How to manufacture fabrics?
In order for a clothing manufacturer to make fabrics, they need their own knitting mill. A knitting mill is basically a room where your supplier keeps all its knitting machines. They can be of many sorts:
- Single jersey circular knitting machines
- Jacquard circular knitting machines
- Various warp knitting machines
Not to go too in-depth on the topic of knitting machines, these three types of knitting machines make all the textiles you ever saw. Circular knitting machines that FUSH˚ has in its knitting mill make fabrics for garments such as sportswear, activewear, t-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts, sweatpants, shorts and more.
Clothing manufacturers get different types of yarns that they feed into the knitting machines that later turn those yarns into fabrics with specific knitting patterns.
Standard knitting patterns and their variations available at FUSH˚ (from both cotton and polyester yarns):
- Single jersey
- Milano rib
- 2-thread fleece
- French terry
- Bird’s eye
To make the best use of these machines and yarns, a custom clothing manufacturer should have knitting experts in their ranks. That’s the only path towards innovation, which sets great clothing manufacturers from others. FUSH˚ is lucky to have an award-winning knitting expert in charge of the knitting department.
Let’s see what you gain from working with a clothing manufacturer that knits its fabrics.
Three benefits of clothing manufacturers with knitting mills
The last benefit is especially important because it can give your product a competitive edge. Let’s see a couple of examples of customized fabrics available at FUSH˚.
Customised fabrics from FUSH˚
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As you can see, different fabrics give you different options and are suitable for different types of garments. The two fabrics that aren’t in the picture above are our most recent custom products – BeeDry© 70 GSM fabric and fabric for sports jerseys.
BeeDry© 70 GSM fabric
These fantastic properties of our BeeDry© fabric make it a perfect choice for an
activewear brand that has a collection for runners. A running t-shirt made from this fabric weighs half of a regular running tee, which can significantly improve the performance of that garment.
Fabric for sports jerseys
Our 135 GSM sportswear fabric is ideal for team wear brands. That’s because jerseys from this fabric can withstand contact sports conditions (pulling, falling etc) and stay breathable. The rough outer surface makes it more durable, while the relatively low weight and yarn choice give it fantastic moisture-wicking properties.
You can find various other applications for our customised fabrics. What you definitely get with each of them are excellent moisture-wicking and consistent fibre quality. As we made millions of pieces of clothes over the years, we’ve determined what yarns work best. That’s why we only use the ones we know will perform in given conditions.
You’ve learned how a clothing manufacturer with a knitting mill can help your brand stand out and manage sudden spikes in sales. You’ve also learned that different knitting patterns have different applications. Use all that knowledge to ask informed questions to your potential suppliers. If you believe we might be the ones to ask, fill out the short contact form at the bottom of this page.