Fabdesigns offers rare B2B consulting services, prototypes development, and post development production of 2D and 3D footwear, technical fabrics, and textile components with nearly zero waste. Our clients are big brands, startups, film industry, and others.
Bring your existing Stoll program, prototype, or develop a new project with us.
We do the hard stuff for designers, engineers, start-ups, and mega-brands. This is real innovation: 3D & 4D textiles with integrated functions in footwear, automotive, medical, aerospace, architecture, composites, sports equipment and more.
Over the last two years we’ve shifted from solely R&D to vertical development and manufacturing, by capturing business that ordinarily went to third party factories.
By taking production in house, we’ve solved the transfer of technology problems, which caused a lot of time, effort, and pain points for our clients and the sweater factories around the world who are of a very different mindset and business model than technical textile production requires.
These specialized projects build jobs, good reliable and confidential business that is as insulated as possible from knock-offs, as well as skillsets for our clients, while we save tons of post-production trash that would go into landfills around the world.
Over the past decade we’ve built a robust IP portfolio and licensing program of certain technologies for footwear, medical, aerospace, apparel, composites, and other industries.
Manufacturing in house keeps our IP and our clients IP safely in house.
What happens at Fab, stays at Fab.
Designing and creating 3D knit products has never been so popular. But no one teaches the technology, not even the machine builders. Many designers and companies have no idea where to start.
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then join us. We offer strategic Consulting, professional Coaching, and Online classes. 30-minute initial chat at no cost.
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Our studio has Stoll electronic knitting machinery. Most ALL materials in our on-line resources translate to ANY brand of knitting machinery, including Shima, Cixing, Steiger, Longxing, and others. We are not subsidized by any machine builder or yarn supplier.
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Knitting Technology Class 1 This class is #1 in our Technology track. Chapter 1 covers the history of knititng, forming loops, parts of a needle, parts of the needle bed. Chapter 2 covers getting yarn into the machine, parts of a feeder, types of feeders and yarn devices.
Mini-Class: Traditional Textiles vs Technical Creating products is a process. Innovation is the buzz word. Companies need IP in order to get funding but many times don't understand which path they're on. This class contrasts and compares traditional path with technical product development.
Bonus Class: Proper Oiling of a Flat Knitting Machine. A little oil in the right places can make all the difference in a machine running properly, or breaking yarns, and wearing out. See how to properly oil a machine.
There are many types of yarns in the world. Everything from natural materials to synthetics can take different yarn sizes, configurations, and a world of variations in fibers themselves.
So how do we get all of these different yarns to knit in the same knitting machine?
Mini-Class: Creative Edge: Interactive Zoom Q&A: Adventures in Knitting and other Textiles. Tired of the pandemic? Creating products is a process. Hang out with like-minded people who want to make cool things sustainably. Here's the place to ask the questions you always wanted to be answered. We're live. Email us for the next available date. All meetings on a weekday 10:00 am PT.
Bonus Class: Technical vs Traditional Materials, a conversation with Rajim Jindani Ph.D. Did you ever want to know how material technology and biomimicry can help us transform our environments sustainably? Connie Huffa of Fabdesigns Inc., sits down with textile and biomedical engineer, Dr. Rahim Jindani, to discuss traditional methods of making textiles fading and the emerging technologies of nano-materials and nature-based materials.