Pfaff-Pegasus USA has introduced a new sewing machines for sleeves. The unit, Pfaff 3834, can be used for setting pre-gathered sleeves and for sewing ungathered sleeves directly. The unit offers a double-wheel feed system. The feed wheels take the place of the presser-foot system and provide an unobstructed view of the needle area.
Rimoldi of America, Pittsburgh, Pa., is introducing four new machines. The 368-00-3MD-20M/146-XAM is designed for attaching pocket facings to jeans. It's a three-needle, five-thread, flatbed machine with differential feed andspecial 9mm needle gauge. The machine also features a microprocessor-controlled, computerized electronic device with preset stitch counter and photocell. It has a maximum sewing speed of 5,500 spm. Rimoldi is also introducing an automatic serger. The URF3-123/A-00 is designed for straight or curved serging operations on light, medium or heavy fabrics. The third new introduction is an automatic unit for safety stitch assembly operations. The UR30-331/B is equipped with a two-needle sewing head. Rounding out the introductions is the UP74-42-A/1A-183-C30M. The automatic unit simultaneously forms and attaches waistbands to jeans, casual slacks, skirts, sportswear and work clothes. It is equipped with a four-needle, cylinderbed sewing head with double-locked chainstitch and feed rollers.
Paxar Corp., the Pearl River, N.Y.-based vendor of bar-code and label printing equipment, said its net income rose 24 percent the second quarter 1994 ended June 30. Net income totaled $3.4 million, up from $2.8 million for the second quarter 1993. Sales were up 17 percent, rising to $42.5 million from $36.3 million for the same period last year.
Gerber Garment Technology, Tolland, Conn., has named Joseph Chang a sales executive for the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. His territory includes Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Wash-ington, Wyoming, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, as well as the Yukon and Northwest Territories. Chang will be based in Gerber's Los Angeles office and will report to Ram Sareen, sales manager for western North America. Prior to joining Gerber, Chang was a consultant for Vancouver, B.C.-based Engineering and Management Services.The Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science has named David Brookstein dean of applied technology and research. Along with the appointment, Philadelphia has renamed its School of Textiles, the School of Textiles and Materials Technology. Prior to joining Philadelphia, Brookstein was associate director of Albany International Research Co. He is a former Georgia Tech professor.
Monarch Marking Systems, Dayton, Ohio, is offering a new series of booklets designed to help manufacturers deal with the Quick Response requirements of the retailers they serve. The first booklet covers shipping container labeling and discusses the UCC/EAN-128 code, shipping label format, ship-to-postal code and shipping container code. An appendix offers an EDI interchange flow chart. The second booklet focuses on ID marking. Topics covered include marking with UPC, UPC-A marking benefits, maintaining symbol quality and recommended bar-code printing methods. The third booklet is a discussion on two-dimensional codes. These codes include PDF-417, Code One and data collection/verification.
Gessner Co., Worcester, Mass., has introduced a new shear system. The Saber Shear machine features a revolver, blade holder and cloth rest in a single unit and also digitized controls. A calibrated grid is superimposed on the video screen to allow the operator to compare the actual align- ment of the shearing operation with preset specifications and make adjustments while the machine is in operation. The grid alignment system is monitored via a fiber-optic sensor. The unit is housed in a steel box frame and mounting bolts are provided to ensure stability and vibration-free operation.
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)