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Traditional natural and natural touch fabrics infiltrate this activewear sector with new technical developments. Consumers still demand the inherent touch of natural fibers, especially when worn against the skin, but paramount to this is the fit and function fabrics can deliver. The natural inspiration isn't just updated on the yarn front; it has to be updated on the color front too! Embrace the nuances of unique natural colors, boosted by creora® Color+ for a vibrant finish combined with an embracing fit.

Soft stretch through to core stability compression features with the inclusion of creora® spandex/elastane yarns. The natural inspiration automatically triggers a 'sixth sense' in true sustainability through the textile chain from water and energy saving to recycled yarns without neglecting high levels of performance. Both warp knit and circular knit fabrics deliver on the desired flexibility and fit with waxy surfaces mimicking the protective aspect of fruit skin and the compact aspect of plant and flower stems and stalks through to the smoothness of minerals. Texture also features in more erratic organic form with color playing striations in mélange tone-on-tone effects.

PRODUCTS

  • · creora® eco-soft – the natural and sustainable option in spandex/elastane
  • · creora® Black – blacker blacks with reduced grin through
  • · creora® Color+ - enhances the new natural hues on offer

BLENDING PARTNERS

  • · BCI cotton - Better Cotton Initiative
  • · Organic cotton
  • · Mercerized cotton for inherent sheen
  • · Lyocell and modal
  • · Merino wool for its unique thermoregulating performance in bi and multi blends with creora® eco-soft
  • · MIPAN® regen™ and regen™ for a sustainable synthetic delivery, fabrics where performance nurtures nature
  • · MIPAN® fine & soft for a natural touch in fine count knits
  • · cotna® – cotton touch polyester

FABRICS

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    Move away from the traditional neutral tones and incorporate interesting hues, boosted by organic inspired surface interest of the fabrics

  • · Organic inspired jacquards contrast the luster of yarns to further enhance the look
  • · High compression knits for core stability in linings
  • · Generate optical interest through mélange knits offering a compact irregularity
  • · Soft irregular plisse jersey for undulated texture
  • · Brush cotton/ creora® eco-soft on the face and technical side of jersey for that natural touch
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    Increasing interest in multi blends - wool or cotton/nylon/creora® spandex/elastane – new spinning and knitting techniques allow for clean cut finishing with a stronger natural content

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    Consider creora® eco-soft with MIPAN® regen™ or regen™ recycled polyester with cotton/wool for sustainable offering

  • · Don't forget the new color options and include creora® Color+ for a vibrant effect

TARGET MARKETS

  • · Yoga & Pilates
  • · Sports-inspired home/leisurewear
  • · Low impact gym and fitness wear

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