Knitwear Connection

Ultrasonic Welding for Weft Knit Styles (Research project, 2015)

This work is based on the research project “Knitwear Connection” which examines the possibilities of joining weft knitted fabrics with ultrasonic welding. The knitted fabric used for the project is made from Diolen ®150BT, a type of „green polyester“, which is based on polylactic acid (PLA) and derived 100% from renewable resources. Furthermore it is biodegradable and compostable. Combining an innovative joining technology and a technical, sustainable yarn shows that new technologies are not only well-suited for industrial applications but also for high fashionable garments, which is especially shown by the ultrasonic welding seams and flounces.

Photography: Tim Ilskens / Hair & MuA: Kristina Marten/ Model: Lani