Cobalt fashion, one of the world’s largest knitwear groups, has opened a new design and innovation lab in collaboration with computerised flat knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki. It is hoped that the CS innovation lab will allow Cobalt, a joint venture between the Fung Group and South Ocean Knitters Holding Limited, to explore a wide range of flat knitting possibilities including advancing 3D and virtual design capabilities and driving efficiency gains in the design-to-production part of the supply chain.