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SHIMA SEIKI launches yarnbank web service

Company News | December 4, 2020 | By:

Flat knitting solutions provider SHIMA SEIKI Mfg. Ltd. of Wakayama, Japan, has announced the launch of its “yarnbank” digitized yarn database and sourcing web service.

Yarnbank is an online web service for searching and viewing the latest yarns, developed with cooperation from yarn companies around the world. Registered users have free access to the yarnbank archive of yarn information and digital yarn data. Users can also download yarn data for free, for use in fabric simulation and virtual sampling.

With its design system and software, SHIMA SEIKI has traditionally promoted design simulation and virtual sampling as an essential part of its “Total Fashion System” concept wherein virtual samples replace physical samples in an effort to reduce time, cost and materials wasted in the sample making phase, further realizing overall efficiency and reduced waste for a sustainable manufacturing supply chain.

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