Famme, a cutting-edge Norwegian brand that makes functional, fashionable women’s collections for workout wear (yoga, running, etc.) and everyday life, has launched a new leggings capsule collection in collaboration with Fulgar.
As well as requiring a final product that was seamless, soft, comfortable and breathable, Famme selected Fulgar's nylon 6.6 yarns because of the Italian firm's environmental credentials.
Q-Skin by Fulgar is a special Nylon 6.6 yarn which incorporates special silver ions inserted directly during spinning. Their unique chemical and physical characteristics give the yarn bacteriostatic properties. Bacteria carry a negative charge, while the silver ions contained in Q- Skin are positively charged, so the silver ions will reduce excess bacteria.
The bacteriostatic capability also stands up to repeated washing with Q- Skin and, extensively tested, has confirmed its effectiveness against the main bacterial groups Gram + (Staphylococcus Aureus) Gran - (Klebsiella Pneumoniae). As well as having certified bacteriostatic properties, Q- Skin is also said to be ideal for sportswear as it can slow the development of unpleasant odours while giving wearers benefits like breathability, freshness, hygiene and comfort.