Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Stitch Matters: Sean's Merrow Story




This week, we started a campaign asking you to share your Merrow stories with us. We are proud to feature one of our first submissions from Sean, a lifelong Merrow mechanic:


"After I graduated college, I worked in a sweater factory and we were using Merrows from the 60's. I was a pattern maker but became a mechanic there. Loved working on them because they were designed with the mechanic and sewing operator in mind. Jumped ship to a thermal cut and sew plant, once again a pattern maker and a customer asked for a "rail road" hem. Top management was puzzled at the machine... my old friend the 2-thread Merrow. Fast forward a few years, I'm now a consultant/salesman in the sock and hosiery industry and flat seaming is all the rage. I've converted a few customers to Merrow and they have seen not only a better seam but it's so much faster and operator friendly. I've rebuilt so many of your [Merrow] machines, keep up the great work, the quality of craftsmanship has shown throughout the decades."
m-2DC (1973) set up by Sean for a hosiery customer
M-2DC (1973) set up by Sean for a hosiery customer

Sean pulls parts from this "Merrow Graveyard"
Sean pulls parts from this "Merrow Graveyard" 

Are you interested in sharing your story?

Alex Salfer-Hobbs Merrow

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

Monday, February 20, 2017

End-to-End Solutions from Merrow


Curious about how Merrow's end-to-end solutions can help your production process? Here are just a few examples of our new machines and their unique applications to solve common production problems.

MERROW JNT E2E HIGH PILE SEWING MACHINE




A new sewing machine designed and built by Merrow to sew the thickest materials together. Start with up to 4" of pile or up to 1" compressed material (both layers) and end with material joined on a 5/8" wide seam. 

MERROW 70-D3B-2 CNP NICKEL PLATED SEWING MACHINE FOR BUTT SEAMING 



Designed to create 16MM (5/8") Stitch the 70-D3B-2 CNP is a completely nickel-plated sewing machine for butt seaming. It is ideal for wet or caustic sewing environments because it will not rust or corrode, making it the perfect machine for Dyeing and Finishing facilities.


Let Merrow Create Your Custom Seam Solution!

STEP 1: Send us your Material
We will customize and sew off your material on any of our continuous processing machines.

CONTACT MERROW FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CUSTOM STITCH SAMPLES
phone: 508.689.4095

STEP 2: We will put you in contact with one of our 156 service providers in 85 countries 
They will assist you with the purchase and installation of your new Merrow machine.
Alex Salfer-Hobbs Merrow

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

Merrow Genuine Spare Parts


BUILT TO LAST A LIFETIME


What's the best way to keep your Merrow machine leading the pack in performance and quality? By purchasing Merrow spare parts, of course! 

You can depend on the parts Merrow provides as all genuine parts. Merrow maintains an inventory for almost all legacy machines (600 models) and ALL Parts are available for immediate purchase-- there's no need to wait! 

In addition, all parts are machined to .001 tolerances and tested before shipping, so we guarantee you (and your machine!) will love the results. 

What are you waiting for? Ensure the longevity of your Merrow machine and shop today!

Got a question? Email us today for more information!




Alex Salfer-Hobbs Merrow

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

Friday, February 17, 2017

Join the Movement: Introducing ActiveSeam 2.0



JOIN THE MOVEMENT:
Add value to your product with the only branded, technically-superior stitch.
INTRODUCE ActiveSeam 2.0 INTO YOUR PRODUCT TODAY!


ActiveSeam by Merrow ActiveSeam by Merrow

From performance apparel to medical compression, ActiveSeam improves product performance and leads the industry as the first branded marketable stitch, bringing purpose-built stitching and improved garment construction from the sewing floor to the point of sale.



The ActiveSeam 2.0 platform is driven by Merrow's MB-4DFO-2 Series machines. The MB-4DFO-2 series platform accommodates a wide variety of needles and feed eccentrics, including two different needle plates and up to six different needle sizes. It also includes six distinct versions of the machine, allowing users to work on projects with a multitude of variations, from lightweight to heavyweight material, or from general to specialized applications.


MODEL VARIATIONS

MB-4DFO 2.1 - for lightweight knits
MB-4DFO 2.2 - for midweight knits, including rip-stop nylon, outer layers, lightweight fleece, or upholstery
MB-4DFO 2.3 - for mid to heavy-weight material, specifically footwear, including mesh
MB-4DFO 2.4 - with a wider slim, comfort, and infused stitch for knits or industrial fabrics
MB-4DFO 2.5 - for medical and compression garments
MB-4DFO 2.7 - for high lift/high pile materials



  • When compared to a 6-thread flatlock seam with identical thread, fabric, and SPI, Merrow ActiveSeam 2 & 3-thread seams proved to be more than 30% stronger and had the ability to stretch (linear travel) 100% further
  • With twice the stretch built into the seam, and a flat profile, Activeseam garments are extraordinarily comfortable and do not restrict athletic movement
  • ActiveSeam 2.0 accommodates a wide variety of needles and feed eccentrics, including two different needle plates and up to six different needle sizes
  • The MB-4DFO​-2​ machines have also been shown to increase production speed: "...we just finished a time study and 'Mrs. Betty Blue' [MB-4DFO​-2​] has cut our production time almost in half." - Kate Sauls, Livell Co.


With ActiveSeam 2.0, the possibilities are truly endless!



  • ActiveSeam’s 3D Infused stitch allows users to add design without sacrificing function
  • ActiveSeam is almost undetectable when applied next to skin
  • With more stretch built into the seam, the garment can be designed to fit the human body better without restricting athletic movement


ActiveSeam is the future of seam and garment construction. Individuals or companies interested in learning more about ActiveSeam are encouraged to contact Merrow to have samples generated at the Merrow Stitch Lab. The Merrow Stitch Lab is an opportunity for individuals or companies to collaborate on the development of product in a unique and creative environment, connecting the designer to the factory and yielding practical, production-ready solutions for the construction of new products.


What can ActiveSeam by Merrow do for YOU? 

Medical Compression





Neoprene Fabrics


Athletic Apparel

Men's & Women's Apparel


HAVE A DESIGN LAB AND WANT TO SEE
WHAT Merrow CAN DO FOR YOU?

Merrow has an Education and Designer Discount Program,
contact us to find out more.



LOOKING TO USE ActiveSeam 
TO IMPROVE YOUR PRODUCTS? 

Merrow offers in-house, hands-on training, check out our




WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT 
Merrow OR ActiveSeam?
Visit our ActiveSeam Website.


Any other questions? 
Feel free to email us for more information: alex.s@merrow.com





Alex Salfer-Hobbs Merrow

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

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


A 179 Year Old Company
Stitches Together a New Perspective

American trade publication, Industry Week, highlights Merrow Sewing Machine Company as "Manufacturing Leader of the Week" 
"There’s one variable that has remained strong this entire time:
the people who we work with, both the employees of the company and
the agents who represent us worldwide"

- Charlie Merrow

READ THE FULL ARTICLE
HERE
Allison Marrier Merrow

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