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Automated production of custom, ready-to-use flat knitted fabrics

The goal of Adidas’ ambitious Knit-For-You project was the production of customised clothing locally and by everyone, nothing more and nothing less. It combined a store with a miniature factory, allowing customers to have their very own personalised sweater knitted. There was a wide diversity of design possibilities within the set framework, and production took only a few hours. It was done directly in the pop-up store, on STOLL flat knitting machines that produced 3D flat knits in an automated ready-to-wear process.

Gildan to expand operations in South Asia

Montreal - Gildan Activewear is continuing to expand its presence in South Asia with the construction of a large-scale, vertically-integrated knitting and sewing facility in Bangladesh currently underway.

Start of warp knitting course at KARL MAYER North America after break due to the pandemic

The KARL MAYER GROUP Academy trains the company’s customers all over the world, and either invites them to its sites in Germany, China and India for this purpose, or travels to see them. Only recently, in the autumn, Academy head Sophia Krinner flew from the company headquarters in Obertshausen to KARL MAYER North America in Greensboro to hold a warp knitting course, the first face-to-face event in the USA since the beginning of the Covid pandemic.

‘Additive manufacturing in the textile industry’ symposium shows new ways to new products, 17.11.2022 in Obertshausen

Additive manufacturing already enables completely new product solutions in many sectors, including the textile industry. The combination of 3D printing technology and textiles in particular is opening up previously unknown opportunities, including the ability to create both individual looks as well as specific functionalities.

Independent study by Gherzi shows: Warp knitting consumes significantly less energy than weaving

The warp knitting technology is not only one of the most efficient, but also an extremely environmentally friendly technology of textile production. Especially in comparison with weaving, it shows clear advantages. In the Chinese industrial city of Shengze, for example, a rescue program for Lake Tai Hu in 2018 included replacing many of the more than 100,000 waterjet weaving machines installed there with warp knitting machines to curb the harmful discharge of wastewater into the drinking water source for several million people. The district and city government of Wujiang Shengze received support from KARL MAYER for this project.

Tajima to Launch New AI Embroidery Machines as TMEZ-KC Series

Archroma is well known for its innovations and sustainable solution systems aimed at helping

2023 Sensitive Fabrics swimwear collection

Sensitive Fabrics by Eurojersey are preparing to be the big stars of Summer 2023, according to Eurojersey. “Thanks to a collection of visual codes that will be the protagonists of different worlds, from the most sporting to the most glamorous, from ultra-modern design to exotic artisan moods, to combine an iconic style in every situation,” the company says.

Brother International Corporation Announces New for 2023 Sewing and Embroidery Machines

A lineup of new products exclusive to Brother Authorized Dealers as well as the new Artspira mobile app, aimed at giving hobbyists and entrepreneurs the power to create from anywhere

The KARL MAYER Group will be presenting solutions for a better future at Techtextil, 21-24.06.2022, Messe Frankfurt, Hall 12.0, C93

The KARL MAYER Group will be presenting itself at Techtextil from June 21 to 24 2022 in Frankfurt am Main as an innovative partner in the production of high-performance textiles. The global player can be found in Hall 12.0 on Stand C93. Innovative patterns and application examples of warp knitting and flat knitting will be shown.

SHIMA SEIKI to Exhibit at Techtextil North America 2022

Leading knit solutions provider SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD. of Wakayama, Japan, together with its U.S. subsidiary SHIMA SEIKI U.S.A. INC., will participate in the Techtextil North America exhibition in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. this month. Under the theme “techKNITians—Technical Engineered Knit Applications,” the company will display its latest computerized flat knitting machines and computer graphic design system technology, aimed at promoting knitted applications in the field of technical textiles.

At STOLL, innovations and optimizations go hand in hand

Optimizations, further developments and innovations are an integral part of STOLL's activities. The industry leader in flat knitting technology has recently launched a new offering in the form of defined innovation packages. The aim here is to make STOLL's high innovative strength even clearer and enable customers to benefit from it more quickly. "The demands made on flat knitting technology are changing all the time, whether in the case of technical textiles for transportation and furniture fabrics or medical solutions well as in the fashion sector, where new yarns - such as recycled yarns or innovative technologies, such as smart textiles - have to be taken into account all the time," knows Erhard Vöhringer, Sales Manager of the STOLL Business Unit in the KARL MAYER Group "Our customers always have to keep abreast of the latest developments. We are therefore continuously developing appropriate improvements, and with our innovation packages we are now offering even more detailed demand-oriented solutions."

