La Lame has been a major supplier to the apparel market for the past 37 years. The American company based in New York introduced some of the most successful product lines in history with Vanity Fair (My Satin Fantasy) and Bali (Satin Tracings) with our De-luster printed stretch satin. Today La Lame still does business with many well-known intimate brands.
Ben Schneer founded La Lame in 1946. The American company is based in New York. The company was primarily suppliers to the Church and Military Uniform manufacturers for which it still is today. In 1980 La Lame branched out into fashion apparel and started selling stretch fabrics to the swimwear and sportswear markets. The fabrics were mostly made in Europe. In the mid-80s La Lame started converting their own stretch fabrics in the USA, buying finished goods and having them printed, embossed, flocked, embroidered, etc.
La Lame still does the converting of stretch goods in USA; however, the evolution of the market has taken us to Asia as well. La Lame represents and imports from mills in Korea, Taiwan and China that produce circular knits, warp knits and laces with stretch.
La Lame also still works with Europe and represents well known mills that exhibit at Interfiliere Paris: Cap Sud (French lace line for allover and trims in stock with low minima); MG2 Creations (French stretch woven for swim and lingerie with low minima) ; Lyma International (Italian digital printing of original designs on Italian Carvico Nylon/Spandex tricot and novelties for swimwear); Framis Italia (Inventor of Noso bonding technology, producer of thermo-adhesive polyurethane tapes, films, logos, labels).