creora® Commitment to Excellence

Textile Directions
HOME>Fabric>Trend Directions

COUNTERBALANCE  Direction File Download

The motion of the body connecting with the fabrics offers more than the traditional purpose of covering ones modesty. With Counterbalance we are looking at the continuing strength of the wellbeing mega trend, whether it is through physical activity or through purely just wearing the intimate apparel, delivering cosmetic and wellbeing attributes directly to the skin.

On an active level, fit and support is key, as core stability and soft touch complete with moisture management ensure a perfect workout. Specialty synthetics are pulled from the activewear sector and reworked to give a softer weight to the intimate apparel market without neglecting the performance and structure of the heavier counterparts.

PRODUCTS

  • · creora® Power Fit for powerful fit
  • ·

    creora® eco-soft for soft touch against the skin especially when teamed with heat sensitive natural and manmade fibers

BLENDING PARTNERS

  • · MIPAN® aqua-X for high performance nylon with UV protection, quick dry and moisture management
  • · MIPAN® FIT – FIR nylon for enhanced wellbeing
  • · Microencapsulated fabrics – nourishing the wearer with an array of natural ingredients
  • · Thermal yarns for lightweight knits – perfect for F/W intimate base layers
  • · Cotton and micro modal for a natural delivery
  • · cotna® cotton touch polyester
  • · Micro modal for silky touch and eco aspect when teamed with creora® eco-soft
  • · askin® anti UV, cool touch polyester for opaque whites
  • · aerocool® cool touch polyester
  • · aerogear® FIR polyester

FABRICS

  • · Classic mesh structures with moisture management – key to zoning especially on sports bras
  • · High compression knits with creora® Power Fit for core stability in briefs, vests and bodys
  • · Cotton touch warp and circular knits
  • · Alternate solid/mesh stripes in micro structures
  • · Micro honeycomb structures with air circulation
  • · Paper touch pique aspects with a woven feel from knits
  • ·

    High cotton content with nylon/creora® eco-soft spandex in warp and seamless for a clean cut finish and reduced curling

  • · Bonded fabrics for contrast – super lightweight – consider laser cutting for contrast in colorways
  • ·

    Micro fine merino wool enhanced with nylon and creora® eco-soft for lightweight natural touch luxury with performance

  • · Single jersey with yarn dyed finish applied traditionally or through space dye
  • · Jacquard elastic narrows – perfect for brand placement or sporty styling
  • · Brushed technical side for super soft peach touch

TARGET MARKETS

  • · High performance active intimate apparel for men and women
  • · Men's bodywear – comfort, fit and performance are key – a growing sector of the market
  • · Sports inspired casual intimate apparel

list