Typically, a knitted garment consists of separate parts— the front and back body panels and the sleeves—which are sewn together afterward.
In sharp contrast, SHIMA SEIKI’s revolutionary WHOLEGARMENT knitwear is produced in one entire piece, three-dimensionally, directly on the knitting machine.
Consequently, it requires no expensive, time-consuming post-production labor*, realizing a whole new kind of knitwear that would otherwise require highly skilled sewing labor or even be too complicated to sew.
Seam-free "second skin" fit and comfort, in addition to the sustainable benefits of knitwear that consumes only the material required to produce a single garment, makes WHOLEGARMENT the "ideal knitwear."
Parts are cut out from fabric and sewn together,
while the remaining fabric is discarded as waste.
WHOLEGARMENT knitwear is produced in its entirety on the knitting machine. It can be described as a 3D printer for textiles.
Produced in its entirety, no material is wasted.