Performance Knitwear


Whether you’re hustling through errands, sweating at the gym, relaxing at home, or a mix of all three, let your performance wear work for you. Introducing knitwear that utilizes cotton and cotton blends to provide added comfort and performance.


Design Flexibility and Ease

Complex fabric and garment constructions are easily achievable


Environmentally Friendly

No fabric waste in the construction process


Maximum Comfort

Engineered with minimal to no seams


Advanced Performance

Enhanced through functional finishing

Cotton Incorporated has collaborated with leading equipment and sweater manufacturers to offer the ultimate comfort and performance for cotton knitwear. From minimal seams to no seams at all, these knitwear collections are designed to inspire your own creativity and demonstrate the possibilities with cotton knitwear.



This unique construction for cotton knitwear combined with enhanced technology creates the ultimate performance knit.


Cotton performance technologies can be added to the garment or to the yarn in specific zones to create the perfect knit for even the toughest challenges.


Water Repellent

STORM COTTON™ technology repels water with the breathability of cotton, making a functional knit look good and perform, rain or shine.


Moisture Management

Perfect for workouts inside or out, TransDRY® and WICKING WINDOWS™ technologies wick moisture away from the skin, keeping you cool, dry, and comfortable in your performance knits.


Shima Seiki U.S.A. Inc.‘s revolutionary WHOLE GARMENT® knitwear is produced in one entire piece, three-dimensionally, directly on the knitting machine. Garments require little to no sewing, saving time, money, and waste. The seam-free construction of WHOLE GARMENT® products produces the ideal comfort and consistency in fit for knitwear.


Stoll America‘s flat bed knitting machines produce fully fashioned garment pieces using inverse plaiting techniques. The garment shape is achieved on the knitting machine as each piece is knitted with no raw edges. Pieces are sewn using linking or cup seaming to create a comfortable knit for active lifestyles.


Using a unique circular knit machine, the technology produces the entire garment on the machine with no assembly or linking required. The elimination of seams reduces chafing, improves range of motion, and allows the cotton fabric to conform to the shape of the body. Seamless technology also offers unique design capabilities to incorporate performance features like moisture-wicking yarns and ventilation through construction.


Cotton Incorporated collaborated with Andari, a leading knitwear garment manufacturer in the U.S., to design and develop a unique performance knitwear collection. The garment collection features original designs that include TransDRY® and STORM COTTON™ technologies and also highlights cotton performance through construction. Cotton is ready to stand up to any challenge with this combination of unique design details, distinctive knitting techniques, and performance technology finishes.



Indigo Seamless Knitwear

Santoni is a global leader in knitting technologies and seamless knitwear machines. This knitwear collection combines the benefits of seamless technology with indigo cotton yarns. The panels and garments developed with seamless technology allow for comfort, ease of movement, and improved fit, while the indigo yarns provide a unique look for athleisure and activewear garments. Santoni’s seamless garment machines are also capable of producing unique patterns, designs, structures, and stitching effects that are featured in this collection.


Interested in working with performance knitwear suppliers? Find contact information here.



9626 Telstar Ave.

El Monte, CA 91731

Tel: 626-575-2759

Fax: 626-575-3629


Nameson Group

21/F, Block 1, Tai Ping Industrial Centre

57 Ting Kok Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2689 1881


Nameson Group Ltd. is a leading knitwear manufacturer with production facilities located in China and Vietnam. Nameson Group is a STORM COTTON™ technology supplier for knitwear and has successfully applied the STORM COTTON™ technology on sweaters.


Via Carlo Fenzi, 14

25135 Brescia, Italy

Tel: +39-030-376711

Fax: +39 030 3366478


Shima Seiki

22 Abeel Road

Monroe Twp., NJ 08831

Tel: 609-655-4788

Fax: 609-655-3989


Design Center

501 7th Avenue, Suite #412

New York, NY 10018

Tel: 212-391-4020

Fax: 212-391-4016


250 West 39th Street

New York, NY 10018

Tel: 212-398-3869


Explore this performance knitwear piece highlighting active cotton technology with seamless style, advanced performance, Whole Garment 3D® from Shima Seiki*, and full fashion solutions from Stoll.


*Intrigued by on-demand knitting solutions?

Read CNBC’s article on on-demand knitting and the future of shopping.