Skip to comments.I need a yarn source- metallic "sparkle" yarn
Posted on 03/17/2012 4:41:30 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
I've got a very successful westernwear product that my company manufactures in the United States. Sparkle is very popular and even a necessity with at least some of the line. Our customer is thrilled with the work we've done and is in the process of greatly expanding the line. They can't keep it in stock.
The problem is, we cannot locate a better metallic yarn than just your standard Lurex. It's scratchy, yarn breaks are a problem during manufacturing, so profitability takes a hit whenever we use it. We've tried coverd nylon, no improvement. We've tried importing sheen yarn, but it doesn't sparkle enough. Jeweled heatseals don't work within the cost of goods target.
FReepers know everything. I'm hoping somebody has helpful knowledge here, too.
It's admittedly a longshot, but I'm at my wit's end and a whole lot of Made In America business might be riding on it. Customer has ditched a Chinese product in our favor due to innovation, responsiveness and product quality. Westernwear buyers lean much more toward support of domestic products as well.
1. Did you try amazon? Check whom they get yarn from. I’ve gotten all kinds of natural yarns angoras and whatnot through thm.
2. There are yarns that have glittery threads in them that are wool or cotton. My daughter has a soft sweater like this.
Hope you get good responses.
World wide list found here.
I’m under the impression that the yarn weight gets in the way as far as the more hobbyist specialty yarns. This is being run as a pattern in 30/1 cotton with lycra on Italian circular knitting machines.
Thank you so much for responding and wishing me well with this, though.
You’ve exhausted all your suppliers contacts in Manhattan?
If you have reached the point where you must underwrite your own production run of specialized yarn, first off , congrats!
secondly, start contacting the manufacturers direct to run a lot for you, no need for a middleman, most of the remaining domestic yarn manufacturers have in house sales who will be happy to work with you if you are expanding your business/orders.
/not in the business, family was in schmatta business decades ago.
Try this website:
Or maybe here:
Just saw you are in the Carolinas.
You must know of Unifi,
They have a 4t7 thread made of silver than can be combined with anything else to create a metallic yarn.
Not sure if cost competitive, but it’s local in Greensville.
Not Greensville, but Greensboro, NC.
How bout this:
Are you making an EMP-proof sweater? Which begs the question, what would an EMP attack do to people with pacemakers?
Thanks for all the input. I’ll follow up on this.
That’s a performance yarn with literal silver in it for antimicrobial properties, like SilverMax. It would be cost prohibitive for this application.
LOL, no. It’s not a knitted personal Farraday cage.
There are many sparkle yarn suppliers on ali baba. This one had the smallest quantity, ie less than container load.
Ali baba is the best of commercial web sites for sourcing stuff globally . Go to Ali Baba.com and search for sparkle yarn
They probably drop dead, unless suddenly the heart can keep a beat on its own.
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