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