Mayer & Cie. at the ITM. Turkish circular knitting market offers prospects in turbulent times

After a four-year, Covid-related break the German circular knitting machine manufacturer Mayer & Cie. is exhibiting with its Turkish representative Mayer Mümessillik (MMÜ) once more at the important International Textile Machinery Exhibition (ITM) in Istanbul. At Booth 713 in Hall 8, Mayer & Cie. will present three machines: the D4-2.2 X interlock machine, the OV 3.2 QCe for double jersey structures and the MV 4 3.2 II for single jersey fabrics. For the Mayer & Cie. and MMÜ team the focus will be on in-person contacts with customers, suppliers and partners. Despite the tense international situation both the manufacturer and its representative are positive about the medium-term outlook for the Turkish market.

Sustainalytics Ranks INNIO ESG Risk Rating as Number One amongst 500 companies in the Machinery industry

INNIO* today announced that it has received an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) rating of 11.0 from Sustainalytics, assessing INNIO to be at “Low Risk” of experiencing material financial impacts from ESG factors. INNIO’s ESG Risk Rating places it number one of more than 500 companies in the Machinery industry assessed by Sustainalytics.** The assessment identifies INNIO’s strong performance across a broad range of ESG metrics.

STOLL from the KARL MAYER Group launches its new "WONDERFUL" trend collection Wonderful success!

STOLL from the KARL MAYER Group launches its new "WONDERFUL" trend collection Wonderful success!

Groz-Beckert to present a series of products for non-woven industry at IDEA exhibition in Miami (USA)

Groz-Beckert has announced to showcase its product range for Felting and Carding at IDEA in Miami, USA, from 28 to 31 March 2022.

(Not only) Olympic athletes like it hot: High-tech sports and thermal underwear made by Mayer & Cie.

The Winter Olympics are in full swing. (Real) snow may be in short supply but it is still really cold at the Olympic sports facilities. Along with tricks of the trade ranging from blankets to cold plasters, warm functional underwear is a must for athletes, coaches and spectators alike. It is mostly knitted on circular knitting machines.

Coloreel close new deal with ZSK Machines in the US

Coloreel, with its unique technology for digital dyeing of textile thread on-demand for more sustainable and creative embroideries, expand their business with the sale of four units with an additional new US distribution partner ZSK Machines, a division of Notcina Corporation.

Industry 4.0: Jersey Lomellina invests in innovation

Company has invested over EUR 2 million to speed up its digitalization process and be more resilient, competitive, and efficient.

Shima Seiki updates ITMA Asia Online Booth

A highlight of the Online Booth is a video message from Shima Seiki President Mitsuhiro Shima.

New WHOLEGARMENT machine drastically reduces knitting times

Shanghai/Virtual - The latest next-generation 4-bed WHOLEGARMENT flat knitting technology from Shima Seiki can improve production efficiency and reduce knitting times by up to 65 per cent.

Reducing knitting costs in special sock applications

The seminar will focus on the German company’s dur needles - needles the characteristics of which, lead to increased durability.

Mattress ticking specialist anti-viral treatment efficacy

Waregem - Circular knitter BekaertDeslee has confirmed that its new anti-viral treatment technology for its mattress ticking products reduces the viral activity of SARS-CoV-2 by 99.97 per cent after two hours.

New knits sourcing portal from Performance Days

Munich - Performance Days and its Functional Fabric Fair spin-off in the USA have teamed up to launch a comprehensive year-round digital fabric sourcing marketplace.

Delta Galil augments sampling and showroom expertise

Tel Aviv – Seamless apparel manufacturer Delta Galil has launched a strategic partnership with tech-solutions provider Byond XR to enhance its sampling capability and its virtual showroom offering.

Combination of design system and WHOLEGARMENT knitting machines realizes sustainable manufacturing.

COBALT FASHION HOLDING LIMITED Hong Kong-based Cobalt Fashion is one of the largest knitwear groups in the world. Through the combination of virtual sampling created on design systems and WHOLEGARMENT knitting machines, lead time has been reduced while realizing sustainable manufacturing through digitalization of the supply chain.

Naia cellulosic fibre at Première Vision Digital Show

Eastman, maker of sustainably sourced Naia cellulosic fibre, has launched its Naia fibre in the sweaters/knitwear category at Premiere Vision-Paris Digital Show (PV), the digital fashion and textile show, held from February 15-19, 2021. Naia fibre is a sustainable choice for sweaters and knitwear, giving designers more choices and versatility to create.

