When Mackent cooperate with Medical Team
Spacer Fabrics” from Mackent Fabrics Co., Ltd. in Taoyuan knits for Victoria’s Secret.
Nature Dental Clinic established in 1999, with the innovative ideas and enthusiastic research open the cross-border cooperation between Mackent and Medical Team.
Nature Dental Clinic
Apart from normal dental clinic, Dr. Lin not only take care of the patients’ oral cavity but also provides health knowledge-related to diet, lifestyle and exercises. Moreover, Dr. Lin will use the instant messaging to concern the patients using braces at any time, and responses the doubts and difficulties on the usage of braces.
Three years ago, Dr. Lin has developed the latest braces, setting the movement of human body’s recovery. Starting the medical treatment on snoring, grinding teeth, malocclusion, nose allergy, and sleeping disorder fundamentally
Anti-Snore Headgear Development Concept
After falling asleep, to prevent the chin from drooping, mouth breathing, in early year of 1920, the invention of anti-snore headgear appears one after another. However, the currently existing anti-snore headgear has 3 deficiencies:
Quality of material. Most of the headgears, the smelling of plastic is heavy, the material is thick and stuffy. Also, the Velcro is stabbing and hard to tear off.
Structure. Currently, in order to pursue the simplicity of the anti-snore headgear, most of the design appear” single strip”, can not fix the position during sleeping process.
Efficacy. Din not give serious consideration to the sleeping disorder generated from mouth breathing, tongue dropping, which cause influenced to head and neck area fascia adhesion. Therefore, in order to treat sleeping disorder comprehensively, nature dental clinic decides to start design a headgear which is correspond to human body, emphasizes the effective and comfortable headgear.
The link between Mackent and Nature Dental Clinic
The most important problem is the quality of materials. In order to seek the suitable fabrics, the nature dental clinic looked for every possible clothing materials, visited numerous fabric stores and knitting factories. Nothing can be done to find the both high elasticity, supportive and breathable fabrics.
We found Mackent by chance.
Mackent developed spacer fabric ” 3D textiles ” . The special part is that the fibers interweave vertically, to knit just like hollow and elastic three-dimensional fabircs, compares to traditional fabrics, spacer is equipped with breathable, light weight and recyclable characteristic.
The characteristic of Anti-Snore headgear
After several months continuously revised from Mackent and Nature Dental Clinic, the ideal of Anti-Snore headgear finally came out.
Having the skin care, light weight, and breathable materials, equipped with key structure, one piece design. Wearing most comfortable, stable, overall efficacy of anti-snore headgear. The characteristic includes:
◎One piece, and clean cut.
◎High quality 3D textiles: Skin care, breathable, light weight, and high elasticity.
◎Oral area anti-bacteria: to inhibit the bacterium and fungus grown up, maintaining users health, to keep down the uncomfortable feelings and bad smelling cause by bacterium and fungus.
◎Implant Massage ball: under the tongue and skull base could be removable.
◎Thin Velcro: import the materials form Japan, extremely thin and light, soft, and easy to tear off.
The efficacy of Anti-Snore brace
◎Lift up the chin, to avoid mouth breathing, lower down the snoring issue.
◎Stimulate the muscle of tongue, prevent tongue dropping, activate the deep front line.
◎Stimulate the Craniosacral , relax the brain and the fascia muscle.
“Spacer Fabrics” from Mackent Fabrics Co., Ltd. in Taoyuan knits for Victoria’s Secret. ------------------------------------
The following article is from “ CommonWealth” magazine No. 592.
Author: Deng, Kai-Yuan
The special “Spacer Fabrics” material from the sexy French lingerie to the holsters for FBI USA are all made from Mackent Fabrics Co., Ltd.. The lady version of Steve Jobs, Hsiao Tai-Li. How does she run her business from Taoyuan and make European and American only wants to cooperate with her?
When walk in the sample library, you will first see Victoria’s Secret’s RD team and their vice-president Kramer Kristin signature in person on the poster. Move into a little bit, you will see piece by piece posters and pictures from Triumph, Wacoal Asia and worldwide RD teams on the wall. The photos are telling all who visited the sample library that even Dayuan Taoyuan is in a remote area, it is definitely the most important town that for all brands’ designers to visit.
The “spacer fabrics material” invests from Mackent is not only the best support of sports bra in U.K. in 2014, but also be used for French Chantelle, Simone Perele, Calvin Klein, Triumph, Wacoal, Victoria’s Secret and sports brand UA, even the holsters for FBI. Actually, the “ sandwich fabrics material” for formal title is “3D Spacer Textile”. This material is popular not only for international luxury brands but also for Nike, Adidas and UA all love this overturning new material. The founder of Mackent Fabrics Co., Ltd. , Hsiao, Tai-Li focus on developing and making spacer fabrics, so in many brands she is as Apple to Steve Jobs. When mention about the spacer in lingerie brands, they will think about Mackent. Thus, brands’ suppliers called Hsiao Tai-Li is “ Lady of Steve Jobs.”
