Thursday, October 25, 2007

Merrow Stitch Pictures


We are constantly adding things to our internal archives -- i'm going to begin to use the blog to publish some of this data. Starting with stitch pics.

From emblems to blankets to everything in between -- we've got some interesting stitch pics. as we scan 'em i'll post 'em.


charlie merrow Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

test for mobile blogging




pic. of dave on boat coming back from new york. windswept & glam.



charlie merrow Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Trip to the midwest


I flew out to harrisburg, PA and Evansville, IN (and owensboro, KY). Other than breaking my new macbook pro -- the trip was productive.

The thing about a small town airport are that the lines are hit or miss. In this case I hit it just right. (note the car in the lobby???) The picture below is of the lines in the harrisburg airport at 5:30PM on a monday.

The auto emblem machine (or AEM) as it was known in a prior life was in residence at one of the facilities. Even though it's ugly it was a sight to behold. One operator using 4 machines and sewing dozens of thousands of patches a day. Impressive
charlie merrow Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Fashion Institute of Technology



This past Friday, Charlie and I had a number of exciting, forward looking meetings again in New York in the Fashion District, one of which was at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), home to such notable design students as Calvin Klein, David Chu, President and Founder of Nautica International, Chloe Dao, winner of Project Runway 2, Nina Garcia, Fashion Director at Elle, among many others.


We were excited to see over 80 Merrow machines in use by FIT's talented students and it was a great to know such notable designers (listed above) had honed their craft on Merrow machines, and that many more will do the same in the years to come!



The FIT students we spoke with were using a number of Merrow machines in a variety of ways for their fashion projects. The Pearl Stitch Machine was genereally utilized for the light luxe fabrics, as was the 3DW overedge. At one point in our visit, a FIT professor came up to us and asked that we assist her in configuring a specific Merrow machine for one of her senior students to develop a specific effect desired on an undergarment, as she hadn't been able to find the right machine. Lucky we stopped by!

We're looking forward to working with the FIT academic staff to help expand FIT student's understanding of stitching and their creative edging options as Merrow helps today's students develop tomorrow's fashions!
David Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

Thursday, October 4, 2007

SampleRoom Machines on the way!



I just ran into our manufacturing facility downstairs and took a quick picture on my cell phone of the new SampleRoom machines. They look great and we're excited to start rolling these out in the next month. The pictured machines are about 90% complete, pending specific configurations for SampleRoom designers.

More detailed "glamour" shots are coming soon but I thought you all would enjoy a quick preview of what's to come this fall!
David Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space