Who We Are and Our Inspiration
At the intersection of tech and fashion, UNIQKNITS™ is the brainchild of four founders. Our deep background in engineering, fashion, and business development led us to take a fresh look at performance fabrics that can help those with circulation issues.
Why Choose Us?
Our deep experience in electrical and textile engineering, fashion design, and business development gave us the insight to create a new technology and turn it into a great looking line of thermo gloves and other self-heating accessories that will keep your fingers and body warm.
After months of testing, we started by developing thermal gloves for circulatory issues. The testing itself was done in a refrigerated environment with sensors mounted on each hand to test two different gloves simultaneously. In this testing, Uniqknits gloves far outperformed anything else on the market.
Above just providing a good product, we created our products to solve a real issue. Our goal is to also bring relief to those suffering from poor circulation, or people that have Raynaud’s, arthritis, or hypothyroidism. We’ve created a fashionable glove and entire line of accessories that can act as therapeutic devices.
You’re probably familiar with the types of performance fabrics that focus on athletic endeavors – such as wicking sweat from your body. We wondered what would happen if we applied next-generation fabrics to gloves for poor circulation and other cold-weather wear specifically made for those who want thin warm gloves, glove liners, or individuals who suffer from circulatory problems like Raynaud’s, scleroderma, arthritis, lupus, hypothyroidism, and more.
We used material science to figure out what could be done and came up with a concept where conductive heat and radiating heat interact with each other so that the fabric heats itself.
The machines we use to create these therapeutic gloves and accessories are very high-tech. They’re really almost like 3D printing. When our gloves come off the machines, they need next to no finishing. There’s no sewing involved and therefore no seams. This advanced materials technology coupled with our unique production process truly sets Uniqknits apart in the market.
We offer a range of styles to fit every need. From thin, warm gloves to dual-layered sets in a variety of colors and patterns, there’s a unique fit for every need. Those suffering from circulatory issues need to be ultra-vigilant during the colder months in keeping extremities warm. Our gloves, and other self-heating products, can get you through a long winter season with ease.
Our thermal gloves and accessories are easy to wear, inexpensive, and work. If you have circulatory problems Raynaud’s, scleroderma, arthritis, lupus, hypothyroidism, and more, we hope you’ll find these therapeutic gloves and accessories put an end to your painful and throbbing fingers and frigid body without making you feel like you’re wearing a medical device, or looking like a “ski bunny.”
Proud Sponsor of Raynaud’s Association
It’s always been a trade-off for Raynaud’s sufferers – style or warmth: Either you look fashionable and freeze your paws off, or you wrap your hands in thick, bulky mitts that make you look like Nanook of the North heading for the slopes.
So, we were really excited to discover these new gloves from UniqKnits™. They look and feel just like standard gloves, even come in a variety of outer fabrics (including merino wool and cashmere) and fun designs, like stripes, rag wool and snowflake prints.
Uniqknits offers a range of self-heating accessories to keep you warm. From our first foray – gloves – to our expanded options, there’s something for everyone.
- More to come……
Meet The Team
A distinctive blend of fashion insiders and technology execs – our team consists of four founders who are eager to apply their deep experience to a product that helps others look and feel great.
George is an experienced executive with a successful track record in high tech businesses, both here in the US and globally. He is the Managing Member of the Company.
An Electronics Engineer by training, George started his career in semiconductor packaging and testing, which led to his involvement with high speed, high precision automation equipment, both from an engineering and a business perspective. As General Manager of the Tyco Electronics Automation Group, with offices in the US and England, he established a global assembly equipment business by internal
development and by integrating multiple acquisitions in the US and the UK. As Regional Director for Asia-Pacific from 2006 to 2009, based in Shanghai, he led one of TE Connectivity’s Business Units for the region, with an emphasis on scaling up for growth in China.
As a generalist, George is known for connecting the dots which others do not even notice, enabled by his global leadership experience and background in general management, strategic planning, business development, and engineering.
Gabor is a successful serial entrepreneur who brings a wealth of technical knowledge, business savvy, and entrepreneurial experience to the company.
A Textile Engineer who graduated from schools in both Europe and the US, Gabor has set up multiple apparel manufacturing companies in his career. He has worked for the DuPont Company as a development engineer and later for Malden Mills, as head of R&D for the apparel division.
After being employed for eight years by Malden Mills, he built and launched Empire Textile Corp., a state of the art vertical manufacturing complex, which ultimately employed more than 1,500 people. He also played a key role in helping sell the facility and company to General Mills Inc. After the acquisition, he continued to oversee company management and operations, as the company’s President for another ten years.
Gabor’s experience in all aspects of the apparel business helps ensure that New York Knitworks’ products meet the highest manufacturing standards possible.
Sid has decades of experience in product design and technical product development, as well as in manufacturing, both domestically and abroad.
At Liz Claiborne, Sid evaluated prospective factories based on anticipating future designer requirements and the factories’ ability to meet those demands at the quality level necessary. Later on during his sixteen-year tenure at Liz, as Director of Research and Development, Sid set up and managed a knit development studio that enabled Liz designers to develop their garment concepts before sending them to overseas factories.
Sid’s vision in product development helps New York Knitworks position itself at the intersection of high tech and fashion.
Herb has had a successful career in sales, including his own sales and marketing organization. Although he started in the garment industry as a men’s sportswear buyer, he quickly moved into sales with such notable companies as Malden Mills and Kandahar Sportswear, finally becoming President of Leonardo Strassi.
Following this Herb built his own sales and marketing company, primarily servicing the military. His business represented some of the largest and influential companies, such as Donkenny, Kellwood, Geoffrey Beene, Oscar de la Renta, and Capital Mercury. Herb also played a major role in the “Gift with Purchase” business, making products with The Limited Stores, Coty (including Calvin Klein), Victoria’s Secret, LaPrarie, and Liz Claiborne.