*Taiwanese Steve Jobs in Textile industry in Taoyuan.
This is the first time the company be shown. When walk into the factory in Taoyuan, you will see the circular knitting machines are spinning quickly with many kinds of yarn. The special of this material is used vertical fiber to knit and support the up and down. The middle will be like hollow and with thick measure flexible solid material. According to the professor Rwei, S.P. from Molecular Science and Engineering in National Taipei University of Technology, the traditional bra is made from form pad. And the advantage of using spacer is breathable, light-weight and recyclable. Before, there’s someone who still can make spacer, but the key point is if under poor quality, the middle fiber will come out making uncomfortable feeling towards skin. But Mackent overcome this issue. It specialize to make spacer when it established from begging till now, there’s nothing change only many times of revision and correction in machines, processing and formulation.
In 1999, Hsiao,Tai-Li established Mackent Fabrics Co., Ltd.. It’s original a trading company which get order form foreign companies then give to under stream factory. But she worried about the quality from under stream factory is not very stable. When they first got the top international order, they got refund due to no dyeing machines but only knitting machines. In addition, Mackent is also doing “customization” which means it will cost time if we give lots of orders to under stream factory. Take example, they flew to Hong Kong three times within a week to discuss how to adjust machines with customers. In other words, they can’t meet customer’s standard if they don’t have their own mill. For pursuing good quality, Hsiao, Tai-Li invested knitting and dyeing all in a line to control the quality herself in 2009. After transformation, Mackent breaks the monopolized situation of spacer from Germany suppliers. Because that for a long time many international brands bought spacer from Germany.
*After defeating Germany, Mackent started to take over European brands.
To make turning situation, Mackent tried her best to do tests, inspects with a 70 years-old French brand within two years. And finally, she persuaded them first time to buy material from Asia’s company. Why this French brand agrees from Taiwan? They found it is not bad the efficiency, quality and developing compare to Germany, but the price is only half of them. The Mackent vice president Su, Hong Yuan said.
After positive quality, they offered many services to inspect the material. Before they need to send outer inspection lab to do the colorfastness, elongation and chemical test, but now they set up this kind of laboratory to serve brands such as PVH who owns Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger and also the authorized inspection lab for Victoria’s Secret. Besides they rely on the quality, the most difficulties is Mackent is not a simple OEM character, she becomes a partner for brands.
*Top material, price increases three times.
They started to assist brand to develop “ Exclusive” material. Once they signed the contact and adopted any one of them, Mackent can’t provide to others in a period of time and buyer can’t buy similar material from others either. This sounds easy, but it comes various concepts such as jacquard, brushed, anti-slipping, bondable and mélange.
The masters are not used to the new version when Mackent turns to a RD basement for bra material, so they call out. The masters asked why they need to listen to the younger one making change since they have worked 20 -30 years under this industry, said the vice-president Su, Hong Yuan. But Hsiao, Tai-Li made one by one changing their old fashion concept. Due to less amount for doing bra, but the products line are many and complicated. They dyed million yards for two colors, but we dyed hundred thousand for twenty colors and inspect each single color. This is the result of highly customization, said Su, Hong Yuan. And the way to overcome is concentrate to make spacer for bras and do not covet lower cost. Mackent only looks for long term policy strategies to make stable products and material instead of bargaining with suppliers. Su, Hong Yuan said if they do low price from lower stream factory, it may affect final quality because of one or two dollars cheaper from different suppliers. So they find fixed suppliers, singing long term contact to specify using same material and machines to avoid differences in quality.
The strength of Mackent is to insist high quality and unique material. Even its price is high, the worldwide customers accept, said from Huang, Guang-Hua, the CEO of New Wide Group who cooperated with Mackent before.
We runs like a grocery store transforming to a luxury store now, said confidently from Hsiao, Tai-Li. The 98% of sales comes from spacer, the rest 2% is from single jersey for serving customers. Others knitting fabrics sell for USD$5 per yard, but can up to three or four times price in spacer. It’s because Mackent has more delicate skill than making in Germany, proving that made in Taiwan isn’t bad. Mackent means the pronoun of high quality and high texture leading the fashion icon in top international lingerie brands.
Triumph, hundred-years old Germany bra brand is going to announce “innovation for next generation” next month. And Mackent is the string puller. Paid at least NT$4000 for the new style bra from Chantelle, hundred-years old French bra brand is also be given skills from Mackent. This is like top luxury brand Hermes, when we have latest products, we send to customers immediately to select rather than waiting customers come and pick. Our attitude to develop materials is like doing luxuries, a metaphor from Su,Hung Yuan, the vice-president in Mackent. Mackent doesn’t take part in Salon International de la Lingerie, the biggest exhibition in Paris. Instead, they keep the latest skill for VIP helping customers to stand on the top point. Making both win.