Japan: Book on the evolution of knitting tech supplier Shima Seiki released
Japanese computerised knitting manufacturing giant, Shima Seiki has launched a new book that describes the invention and evolution of the company’s flagship WHOLEGARMENT knitting machines series. The book named, ‘ WHOLEGARMENT – The Philosophy and Technology of a Fashion Revolution’, is written by Dr. Masahiro Shima, Founder and Chairman of the company.
The new book, published by LID Publishing, entails the story of the inventor himself and how his company brought a revolutionary change in the fashion industry.
Notably, the success story of Shima Seiki began in 1962 when Masahiro laid the foundation of the company with the sole aim of developing a fully automated seamless gloveknitting machine.
With time, Shima Seiki proliferated its product range, adding flat knitting machines and entered into the era of computerisation. As a result, the company started focusing on computer-aided knit design and programming and revolutionised the world of knitting with the introduction of WHOLEGARMENT knitting machine in 1995.
Today, WHOLEGARMENT knitting machines produce knitwear for major high-street brands as well as high- end fashion houses. The WHOLEGARMENT book narrates the story of how Masahiro Shima developed both technology and philosophy and connected them to build the empire of Shima Seiki, the market leaders of today in knitting.
The new book entails the story of the inventor himself and how his company brought a revolutionary change in the fashion industry.
The book by by Dr. Masahiro Shima, talks about Shima Seiki’s WHOLEGAREMENT knitting machines