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Since 2019, NAO adds new dimensions to textile innovation with its industry-first software focusing on circular knitting fabric construction development. NAO supports the creation of new fabrics constructions in no time with the assurance that they can be produced in real life.

NAO originates diverse knitting construction designs as well as efficiently and accurately displaying real-time virtual visual outcomes of new fabrics for both single/double sided circular & jacquard knitting. NAO’s software also provides instant verification of development feasibility and automatic delivery of fabric constructions technical sheets making NAO compatible with major industry circular knitting machines.

In the 95th edition of Pitti Immagine Filati, NAO is launching its Made by NAO series; a collaborative project incorporating yarns and staple fibres from strategic partners exploring the symbiotic relationship between fabric construction and materials by experimenting with new knitting methodologies powered by NAO software to push the boundaries on textile innovation.

In the spirit of creative collaborations inherent to NAO, a curated range of new fabric constructions have been created with yarns from Jiangsu Lugang Science & Technology Co. Ltd (Regal) and will be debuting at the 95th edition of Pitti Immagine Filati. The fabrics are powered by NAO x Materialliance end to end solution, designed & produced by Materialliance with Regal’s SERENATA, a classic light luxury straight yarn collection, has been selected for this strategic collaboration with fibres like merino wool, cashmere and other blend fibres. The high quality straight yarn made using Italian and German imported machineries including compact spinning system, together with advanced production knowhow is a fitting combination to explore together the multiple possibilities of NAO fabric constructions.

With the strategic partnership between NAO & Materialliance, we are developing revolutionary end to end solution to the supply chain. Materialliance is an up and coming knitwear industrial community aiming to provide the network and platform across supply chain to bridge between design & suppliers. Powered by Santoni Shanghai, Materialliance is also a service leader that combines seamless and circular knitting technology with in-house textile research expertise; a hub where partners such as brands, manufacturing suppliers and aspiring industry creatives are welcome and encouraged to: collaborate, brainstorm, innovate and exchange knowledge.

NAO is also presenting a selection of developments in collaboration with SUSTENS® fiber, a comfort stretch staple fiber that can be used for yarn spinning, new fabrics and apparel innovation as well as the only bio-based high technological material used for heat preservation in the world of winter-proof coats. SUSTENS® fiber brings a comprehensive enhancement to the fabrics’ quality, enriching its performance and desirability including comfort stretch, superior dimensional stability, wrinkle resistance and a natural soft & voluminous hand feel.

For more information please visit:

NAO: www.naotextile.com

REGAL: http://kj.lugangwool.com/

MATERIALLIANCE: www.materialliance.com

SUSTENS®: www.sustens-tech.com

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