DORAN'S CLOVER DEAL: Doran Textiles, Shelby, N.C., has purchased the real estate, plant and equipment of Clover Yarn's yarn-making facilities at Clover, S.C. Terms of the deal, which was completed last Thursday, were not...
DORAN'S CLOVER DEAL: Doran Textiles, Shelby, N.C., has purchased the real estate, plant and equipment of Clover Yarn's yarn-making facilities at Clover, S.C. Terms of the deal, which was completed last Thursday, were not disclosed.
The 178,000-square-foot manufacturing facility will increase Doran's yarn business by about 225,000 pounds per week, with initial production slated for the week of June 27, said David Miller, vice president of sales and marketing.
Miller said the acquisition of the Clover facility will add to the firm's offerings of ring-spun yarns, "and will contribute about $25 million in sales on an annualized basis on top of the $215 million we had in 1993."
"The added ring-spun yarn capacity will also provide "some production relief and make us more responsive to our customers," Miller said.
Doran will keep the 140 employees at the plant, "although we will lose a few through attrition," Miller said.
In addition to the Clover facility, Doran operates eight plants throughout South Carolina -- mostly in and around Cleveland County -- mainly making specialty yarns and woven fabrics. The 78-year-old company, which employs about 2,600, is Cleveland County's single largest employer, according to state officials.
Clover Yarn's other two plants, at Clinton, S.C. and Greenwood, S.C., were not affected by the sale.
GUTMAN'S TRIBUTE: James Gutman, president of Pressman-Gutman, a New York converter, and Toni Garment, partner at C.C. Magic, a New York manufacturer of moderate misses' sportswear, were honored Saturday night as the Fabric Salesmen's Association's textile man of the year and fashion woman of the year. The two received their awards at the FSA's annual dinner, held during the group's convention at Kutsher's Country Club in Monticello, N.Y. The three-day parley concluded Sunday.
In his acceptance speech, Gutman, who joined the family-owned Pressman-Gutman in 1981 after a stint as a movie producer, recalled and thanked his late brother Paul "for giving me the opportunities to do some other things in my life."
"While Paul was helping run the company," he said, "I was making movies."Paul Gutman, who was a vice president with the converter, was killed in a plane crash in 1989.
"When I finally joined the company, Paul was there to show me what the business was all about," Gutman said. "This award is as much yours, Paul, as it is mine."
KTA TRADE WINDS: Jay Meltzer, vice president of Goldman Sachs; Edward F. Johnson, director of the Johnson Redbook Service, and William Wollman, chief economist of Business Week, are the featured speakers at the Knitted Textile Association's mid-year financial forecast, slated for June 22 in New York.
The seminar, entitled "The Winds of Change," will focus on factors impacting the economy and, more specifically, the knitted textile industry.
It is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. at Butler's Restaurant. Reservations are required and can be made through the KTA in New York.
@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)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia