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Jerseys and knit fabrics

TLD has been creating and manufacturing jerseys and other knit fabrics for 50 years now.

What is knitting?

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Yarn is knitted into a fabric using circular knitting machines.
A stitch is the basic part in the structure of any knit. It can be defined as a curved interlacing of yarn. More specifically, a stitch is obtained when one loop of yarn is properly passed through another loop of yarn.

The principal materials used are wool, silk, cashmere, viscose, polyester, acetate, polyamide, etc.

We have all the circular knitting machines and gauges we need to meet all requests for the manufacture of circular knits: single-faced (jerseys, piqué fabrics, terrycloth, etc.), double-faced (Interlock, two-sided, etc.) and rectilinear (ribbed, etc.).

Our Throwing and Knitting activities are integrated in the same factory, so TLD is particularly adept at producing crepe knits. Why is that? Because we can throw yarn with a very high twist rate.

LD also custom produces jersey for large-scale buyers.

Textile ennobling

TLD works in partnership with subcontractors; it overseas textile ennobling operations such as:

  • washing and bleaching fabric to eliminate residues found in raw materials (fibrils or sizing oils),
  • dyeing and/or printing:
    In an initial phase, the dyer develops a small sample (‘Laboratory study’) of a formula of dyes, which is sent to the customer for approval.
    Once the shade and the corresponding formula have been approved, items are dyed according to our instructions.
    A third-party organisation can be assigned to verify and approve products before they are sent to the customer.
  • finishes such as softeners may be applied, or certain mechanical treatments (grinding, decating, etc.) performed to optimise the characteristics of the jersey (feel, appearance, etc.)
  • There are an infinite number of ways in which fabric can be ennobled: printing, laminating, pleating, block-printing, calendering, embroidering, quilting or coating.
  • An outside organisation can be assigned to verify and approve products before they are sent to the customer.