Watch the livestream from 17th September 2021.

If you weren't able to join us for our last Northern Clothing and Textile Network event, you can still hear from leading textile and clothing specialists on some of the latest cutting-edge technologies and exciting developments shaping the future of the sector.


Graham Davies and Lucy Whitehouse , Shima Seiki

Almost 60 years after launching the worlds first fully automated glove knitting machine, Shima Seiki are still at the forefront of automated knitting technology, holding true to their vision of 'creating things that do not exist in the world.' Their products include knitting machines, design systems, fabric printers, and WHOLEGARMENT that knits in three dimensions to produce knitwear without seams.

Graham presented the future of textiles manufacturing including digital development of knitted structures and virtual product development in 2D and 3D using the Apex 4 Design System. He also showcased their latest 3D knitted samples from a range of product areas including footwear, wearable tech, industrial and household items. This followed a demonstration by Lucy Whitehouse of the Apex Design System.