• Playvest – Nextil Group Sports Division | R&D

Research and Development

Through our Research & Technological Development Department, we can use the acquired knowledge to turn ideas into reality, to create products that meet the ever-increasing market demands. We study new possibilities, ways to enhance our responsiveness, obtain more competitive prices and assure higher quality standards.

Playvest maintains a close and collaborative relationship with various universities, technological centers, and laboratories. We do it to grant our clients a wide and innovative range of possibilities when it comes to manufacturing quality products.
Following the latest breakthroughs; thoroughly testing products, fibres resistance, flexibility, and usability are great advantages and mandatory requirements when it comes to fulfilling special requests and concretizing clients’ ideas.

Commitment to quality, comfort, shape, well-being, functionality, fashion, and innovation Using functional textiles fibres to produce «intelligent jersey fabrics» allows us to present a wide range of multifunctional products which are becoming more competitive, answering to demands and exigencies of worldwide customers.

Some of the most innovative functional fibres, as considered by international laboratories, have been used by Playvest to produce underwear and sports garments. These innovative fibres bring amazing results with recognized characteristics.

Play the Best project


The project includes the research and development of new fibres, fabrics, and high-performance seamless garments, which has been made possible thanks to the synergy between several of our group’s companies.

The Play the Best platform receives the support of the fabric unit, the seamless production area, and the backing of two prestigious European universities.
We constantly carry out tests with both professional and amateur athletes, to improve the technical solutions of fabrics and garments, adapting them to training and competition conditions.

Playvest – Nextil Group Sports Division | R&D
Playvest – Nextil Group Sports Division | R&D
Playvest – Nextil Group Sports Division | R&D

Collaborations with universities


At Nextil Group we understand that to keep evolving and offering the latest products to our clients we must keep up on our research inside the textile industry. For that reason, we collaborate with various European universities in the development of new materials and technologies to produce fabrics and garments.

Playvest – Nextil Group Sports Division | R&D

Auxetic Seamless


The objective of this project is to develop the Technological Research and Development activity, to generate seamless garments protection against low-speed impacts, using innovative active behavior technologies, such as non-performing polymeric materials Newtonian, auxetic fibrous structures and nanomaterials, combined with a biomimetic design dedicated to ergonomics, functionality, and comfort.

Playvest – Nextil Group Sports Division | R&D
Playvest – Nextil Group Sports Division | R&D
Playvest – Nextil Group Sports Division | R&D

Biodegradable and recyclable products


Mixing our two passions, innovation and sustainability, we have managed to create innovative materials to keep progressing to a greener way of production. Biodegradable and recycled materials are now part of our catalog and we can confirm that the results in terms of adaptability, support, and softness are the same ones as conventional ones.

Playvest – Nextil Group Sports Division | R&D