Evolution St. Louis Hires Fashion Knitwear Design Graduate Kristen Barnes at Its High-Tech Facility
Evolution St. Louis, the premier high-tech knitting facility using cutting-edge 3-D and complete garment seamless knitting technology, has hired Kristen Barnes as a Knit Programmer. The Fashion Knitwear Design Graduate was most recently a Knitwear Research Scientist at Lululemon in Vancouver.
In her new role, Kristen will assist Evolution St. Louis with manufacturing a wide range of products with its 3-D and Knit & Wear complete garment technology, including fully fashioned knits, complex shapes, footwear, and smart textiles, according to Textile World. She’ll be working at the company’s 32,000-square-foot facility located on historic Washington Boulevard in St. Louis, Missouri.
“The flatbed knitting technology at Evolution St. Louis is smart and sustainable,” Kristen has said. “I’m excited to be a part of a company that is revolutionizing how knitwear is created in America. The applications of this technology are far-reaching and already being used in industries beyond fashion, including medical and automotive.”
Kristen studied Fashion Knitwear Design at FIDM after receiving a degree from University of West Florida in 2004. She was awarded the President’s Scholarship to participate in DEBUT for which she designed and executed a line of knitwear for the runway. Kristen started her career with STOLL America, where she worked her way up from Knitwear Intern to Knitwear Pattern Engineer.
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