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APPAREL & FOOTWEAR CASE STUDIES
  • Style: NK50A

    Industry type:
    Apparel & Footwear

    Weight: 5.4 +/- 15%

    Footwear

    PROBLEM SHARED

    A newly founded company with an expertise in footwear linings had a concept for a new shoe lining which would produce less friction between the sock and the shoe and thus keep the foot cooler.


    PROBLEM SOLVED

    After extensive consultations with the customer, we determined that the application required the creation of a soft, smooth fabric that simultaneously could withstand the footwear industry's abrasion and wear standards. With special attention to the filament count of the yarn, we produced a fabric utilizing texturized polyester, which achieved the desired results and met the existing standards. The problem we ran into was that the fabric was too heavy and cost prohibitive to produce. A modification of the knitting structure using the same yarn yielded a fabric with similar performance characteristics at a marketable price.

     

    RESULTS REALIZED

    Our customer adopted the fabric and currently offers it as one of the leading performance footwear linings available on the market today.

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