My Red Socks, from the Canvas to the workshop shop

The site specializing in luxury socks, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary, sells all over the world. Its Parisian boutique nonetheless generates 20% of the company's turnover.

Busi presents complete range of medical sock machines

Family-run Italian hosiery knitting machine builder Busi Giovanni presents its complete range of machines capable of knitting certified-compression medical socks. The company announced extending its portfolio in September 2017, with the introduction of a 5-inch diameter to the previously existing ones of 4" and 4.5".

Amaya: Melco EMT16X Modular Embroidery Machine

“The new Melco EMT16X modular embroidery machine system gives outstanding performance and efficiency,” says Amaya. “Thanks to enhanced Melco Stitch Dynamics, the frequency of thread issues is minimised, which means more run time per machine, and greater return-on-investment potential.”

Recycling option for elastic tricot knit

Obertshausen - Karl Mayer has developed a polyester-based tricot fabric which offers high levels of recyclability despite its high elastic content.

VDMA to host webtalk on fine gauge circular knitting

Frankfurt - Knitting sector specialists Mayer & Cie and Groz Beckert will feature in the next VDMA technology webtalk, which is scheduled for February 17, (2-4 pm CET) and will focus on Technologies for fine gauge fabrics in circular knitting production.

VDMA to host webtalk on fine gauge circular knitting

Frankfurt - Knitting sector specialists Mayer & Cie and Groz Beckert will feature in the next VDMA technology webtalk, which is scheduled for February 17, (2-4 pm CET) and will focus on Technologies for fine gauge fabrics in circular knitting production.

Wilcom: EmbroideryConnect WiFi Device

Wilcom has announced the launch of its innovative new EmbroideryConnect WiFi device. The software developer has also announced EmbroideryStudio e4.5 – the latest release of its flagship embroidery and multi-decoration software

FutureStitch and TOMS partner on sock collection

San Clemente - FutureStitch, Inc. has announced a new sock manufacturing partnership with philanthropic footwear brand TOMS which, the companies say, will help drive socially-conscious knitwear manufacturing forward.

Barudan: Pro 3 Single-Head Embroidery Machine

The BEKT-S1501CBIII, otherwise known as the Pro 3, is Barudan’s newest single-head embroidery machine, which boasts a maximum speed of 1,300 stitches per minute onto flat garments, or 1,000 stitches per minute onto caps. The Pro 3 has an open, bridge-style chassis with a 360x500mm sewing area to provide more space for larger items, such as due bags and large jacket back embroidery, explains Barudan. Other new features of the machine include a KT Automat 8.4” LCD touchscreen with user-friendly icons, a new high-speed colour change system and a new MK8 trimmer system that’s said to require little or no adjustment.

Tricot technology to kick-start China's warp knitting sector

Obertshausen - An increasing number of orders for its latest tricot technology suggests a significant recovery of China's warp knitting sector, says Karl Mayer. By the end of October 2020, the warp knitting machine builder says it had sold more than 350 of its new TM 3 model with a working width of 290 ins.

AJS Embroidery: Tajima Intelligent Thread Management and Digitally Controlled Presser Foot

“Tajima continues its 76-year quest to develop and improve the world of embroidery, with some ground-breaking developments,” says UK distributor AJS Embroidery. The new Intelligent Thread Management (I-TM) system from Tajima has been developed to control the delivery of thread to the needle perfectly for every stitch. “I-TM looks at the stitch type and length, and cleverly allows the exact amount of thread at exactly the right tension to be sewn at precisely the right time,” explains AJS.

Stocks: ZSK Racer Classic

The latest embroidery machine release from ZSK is the all-new ZSK Racer Classic Series, bringing users an entry-level solution when upgrading to a multi-head embroidery machine, explains ZSK’s UK distributor Stocks.

Competence centre for e-warp knitted fabrics in North America

KARL MAYER North America invites customers to undertake processing trials in Greensboro

Competence centre for e-warp knitted fabrics in North America

Obertshausen - Warp knitters in the US are now able to carry out processing trials of smart textiles and other wearables after Karl Mayer expanded the availability of its Textile Makerspace program to its site in Greensboro.

Busi reorganises machine range for easier customer selection

The family-run socks knitting machine builder sells in 63 countries around the world (90% export) through a network of partners that provide distribution and service.

New Busi machine structure to assist customer choices

Brescia - Italian sock knitting machine manufacturer Busi Giovanni has reorganised its full range of knitting machines into three distinctive lines in order to help its customers' investment and decision-making process.

How MultiFleece™ gave an emerging athletic brand a huge competitive boost.

