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Unique products show beauty of Santoni-Nilit partnership

The partners will show an innovative capsule collection of high performance seamless athletic wear at the forthcoming Outdoor Retailer show.

20th July 2017

Knitting Industry
 |  Brescia, Italy


Santoni SpA, a pioneer in seamless technology and a leading manufacturer of a wide range of circular knitting machines, and NILIT, a global manufacturer of premium Nylon 6.6, will show an innovative capsule collection of high performance seamless athletic wear at NILIT’s booth (155-513) at the forthcoming Outdoor Retailer show. Outdoor Retailer will take place in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, from 26-29 July.

“The Santoni/NILIT capsule collection showcases the beautiful performance garments that are possible when superior yarns meet cutting edge knitting technology,” says Santoni Marketing Manager Patrick Silva.

The new Santoni fine gauge seamless technology (SANTONI SM8/TOP2V 40 gauge) used to create the capsule collection is thought to be a technological breakthrough. “Santoni’s seamless technology creates fabrics with smoother surfaces that provide second skin comfort. The precision knitting constructs compression areas that support the body and variable thicknesses to pad and protect. Exact placement of vents and thermal pockets enables the release or retention of body heat in specific areas of the garment,” Silva explains.

Sensil premium Nylon 6.6 performance yarns from NILIT are said to be processed perfectly with the new Santoni seamless technology. The Santoni/NILIT capsule collection features Sensil Breeze with its unique cooling sensation that has been tested and proven to reduce body temperature, according to NILIT.

“Fabrics knitted with Sensil Breeze are soft and lightweight and offer superior drape for beautiful, comfortable garments. Soft Black, the Sensil fashion yarn, adds dramatic color and visual impact to the capsule collection,” Patrick Silva adds.

The range of athletic designs in the Santoni/NILIT capsule collection aims to show the versatility of both the machinery and yarns. “By working together, Santoni and NILIT have created special apparel products that meet the needs of the outdoor consumer with fashionable, lightweight, beautifully constructed garments that cool, support, and enhance comfort and appearance,” Silva says.

In addition to creating outstanding seamless garments, the new Santoni 40 gg SM8 TOP2 V machine is Green Label certified and has a 30% smaller carbon emissions footprint than the previous model, according to the company.

“Santoni is committed to the ‘SustainableTechnology’ project that identifies the energy consumption and environmental impact of textile machinery. Italian textile machinery manufacturers must comply with the sustainable technologies standards and related rigorous compliance standards as defined and certified by an international body in order to be awarded the Green Label,” Silva concludes.

Further information

Learn more about Santoni seamless technology at  and about Sensil premium Nylon 6.6 performance products at .

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