Circular Knit Exploration
The perplexing expansion and compression of knit is on the forefront of innovation for flexible and breathable footwear. Where can stretch interlacing methods be used in the industry?
(noun) a process to form knit patterns that are seamless and tubular in shape.
HOW COULD WE...
ALTER THE CONSTRUCTION OF CIRCULAR KNITS FOOTWEAR UPPERS TO HAVE MULTI-DIRECTIONAL FLEXIBILITY, BREATHABILITY, & MATERIAL REBOUND WITHOUT USING CIRCULAR KNIT MACHINES.
Nike Flyknit Racer Orca
circular knit benefits:
seamless textiles FOR even distribution and uninterrupted stretch
less waste than common "cut-and-sew" industry method of making
rigid object exploration
soda-pop can tabs
material: recycled aluminum
Interlace minimally malleable soda pop tabs into a network to introduce new planes of motion.
circular network knit exploration
elastic hair ties
material: rubber band + polyester
construction: circular knit machine
Interlock closed-loop elastic bands into a web to function as a network to expand and contract.
Gather Interlacing Objects
Sustainable Knit Exploration