High Performance Fabrics

New habits demand new fabrics. Something that really is not gone weavers unconcerned by. Recent seasons have the big fabric producer competed to see who can create the lightest, least wrinkled and coolest costume fabric.

We really demands of our suits. They agree to carry from nine to five in a heated facility without the wearer gets sweaty. They must retain the shape and luster after sheer abrasive. Ideally, they are also going to pack in your suitcase without getting wrinkled. It increases the demands on the structure itself, but of course also the fabric. Fortunately weavers seem obsessed with the idea to offer us so functional fabrics as possible.

What is it that distinguishes a performance fabric? Basically these are three parts; yarns, the weaving technique and finishieringen. The main weavers are extremely selective with which the yarns they use. For natural function fabrics is often held up as merino wool, with its thin and durable fibers constitute a good basis for the fabric. For the summer season does not mix rarely Merino wool yarns with silk fabric to reduce weight, but also to reduce the tendency to wrinkle. For more luxurious fabrics are used frequently mohair from Angora goat. The quality is very similar to wool and silk combination with high luster and wrinkle-free properties.

Weaving techniques and finishieringen might affect mainly the fabric movement, but also the sensitivity to stains and sunlight. For example, Zegna for spring developed fabric Cool Effect (top photo), which reflects 80% of sunlight away from the body, which is largely a result of finishing.