The Hybrid Warp Garments Collection utilises Eurojerseys patented warp knitted Sensitive Fabrics and a seamless knitting technique from Cifra

The Hybrid Warp Garments Collection utilises Eurojersey's patented warp knitted Sensitive Fabrics and a seamless knitting technique from Cifra

Italian knitter Eurojersey and textile maker Cifra have partnered on the development of a range of Hybrid Warp Knit garments for activewear.

Set to launch this month, the collection utilises Eurojersey's patented warp knitted Sensitive Fabrics and a seamless knitting technique from Cifra.

"The idea is to join these two knitting technologies to bring functional sports garments to an entirely new and unsurpassed level," says Eurojersey managing director, Andrea Crespi.

Using double needle bar jacquard raschel knitting machines, Cifra's warp knit seamless (WKS) technology allows the sleeve and leg sections to be knitted seamlessly into the garment, eliminating yarn wastage and reducing environmental impact. 

The Milan-based company designs and produces seamless socks, tights, pantyhose and seamless garments for intimate apparel, activewear, bodyshapers, posture garments and swimwear for leading European and worldwide retailers and brands.

Meanwhile, Eurojersey's warp knitted Sensitive Fabrics allow the garments to retain their shape, even after frequent use and washing, and feature quick drying properties and lightweight breathability.

The two technologies are connected using ultrasonic bonding to avoid any kind of the rubbing or chaffing that can be caused by conventional seaming.

Ultrasonic bonding uses high energy vibration at frequencies to produce a weld between two components held in close contact, in this case, two or more garment components.

The Hybrid Warp Knit collection also features UPF50+ ultra violet protection and will be unveiled at the upcoming ISPO Munich sports trade fair on 5-8 February.