Academy for Research and Engineering in Apparel and Sports

The word “academy” comes from the Greek and means society of scholars. This is precisely what AREAS specialists offer in a wide range of areas like material development, textile research, engineering and sports medicine.

Concept and Design

That sets trends.

We can help from the first thought – especially if the idea is missing. Our team of product managers, designers and textile engineers knows about current trends in the sports and textile sector, combines design and textile technology and develops new concepts with commercial impact.

Research and development

The basis of

From the smallest fibre to the finished product: Progress comes from attention to detail. Especially for our textile experts in the laboratory. Innovation arises from consistent methodology, research and development. It forms the basis of every successful development.

Sport diagnostic

Measure it.

The basis of successful innovation is having a knowledge of the status quo – especially in sports. Our facility permits full sports medical performance analysis to test out new developments on athletes and use the knowledge gained to plan the next step in your development. At the same time, AREAS conducts sports medicine investigations for amateur and professional athletes alike and collects valuable data that can be used for research and development.

Material research

in every fibre.

Research and development in the textile sector are reaching a new level. Laboratory results can be incorporated into the development process directly. With internationally proven test equipment, investigations on fibres, threads and fabrics are carried out to determine their behaviour under stress and to constantly improve them.

Pattern development

Cut after cut.

Every angle must be selected optimally. Each seam must remain unnoticed. The form must flatter the wearer. Developing the perfect cutting pattern is a puzzle our specialists have mastered through many years of experience. The benefit: Every product developed by AREAS impresses on fitting and inspires in production with the lowest possible level of wasted material.

Rapid prototyping

High speed.
In every phase.

When the go-to-market timeline becomes critical, often every hour counts. We take this into account. Through our connected production site with sample production – from Trerè Innovation – prototypes are implemented, tested and shipped directly on site in record time. The result is that you save valuable time, putting you ahead of your competitors. After acceptance of the prototypes, the transfer to industrial production is a mere formality. The close connection to production prevents time-consuming coordination processes and ensures the highest quality of the end products.

Apparel testing

Convince yourself.

Trust is a good thing. Control is better. This is a saying that we follow too. Every item of clothing developed is tested for its functional commitment. Whether the clothing is the first, second or outer layer, AREAS offers a test infrastructure including a climate wind tunnel to detect and eliminate weak points in clothing systems. 50°C with 90% humidity or -30°C in a snowstorm: the climate-control wind tunnel allows material endurance tests and aerodynamic studies to be conducted with real-time data analysis.

Marketing and Communication

It works.
For athletes and at the pos.

Communication is a core element in developing successful products. A strong and high-quality appearance is decisive. AREAS concepts and developments possess a variety of unique technologies, features and design elements. Our communication experts ensure that these are also visible at the point of sale.

Brand Development


Whether you’re specifically developing individual products or bringing an entire brand to life: AREAS offers both. Specialists in the fields of science, products, sales and marketing pool their knowledge to launch each project commercially. This is proven by numerous projects for well-known fashion and sports brands and the successful own brands UYN®, Titici® and ForBicy®.


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