It was sometime about 3 years back when my aunt first saw the paper advertisement for knitting machine exhibition somewhere near Kathmandu. Hey Biju, there is one pashmina knitwear machine exhibition going on at Naxal, what do you think?
Since we have been manufacturing woolen yarns from the last 23 years we thought this could be the ice breaker to produce finished products from it.
Then together with my father, we went to the knitting machine exhibition, I still remember that was the last day of the exhibition and the last hour. We went there for hurriedly. By the time I was browsing most of the stalls as it was last hour and I miss my dad in the herd.
Oh gosh, when I met him back he already booked for one 3.5gg computerised flat knitting machine as we are specialised in thicker gauge woolen yarn manufacturing. We looked at the knit that it produces in the exhibition and the raw material it uses.
Then the very next day we booked all the team for loading the machine and unloading to our Dhalko factory site. After some days we start the sampling from the machine. Then the real battle began.
The one machine purchase became too costly for us as it has to run with the multiple of other teams like knitting master, designer, technician, and operator together with whole linking and finishing team.
Then we end of buying the other 6 machines, 3 seven gauges and 3 twelve gauges to minimize the cost of production in overall as 1 master can handle the work for the whole team and 1 operator can handle 4 machines easily and same as 1 designer is enough for business.
This is how Diamond Knitland evolved. Since then we have seen ups and down in the production chain and we are still learning a lot. Today we manufacture and export pashmina and wool blend, silk and cotton made knitwear and accessories around the globe.