Hong Kong based eco-luxe knitwear brand, 22 Factor, recently launched an eco-friendly on-demand knitting service to help reduce over-production. The brand is well-known for its eco-friendly way of producing garments from the upcycled yarns collected from the luxury fashion brands.
The brand’s 3D knitting service with high definition virtual sampling and simulation technology will help designers to create and visualise their designs digitally, which will eliminate the need to create any physical samples.
The brand uses Shima Seiki’s Wholegarment Knitting technology to fabricate three-dimensional seamless garments that provide comfortable stretch, high stress distribution, range of motion and optimised design, drape and fit. This technology also reduces the lead time by 92 per cent, which brings down the time period from 12 months to less than a month.
According to Dorothy Pun, Founder of 22 Factor, on demand manufacturing helps to tackle the issue of wastage in the fashion industry and the company aims to expand this service to bigger players in the future to drive mass adoption of the technology.