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Hyosung, Tefron and Santoni Join Forces to Introduce New Sustainable Activewear and Seamless Apparel at ISPO Munich 2023

Reshaping the future of certified environmentally friendly clothing

November 14, 2023; Seoul, South Korea – The world is witnessing a growing demand for sustainable and innovative solutions within the textile and fashion industry. To meet the evolving needs of consumers and the environment, Hyosung is collaborating with two of the leading global seamless companies, Tefron and Santoni, to introduce a new generation of sustainable sportswear and seamless apparel made with its certified and multi-functional yarns. 

Hyosung, Tefron, and Santoni will unveil their collaborative product, which aims to set new standards in sustainable activewear and seamless clothing, at ISPO Munich this November 28-30 in Hall A1, Booth 335. 

“The collaboration between Tefron, Hyosung, and Santoni presents a winning combination of certified eco-friendly raw materials and innovative production techniques,” said Susie Barak, Business Director, Tefron. “By integrating Tefron’s global one-stop shop expertise in seamless knitting with Hyosung’s creora® Bio-Based yarn, the partnership paves the way for innovative designs and styles that were previously challenging to achieve with traditional materials and manufacturing techniques.”

“We are delighted to team-up with two of the most powerful players in the seamless apparel market,” said Simon Whitmarsh-Knight, Hyosung Global Marketing Director -Textiles. “The benefits of our collaboration are numerous and range from traceable, certified fibres, comfort, and performance to innovative design and versatility.” 

To inspire seamless mills and fashion brands, Santoni will introduce its first-ever capsule collection of seamless materials made with Hyosung USDA, SGS-certified creora® Bio-Based elastane, RCS-certified 100% recycled creora® regen elastane, and soft-stretch creora® EasyFlex made on its world-class seamless knitting machines. 

At the Santoni ISPO booth, the company will introduce its new SANTONI SM8-TOP2ST machine, a variant of its best-selling SANTONI SM8-TOP2V that allows for the creation of sculptured terry patterns and upgraded seamless designs. Santoni and Hyosung have partnered to create an environmentally friendly and innovative “capsule collection” made with Hyosung USDA, SGS-certified creora® Bio-Based elastane, which will be presented in the Hyosung booth. The collection features terry knitting solutions to produce different padding effects based on higher protection and comfort.

“We are thrilled to unveil our new capsule collection of knits, made with Hyosung’s sustainable fibres at ISPO alongside Tefron,” said Patrick Silva, Marketing Manager/Business Developer, Santoni. “This joint endeavor aims to illustrate how our dynamic partnership can introduce fresh and innovative seamless solutions to brands’ product offerings.” 

About Tefron

Tefron has firmly established itself as a pioneer in the seamless knitting industry, where they have been passionate about seamless technology since 1977. They are a global manufacturer of activewear, intimates, and apparel, taking pride in providing customized solutions for design, product development, and operational excellence. Tefron continues to lead the industry with a strong emphasis on innovation and sustainability, addressing the specific needs of global brands and retailers. Their expertise in seamless knitting allows to create comfortable and flexible garments that deliver exceptional performance. Tefron seamlessly marries design and functionality, resulting in an enriched experience for sportswear and lifestyle enthusiasts.

About Santoni

Created in 1919 Santoni is the very first Italian sock knitting machine manufacturer. In 1989 it became part of the Lonati Group, a Group that operates in several different sectors of activity, i.e, textile engineering, electronics, iron and steel manufacture, agriculture, financing, real estate, research and multi-utility and Instruction. In the last 20 years Santoni has developed a series of circular electronic “Seamlesswear” knitting machines becoming a worldwide leader in this technology.

About Hyosung

Hyosung is a complete sustainable textile solutions provider that produces world-class products, providing continuous innovation to the textile industry. Hyosung is the world’s largest manufacturer of spandex/elastane supplying the broadest range of stretch fibre offerings supported by exceptional technology and quality under its creora® spandex/elastane brand. Hyosung’s specialty nylon and polyester provide functional and sustainable fibre solutions that are essential to today’s dynamic textile market. Visit our blog at for all the latest trend, event, and product updates. Hyosung can also be found on Instagram @hyosung_textiles  and on LinkedIn at Hyosung Performance Textiles

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