Dec 12, 2016
We’ve been a leading player in the New Zealand textile industry since the 1960’s.
We were once a manufacturer of cotton and woolen hosiery for the domestic market. Over the years we and our production capabilities, steadily grew to include nylon stockings, knitted fabrics and label weaving.
As markets changed, we had to adapt. We learned to be flexible in our thinking and use our technical skills to ensure machinery and processes kept up with the changes.
Our New Zealand base meant we were close to the source of the some of the finest wool in the world. We saw first hand how Merino sheep thrived in the spectacular environment of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. And in the early 1990’s, Designer Textiles International was part of a visionary group who began exploring the exciting potential of Merino fibre.
It was our circular knitting experience, and expertise with dyeing and finishing, that enabled Merino’s potential to finally be realised. We took the fine fibres of the merino fleece and made them into the luxurious, easy-care, high-performance fabric of today.
But we haven’t stopped there. We’re continually looking for innovative new ways to unleash Merino’s brilliance.