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The trend ob­serves a weight­less di­rec­tion across mi­cro-fine hosiery-in­spired knits to mi­cro-light trims and ac­ces­sories, through en­gi­neered struc­tures and tech­ni­cal­i­ties.

The struc­ture of the yarns en­ables th­ese ma­te­ri­als to know when and how to re­act and pro­tect, guar­an­tee­ing enhanced per­for­mance and a truly visionary ap­proach in the sports­wear sec­tor. Ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence and au­to­ma­tion in­spire fab­ric con­struc­tion, boost­ing and strength­en­ing the mo­tion and fric­tion be­tween the body and the gar­ment.

Cool touch, com­pres­sion, UV pro­tec­tion and anti-bac­te­rial pose as key prop­er­ties de­liv­er­ing barely there, ul­tra-light­weight fab­rics that pro­vided un­matched per­for­mance. A strong in­flu­ence in en­gi­neered fab­rics through body mapping spe­cific func­tions into key zones in fab­ric con­stric­tion leads to a more seam­less re­sult.


High pow­ered span­dex/elas­tane

Em­bed­ded sen­sors linked to apps to mon­i­tor per­for­mance

Power stretch span­dex/elas­tane – su­per chlo­rine re­sis­tant

Iri­des­cent yarns

Me­tal­lo­plas­tic yarns

Fu­tur­is­ti­cally op­ti­cal heat transfers

Ther­mochro­matic yarns and trans­fer prints

Re­flec­tive tech­nol­ogy in yarns, prints and fin­ishes

Day-Glo trims and yarns

Phos­pho­res­cent mi­cro-fine yarns

PU tapes – heat bonded seams

FIR and NIR yarns for enhanced per­for­mance and com­fort

Moire effects

Vari­able mod­u­lus fab­rics

Patina sur­faces through yarn content or fin­ish


Track cy­cling

Marathon & Triathlon



Fit­ness & Gym ap­parel and soft equip­ment

Ac­tive in­ti­mate ap­parel and body­wear

Cross train­ing and car­dio classes

Wear­able tech­nol­ogy

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