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.

About us

Bringing your 
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 WholeGarmenttechnology 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. 

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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. 

EXPERIENCED

With over 20 years experience in the industry were the experts with proven track records in design, development and product launches.

DESIGN FOCUSED

We can make your ideas a reality, giving you the right environment to experiment and create.

No minimums

Because when you’re building a business you need to start small so you can test the market without the worry.

SUSTAINABLE 

With virtual prototyping and the latest knit technology we can reduce error and waste. 

Our Team

We’re a small but perfectly formed team with an extensive network of specialists that we bring in to support our projects.

Jo Storie

Head of Design & Development

Jo Lennon

Head of Commercial Development

contact us

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KnitLab North is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund

We’re delighted to say that KnitLab North recieved 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.