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Eco-Dry (white, black, navy, red, royal blue, columbia blue, forest green, kelly green, maroon, athletic gold, yellow, texas orange, others available upon request)
We are proud to offer Eco-Dry for all our custom loose-fit garments. Made of 100% recycled polyesters, this lightweight, supple fabric exhibits all the breathability, color fastness, and body of its virgin polyester predecessors.
- The fabric is very breathable and does not restrict the movement of moisture vapor.
- The fabrc is UV protective. Darker colors are more protective than light, but even white is 3 times more UV protective than a cotton T.
- When the sweat reaches the outside of the fabric, it spreads out to many times its original surface area, enabling it to dry at least 2 times faster than cotton. This minimizes conductive heat loss in cold weather and provides a cooling effect when exercising in warmer weather.
Bamboo with Spandex (black only) and Bamboo/Organic Cotton blend for Tees
Part of our Eco-Tech line, we are proud to promote Bamboo as our new sustainable high-tech lycra fabric. At 95% Bamboo and 5% Spandex, this fabric has a "hand" similar to our popular Coolmax. It has very high wickability, is a shade warmer than CoolMax.
Bamboo fiber does not contain any chemical additives, nor does it need chemical fertilizer to grow. It has natural antibacterial, deodorant, elasticity, moisture absorbtion and ventilation characteristics. The fiber is filled with various micro-gaps and micro-holes that provide excellent moisture management.
At the end of all things, your Bamboo garment can achieve natural degredation in the soil!
We make Tech Shirts out of Bamboo, and provide Bamboo/Organic Cotton Tees.
Wool and Wool with Lycra is currently in testing. We plan on adding Wool with Lycra to our technical garment line.
Wool fibers consist of an inner core made of protein, which is covered by overlapping scales. The protein core will absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture without becoming damp or clammy. The scales are hard, reducing wear on the fibers, and repel liquid water. The fibers are strong and elastic, and are usually wavy, or crimped. Wool also contains lanolin, a natural water-repellant grease. Wool on the sheep, or its fleece, protects the animal from the wet and cold by first turning away rain and water. The crimp of the wool produces insulating air spaces within the fleece, which reduce the flow of heat. The air near the skin is kept dry, and so a better insulator, by the core protein absorbing moisture from this trapped air, and passing it towards the outside of the fleece. The elasticity and strength of the fibers allow movement of the fleece without losing the air spaces or breaking the fibers. The scales besides repelling liquid water, help keep the fleece clean, since their outer ends all point in the direction away from the skin, and so with the movement of the fleece tend to push any dirt away from the skin.
Merino wool is a very long staple, very fine wool from the Merino sheep. Merino sheep have been bred in Australia to produce extremely fine wool. The wool can also be treated to make it fully washable and tumble dryable without losing its great qualities.
Merino wool, particularly when twisted into a worsted yarn, is smooth to the skin. The fine fibres are soft, and the long staple gives fewer ends, reducing any irritation from loose ends.
Organic farming reduces the mass use of pesticides, chemicals and water. The chemicals used in conventional cotton production are some of the most harmful known to man. Every year new chemicals are created to spray cotton crops as the cotton plant, and insects that invade it, grow immune to the current chemicals used. Organic cotton still requires a great deal of water to grow. Turkey and the USA are the largest producers of organic cotton, however it still only accounts for .03% of the world's total cotton production.
|Hemp is one of the most environmentally friendly fibers in the world, requiring no pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers and very little water. Almost half of the agricultural chemicals used on US crops are applied to cotton. Hemp exhibits eight times the strength of cotton, and fabrics made from hemp are more insulatiing, absorbent, and more durable than cotton. It is also hypo-allergenic and non-irritating to the skin. Buy Hemp Sweats and Tees for your team. || ||