ATHM recently loaned a reproduction of an 1840’s mill girl to the Shima Seiki showroom at the LA Mart in Los Angeles. The reproduction had previously been on display in ATHM’s core exhibition. Shima Seiki wanted to display the contrast of older styles with the latest styles that can be made as a whole garment on their modern knitting machines.
Dr. Masahiro Shima, the founder, president and CEO of Shima Seiki Manufacturing, the world’s leading manufacturer of computerized flatbed knitting machines, was inducted into the American Textile Hall of Fame in 2012 and is an honorary trustee of ATHM. During the month of November, the dress will be seen by Shima Seiki’s many customers from the Apparel and Textile industries.