Technical Comfort

Griffin, Cara
July 2007
SGB;Jul2007, Vol. 40 Issue 7, p20
Trade Publication
The article focuses on natural and comfortable fabrics, especially wool, that are being used in clothing. The use of natural fibers in clothing is growing, due to their comfort. Brooks has launched a line of apparel made from synthetic fabrics, such as polyester. Westcomb, an outerwear company, is introducing water resistant and breathable jackets made with three layers of fabric. Merino wool is being used in warm weather clothing. INSET: KNOW YOUR ABCs.


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