Evolution St. Louis, an advanced manufacturing company, recently announced the opening of a high-tech, flat-bed knit manufacturing facility, using cutting-edge 3D and seamless-knitting technology in St. Louis, Missouri. Evolution St. Louis expects to create 50 to 60 new jobs within the first three years in operation, with additional jobs added as the company expands.
“We appreciate Evolution St. Louis and their commitment to expanding Missouri’s manufacturing industry,” said Rob Dixon, director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development. “We look forward to working with them as they grow their venture in St. Louis.”
Evolution St. Louis will work with major brands, boutique designers and emerging, direct-to-consumer fashion entrepreneurs to help them move some of the production of their products back to the United States, and work with emerging brands and designers that often have difficulty sourcing overseas because they don’t have the ability to scale.
“Evolution St. Louis’ investment in downtown St. Louis will help put the region on the map as a destination for advanced manufacturing and production,” said Susan Sherman, co-founder of the Saint Louis Fashion Fund.
St. Louis’ Garment District on Washington Avenue has a long history as a leader in the fashion and manufacturing industries. St. Louis is now home to brands and companies like Caleres, Soft Surroundings, Summersalt, Stars Design, Aquarius, CMC brands, Audra and Collections by Joya.
“St. Louis has a rich heritage in the fashion industry and deep roots in manufacturing,” said St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson. “We’re thrilled Evolution St. Louis is investing in our community by attracting talent and offering the facilities needed to support brands and retailers not only in St. Louis, but also in New York, LA and across North America.”
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