MerinoPerform WP

MerinoPerformTMWP is an innovative new fabric. The fabric is made from 100 per cent Merino wool and possesses, in addition to Merino wool’s inherent attributes, enhanced shower resistance, wind-resistance, wrinkle-recovery and machine-washability. This makes it an ideal fabric for use in garments for sports and outdoor pursuits.

The technology 

MerinoPerformTMWP fabric relies on the principle of ‘fabric jamming’, whereby a fabric is constructed at very high levels of thread density in warp and weft using a special wool fibre known as Optim Max.

Optim Max has been stretched, but not set, during Optim processing. It is only when the fabric is wet-finished that the stretch is released causing the yarns to contract, thus leading to extreme tightening of the fabric structure and blocking most of the interstices in the fabric.

The lack of interstices reduces air permeability, increases the hydrostatic head of the fabric and restricts the ability of fibres to move relative to each other.

The features

  • Very crisp and resilient handle makes the fabric ideal alternative to polyamide jacket fabric
  • Reduced air permeability enhances wind-resistance and improves wearer comfort
  • Increased hydrostatic head enhances shower-resistance
  • Enhanced wrinkle resistance leads to improved wearability
  • “Jammed’ weave structure imparts machine washability and easy care.
  • 100% natural high performance fabric

For further information about MerinoPerformTMWP contact your local Woolmark Company office.