The Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2015 to takes place from 21-24 January, in Salt Lake City, UT where orders are written, new accounts are found, connections are made and winter sports products brands and apparels are launched. FiberVisions, producer of CoolVisions dyeable polypropylene staple fibre, will present its collection of WoolVisions fabrics at the show.
As a disperse-dyeable, staple synthetic fibre, CoolVisions is ideal for spinning with fine-micron merino wool, offering colour and design options unavailable with solution-dyed polypropylene/ wool blends, as well as an exceptionally soft hand, according to Susan Lynn, Global Sales and Marketing Manager for CoolVisions.
In addition, polypropylene scores highest of the synthetic fibres for sustainability; its manufacturing process has a reduced impact on the environment, with low emissions and no toxic wastes. Polypropylene is also highly resistant to stains and chemicals, requiring less energy use in home laundering.
The WoolVisions collection of knits and wovens raises the bar for natural performance fabrics by offering a host of advantages over pure wool and wool and synthetic blends, the manufacturer reports.
Merino wool, with its inherent qualities of warmth, moisture management, breathability, and natural elasticity, has become the darling of the outdoor industry for base layers and beyond, according to the company.
New developments combining merino wool with technical synthetic fibres have propelled the natural performance trend into end uses such as running, biking, and urban lifestyle wear.
CoolVisions is a better match for merino than other synthetic fibres, the company has developed an extensive range of circular knits using WoolVisions. said Jose Fernandez, President of Global Merino in California.
CoolVisions polypropylene has better thermal performance than the other synthetic fibres-cooling when it is warm and retaining heat when it is cold. In a world where drying time and the mechanical movement of moisture are important, the WoolVisions blend performs better than the equivalent blend using other synthetic fibres such as nylon or polyester.
Global Merinoâ€™s WoolVisions collection includes knitted jerseys, ponte di Romas, French terry, fleece, and rib. The companyâ€™s honeycomb jacquard was selected as an ISPO 2014 Top 10 fabric by the ISPO Textrends Jury.
Chia Her Industrial Group, a vertically-integrated Taiwanese spinner, weaver, and dyer, creates the tops for its worsted WoolVisions yarns from 18.9Âµ washable merino wool and 2.5d CoolVisions polypropylene fibre. The yarns are custom spun for knitting or weaving from Nm 1/20 to 1/70, in blends using 30% or more merino.
At HerMin Textile, WoolVisions is combined with cotton to enhance a brushed flannel quality in 25 different colorways and patterns with the moisture management, quick dry, stain resistant, anti-odour benefits of CoolVisions polypropylene, and naturally wrinkle-free and thermally insulating wool.
OR Winter Market attracts thousands of buyers and senior level decision makers that are looking for winter sports equipment, specific products, services, brands, fresh ideas, apparel launches, and outdoor innovation.
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