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Automatic, compact industrial knitting machines to turn digital designs into knitted garments

Updated : 25-Oct-2020

Stakeholders

  • Designers (Textile and fashion designers)
  • Financial investors
  • Production professionals
  • Researchers or innovators

Kniterate has developed an affordable and compact version of industrial knitting machines for small workshops. The machines automatically turn digital designs into knitted garments.  Industrial knitting machines are unwieldy, require trained technicians, take up huge amounts of floor space. Kniterate’s machine is straightforward to use, comes with design software. It’s designed for small fashion labels, community maker spaces, and schools. The process of designing and making knitwear is very much simplified with this machine. One can make their own scarves, beanies, ties, ready to be worn, and assembling one's own dresses, sweaters, or even shoes.

Company/Organization

Kniterate

Geography

| United Kingdom

Year

2015

Highlights and sustainability benefits

The process does not require the need for trained technicians, large floor space and also do not produce much waste.

Recognition

 Royal College of Art and London College of Fashion are the technology partners of Kniterate 

Product Category

  • Footwear
  • Men's wear
  • Women's wear

About the Work

Like an industrial knitting machine, Kniterate is computer-controlled. It can transfer stitches around and do it automatically, freeing one up to do their best creative work. With up to six yarn feeders delivering six different colors, one will be able to make amazing patterns, structures and shapes that would be hard to knit otherwise.

About the Innovator

Kniterate, based out of the United Kingdom, was co-founded by Gerard Rubio & Triambak Saxena in 2016. Kniterate is democratizing clothing manufacturing with an automated digital knitting machine and by simplifying the process of designing and making knitwear.

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