The Wool Lab Sport SS19

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. It aims to inspire and inform the sports industry about the vast potential of Merino wool in this ever-growing market.

Base & Mid-Layer

Base & Mid-Layer

Inspirations

Merino wool’s ability to absorb moisture vapour and then transfer it away from the body is a fundamental feature for base-layers, ensuring the best possible micro-climate conditions between the wearer’s skin and the garment. This works in harmony with mid-layer garments, whose key feature is to not only protect the wearer from cold or wet weather, but also breathe, preventing the body from feeling clammy and humid. Merino wool’s natural crimp makes it the ideal fibre for creating comfortable insulating fabrics which are light in weight and soft against the skin. Wool has outstanding moisture buffering properties - a combination that cannot be duplicated by any other fibre.

Materials 

100% wool, wool+ technical fibres, wool/tencel, wool/viscose, wool/cashmere, wool/cotton, wool/nylon, elastane for more stretch features

Structures & Patterns 

Plain for shirting, checks, jersey, jacquard knitwear, ADF technologies.

Colours

Neutrals, bright colours

Outer Layer & Specials

Outer Layer & Specials

Inspirations

The outer-layer comprises weather-protective fabrics which can be made from either 100% Australian Merino wool or Merino laminated as a lining to synthetic hard-shell fabrics, usually in combination with membranes or coatings. The Specials section is an area for products such as footwear, where wool’s natural breathability, elasticity and anti-odour benefits come to the fore.

Compositions

100% wool, wool+ technical fibres, wool/tencel, wool/viscose, wool/cashmere, wool/cotton

Structures & Patterns 

Flannel, checks, twill, Panama

Finishings

Laminated, bonding

Colours

Neutrals, accent colours