Textile future, engineered today

We are proud to provide a comprehensive development process that spans from the initial idea to full-scale production. Together with our sister company, Born Gmbh, we represent a competence center in the dynamic world of smart and technical textiles.

Leading textile innovation

We have unparalleled expertise and an unwavering commitment to innovation. Our primary focus is on a range of industries, including:

Medical devices

Revolutionizing healthcare and rehabilitation through smart and technical textiles.

Sports + Fitness

Enhancing athletic performance and well-being with breakthrough textiles solutions.

Safety

Ensuring occupational safety through innovative wearables integrated into personal protective equipment.

Lifestyle

Integrating smart textiles seamlessly into everyday life for convenience and style.

Exploring new frontiers

We are always pushing boundaries and exploring new horizons. Our innovative solutions are also being applied in:

Aerospace + Automotive

Transforming the driving experience and enhancing comfort. Pioneering the use of advanced textiles to f. e. prevent muscle atrophy in astronauts.

Home
Textiles

Enhancing the comfort and convenience of your living spaces with innovative textiles solutions.

Gaming + Entertainment

Allowing the player to become immersed in the world and feel the stimuli. Blending virtual and real spaces.

Design

Together from idea to concept

Do you have a brilliant idea that’s ready to take shape? At the Smart Textiles Hub, we’re excited to meet you and turn your vision into reality. With our extensive development expertise, we’re here to guide you through every step of the process.

Together we will create a design concept that not only meets your vision, but also integrates seamlessly with our advanced technologies. We believe that considering production during the design stage ensures both efficiency and precision.

Our team uses the latest software tools to take your concept from the initial spark to the final design. From the first idea to the creation of a model, our tools work in harmony to facilitate a smooth transition to the prototyping phase.

We understand the importance of design flexibility. That’s why we make sure that the prototyping phase is not just a stand-alone step, but an integrated part of the process. This approach allows us to adapt and refine your concept as needed, making it as flexible as possible.

Flat knitting

Maximising pattern & structure diversity

At the Smart Textiles Hub, we’ve harnessed the power of flat knitting technology to redefine textile production. Our innovative approach offers a wide range of benefits, particularly in the industries of wearables and technical textiles.

Flat knitting technology gives us unprecedented freedom in textile manufacturing. Unlike other methods, it allows us to explore new dimensions in design and functionality. Our state-of-the-art flat knitting machines are the heart of our operation, enabling us to create:

  • Intricate textile patterns
  • Precisely shaped parts
  • Spacer structures
  • 3D knitted fabrics
  • Knit&wear garments

We seamlessly integrate smart & technical features into our knitted fabrics with the precision of needle-punching, making your smart & technical textiles not only stylish and comfortable, but also highly functional. In addition, the flat knitting technique allows us to integrate non-textile components in a minimalist way, transferring their function to the textile.

Our quick changeover times demonstrate our dedication to innovation. They enable us to run simultaneous product development processes and make swift adjustments during the sampling phase. This flexibility keeps us at the forefront of textile technology.

One of our key advantages is our ability to develop close to production. This streamlined approach simplifies the transition to series production at our sister company, Born GmbH, once the development phase is successfully completed. It’s a seamless journey from concept to production.

Textile Assembly

Improvement of textile product assembly technologies with precision and innovation

Throughout the entire development process, from the initial concept to the finished product, assembly steps are required. Whether it’s the creation of samples, prototypes or the final (e-)textile, our expertise in flat knitting enables us to revolutionize the entire process.

Our commitment to innovation and progress enables us to significantly reduce both time and handling. By using flat knitting technology, we can produce textiles that closely match the final contour, conserving valuable resources, reducing material waste, and saving time in the production cycle.

We don’t just knit. We enhance the functionality of textiles by seamlessly integrating sensors and actuators. Imagine textiles with smart features enabled through the application of electrodes. These textiles are used in innovative applications such as:

  • Electrical Muscle Stimulation
  • Electrical Impedance Tomography
  • Electrocardiography
  • Electroencephalography.

Development of functionalized parts and interfaces

There is more to smart textiles than just fabric

Mastering electronic integration

Our exploration of smart textiles extends beyond just the fabric. We delve into the realm of hardware development to ensure that your textiles can fully realize their potential. This includes intricate electronic designs to power the smart features of your textiles.

Creation of specialized enclosures

To achieve the desired functionality, custom enclosures and specialized designs are often necessary. These elements are crucial to bring textile innovations to life. Our team specialises in designing and manufacturing structures, ensuring seamless integration of textiles and technology.

Discover additive manufacturing

In our pursuit of perfection, we rely on additive manufacturing methods that are ideal for Creating samples and prototypes. Additive manufacturing tools enable us to bring your ideas to life with precision and efficiency.

We bring your ideas
into reality.

Get to know us today!

We collaborate with companies in various industries to develop innovative solutions for medical applications, sports, safety, and lifestyle. Let’s talk about your project.