• Tuesday, January 19, 2021

    The 13th Santoni Pioneer Program Open for Application

    Please e-mail your fully completed application to sppapplications@santoni.cn along with an up-to-date CV.  The designer should also submit development ideas for your capsule collection for SPP and the images of previous work. Mail to: sppapplications@santoni.cn Application deadline: 14/ 03/ 2021   SPP Concept Design for well-being: Good design for health and well-being, considering physical, spiritual and emotional effects on knitting elements, provides softness, comfort and safety for users and nature. Sustainable performance:   A new era of wearing technology has been ushered in by the smart clothing, which with the trend of excellent performances as well as eco-friendly process for the world.  Fashion &Technology: Knitting technology is being much smarter to realize requirements from industries. Play knitting with other technologies to discover potential applications.     Design requirement: -   Your design should be combined with SPP concepts: Design for Well-being, Sustainable Performance,Fashion &Technology: -   You should choose one of following topics as the design direction: 1) Underwear, sportswear, compressive product, shoe fabric or performance sock based for Spring/Summer 2022-2023. 2) Home textile, automotive, health care or other industry textile based.   Designer application requirement: -    Previous experience and knowledge of the knitted product -    English speaking skill -    Strong leadership skill and ability to delegate tasks to technicians -    Commitment to join the eight-week program   -    Your application needs previous design collections, including design concept, work process and final products.   Download link : Application Form
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  • Friday, November 20, 2020

    Water-repellent Seamless Textiles

    Millions of people are now working from home due to Covid-19. According to newspapers like The Guardian, this could lead to a permanent shift towards working from home for many employees once the pandemic is over. Employers are realising the many benefits of working from home, such as higher productivity and savings of over $11,000 per person. Working from home allows employees to spend more time with their families, save money on commuting, live in cheaper rural areas and lower their carbon footprint. As a result of these insights, it’s estimated that 25-30 million US employees will start to work from home regularly over the next 2 years.   This rapidly growing trend means there’s a demand for clothing to wear when working from home. For efficiency and comfort, the majority of home workers tend to wear the same clothes throughout the day. But the day is still divided into different activities. This means there’s a need for clothing that is multifunctional and fulfils different needs at once. With less occasions to dress up for, one of the major things people are now looking for is comfort. Sales of loungewear, one of the most comfortable clothing categories, have risen significantly since the pandemic started. According to the advertising company Criteo, who analysed 2 billion consumers worldwide, Australia saw a 184% rise in loungewear sales, Korea 80% and Italy 79% respectively.  But comfort isn’t the only thing on people’s minds; with a steep rise in video calls, we also want to remain presentable and feel beautiful. This isn’t only a prerequisite for online meetings, it’s also an important way to boost morale and mental health. In addition to this, physical exercise is also an important part of the day. The scheduling platform Doodle reported a 100% increase in group meetings booked for virtual-only yoga, dance, exercise, workout, fitness, aerobics and Pilates sessions in March 2020. People are also prioritising fresh air, and time outdoors where they are exercising in parks and gardens. To cater for these activities, we need clothing that’s suitable for wearing both indoors and outdoors. The duality between indoor and outdoor needs means this clothing needs to be hybrid in nature and deliver modular uses throughout the day.  Wearing the same outfit for both sports and our everyday working life means we need our clothing to perform specific functions. For example, we need garments to offer moisture management, along with being resistant to bacteria and odour. If we pop outside to go grocery shopping, it would be great if our garments also offered protection from sudden rain spells or stepping in puddles. Lastly, when people’s lifestyles force them to spend more time at home, they tend to focus on attractive, comfortable and functional furniture. We envision, along with clothing, a range of new fabrics for interiors that combine stain resistant and water repellent properties engineered with features such as loft, design, and support.  With all this in mind, we have developed a series of materials that fulfil the following important functions: A) Hybridity  B) Visual Amazement  C) Safety & Protection  D) Health & Wellbeing  Key elements in these material stories are waterproof yarns, Dyneema, heat expansion yarns and anti-bacterial fibers. On both the single and double jersey materials, we have chosen to explore lighter weight textile versions that are more suitable for mid-layer to outerwear garments when compared to what is currently in the market. On the single jersey this has been achieved by using a coarser gauge of 22gg. On the double jersey, the fabrics have been made on 20gg machinery. This is the finest available range within Santoni’s seamless double jersey technology.   Engineered Hybridity  Top2 Fast, 22GG Single Jersey - Santoni Shanghai  The work from home lifestyle demands clothing that can deliver several functions at once. This requires a new kind of hybrid material that, for example, is not only waterproof but is also breathable, combining areas that are stretchy with areas that are more rigid.   Engineered Visual Amazement SMDJ2T, 20GG Double Jersey - Santoni Shanghai  Working from home shouldn’t mean we have to sacrifice feeling good about how we look. We want our clothing to feel beautiful and look visually amazing, whilst at the same time catering for practical requirements like temperature regulation.   Engineered Protection SMDJ2T, 20GG Double Jersey - Santoni Shanghai   We need to feel protected by our clothing, whether it’s being shielded from bad weather or from falls and accidents. Since we’re wearing it all day for every activity, material should be durable and long lasting.    Engineered Well being SMDJ2T, 20GG Double Jersey - Santoni Shanghai  To enhance feelings of wellbeing, we need to feel warmth whilst remaining comfortable via thermal regulation. At the same time, the wearer wants to feel beautiful. Since we also want to consider our health, the material should ideally protect us against bacteria.    Photography  : Marcos Romano Concept / Design by : Studio Eva x Carola Visit Santoni Material Library to find more details.
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  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020

