In order to communicate tech characteristics to you guys, I designed some little icons that I think pretty clearly indicate a feature/ as opposed to those really cryptic icons made of squares and water droplets and dotted lines and look like they should be in a science journal.
If you’d like a more in-depth description of our research into fabric technology, and links to other sources of information regarding textile tech, you’ll find it here.
means the fabrics inhibits the growth of microorganisms. Ie. bacteria, fungi, yeast and algae, that can cause odours and degradation of fabric
can handle more wear and tear than standard fabrics
this fabric stands out and you can see it from a distance
this fabric keeps your warmth in, or reduces heat-loss for the wearer
/ LOCALLY PRODUCED FABRIC
this refers to fabric that was made here - in Melbourne!
this means the fabric ‘wicks’ sweat away from the garments
this means the fabric can be dried relatively quickly!
/ RECYCLED FABRIC
this means there are some fibres that have been salvaged from waste and put into a new product rather than using all virgin fibres
aka reflective, this means that a fabric appears to be glowing when viewed from the same angle as a light source
either the full garment or parts are stretchy and allow for movement/activity
/ SUN PROTECTION
this means the garment offers more protection from UV rays that a ‘regular’ item of clothing - has a good UPF or ultraviolet protection factor (about 30, allowing only 1/30th of the sounds radiation through)
/ WATER REPELLENT
this means not easily penetrated by water