customers.

knitting industry & innovation in textiles

Our and websites deliver unique content in the form of news, comment and analysis, as well as features on new technological developments affecting the global knitting industry and technical textiles industry respectively.

The sites were created in 2008 and 2009 in response to the decline of traditional printed trade magazines that have been the main source of industry news for many years. The world of information is continually changing and evolving at an ever-accelerating pace, and magazines simply can't keep up. Content is often out-dated long before it is read and today's readers demand the most up to date information as it happens and in an easily accessible format.

Both of our websites feed this demand and publish news and features each and every day, with relevant and rich media including video, providing qualified cutting edge content as and when it happens in a dynamic and convenient format. The sites are now established internationally and are highly rated by readers and advertisers alike.

That's why our growing community of readers are switching from the old established trade titles to the new exciting and vibrant future - and

technical textiles finder

To coincide with the redesign and re-launch of in 2014, we launched, which does exactly what it says in its name - helps buyers find industry suppliers and products.

The site was launched to help meet demand for information on suppliers and products and to help companies in technical textiles supply chains to increase their online visibility.


what our readers say

  • " For years I have been reading with interest regular updates on the Knitting and Technical Textile industries worldwide at and

    I am working as a Consultant for Constructors of Textile machines, with the need to know market trends and innovations. Based on these reports

    I have been able to create new contacts, find technical solutions and decide on which exhibitions to visit.

    Billy Hunter and his team help me stay ahead. They are doing a great job!"

    Helmut Lippert Consulting Germany

  • " As Professor of Knitting at Nottingham Trent University, a world renowned educational establishment and leading centre of excellence in fashion knitwear design, I depend on Knitting Industry website to keep me abreast of new developments in the knitting and hosiery industry.

    I highly recommend it."

    Professor Tilak Dias Professor of Knitting, Nottingham Trent University, UK.

  • " As the Development Executive at a major UK garment maker I check the Innovation in Textiles news alerts every day and find them invaluable for keeping abreast of the very latest developments in textiles.

    It's important to maintain an open door approach to innovation, as you never know where the next big idea is going to come from. I've followed up a number of interesting threads from your news alerts so please keep up the good work! "

    Colin Sutcliffe, Technical Executive Fabric & Innovation, Quantum Clothing Group Ltd.

what our advertisers say

  • " I always like devoting a few minutes reading KNITTING INDUSTRY....lots of consistent room for useless chatting...

    No one has time to waste, nowadays, but everyone must keep themselves up-to-date."

    Michele Castagna, Export Manager, Busi Giovanni S.r.l., Italy .

  • " I think that Knitting Industry website is the best global news resource available today for our industry.

    I use it to stay informed about new developments. Using a combination of banner advertising and dynamic editorial, Cifra has used it successfully to generate new business enquiries for its Warp Knitting Seamless technology and Doubleskin 'well being' textiles brand."

    Cesare Citterio, CEO, Cifra SpA leading seamless garments producer, Italy.

  • " Having advertised on for a couple of years now, Technical Absorbents is more than pleased with the number of referrals received.

    Out of all online advertising, this content rich website is definitely one of the most effective advertising tools out there. "

    Anita Bemrose, Marketing Executive Technical Absorbents .

get in touch


For further information about Orange Zero please contact Billy Hunter, Managing Director