UK: WoolVisions by CoolVisions is gaining recognition as a fabric blend that can help offer superior performance to merino wool alone. WoolVisions fabrics are the only hybrids blending merino wool with polypropylene, the lightest, driest, and best-insulating of apparel fibres.
The international knitted fabric supplier Global Merino said that WoolVisions is a really interesting blend with merino wool. CoolVisions polypropylene fibre is thermally a better match for merino than other synthetics, resulting in fabrics with better hydrophobic performance. Polypropylene’s inherent durability and stain resistance mean that apparel of WoolVisions can be worn better and last longer than many merino wool garments.
The intimate blend of CoolVisions dyeable polypropylene staple with merino wool is being trialed by a number of spinners, fabric manufacturers, and brands worldwide. Global Merino’s original collection of WoolVisions fabrics was well-received by the likes of Mountain Hardwear, Backcountry, Mission Workshop, and Hincapie. Fernandez’ latest collection knits CoolVisions polypropylene filament with WoolVisions merino/polypropylene staple, or with merino wool alone, in clever constructions that place the polypropylene filament against the skin, keeping the wearer even drier and more comfortable.
On the wovens side, dyeable WoolVisions brings its thermal and moisture-management qualities to the flannel shirt, a perennial favourite of outdoorists and hipsters alike. HerMin Textile Company’s woven yarn-dyed heritage plaids blending cotton, CoolVisions and wool offer heat retention with lightweight comfort.