Textile Insight

July / August 2019

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M O D E R N P E R F O R M A N C E Today's Active Aesthetic Multi-Use Designs for On the Go, On the Road or On the Couch Days D esigned for hot yoga, pilates, cycling, dance and cardio exercise, the Merino wool range, created in collaboration with The Woolmark Company, is a performance-focused, unique fabrication that's sustainably made. Inspiration is drawn from traditional men's wool suiting fabrications creating a houndstooth knit jacquard pattern, combined with the brand's signature color-blocking and retro-sport details. Laura May, founder and creative director, explains: "Our aim was to develop an innovative performance wool seamless knit fabrication that wasn't already on the market and which could provide a super soft second-skin hand feel using the highest possible content of natural fibers. Circular knitting technology and an exclusive blended yarn has allowed the collection to concentrate on seamless garments, wherein no excess material is wasted in the construction phase and irritation next to the skin from seams is eradicated. This, combined with a blend of Australian Merino wool with Tencel, allows for fitted, high-stretch workout clothes with minimal use of synthetic fibers and maximum breathability and softness. Merino wool is one of the world's most technically advanced fibers and works in total harmony with the wearer's body. We believe style and quality does not need to be sacrificed in the pursuit of sustainably produced fashion." n T he Fleet Pant is a performance stretch knit made from recycled nylon that is ultra lightweight and breathable. So comfortable that Vuori has nicknamed the pants "silk pajamas." Cami Ashing and Rebecca Bray, Vuori's Mens Merchandiser and Head of Design, explain: "The premium fabric met with an aesthetic that is not overly designed, but rather subtle details that give a more refined look and feel than many traditional outdoor brands. "The fabric is made in Italy and is comprised of a very fine recycled yarn. It is knit densely, which gives it the clean, matte appearance from the exterior, but the knit construction blended with stretch gives you the freedom to move without restriction. The brushed interior elastic with built-in drawcord at waistband allows for additional support and comfort without exposing the casual nature of a pull on pant." n Nagnata: Wool Activewear for Women Vuori: Fleet Pant for Men textileinsight.com 30 • Textile Insight ~ July/August 2019

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