The Wool Lab Sport AW18/19

Taking advantage of the explosive growth in demand for sportswear and activewear, and in particular the opportunity for wool as a technical fibre to meet increasingly demanding consumer needs for comfort and performance, The Woolmark Company has unveiled its latest edition of The Wool Lab Sport, as part of the Autumn/Winter 18/19 edition.

The Wool Lab Sport is the foundation for cutting edge activewear and showcases the latest innovative, commercially available Merino wool fabrics and yarns for a mix of both performance and athleisure apparel.

Active

Active

The most technically performing wool fabrics and yarns, mixed with technical fibres, to ensure the best results during physical activity. Examples of this theme highlight the technology enriched with the most innovative finishing treatments, suitable to match every climate and discipline, indoor and outdoor.

Materials

100% wool, wool/polyester, wool/polyamide, wool/polypropylene, wool/polyurethane, wool plus cordura

Structures & Patterns

Plain, checks, double weave

Jersey & Knitwear

Seamless, plain, rib knit, Rome stitch, fleece, fake fur

Colours

Black, grey and all bright colours

Sample wool fabrics swatches from The Wool Lab AW1819:

Athleisure

Athleisure

Riding the wave of this increasing trend, athleisure blurs the line between fashion and activewear, with the latter being used in a non-active, casual way with a modern, stylish look. Merino wool’s ability to combine comfort and flexibility with casual elegance positions it well to cater to this growing market.

Materials

100% wool, wool/polyester, wool/silk, wool/polyamide, wool/tencel

Structures & Patterns

Bouclé panama, herringbone, diagonal, houndstooth, jacquard, padded wool

Jersey & Knitwear

Fleece, piquet, open knit, double jersey, fake fur

Colours

Neutrals and colour accents

Sample wool fabrics swatches from The Wool Lab SS18: