Open Circle Lab
Inspired by performance meshes, NIT is a collection of ultra-light athletic leathers
By merging the athletic aesthetic with our Ultra Soft Technology, we create a series of performance driven leathers.
Introducing a new aesthetic by merging sportwear with traditional leather craftmanship, NIT is inspired by performance meshes and the collection showcases various prints and surfaces ranging from dense and compact to open and perforated. The athletic aspect of this collection is reinforced by ultra-matt finishes that give a dry, powdery touch. The hand feel is bouncy and soft with a pronounced grain structure, which is achieved after we tumble dry the leather. This also gives a cushioned look and feel.
The micro perforations on lightweight leather allow breathability, increasing airflow and moisture transfer. This creates a perfect flexible material for movement.
NIT provides a contemporary look for performance and streetwear, with the micro perfora- tion on ultra-light weight leather allowing for fabric like drape. The 3D raised grain structures give the leather a technical look and hand feel. The collection also has added functionality like water resistance and 3M reflective technology.
The reflective application works when lights shine on the surface of the leather and produce a bright and highly visible silver reflection. The material itself helps to see in dimly lit or dark conditions and its surface has a fine dotted matt texture, that helps to slightly mute the shine level of the reflective film.