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apparel market: Shima Seiki and Stoll (David 2015 ; Shima Seiki N.D.a). Based in Japan, Shima Seiki Mfg. Ltd. has produced a 3D seamless knitting machine called WholeGarment ® knitting technology for the past fi fty years (Shima Seiki N.D.a). Shima Seiki s recent developments provide apparel designers more elaborated and complex 3D seamless knitting technology (Shima Seiki N.D.a). Some major customers of Shima Seiki s WholeGarment ® knitting machine are Max Mara (a fashion designer brand) and Martignoni Paola (an Italian knitwear manu- facturer) in the global textile industry (Hunter 2015 ; Shima Seiki N.D.a). The SDS-ONE APEX3 software is connected to the WholeGarment ® knitting machine that provides functions for designers to simulate style and assembly precisely in 3D before starting the actual production process, preventing unnecessary material waste or mistakes (Shima Seiki N.D.a). In 2004, Shima Seiki was awarded ISO 14001:2004 (environment management system) certi fi cation as one of the key leaders of environmental sustainability in the global textile industry (Shima Seiki N. D.b). The company established a solar-powered generation system on a large scale to supply electricity to the factories that produce the WholeGarment ® knitting machines, which account for 10 % of the company s annual electricity consumption (Shima Seiki N.D.b). 38 K.E. Lee
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Founded in 2004, SAEM Collection Ltd. is one of the largest knitting garment manufacturers of South Korea whose business partners include major fashion brands in Korea and China. As one of the biggest accounts for a European 3D seamless knitting machine producer in Korea, SAEM Collection Ltd. has 12 3D seamless knitting machines at its production facility producing over 60,000 pieces of 3D seamless knitting garments annually (SAEM Collection Ltd. 2016 ). Since 2009, SAEM Collection Ltd. has invested in 3D seamless knitting for two reasons: fi rst, the use of the 3D virtual design simulation of 3D seamless knitting technology reduces 10 15 % of material wastes during the production process and allows the company to save costs of approximately US $ 0.12 million annually (worth 30 tons of waste materials that would be land fi lled); and second, seamless knitting s high product quality enhances consumers satisfaction and the image of the company (SAEM Collection Ltd. 2016 ). See Figs. 5 8 for the SAEM s 3D seamless knitting design process. 3D-Integrated Design Technology In today s textile industry, 3D-integrated design technology is a computer platform that allows designers to accomplish 3D scanning, modeling, and visualization for elaborate and accurate virtual simulation on the body (Apparel 2016 ). 3D-integrated design technology contributes to screening garment design speci fi cations and reducing potential construction errors and the number of physical samples made; thus, fewer resources will be consumed throughout manufacturing processes (McGregor 2015 ). Furthermore, designers and merchandisers can see 360 degree prospective product features several months before a physical sample is made (Apparel 2016 ; McGregor 2015 ) (see Fig.
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