Nanotex, a leading provider of nanotechnology solutions for textiles has carried out many innovations on cotton, that enhances the fibre’s natural properties. FABRICASTTM Collection is a series of cotton developed by the Product Development Team at Cotton Incorporated’s Research and Development Centre using new, interesting yarns, unique weaving and knitting constructions, dyeing and finishing techniques and fabric performance technologies. The collection consists of various types of cotton that can be used to make outerwear to innerwear to activewear.
The diamond matelassé, which is a quilted, cotton rich woven offers weather shield properties, while STORM COTTONTM technology offers water resistance making it perfect for outdoor jackets. Other than that, there is TransDRY technology that maintains cotton’s comfort and softness while adding moisture management and WICKING WINDOWSTM technology, which transfers moisture away from the skin to the outer surface of the fabric to provide comfort to the wearer, making both of them ideal for activewear.
The FABRICASTTM collection also features 100 per cent cotton textured crepe fabric which is left undyed to display the natural colour of cotton, which in turn reduces the water, time and energy usage. Another company Ellen McArthur Foundation also collaborated with Cotton Incorporated to develop its Nanotex® DRY INSIDE technology that enables the fabric to dry quickly while reducing fabric cling, chafing and irritation to the wearer.
According to Kathryn Czuchra, Marketing Manager of Nanotex, the firm’s patented technologies are permanently bonded to the fabric without sacrificing the natural qualities of the material.