Blue Streak II

Indie Source

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Los Angeles, CA – Indie Source, a Los Angeles based apparel manufacturer, boasts efficiency with the Eastman Blue Streak II straight knife. Continuously seeking tools and techniques to improve its cutting room, the Indie Source team, “found all of the efficient qualities,” says Johnny Donovan, Marketing Manager, “in the Eastman Blue Streak II.”

Designed with versatility in mind, the Blue Streak can cut through any sized stack of material with ease. The low profile streamlined baseplate reduces friction and distortion, regardless of the number of plies. Even the tightest radii and most intricate patterns are easy to maneuver due to the Blue Streak’s power to weight ratio and narrow silhouette standard.

The Blue Streak is, “Well-equipped to meet the demand of any job,” says Donovan, “Even layers of stacked fabric or leather, making cloth cutting at Indie Source efficient and productive.”

Eastman Machine Company revolutionized the apparel industry in 1888 after developing the first electric fabric cutting machine, the Blue Streak. Over a century later, Eastman manual machines remain a necessity among the apparel industry and are contributing to the recent resurgence of Made in America apparel production.

The Blue Streak II straight knife, along with hundreds of other cutting solutions, is proudly designed and manufactured at Eastman Machine Company’s headquarters in Buffalo, New York.

Eastman will host demonstrations during Texprocess Americas 2020, May 12-14 at booth 433.

For more behind the scenes of USA apparel manufacturing at Indie Source, click here.

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