Using the same technology as 3D Merino, Merino Devoré creates, on loose open knit structures made from worsted yarns, a mock devoré which does not require any fibres to be dissolved.
Knitted fabrics or garments are knitted from untreated yarns to a relatively loose stitch-density then screen printed using a transparent polymer instead of dyestuff.
The polymer is polyurethane which is capable of preventing wool knitwear from milling or felting. The polymer is applied from a thickened print paste which prevents spreading and loss of definition and is fixed by heat curing or batching for 10 to 12 hours at room temperature.
The devoré pattern is created during subsequent washing of the garment when the non-printed areas felt and consolidate to become opaque relative to the printed areas.
For further information about Merino Devoré contact your local Woolmark Company office.