Recent difficulties in holding or participating in physical trade fairs and exhibitions related to yarns and materials are forcing changes in the way information is collected and products are promoted. The manufacturer of flat knitting machines, Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd., Wakayama/Japan, has opened a special page featuring new and recommended products for spring/summer 2022 by yarn manufacturers participating in the digital yarn sourcing web service “yarnbank”.
yarnbank is the world’s first online web service for searching and viewing the latest yarns, developed in cooperation with yarn companies from around the world. Registered users have free access to the archive of yarn information and digital yarn data. Users can also download yarn data for free, for use in fabric simulation and virtual sampling on ApexFiz and SDS-onE Apex4, avoiding the need to scan yarn on their own. yarnbank also serves as a new promotional platform for yarn companies with the opportunity to present their yarns directly to their customers.