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How an inventor and his company changed the fashion industry.

● The inside story of a company that went on to lead a revolution in knitwear manufacturing.

● Written by the inventor himself, the book explains both the innovation and philosophy behind his success.

● Today, Wholegarment knitting machines produces knitwear for major high-street brands as well as high-end fashion houses.

● An inspiring book about invention and the pursuit of perfection.


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Masahiro Shima is the Founder and Chairman of Shima Seiki MFG Ltd.

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