My name is Mike and I am CEO of the brand. I have just returned from a trip to the USA with our Chairman – where Urban Knit made its debut at the Project Menswear Show at the Javits Centre. New York City experienced a heat wave with temperatures even exceeding 100 degrees one day which, thank goodness, didn¹t impact on attendances due to a very efficient air con system in the hall !
Image below of the show:
We made a number of great contacts from all across the country and wrote several orders from speciality stores around the New York area. I had good opportunity to check out the stores for Summer products. I also popped over to Brooklyn for the Spinexpo yarn show where we made a great contact with a South African mohair spinner – all of which has been duly passed back to the HQ creative team for possible future use.
We stayed downtown in Soho and the non-work highlight was definitely walking to the show each day on the Highline walkway with its rail tracks still in situ and that runs alongside the Hudson River! (image below)New York, Project Menswear, Spinexpo, Tradeshow