Global Merino Showcasing Wool Blends With Creora Eco-Soft
At the January 2016 edition of the Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City, Global Merino Inc. is showing new fabrics made from blends of Merino wool and Creora Eco-Soft, a spandex engineered to maintain a soft hand and good drape when mixed with heat-sensitive fibers, including natural fibers such as cotton, wool and silk as well as cellulosics such as rayon, Modal and Tencel.
Global Merino’s new developments include a Merino wool/polyester/Creora Eco-Soft blend for cyclists that offers warmth, comfort, fit and movement. Another fabric is Global Merino’s Mini Terry, which provides warmth without weight as well as freedom of movement for activities such as running, skiing and hiking.
“We are using Creora Eco-Soft low-heat-set spandex to maintain the softness of the Merino wool in fabric while delivering stretch and recovery for enhanced comfort and fit,” said Jose Fernandez, chief executive officer of Global Merino Inc.
Based in San Anselmo, Calif., Global Merino specializes in technical textiles using Merino wool in unique constructions. The company’s developments have been recognized by ISPO Textrends for its base-layer and second-layer fabrications.