The world of athletic apparel is as competitive as the athletes who wear them, if not more so. So when a leading sportswear brand found themselves searching for a new fabric technology that could give them a creative advantage over the competition, they came to Pailung.

Mayer & Cie to benefit from combination of knitting and braiding machines

The core team of Mayer & Cie. Braidtech GmbH: Managing Director Patrick Moser, Larrissa Gleim of Service and Sales Manager Rainer Schmid (from left to right).

Crystal knitting facility achieves EDGE eco-certification

Hong Kong – Crystal International, one of Asia's largest knitwear manufacturers, has received the EDGE international green building certification system award for one of knitting facilities in Vietnam.

Shima Seiki Innovation Factory moves to Tokyo

Innovation Factory was originally established in December 2015 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Shima Seiki Mfg. Ltd, producing WHOLEGARMENT knitwear.

Circular Knitting in Virtual Space: Mayer & Cie. takes part in Innovate Textile + Apparel Virtual Trade Show

Trade fairs of the conventional kind are hardly possible in 2020 due to Covid pandemic precautions, but a number of organisers are offering digital alternatives. Mayer & Cie. is taking part in the Innovate Textile + Apparel Virtual Trade Fair that the media company World Textile Information Network (WtIN) is holding from 15 to 30 October 2020. The aim of the show is to provide textile professionals with a virtual place in which to share news and views directly, to present products and to demonstrate innovations.

Focused functionality over lace fashion

Warp knitted textiles combine the stability of woven fabrics with the elasticity of knitwear. Different thread systems can also be combined with warp knitting technology to produce fabrics with a wide variety of properties. Functional yarns in particular can result in exceptional performance profiles. KARL MAYER has already carried out extensive development work in this field, in which electrically conductive and high tenacity materials were processed on multibar raschel machines. For a long time now, the high-performance models have been making new, chic lace patterns possible for the lingerie and clothing sector. When producing technical articles, functional yarns can be arranged in areas of any shape, size and placement thanks to their diverse potential.

21st century knitwear to benefit from smartphone made-to-measure technology for the very first-time

Swiss retail technology company meepl - the 3D smartphone body scanning clothes shopping companion - has announced it has partnered with STOLL - the leader in flat knitting machine technology - to offer bespoke made-to-measure knitwear for the fashion industry on a global scale.

KARL MAYER’s PROWARP® and MULTI-MATIC® 32 impress the market

With the PROWARP® and MULTI-MATIC® 32, KARL MAYER presented innovative series machines for weaving preparation at ITMA 2019. With their special performance profiles, they are generating a great deal of interest on the market. The PROWARP® sectional warping machine offers utmost flexibility, precision and efficiency, and can be equipped with the latest communication, measuring and control technology. The MULTI-MATIC® 32 is a highly productive warping machine for the production of sample and production warps with short running length, which is particularly well received by manufacturers in the high-quality fashion sector. Both machine types have already been sold several times worldwide.

Opening of the second construction section

STOLL, a new Business Unit of the KARL MAYER Group, will be moving with its premises from the site at Stollweg in Reutlingen to the Reutlingen-Betzingen industrial estate, where it will continue its activities under the new owner, as planned. Already in 2004, STOLL relocated its production to the location in the Mark West industrial area. During two project stages, a development center is first being built, and later a customer center will follow, in order to accommodate the other Business Units.

Flattering the skin Development work on JERSEY EVOLUTION continues

At Interfilière in Paris in January 2020, KARL MAYER launched its first series of warp knitted jersey articles, garnering great interest, especially among international lingerie brands. These supple, next-to-skin fabrics are called JERSEY EVOLUTION

KERN-LIEBERS Thailand again receives the CCCF- Award from TOKAI RIKA Thailand

The CCCF – Award (Completey Check Completey Find Out) is given to suppliers who achieve an outstanding performance and audit results in the areas of employee safety and accident prevention.


As part of its growth strategy, the KARL MAYER Group has concluded an agreement to acquire the STOLL Group. The contract was signed on 26 February 2020, and the STOLL Group is to be part of the KARL MAYER Group from 1 July 2020.

A Raschel machine from and for China KARL MAYER’s new RJ 5/1 offers improved price-performance ratio, and attracts a lot of attention in China

With its new machine KARL MAYER brings fresh impetus to the market of patterned Raschel fabrics in China. The newcomer with the designation RJ 5/1 was launched at an in-house show held at KARL MAYER (CHINA) during ShanghaiTex, 2019, where it was a real crowd puller.

