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.
Issa Rae stopped by WWD's NYC headquarters to talk about season two of "Insecure," which premieres this Sunday on HBO. Click link in bio for all the details. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery; Styled by @mayteallende)
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"