Chinese knitting specialist Xiamen Liying Knitting employs 200 people and reports sales of around $12 million. Products include bands and trims, allovers, edgings, and passementerie as well as transparent laces, stretch and two-way stretch laces, and cotton-look laces for the lingerie and intimates market. Each month the company creates new designs.
The factory is equipped with 37 sets of machines, including Jacquardtronic and Raschel looms. The annual production rate is 1.9 million metres per month or 25 million metres per year. Annual production capacity is over 27 metres. Storage capacity is 2.5 million metres. The minimum order requirement is 3,000 yards (2,750 metres) per colour, and the Oeko-Tex 100 certified company guarantees quick turnaround times.
Export represents 60 percent of Xiamen Liying Knitting’s activity with sales primarily in Europe. Clients include Undiz, Etam, V2D, C&A, Yamamay, and WS to name just a few.