A bralette full of promise

A new bra concept developed by Lisa Bahr makes use of the possibilities offered by the JACQUARDTRONIC® LACE

Stoll to exhibit latest technical textile solutions at JEC

Reutlingen - Flat knitting machine specialist Stoll will attend the JEC show in Paris, which has now been postponed until May due to concerns over the coronavirus, with some of the latest developments from its TT indu, TT protect and TT mobility segments.

Shima Seiki to unveil new multiaxial insertion machine

Wakayama - Japanese textile solutions provider Shima Seiki will exhibit at the JEC World 2020 exposition, which has been postponed until May due to concerns over the coronavirus, where it will unveil a new prototype weft-knitting machine that is capable of multiaxial insertion.

Busi officially opens new training facility

Brescia - Italian sock knitting machinery specialist Busi has officially opened its new training room, named and built in honor of the late Gianmario Busi.

The Milano UNICA - another new and successful type of exhibition for the Jakob Müller Group

The exhibiion is one of the most important events for the supply industry of the fashion industry. It was the Jakob Müller Group's first participation in this trade fair. The fair is one of the most important trade fairs for fashion manufacturers. It was the first participation of the Jakob Müller Group at this exhibition.

Ricoma Relocates to New Headquarters

Ricoma, Miami, recently transitioned to a new, state-of-the-art headquarters in Medley Fla.

Quality equipment achieves ultimate results...

There is a Tajima embroidery machine for every possible need and function. From single head embroidery machines to multi-head and specialty embroidery machines, Tajima has you covered. Caps, shirts, jackets, bags, blankets, etc. are a cinch with Tajima.

Tajima Single Head Embroidery Machines

The single head embroidery machine is often the most important decision you will make in regards to embroidery equipment. Quality Equipment, Training, Support and a Clear Growth Path are all very important factors. Whether you are starting up, going mobile, doing personalization, or just need a sampling machine, Tajima offers let most extensive variety of embroidery machine options to suit your needs. Though small in size, these powerful single head workhorses are built to the same standards and specifications as Tajima's high volume, production intensive multi-head embroidery machines, known the world over.




LONATI is a leader on international markets with annual production amounting to over 8000 machines. In 2008 the entire range was fully reviewed: alongside the classic G5JA men's sock-knitting machine with a flipping dial is the newly-designed FH machine, with automatic external toe linking, which can be applied to all models. This innovative change has simplified sock pick-up and seaming operations considerably, with clear advantages in terms of production and cost savings, and will soon be going into production with an initial forecast of 1000 machines in the first year. All standard models have also been upgraded, i.e. the 5 and 6 colour single-feed, double-feed, filet, 3D and 4-feed sports sock-knitting machines, representing the largest range currently available on the market.

China is believed to be having nearly 70% of world computer embroidery machine market.

Barudan of Japan developed the world's first multi-head, computerized embroidery machine in 1977. The computer embroidery industry of the world was guided by such developments taking place in Japan. China has also acquired skills to develop high-speed embroidery machines during all these years.

Groz-Beckert with new insights in glass

Groz-Beckert is present with all six product areas and receiving customers and partners at its booth in Hall 4, Booth D25, at the ITMA Asia and CITME to be held in Shanghai, China. In order to establish optimal communication in the Chinese market, the Groz-Beckert WeChat Account went online in 2017. Since then, the needle manufacturer has been providing weekly news on the company, its products and services, as well as latest topics relating to all aspects of the Chinese textile market. As usual on WeChat, the content is published in Chinese and includes links to content in English. At the company booth, visitors will have the opportunity to find out more about its official WeChat Account.

Stoll to supply new US knitwear plant

New York - Stoll has signed a deal with apparel manufacturing group Project I for the installation of 300 of the latest flat knitting machines in a brand new US-based knitwear facility.

Stoll to launch new extra-wide bed flat knitting machine

Reutlingen - Flat knitting machine builder Stoll has revealed details of a new machine it intends to launch at this year's ITMA Asia + CITME exhibition.

The start into career at KERN-LIEBERS

Altogether 50 trainees and students are ready to take their first steps in their career at KERN-LIEBERS in Schramberg.

130th anniversary of KERN-LIEBERS

On the occasion of the 130th anniversary of KERN-LIEBERS a family day was held on 16 June at the main plant in Schramberg. The organizing team under the leadership of the plant manager in Schramberg, Mr. Thorsten Litzenberg, was pleased after a long preparation time that almost all employees registered for the family day and a total of 3,400 visitors appeared. Among the guests were our employees with their families, the shareholders and management board members, the new apprentices and our company pensioners.