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Karl Mayer North America's Textile Conference a success


The 2nd Textiles Innovation Conference by Karl Mayer North America, held from June 25-27, 2024, at the company’s Greensboro, NC headquarters, was a resounding success. With over 200 participants from the US and international attendees from Italy, Canada, and Mexico, the conference highlighted the significance of American-made textiles in global markets.

Themed around enhancing the US textile supply chain, the event featured cutting-edge presentations and discussions on product development, productivity improvements, and sustainability. Mariano Amezcua, President of Karl Mayer North America, emphasized the conference's role in connecting brands and manufacturers to strengthen the competitive edge of American-made products.

Keynote speakers included New Balance, which showcased its Made US collection, underscoring its commitment to quality and community. Kenny Wilsey from Dillard’s discussed quality standards for private labels, while Allison Hicks from Under Armour shared insights on innovative performance textiles.

The conference also spotlighted sustainability and digitalization. Unifi presented high-performance fibers from recycled materials, while KM.ON demonstrated AI applications for optimizing production and maintenance. Jessy Belle Kurig from KM.ON highlighted the impact of AI and digital twins in the textile sector.

Complementing the lectures were exhibitions by textile supply chain partners, which provided additional insights into the latest innovations in Stoll flat knitting and Karl Mayer warp knitting machines. The event underscored the ongoing evolution and collaboration within the textile industry.


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