The target: best possible function
When making up narrow textiles, the aim is often to create a connection to another element. An elastic tape needs to be connected to a button on a protective suit later on, a cord to a hook on a backpack, a net to a car seat system. Or, as a final step, the textile item needs to be given a certain shape. It is pulled over something, cut or perforated for its respective use. The key issue in tailoring of narrow textiles is always a component that fulfils its special function in the best possible way.
Connection options: sewing, eyeletting, assembling and more
To be able to develop textile components, it is therefore crucial to know their specific use. A non-elastic 25 mm woven tape, for example, can be made into a loop in various ways: if the loop is used as a release in a car seat later on, then we will sew it. This is because eyelets or plastic parts could cause annoying noises on the metal frame of the seat and on top of that, they add unnecessary weight. It’s different with a loop made from the same tape for a ski pole: it must be adjustable to the size of the skier’s hand and the thickness of the skiers’ gloves. For use with a ski pole, we make up the 25 mm woven tape with an adjustable quick release fastener.
For other applications, crimping or eyeletting is the finishing technique of choice. The metal parts are often specially developed for our individual solutions and then cold pressed together or onto the textile.