Penn Textile Solutions, a German family business founded in 2010, employs 130 people and registers a turnover of €19 million. A specialist in stretch knits for shapewear, Penn Textile Solutions is renowned for its range of second-skin dreamshape® knits.
The manufacturing site is equipped with 50 knitting machines and eight circular knitting machines for plains and jacquards. This integrated business produces 4 million m2 of fabric/year. Target markets are lingerie, sport, medical, and technical textiles.
Developing new technologies is one of the strong points for this highly innovative company. Services include a range of “essentials ” in stock service, the possibility of specific developments with clients, and minimum manufacturing orders. Penn Textile Solutions also provides the “Shop your style” internet service with a choice of three lightweight tulles in a large range of colours available in small quantities.
The company respects the most rigorous environmental guidelines for energy consumption, pollution, renewable resources, and biodegradable materials, and is certified Oeko-Tex and REACH.
Export represents 85 percent of turnover. Penn Textile Solutions is present around the world with agents in France, Spain, China, Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan. Triumph, Anita, Naturana, Felina, Empreinte, Simone Pérèle, Lejaby, Calzedonia Intimissimi, Lovable, Aimer, Wacoal, and M&S are just some of the company’s main clients.
Following the recent investment in new high-tech machines, Penn Italia/Penn Textile Solutions now incorporates all these solutions into the same fabric. The result is: new lingerie styles that play on reinforced parts, separated by areas of different elasticities and placed floral motifs; more open and more closed tulles, alternated with perforated, openwork and raised stripes motifs for new shapewear designs; and, again, opaque full-widths with integrated elastic edges that simulate a glossy band, perfect for application in bras and shapewear… These “all-in-one” solutions, which maximize comfort while minimizing seams and material processing, can all be developed with recycled yarns and different finishes, from waterproof to refreshing.