    Haining Socks Fair

    Santoni Shanghai will take part in the Haining Socks Fair in Haining, Jiaxing, Zhejiang from 3rd to 5th November 2020 at Haining Convention and Exhibition Center - Booth T73
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  • Monday, October 12, 2020

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  • Monday, June 29, 2020

    Sri Lankan knitters help meet rising PPE demand

    Knitting Trade Journal Colombo - Sri Lanka's leading circular knitters are using their technological and expertise to help the fight against the corona virus pandemic. And all of them are using Santoni's knitting technology. South Asia Textiles, which specializes in producing high quality weft knitted fabric for leading brands across the globe and Switzerland's HeiQ Materials, are collaborating to produce a specially treated fabric to be used for masks exported to the USA. South Asia Textiles’ knitted jersey fabric combined with HeiQ’s recently launched anti-viral and anti-microbial agent, HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 was commissioned by a high-quality US brand working in close collaboration with partners in the US. Announcing the partnership, Mr Prithiv Dorai, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, South Asia Textiles Limited said: “We are excited about the partnership with HeiQ and are hopeful that we can positively contribute towards the need of the situation. Our versatility and the ability to manufacture new technology enabled material within a short span of time is our key strength. The fact that we were nominated and selected for this project is a testament to consistency and superior quality standards that we maintain at South Asia Textiles”. Viroblock NPJ03 is an antiviral and antimicrobial textile treatment which has tested effective against human coronavirus when used in face masks. The tests proved the treatment significantly improves the antiviral log reduction of 2.90 for untreated face masks to 4.48 – an over 99.99% reduction of virus infectivity (a log reduction of 2 is equivalent to 100 times the effectiveness). HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 is a unique combination of vesicle and silver technologies designed to inhibit the growth and persistence of bacteria and viruses. The HeiQ vesicle technology targets lipid-enveloped viruses, such as coronavirus, providing rapid virus deactivation, while the HeiQ silver technology inhibits the replication of both bacteria and viruses. HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 can be applied to a wide spectrum of textile surfaces including face masks, air filters, medical gowns, curtains, drapes etc. Both 229E and Covid-19 are two of seven types of human coronaviruses. Besides testing on human coronavirus (229E), HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 also demonstrates dramatically improved reduction of virus infectivity against influenza types H1N1, H5N1, H7N9, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Elsewhere, Hayleys and Teejay Lanka are also produce masks and other PPE to help meet rising PPE demand.
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