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Vital eco-wear redefines active sportswear

Vital eco-wear has developed a range of innovative fabrics incorporating state-of-the-art, bio-functional fibres to produce garments that introduce a new level of fit-for-purpose sportswear. Employing techniques based on nano-technology, computerized body mapping, and the industry's latest equipment for seamless manufacture, Vital eco-wear sportswear is designed to meet the particular needs of the type of sport engaged in, reflected in its four product lines. In add

6th January 2009

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Israel

Sports/​Outdoor

Yoga & More

Vital eco-wear has developed a range of innovative fabrics incorporating state-of-the-art, bio-functional fibres to produce garments that introduce a new level of fit-for-purpose sportswear. Employing techniques based on nano-technology, computerized body mapping, and the industry's latest equipment for seamless manufacture, Vital eco-wear sportswear is designed to meet the particular needs of the type of sport engaged in, reflected in its four product lines.

In addition, each garment incorporates different combinations of fibres and knitted structures to respond to the varying needs of different parts of the body. "Whether the particular body area needs extra support, enhanced stretch, or extra ventilation, the garment will be designed to seamlessly match every need", says Talya Hanan, Vital eco-wear CEO and founder.

Fabrics custom designed for performance

Each of Vital eco-wear's four product lines - Yoga & More, Workout & Fitness, Outdoor Action, and Winter Sports feature custom designed fabrics.

Yoga & More garments are made from ecologically-friendly fabric eco-DEOSOFT, a super-soft fabric containing natural bamboo fibres with anti-bacterial properties that keep the garment naturally fresh and deodorized, while the fibres’ micro-gaps let the skin breath.

The new Workout & Fitness fabric, eco-COMFORMANCE, consists of bamboo, micro-polypropylene and elastane, offering high performance with enhanced comfort. In addition to the natural fibres’ anti-bacterial properties and micro-gaps that let the skin breathe, the extra elastane gives these garments the needed elasticity for stretch and control.

Workout & FitnessOutdoor Action garments are made from eco-AERODRY, an eco-friendly fabric based on recycled materials, using activated carbon from coconut shells. This gives the fabric high performance properties including wicking, or drawing moisture away from the skin for quick evaporation on the fabric's surface, odour absorption, and even natural UV protection. eco-AERODRY is designed to keep the wearer cool, dry and fresh.

To meet the needs of Winter Sports, geared toward a more extreme form of outdoor sports, Vital eco-wear developed eco-THERMAL, a fabric consisting of BeCool™ polyamide, polypropylene and elastane. In addition to its advanced temperature regulating properties keeping the body dry and warm, Winter Sports garments include seamlessly built-in areas of extra protection and 3D stretch.

With a further range of innovative fabrics under development, Vital eco-wear plans to incorporate advanced copper fibres that offer skin-soothing and enhancing properties, with further fabric development even looking at options for medication-delivering fibres.

Targeting today's growing population of active adults, Vital eco-wear offers solutions that meet the sportswear needs of this market niche, while satisfying their sophistication regarding advanced apparel. The combination of computerized body-mapping and seamless manufacture allows Vital eco-wear to produce a line of uniquely customized sportswear combining bio-functional fabrics with optimal user comfort. Vital eco-wear looks forward to redefining standards of high performance, fit-for-purpose sportswear.

Winter SportsAbout Vital eco-wear

Vital eco-wear was established in 2008 by Talya Hanan, leading designer and expert in the development of performance textiles. A pioneer in the field of seamless technology and a textile industry consultant, Talya Hanan brings with her over 20 years of rich experience in nearly every aspect of the global textile industry. Vital eco-wear aims at providing an innovative line of sportswear, with designs especially created for the energetic adult and based on smart textiles produced through computerized nano-technology, using environment friendly processes and materials. Vital eco-wear is dedicated to delivering an exciting variety of advantages to the sportswear industry, and with over twenty unique fabrics ready to roll; it's just getting warmed up.

For further information please visit www.vitalecowear.com

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