Gina McConnell Originals Announces Acquisition of Alpaca Knitwear Manufacturer, Casa Fisher.

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New brand, McConnell Knits, debuts at NYC Intermezzo Apparel Trade Show May 5-7.

We are raising the bar for efficiency and quality so that our brand, McConnell Knits will be recognized as the knitwear leader using luxurious textiles such as Alpaca, and Pima Cottons.

Gina McConnell Originals, LLC., announces the acquisition of prominent South American Alpaca and Pima Cotton knitwear manufacturer, Casa Fisher. The company whose livelihood spans three decades debuts a new contemporary identity, "McConnell Knits" spearheaded by proprietors and partners, Joseph and Gina McConnell. The vision for new ownership is to expand their current market reach from Europe to North America with the ultimate goal of globalizing their new brands.

The former Casa Fisher, Ltd., has worked closely with skilled Bolivian knitting and weaving masters to develop traditional Intarsia knitting art forms that are adapted to perform in today’s high fashion standards.

Throughout the years, Casa Fisher has gained a reputation for pristine quality and style securing key accounts in Latin American and Europe with a strong distribution presence in Germany and Holland.

Gina McConnell, who spearheads the US headquarters in Virginia travels frequently to South America to provide strategic direction and inspirational leadership to a team of over fifty employees in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Working alongside Bolivian national, COO, Eduardo Patiño and a team of designers.

The McConnell Knits brand has been hand selected among a group of knit designers to debut at the international apparel trade show, Intermezzo produced by Enk Shows during May 5-7th, 2014 at Pier 94 in New York City, New York. The women’s line will feature the classic Intarsia knits as well as a newer collection, “McConnell Knits- Contemporary” featuring rich Fall and Winter inspired color blocks, solids and patterns made with Baby Alpaca and Silk yarn combinations. A new line of cold weather accessories created with soft, supple, luxurious Alpaca is anticipated to be a top seller among the new styles offered. Specialty boutique and fine retailer buyers are invited to discover the Fall/Winter 2014 McConnell Knits Collection at Booth 1718 where they will exhibit for the first time in the USA.

About Gina McConnell Originals, LLC:
Gina McConnell Originals specializes in the design and production of knitwear apparel and accessories utilizing the natural and sustainable characteristics of one of the rarest and most luxurious materials in the Andes – Alpaca Wool, Baby Alpaca Wool and Pima Cottons. The former Casa Fisher, was acquired by McConnell partners in 2012 with the goal of securing a leadership position as the experts on sustainability and luxury alpaca textile production.

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