Indian wool industry manufacturers and partners for the first time had an exclusive opportunity to experience and interact with The Wool Lab Sport, a part of the spring/summer 2018 edition, where the Woolmark Company unveiled its most recent innovations and developments in wool at an information and fashion-forward presentation here.
The Wool Lab Sport is the foundation for cutting-edge active wear and showcases latest innovative, commercially available Merino wool fabrics, a perfect mix for performance and at leisure apparel.
In the past decade, woolâ€™s penetration in outdoor and sports apparel market has been remarkable and continues to grow. Riding the wave of increasing trend, at leisure blurs the line between fashion and active wear, with the latter being used in a non-active, casual way with a modern, stylish look.
The Woolmark Company country manager (India), Arti Gudal said that they move into the coming year, their strategy has a strong focus on the sportswear and at leisure segment. The company is currently working on new innovations that truly showcase how versatile Merino wool is in the sportswear category with its very specific requirements.
Merino woolâ€™s natural benefits teamed with technical innovations are driving the demand for the fibre in the active wear market.
The presentation showcased designs in menswear and women wear from the two designers, Nachiket Barve, and Bounipun. The duo spoke about their experience of designing with Merino wool. Bounipun also shared details of their journey and how they had seamlessly incorporated wool in their collection that they presented at the International Woolmark Prize 2017.
The Wool Lab is created twice a year by The Woolmark Company to inspire and inform the textile industry, fashion professionals and retailers about the vast potential of Merino wool.
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