PrimaLoft® Gold is available in several weights for use in outdoor apparel:
PrimaLoft® Silver Insulation utilizes a proprietary water repellent finish to keep you warm when wet and is engineered for a full spectrum of benefits – millions of air pockets trap body heat in extreme conditions and lack of bulk means great freedom of movement for the activity. A comfortable loft and feel provides warmth, while super-lightweight properties allow for excellent freedom of movemant and packability.
PrimaLoft Black® is the ultimate alternative to down, featuring warmth, softness and lightweight comfort using post-consumer recycled materials. It has a high warmth-to-weight ratio so you don’t need bulk to stay warm, yet PrimaLoft® Black is breathable so air circulates to keep the user dry. It is highly compressible and lightweight for packing, traveling and layering. PrimaLoft Black is manufactured from 60% post-consumer recycled content.
Bluesign+ is an independent approval system that pursues a unique approach to minimizing the environmental impact of making a product throughout the entire production process –from start to finish. This holistic approach unites partners of the textile industry in order to realize environmentally friendly, sustainable textile production worldwide.
STeP (Sustainable Textile Production) is an independent certification system by OEKO-TEX® for sustainable textile productions. The STeP certification process monitors the use of environmentally friendly technologies and products, sustainable use of resources, and social working conditions.
YKK® has been leading the way in production, innovation, and quality of fasteners since 1934. Utilizing quality materials with the most modern manufacturing systems and equipment, Ykk is able to control the quality of their goods at all levels. YKK also has set the highest sustainability standards starting with all of their suppliers of raw materials, continuing into manufacturing of their products, and following through to the delivery of their products. For these reasons, we are proud to partner with YKK in all of our products.
Laminate is a shortened, and often confused word for laminated – layers that are bonded together.
A coating is a material which when applied to a surface, then cured or dried, yields a thin film. For example, a Microporous Poly Urethane coating is applied to an outer face fabric to make it both waterproof and breathable. (think paint).
A membrane is a selective barrier; It allows some things to pass through but stops others. For example, a microporous membrane will allow water vapour to pass through but not water droplets. Membranes are bonded to other materials to produce a laminate. (think wallpaper).
A treatment applied to the outer face of fabrics to make them water repellent. (Hydrophobic).
Poly-Urethane used as a layer of coating on the face fabric of a garment. It is a versatile and abrasion resistant layer that is used to provide waterproofing qualities.
Laminate or coating which has millions of tiny pores too small for liquid moisture to get through, but considerably larger than molecules of water vapour, which pass easily through the material via gas phase diffusion.
A single layer. A monolithic waterproof membrane transports water molecules through diffusion (diffusion is a process by which a substance at a high concentration is transported to a region of lower concentration).
A smooth, crisp plain woven fabric.
A strong plain woven fabric with a corded surface.
The warp and weft are aligned so they produce a simple criss-cross pattern (1 over 1)
Made of two different components/materials. Dir-Release is a bi-component yarn, Dri-zone is a bi-component fabric.
A two-layered cloth.
Absorb or draw off by capillary action. The test for wicking is to place a droplet of water on a fabric and time how it takes for the drop to disappear.
Is a knit fabric, named after Jersey, Channel Islands where the fabric was first produced in medieval times. Usually light-weight, stretchy with one side flat and one piled.
A weave that contains slight lumps and imperfections to add visual interest and a textured hand.
An apparatus with perforated cards, fitted to a loom to facilitate the weaving of intricate patterns.
A process of lightly abrading the face of a fabric. The teased broken fibre ends create a soft hand.
A type of warp knitting (a family of knotting methods in which the yarn zig-zags along the length of the fabric). It gives it a very soft and “drapey” texture.
A polyester that is suitable for using cationic dyes. These dyes are deep and vibrant, can achieve cross-dying effects.