For the Marketplace launch, we will give the floor to Premiere Vision suppliers to speak about the evolution of the fashion industry and the Marketplace project. Today, discover Meridyen – Merline with his general manager, Askin MERIC.
Première Vision : Please present your company
Askin MERIC : Merline Textile – Meridyen Fabrics is a highly integrated woven fabric production and design company based in Bursa, Turkey. Merline was founded in year 1996 with the mission of creating high quality men’s and women’s shirting/blouse and jacket weight jacquard fabrics for customers worldwide. Merline’s manufacturing plant with yarn dyeing, weaving/jacquard and piece dyeing/finishing/print departments, has a production capacity of monthly 250,000mts. Merline’s sales are expanding globally in more than 20 countries, including strong presence in countries; Italy, Germany, UK and Spain with prestigious customers like Benetton Group, Marina Rinaldi, Gerry Weber, Next, Marks and Spencer, Ted Baker, Zara.
MERIDYEN MERLINE – Weaving Machines
MERIDYEN – MERLINE – Finishing Machine
PV : What are your specialities in the fashion industry ?
AM : With new investments every four-five years, Merline has been committed to have the most current technology in production, in order to fulfill all customer requests, such as low quantity orders and fast exclusive sample developments. Merline is trusted worldwide to deliver high quality with creative designs for customers’ demands in the world of fashion. Merline has two main collections; shirting and jacket weight fabrics, prepared by its own design team, as well as collaborations with international selected textile designers and trend companies. Every season more than fifty new qualities with around four hundred new designs have been created for customer presentations. Shirting fabric collection includes cotton and cotton blended fabrics with dobby and jacquard weaves, made by using finest Giza Cotton in single and double high yarn counts. Varieties of finishes are used in all of the shirting fabrics such as easy iron finish. For the print collection all cotton base fabrics are produced in house with high quality cotton yarns. In addition to the main collection, Merline’s signature comfort section is prepared with cotton polyamide elastane fabrics, for maximum ease in garments. Jacket weight fabric collection includes fancy looks and designs with yarns of acetate, acrylic and metal.
PV : What do you think about the future of the fashion industry ? What are your expectations ?
AM : We believe future of fashion industry will be faster and faster with the increasing speed of the online world. Companies has to adopt to this new speed with faster responses to the new fashion trends. Customers see these trends online daily and want to reach these products immediately not after 6 months.
PV : What do you know about the Premiere Vision Marketplace ?
AM : Premiere Vision Marketplace is an online platform for suppliers to have a online store with the purpose of reaching more buyers.
PV : With the Premiere Vision Marketplace, sourcing evolves. In your opinion, what changes will the Marketplace bring to the future, compared to today ?
AM : Premiere Vision Marketplace will be an essential online platform to connect suppliers and fashion brands, in order to achieve these new future speeds of the fashion industry.
Merline Textile – Meridyen Fabrics is a highly integrated woven fabric production and design company based in Bursa, Turkey. It manufacturing plant with yarn dyeing, weaving/jacquard and piece dyeing/finishing/print departments, has a production capacity of monthly 250,000mts.
Discover more about Merline – Meridyen on their online marketplace store, click here.