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Andy Murray wears wool at Wimbledon

British tennis star to compete at Wimbledon in innovative Merino wool kit developed by AMC and The Woolmark Company.

21st June 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  London


Andy Murray returns to Wimbledon this summer competing in an innovative merino wool performance kit developed by AMC in collaboration with The Woolmark Company.

The first-of-its-kind wool blend tennis apparel collection has been engineered with Merino wool using cutting-edge technology to enhance athletic performance. The launch also harkens back to pre-synthetics days when much of the tennis kit was created from wool.

With the tournament just a week away, Andy Murray commented: “I’ve been testing the kit for a few months now and am really happy with how it feels and performs. I work closely with the designers on every piece and give regular feedback, for me, the technical performance is vital. It’s also very important the kit is sustainable, and I like the fact it looks and feels a bit different.”

Stuart McCullough, The Woolmark Company’s Managing Director said: “The launch of this innovative kit elevates Merino wool to an entirely new level of performance on a global stage and demonstrates that Merino wool garments are both stylish and capable of use in an elite sporting environment.”

Merino wool is said to have exceptional breathability, thermoregulation, and supreme softness next to the skin, which helps players keep cool and comfortable on court. The fibre’s excellent natural elasticity is, according to Woolmark, ideal for stretching and the natural odour resistance abilities ensures players stay feeling fresher for longer.

Andy will wear the Merino wool garments during his training for Wimbledon and for all matches during the tournament. The collection is being launched globally to coincide with the tournament, which starts on June 28th.


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