Today’s consumers demand versatility in their apparel, whether they’re shopping for work, sports or leisure wear. Work wear is no longer just about style, and sports and leisure wear is no longer just about stretch, while the demands for high-performance textiles in every category continue to increase. More and more consumer brands are looking to Schoeller’s established technologies to deliver not only beautiful fabrics that offer comfort and style but also breathability and the best in water and dirt repellence to their customers.
3xDry finishing technology from Schoeller allows the exterior of a textile to be water repellent, while the inside absorbs moisture and quickly distributes it over the surface. As a result, textiles with 3xDry dry much faster in comparison to conventional textiles. Since the launch of 3xDry in 2001, the technology has proven performance focused mostly on sportswear. Now that demands within the fashion industry are also trending toward performance textiles, more of its apparel brands are also turning to the patented 3xDry technology’s reliability and versatility for functional jackets, pants and shirts:
Canadian brand Kit and Ace continues to feature 3xDry in jackets and commuter pants: Water repellent Navigator Excursion Jacket and Navigator Commute Pant are designed with functionality and versatility in mind and make the transition from bike to boardroom seamless.
Pinnacle outdoor brand Arcteryx continues using 3xDry in its functional commuter pants: Combining dynamic performance with city styling, the A2B Commuter Pant easily transitions from bike to workplace. Comfortable and casual, the Devis Pant uses a cotton blend stretch fabric that is stain resistant, repels water and wicks moisture.
Aspirational adventure brand Vollebak trusts in 3xDry in the field of functional shirts: Planet Earth Shirt is water and dirt repellent, bacteria resistant and fast drying, it’s built from advanced high-performance materials that stretch and breathe like sports gear.
Manual Outfitters relies on Schoeller textiles with 3xDry for its All-In Performance Dress Shirt that offers 4-way stretch comfort, blocks sweat stains and repels liquids throughout a long work day.
While functional offerings from apparel companies in varying categories begin to overlap more and more, end users benefit from garments with greater versatility. Favorite pieces that are higher quality and more durable can be worn for a longer period of time and contribute to a careful and sustainable use of textiles and garments