* Back at the MAS Design Centre, I was able
to spend the day in the fabric testing facilities, learning how they develop
new fabrics, match the right ones to the customer’s specifications, and test
their performance against the customer’s criteria.
*It was amazing to see the fabric sample
rooms, with row upon row of fabric, lace, trimmings and components all split
into fibre content, manufacturers and colour! There was a selection of Organic
and new technologically advanced fabrics such as lyocell and corn starch that
have just been developed to the standards needed in lingerie production.
*In the afternoon I was able to speak to a
design coordinator for their new Amanti range, sold exclusively in India, who
looked after the whole process of manufacture from making sure the sourced
fabric arrives to sample in time, to making sure the correctly dyed pieces are
shipped to the manufacturing factory when requested.