A new generation of Hybrid Warp Knit Garments for active wear will be presented in the upcoming ISPO MUNICH 2017 sports trade fair. The fair takes place next week in Munich, Germany from February 5 to 8. Joining forces to create an exclusive and unique range of activewear which brings together companies’ patented knitting technologies and ‘Made in Italy’ flair, are two of Italy’s best known and highly creative warp knitting companies namely Eurojersey and Cifra. With an exclusive mix of Eurojersey’s warp knitted Sensitive® Fabrics technology and Cifra’s warp knit seamless (WKS) technology, the Italian partners say their main objective will be to offer two knitting technologies to provide high performance, functional sport garments with body mapping construction.The resultant merging of the two technologies are hybrid products using the key synergies of two leading Italian companies Cifra and Eurojersey, with an inspiring tailored made collection where aesthetic beauty is strictly linked to function, claims Cifra CEO Cesare Citterio.
Cifra’s WKS, warp knit seamless brings body mapping, areas of ventilation, jacquard patterning and real seamless technology to the collection. With WKS technology, even sleeves and legs are knitted seamlessly into the garment at the knitting stage. The two technologies are connected using ultra sonic bonding to avoid any kind of rubbing or chaffing which can be caused by conventional seaming. Ultra-sonic bonding uses high-energy vibration at frequencies to produce a weld between two components which are held in close contact, in this case, two or more garment components.