The 19th Santoni Pioneer Program Open for Application

Design Concept

Innovative design

A cutting-edge design program breaking the fashion stereotypes. With a combination of new material and technology, it will help you to realize the versatility of fabric and clothing in new applications.


With a focus on the products’ environmental nature through the entire process from raw materials to finished products, the designs will create sustainable, eco-friendly value and ultimately meet consumers' new expectations for transparency and sustainability.


A genuine design reflects truth, kindness and beauty, based on the deep perception of human needs for materials, spirit and culture.

The designs will function as a strong momentum to drive human and society growth.


Design requirement:

You should choose one of following design directions and prepare the development proposal for SPP collection. The collection should be combined with SPP concept and highlight the characteristics of Santoni seamless knitting technology.

Direction 1: Clothing for Man/Woman 

  • Underwear, lounge wear, nightwear, office casual wear, sportswear
  • Autumn/Winter 2024-2025 
  • The collection should include at least 3 looks: 1 look should be creative designed, and 2 looks should be practical designs with product characteristics
  • Clothing items may include:Underwear, outwear, shoe fabric, performance sock, etc.


Direction 2: Innovative design

  • In this design direction, you can select smart textile for health care, home textile/ upholstery, interior for automotive or other industry textile as your design direction, and combined with new functional yarn and advantage of Santoni knitting technology.


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 two-month program  

-    Your application should include the development idea and proposal for this SPP and your previous design collections, including design concept, work process and final products.


Santoni will provide you:

  • A perfect platform to present your inspiration and creation.
  • Travel and accommodation
  • A well-designed training system
  • Subsistence allowance


You can download the SPP application form from Santoni website: www.santoni.cn. Please e-mail your fully completed application to sppapplications@santoni.cn along with development idea of your capsule collection for SPP, an up-to-date CV, and the images of previous work.


Application deadline: July 15th, 2023

The 19th SPP duration: October 9th, 2023 ~December 8th , 2023


Download link : Application Form


* Santoni (SH) has the right of using SPP products for publicity, display and promotion.

* Santoni (SH) reserves the right of final interpretation of SPP.


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