The WTiN Podcast

Fabdesigns

December 11, 2020 Connie Huffa Season 6 Episode 6
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Fabdesigns
Dec 11, 2020 Season 6 Episode 6
Connie Huffa

In this episode of The WTiN Podcast, we talk to Connie Huffa, textile engineer and co-founder of Fabdesigns.  

Founded in 1988 by husband-and-wife Bruce and Connie Huffa, Fabdesigns is the go-to company for all things knitting. The couple has spent decades developing cutting-edge 3D knitted products, reimagining machinery, innovating parts and materials and teaching these new technologies to brands, individuals and engineers across the world.  

In this episode, Huffa explains the interesting story about how Fabdesigns came to be and what the company does in more detail. She talks about Covid-19, how knitting machines have evolved since she first started out at 19 years old and what she’d like to see from the next generation of machines moving forward. Elsewhere, she highlights the lack of advanced expertise in the industry saying that “digitalisation is putting the tools in more people’s hands who don’t know how to knit” and that knitting machine manufacturers need to set up training programmes that go beyond the basics.  

Show Notes

In this episode of The WTiN Podcast, we talk to Connie Huffa, textile engineer and co-founder of Fabdesigns.  

Founded in 1988 by husband-and-wife Bruce and Connie Huffa, Fabdesigns is the go-to company for all things knitting. The couple has spent decades developing cutting-edge 3D knitted products, reimagining machinery, innovating parts and materials and teaching these new technologies to brands, individuals and engineers across the world.  

In this episode, Huffa explains the interesting story about how Fabdesigns came to be and what the company does in more detail. She talks about Covid-19, how knitting machines have evolved since she first started out at 19 years old and what she’d like to see from the next generation of machines moving forward. Elsewhere, she highlights the lack of advanced expertise in the industry saying that “digitalisation is putting the tools in more people’s hands who don’t know how to knit” and that knitting machine manufacturers need to set up training programmes that go beyond the basics.