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Knitwear students wow visitors at ‘Knit Innovation Tech Show 2022’

21 Sep 2022

Group photo of the visit to ‘Knit Innovation Tech Show 2022’

Consinee presenting their yarn cards to the knitwear students

The Knitwear students selected materials in Consinee’s office for the upcycling project

Display of knitted outfits and swatches created by the knitwear design student

The ‘Knit Innovation Tech Show 2022 - KNITogether’ organised by the Consinee Group and SHIMA SEIKI was held successfully on 23rd – 26th August. The event showcased the yarn trends for Fall Winter 2023-24 and featured fashion sustainability in knitwear. The organisation initiated the collaborative upcycling project with the School of Fashion and Textiles (SFT) and invited the knitwear students to design swatches and knitted outfits by reusing the knitted fabric samples that they provided. The creative works of the students were displayed in the show room at the Consinee Group, where visitors are mainly knitwear industrialists.

The collaborative project first kicked off in early June. The Consinee Group visited SFT to present their latest fall/winter collection and the yarn trends, which featured 37 shades of botanical cashmere. Then the students visited the Consinee Group to select the materials for the upcycling design project. They were free to design and knit fabric swatches with the yarns provided by Consinee or convert the knitted fabrics into sustainable fashion products.

The design and production process took about 2 months. The best five works by the students were selected by Consinee and showcased in the tech show, which demonstrated creative stitching with artistic embellishments, contemporary designs and combinations of vivid colours. Their works thoroughly embodied creativity and sustainability in knitwear at the same time. The selected students will receive yarn sponsorship from Consinee for their final year project in the coming year.

About the Consinee Group

Founded in 1999, the Consinee Group is the largest manufacturer and exporter of high-end cashmere yarn in China. They have an advanced green manufacturing industry chain base, which involves dyeing, spinning different kinds of yarns, producing high quality fabrics, import-export trading, digital logistics, intelligent manufacturing and an information platform. They are the only large-scale spinning company in China that completely uses new and imported automatic production lines.


More than 60 years after its establishment, SHIMA SEIKI is highly regarded as a top manufacturer of computerised flat knitting machines and design systems. The company contributes to the growth of the fashion industry through their widely-adopted creative technologies and innovations.

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