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An illusive aspect to the activewear sector, focused on the pro and semi pro market. Performance fabrics are getting lighter and lighter but in this sector stretch and recovery are essential in offering support and built-in performance that embraces and protects the body. Deceptive in appearance, micro fine and featherweight but with so much power, surface appeal also features through luminosity and with moiré finishes and calendared effects.

This is next generation activewear with a unisex appeal, keeping in line with the rise in sensory devices and wearable technology. This year it moves forward from the futuristic influence of the past and returns to a more natural phenomena, ethereal yet protective but not too out of reach on a commercial level.

PRODUCTS

  • · creora® eco-soft- low heat set spandex/elastane for blending with polypropylene
  • · creora® Black- black spandex/elastane
  • · creora® Power-Fit- high power spandex/elastane

COMPANION FIBERS

  • · Polypropylene – perfect lightweight options with the added compression and performance with creora® eco-soft
  • · askin® polyester for cool touch, opacity and UV protection
  • · MIPAN® fine for weightless comfort
  • · Fine denier air textured microfiber MIPAN® soft nylon for cotton-like touch
  • · MIPAN® bright tri-lobal yarns for illuminant contrast
  • · Semi dull 50 denier aerocool® polyester comfortable and cool with superior moisture management

CONSIDER

  • · Super featherweight circular knits with opacity – we are looking to the hosiery sector for inspiration
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    Hand feel takes on a superlight approach but with a hint of a natural touch – we are looking to as light as 50g/m2 for base to second layers

  • · Shine features but it is deceptive in appearance, not full on gloss but more of a reflective appeal
  • · Bright tri lobal yarns contrast with full dull yarns in creating abstract jacquards with stretch
  • · Compact warp and circular knit for clean cut technology for bonded seams and flat lock stitching for anti chaffing
  • · Core compression and androgynous zooming makes the most from creora® Power-fit
  • · Black is a feature in this grouping, opt for creora® Black for reduced grin through
  • · Soft touch and stretch precision micro mesh - once used as liners but now regenerated for outer shells
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    Super lightweight wovens with high functionality combined with membrane finishing deliver performance combined with stretch and recovery

  • · Iridescent and holographic trims enhance the base fabrics
  • · Soft spacer fabrics – superlight and modern in forming outer shells
  • · Moiré effects for a subtle reflective appeal
  • · Reflective prints
  • · Heat reactive prints and transfers

TARGET MARKETS

  • · Pro and semi pro base layers
  • · Performance base layers for all sectors
  • · Road cycling
  • · Marathon running
  • · Tennis

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