The world is changing and mass manufacture has had its day. Retailers and designers need more manageable solutions to fast fashion; made to order not mass produced. We’ve experienced the old system – and we know how to fix it.
Taking you from sketch book to shopping basket and supporting your journey.
design to life
A place for your vision to become a reality. KnitLab North is a design studio with a clear difference, we can bring your design and collection to life – from sketchbook to shopping basket all under one roof.
A few things we’re great at
Design & Development
With over 20 years experience in knitwear design we can help you bring your ideas to life. With the latest in virtual sampling technology we can help you develop your collection before you need to make a single item.
Prototyping & Production
Whether you’re looking to test out a design, prototype your collection or produce a small run to test the market we can help. Utilising the latest WholeGarment™ technology we can quickly get you ready for launch.
Product & Brand Marketing
Behind every successful product launch is a cohesive marketing strategy. We can ensure that you and your product are ready to hit the stores with a strong brand identity and a plan to reach the largest audience.
As an extended part of your team, let’s achieve great things together
Why knitlab north?
The Secret of Success
If you’re looking to manufacture knitwear in Britain then you’ve found the best place to start. KnitLab North is a supportive environment where you can test out your ideas, and build your collection.
With over 30 years experience in the industry we’re the experts with proven track records in design, development and product launches.
We can make your ideas a reality, giving you the right environment to experiment and create.
Because when you’re building a business you need to start small so you can test the market without the worry.
With virtual prototyping and the latest knit technology we can reduce error and waste.
We’re a small but perfectly formed team with an extensive network of specialists that we bring in to support our projects.
Head of Design & Development
Head of Commercial Development
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KnitLab North is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund
We’re delighted to say that KnitLab North received Grant assistance under the North of Tyne Rural Business Growth Service Programme to support our project to expand business capacity by purchasing a Shima Seiki WholeGarment Knitting Machine.
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