Fabric Type

Knitted Mesh Fabric

Knitted Mesh Fabric


'Mesh' itself refers to a knitted structure of fibres, and is technically a barrier created from connected strands. The yarns are knitted together, resulting in a fabric with open spaces in between the strands of yarn.


Knitted Mesh fabric is usually made of Polyester or Polyamide (Nylon). As a result, polyester is more fibrous to the touch whilst the feeling of nylon resembles silk. Nylon also has more stretch to it than polyester. Nylon is longer-lasting than polyester, so for items that will have a lot of wear and tear it may be the better option to go for.

Polyester or nylon knitted mesh fabric is generally used for creating casual garments and fashionwear, such as vests, dresses, and other items to be layered. Knitted mesh fabric is still incredibly popular in sportswear due to it’s breathability and being able to regulate temperature well. Mesh isn’t only used for fashion fabrics, and can be made from a huge range of materials depending on its intended use – it isn’t limited to fabrics for textiles.

Fabric Type:

Knitted Mesh Fabric

Also Known As:

Net Mesh Fabric
Polyester Mesh Fabric
Nylon Mesh Fabric
Polyamide Mesh Fabric
Lace Fabric
Power Mesh Fabric
Fine Mesh Fabric

Print Type Available:




Weight per m2:


Minimum Order Quantity:

400 kg per colour plain
500 kg per design Rotational Print
200 kg per design Digital Print

For Garments:


Yarn Fiber Type:

%100 polyester
Polyester Blends
%100 Polyamide
Polyamide Blends
%100 Viscose
Viscose Blends

Possible Fabric Production Certifications:


Approximate Minimum Price:

9,00 USD/kg plain (Polyester)
11,50 USD/kg Rotational printed (Polyester Mesh with maximum weight per m2)
11,00 USD/kg Digital printed (Polyester Mesh with maximum weight per m2)

More About Mesh Knit Fabrics:

Knitted mesh fabric - A type of fabric characterized by its net like open appearance and the spaces between the yarns. Mesh is available in a variety of constructions including wovens, knits, laces, or crocheted fabrics.

The world of fashion has seen the popularity of mesh garments soar within the last few years, but exactly what is mesh, and why are high-street stores and designers alike fawning over it? This sheer, soft fabric with tons of tiny holes has been loosely knitted to create the signature look and structure.

Knitted mesh fabric is typically made from polyester or nylon, and on face value these two types of mesh don’t seem all that different. Both synthetics can be used for similar applications, but there are differences between the two types of fabric. Nylon is made from polyamides, whilst polyester is comprised of polyester materials and can also be made using plant materials.

Polyester mesh is also used for creating the mesh screens used in screen-printing, due to it’s water-resistant properties and the miniature holes allowing ink to pass through the fabric.

Net mesh has a wider range of uses, and is generally used to create parts of tents and camping gear. The breathable nature of the fabric means it’s perfect for regulating temperature in different weather conditions, making it ideal for camping equipment. It also prevents insects from being able to bite the skin, which is an essential for certain types of camping.

One very common but perhaps surprising use for mesh is in the medical industry; it has become commonplace in surgical procedures, and is primarily used to support organs or tissues. There are two main types of surgical mesh, temporary or permanent. A temporary sheet will dissolve in the body over time, whereas a permanent one will remain in the body.

  • Polyester Mesh
  • Commonly used for athleticwear
  • Breathable
  • Can wick away moisture
  • Water resistant
  • Mesh Netting
  • Can protect skin against insect bites and stings
  • Used for camping equipment and gear
  • Breathable
  • Tulle
  • Fine mesh
  • Used for wedding veils and evening gowns
  • Very versatile
  • Power Mesh
  • Used by 3D Space Mesh fabric companies to create outfits designed to smooth the body, e.g. control pants
  • Used more in undergarments for women
  • Breathable
  • Similar to spandex, very stretchable
  • Comfortable
  • Nylon Mesh
  • Porous and lightweight
  • Used for garments, as well as beekeeping veils, screens in tents, laundry bags
  • Long-lasting
  • Evening dresses

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