There are many types of circular knitted fabrics. At ITJV we understand that it might be overwhelming to understand the differences between all of them, as well as the intricacies or characteristics of each one. 

That is why we devote an entire section to the specific types of circular knitted fabrics available at ITJV. 

Providing a wide range of circular knitted fabrics made from natural, artificial, and synthetic fibers, we want you to be in full possession of all the information you require to create unique products. 

Naturally, the first step in the process is simple: understanding circular knitted fabrics.


Understanding Circular Knitted Fabrics

To fully understand circular knitted fabrics, one must comprehend circular knitting. 

Circular knitting is a widely used technique within the textile industry. Its name refers to the unique production process of circular knitted fabrics, requiring the use of circular knitting machines or circular looms, as they are also known.

These machines are what allow us to create tubular fabrics with varying diameters, structures (Jacquard, Jersey, Interlock, etc.), and compositions. 

The circular knitting machines hold multiple spools of thread simultaneously, allowing for the creation of complex patterns and designs. The machines work by interlacing loops of yarn with each rotation, which in the end forms a 'knit' that is both flexible and durable.

There are two types of techniques: weft and warp. ITJV is adept at weft knitting, the most common technique, which includes styles such as jacquard, or interlock.


In short, the method allows for the creation of seamless, high-quality circular knitted fabrics that are perfect for a variety of applications. One of the main advantages of circular knitted fabrics is their inherent flexibility and stretch.


Unlike woven fabrics, where the yarns crisscross at right angles, our loops allow the material to stretch without breaking the yarns. 

This makes all circular knitted fabrics ideal for items that need to have some stretching capabilities, like socks, hats, and many other types of clothing, home goods, or even technical equipment.

However, it all depends on the type of fiber chosen. At ITJV, we use different techniques to create circular knitted fabrics from a variety of fiber types, including natural, synthetic, and artificial fibers. 

Natural fibers may be the most sought-after for most customer products; but if your company specializes in technical gear, then artificial fibers are your best option.

Each type of fiber brings unique properties to the finished product, allowing us to offer a wide range of possibilities to meet our customers' diverse needs. 

Whether you're looking for the softness and breathability of cotton, the durability of spandex, or the luxurious feel of modal, we have a circular knitted fabric to meet your needs. 

Natural Fibers

Sourced from plants, animals, and minerals, natural fibers come straight from nature. These are the most eco-friendly options available, offering excellent properties like breathability and durability to your products with the added benefit of being the most environmentally conscious decision. 

Circular knitted fabrics made from natural fibers at ITJV include cotton fiber, linen, or merino wool.

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Synthetic Fibers

Unlike natural fibers, synthetic fibers are man-made through different and highly complex chemical processes. These are known for their strength, durability, and resistance to environmental conditions. 

Synthetic fibers, such as polyester, are often used in applications where durability and performance are key.

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Artificial Fibers

Artificial fibers are a blend of natural and synthetic options. Also known as regenerated fibers, these are made by modifying natural fiber materials or by-products, combining the benefits of natural and synthetic fibers, offering versatility and performance.

To put it simply, circular knitted fabrics made from artificial fibers are created through a process that breaks down the natural material and then regenerates it into a fiber form, before entering the circular loom machine.

At ITJV, we’re proud to offer a range of artificial fibers in our circular knitted fabrics, providing our customers with a wide array of options to suit their specific needs. Lyocell, Lenzing™, or Bamboo fibers are but a few of the artificial fibers available at ITJV.

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The Best Circular Knitted Fabrics

At ITJV, we offer a variety of circular knitted fabrics to meet your business needs, but it is important to note that there is no single one best option for circular knitted fabrics. 

However, there are a few that our customers are most fond of, especially in a business-to-consumer environment. Here are some of ITJV’s best-selling circular knitted fabrics:



Cotton is an extremely well-known natural fiber. It is world-renowned for its comfort, breathability, and versatility. But cotton can have many shapes and sizes, from conventional cotton to recycled cotton. Let’s begin with Supima®.


Supima® Cotton

Supima® cotton is known as a premium type of cotton. It is grown exclusively in the United States, representing less than 1% of cotton grown in the world. 

What makes it unique to other types of cotton fiber is the extra-long staple fiber that gives the cotton its premium properties: strength, softness, and color retention.


Organic Cotton

Organic cotton is grown without the use of persistent pesticides or indeed other synthetic fertilizers. For businesses committed to environmentally friendly practices, this is an excellent choice of circular knitted fabric.


Recycled Cotton

Much like organic cotton, circular knitted fabrics made from recycled cotton are an eco-friendly option that uses post-industrial and post-consumer cotton waste, ideal for businesses looking to reduce their carbon footprint.



Linen circular knitted fabrics are a lightweight, breathable choice made from the flax plant. It's known for its durability and strength, making it a great choice for a variety of products.



Seacell is a unique circular knitted fabric due to its environmental and technological innovation. 

Seacell fiber is made from seaweed. Not only soft and breathable, but it can also release nutrients directly onto the skin, which makes it an excellent choice for wellness and healthcare products.

The process of creating Seacell involves combining seaweed with cellulose, which is why it is considered artificial. The seaweed is ground into a pulp and added to the cellulose solution with the mixture then being spun into fibers, which in turn are knitted into circular knitted fabrics.

In addition to its softness and breathability, this innovative solution is also a sustainable choice, since seaweed is usually harvested in a way that allows it to regrow.

Therefore, the production process is closed-loop, meaning no harmful byproducts are released into the environment.

At ITJV, we're proud to offer Seacell as one of our circular knitted fabric options.

Its unique properties and sustainable production make it a great choice for businesses looking to offer their customers high-quality, eco-friendly products.



Modal is a synthetic cellulose fiber made by spinning reconstituted cellulose. The result is a circular knitted fabric with a smooth, almost lustrous finish. Other modal features include its crease-resistance, soft touch, and great draping. 



Spandex is also a synthetic fiber known for its exceptional elasticity, extremely suitable for all types of sportswear, activewear, and performance wear.


Circular Knitted Fabrics Online

These are but a few of all our circular knitted fabric options, available online at ITJV.

We’re committed to providing you with high-quality options for your business and your products. 

Contact us today to learn more about our circular knitted fabrics and find the perfect fit for your products. Let's create something amazing together!

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