Leading global producer of polypropylene staple fiber, FiberVisions has developed a collection of knits and wovens, called WoolVisions.
WoolVisions was developed by combining another FiberVisions product, CoolVisions, which is the first disperse-dyeable polypropylene fiber, with merino wool. The yarns are custom spun for knitting and weaving in blends using 30 percent or more Merino wool.
Merino wool and synthetic fibers have proven to make an ideal pair for uses in running and biking gear, as well as in urban lifestyle wear. The fabric is described as lightweight, soft and breathable with thermal features.
Global sales and marketing manager for CoolVisions, Susan Lynn said, “As a disperse-dyeable, staple synthetic fiber, CoolVisions is ideal for spinning with fine-micron merino wool, offering color and design options unavailable with solution-dyed polypropylene + wool blends, as well as an exceptionally soft hand. In addition, polypropylene scores highest of the synthetic fibers for sustainability; its manufacturing process has a reduced impact on the environment, with low emissions and no toxic wastes. Polypropylene is also highly resistant to stains and chemicals.”
The WoolVisions collection includes knitted jerseys, ponte di Romas, French terry, fleece and rib. The company’s honeycomb jacquard was selected as an ISPO 2014 Top 10 Fabric by the ISPO Textrends Jury.
“We are delighted to offer a product that is so well-positioned to serve core outdoor enthusiasts as well as the new urban lifestyle consumer with fabrics that are truly functional, comfortable, and good-looking. WoolVisions unique blend of CoolVisions and merino wool truly defines the concept of natural performance,” Lynn said.
FiberVisions will present its WoolVisions collection in booth 155-509 at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, which takes place from Jan. 21-24 in Salt Lake City, Utah.