Leading Japanese computerised flat knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd. of Wakayama, Japan exhibited at the International Textile Machinery Exhibition (ITMA 2015) in Milan, Italy. The last time ITMA was held in Milan in 1995, Shima Seiki introduced the world’s first WHOLEGARMENT® knitting machine. Capable of producing a garment in its entirety with no seams, it was revolutionary technology that was proclaimed “The Magic of the Orient” by the industry press. Shima Seiki returned to Milan to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of WHOLEGARMENT® knitting technology under the slogan “Innovation Coming of Age.” Just as a 20-year old assumes new responsibilities as an adult and begins contributing to society, WHOLEGARMENT® is likewise expected to take on an instrumental role in mainstream production in the coming age. To know more, Knitting Views Editor Arvind Kumar met and interviewed Masaki Karasuno, Planning Group, Total Design Center, Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd. during his visit to ITMA 2015 in Milan.