Knitting factory

K-Tech is a digital knitting factory in the city of Dongguan, which neighbors Shenzhen. It’s called K-Tech, where they produce knitted fabric from a variety of yarns, using a special piece of computer code. This facility houses about a thousand flatbed computer-controlled knitting machines, mainly for the upper parts of athletic shoes. The machines can knit various types of stitches as well as automatically switch between different types yarns during the knitting process, and the patterns are programmed with a graphical software. The fabrics can be knit into numerous 3D forms, such as pockets, channels, holes, and ribbons, and they can also be shaped into three-dimensional shapes in the post-processing phase.