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A connection between the great outdoors and the city landscape inspires this urban active direction. Relaxation is key, soft touch and natural and recycled fibers feature. Leisurely in its application it takes on an ethical approach at all stages of the textiles chain as reduced energy and water consumption processes come into play.

Performance levels vary from light through to intense, but all are enhanced through the inclusion of creora® spandex/elastane for comfort fit. Natural fibers play a role in this trend as the association with nature is key to the attitude, however it isn’t without the added benefits that synthetics bring, but for this we pull from the recycled sector.

PRODUCTS

  • · creora® eco H-550 low heat settable spandex/elastane to team with sustainable fiber partners
  • · creora® dyeable™ for vibrant tones and energy and water saving during the textile process
  • · creora® performance H-350 for varied engineered power

BLENDING PARTNERS

  • · MIPAN®regen recycled nylon
  • · regen™ recycled polyester
  • · cotna® cotton-touch polyester
  • · techway® multi functional polyester with extra smooth and soft hand feel combined with quick dry
      and UV protection
  • · Wool becomes transeasonal through its inherent thermoregulating qualities
  • · Cotton – conventional, organic and recycled
  • · Linen – the textural characteristics are key to this nature-inspired trend
  • · Bio-synthetics – corn and sugar beat with a strong sustainable signature
  • · Modal – sustainable and naturally soft

FABRICS

  • · Lightweight stretch wovens for bottom weights and jackets enhanced with high tenacity fibers for a
      tough finish
  • · Circular knits feature in varying weight from micro light to regular incorporating natural fibers with
      creora® eco H-550 for sustainability
  • · Comfort stretch wovens with added performance growing for the menswear market
  • · Cotton/creora® French terry
  • · Classic interlock is taken macro in texture
  • · Recycled synthetics/creora® micro light fleece for super soft snug touch
  • · Natural touch spacer fabrics for jacket and gilet shells
  • · Double sided knits with brushed surfaces for enhanced touch
  • · Dull recycled synthetics deliver a natural touch
  • · Functional denim comfort stretch denim features in this trend - soft through the blending of cotton,
      cellulosics and creora® teamed with antimicrobial yarns and finishing
  • · Bonded fabrics – wovens/knits for shells
  • · Classic pique and rib jersey knits
  • · Yarn dyed striped jersey for optical effect and streamlined fit

TARGET MARKETS

  • · Outdoors leisure pursuits at all levels
  • · Weekend escapism – walking, hiking, golf
  • · Active-inspired urbanwear

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