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A marriage of exploration and exercise emerge as outdoor leisure activities at all levels, from soft, time-out apparel to high impact complete with comfort through to high performance fit continue to feature for all the family. Influenced by the love of the great outdoors, beauty of nature, and the protection of the environment, eco friendly and sustainable fibers feature alongside eco printing and dying techniques combined with eco based finishes. From base layers through to multi functional shells including nano finishing, the natural nuance influence both knits and wovens from fibers through to functional finishes and dyeing processes.

While outdoor activity is key to this direction, fabrics are inspired by the structure of the great outdoors as micro finishes and nano technology mimic both wildlife and fauna. Levels of performance vary from light and practical through to high levels for the extreme situations and sports featured in permanent aspects through functional fibers through to laminated finishes. What is key in this direction is that there is a strong and distinctive urban styling featuring for the sports sector, giving consumers flexibility in their outerwear activewear for the mountains through to the city high streets. A key aspect to this group is that while it is packed full of performance, today’s new generation fibers deliver the desired functions but without the weight, offering greater movement and motion in the final garment.

PRODUCTS

  • · creora® eco H-550 energy saving low heat settable spandex to be teamed with cotton, wool and cellulosic fibers
  • · creora® dyeable™ for vibrant tones and water savings teamed with virgin and recycled nylon MIPAN® regen™
  • · creora® performance H-350 for high compression and engineered power in knits and wovens

BLENDING PARTNERS

  • · Thermoregulating fibers adapting the body to the surrounding temperature – aerocool®/aerowarm® -
      on both knits and wovens
  • · cotna® cotton touch polyester and Techway® natural touch with moisture management
  • · Modal & Tencel®
  • · Extra fine merino wool with inherent moisture management and thermoregulation for creora® eco
      H-550 spandex/elastane blends for natural-inspired base layers
  • · Recycled MIPAN® regen™ nylon and regen™ recycled polyester
  • · 360° stretch laminated finishes adds function and performance to knits and wovens including
      waterproof and windproof
  • · Eco printing – transfer prints and eco dye stuff – reduced water processes

FABRICS

  • · Lightweight stretched gabardine – crisp touch – perfect for eco prints too
  • · Woven brushed lightweight stretched canvas
  • · Technical cotton/polyester/creora® spandex/elastane denim qualities -lightweight, quick dry with a
      sporty/urban mix
  • ·Stretch lamination and coating adds performance and moves with the fit of the base fabric
  • · Perfectly compact synthetic/ creora® wovens, lightweight and flexible in fit
  • · Bonded fabrics – wovens/knits
  • · Tough trouser weights using MIPAN® robic and creora® spandex/elastane for robust performance,
      comfort and lightweight qualities
  • · Pique and honeycomb surface effects
  • · Featherweight jersey – incredibly lightweight using modal or cotton and creora® eco H-550 for base
      layers and layered effects
  • · Yarn dyed striped single jersey
  • · Brushed surfaces in wovens and knits for a snug, fuzzy finish
  • · Stretch corduroy
  • · Doeskin wovens for plush surface effect in dull aspects
  • · Chenille/French terry textures
  • · Micro fleece using recycled polyester regen™ and creora® dyeable™

GARMENT APPLICATIONS

  • · Performance fabrics for outdoor activities at all levels:
  • · Hiking - Walking – Running - Golf – Tennis – Mountain biking
  • · Outdoor leisure pursuits
  • · Weekend casual wear/homewear with sporty accent
  • · Urban sports styling for streetwear

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