Project I, an innovative apparel manufacturing group started by fashion executives Jon Lewis and John Elmuccio, collaborated with Germany’s leading flat knitting machine manufacturer Stoll, at the Stoll Symposium in New York City recently. The collaboration will strengthen America’s fashion market, restore apparel production jobs using the latest technology, and revitalise the fully-fashioned knit sector. It will also bring a great output of jobs and help position the US as a key player of the apparel manufacturing and supply chain market.
The collaboration will install 300 high-tech flatbed knitting machines throughout the next three years. Stoll will install the latest generation of ADF machines, which feature yarn carriers that are independent of the carriage and can move horizontally and vertically, and the latest CMS 830 C&S Knit & Wear (seamless knitting) machines. The company will also provide programming, training, manufacturing and on-site production support while guiding new and existing customers alike to Project I.
Project I’s new venture will incorporate an eco-friendly workspace that will provide sustainable manufacturing jobs. Production is anticipated to begin at the end of 2019 at a brand-new US-based facility.