Directa Plus, Italy-based producer and supplier of graphene-based products for use in consumer and industrial markets, has announced the launch of two new textile collections containing its Graphene Plus (G+) by Colmar, a high-end sports and activewear company, and Eurojersey, a producer of high quality warp-knit technical fabrics under its Sensitive Fabrics brand.
Both collections were unveiled at ISPO 2018, the sport and sportswear international trade fair held in Munich. The launch of the Ski Winter 2018/19 collection marks Colmar’s third winter range with Directa Plus. The new collection has been expanded to consist of 31 garments incorporating G+, including male and female ski jackets and newly-released graphene-enhanced ski trousers. It reportedly follows the commercial success of two previous ski collections.
Eurojersey has launched its first range of G+ enhanced textiles to be marketed under its leading Sensitive Fabrics brand. The collection of high quality, warp-knit technical fabrics are designed for high performance targeting the sportswear, athleisure and underwear sectors, and was presented at ISPO to key customers of Eurojersey. Directa Plus and Eurojersey have been collaborating over the last year to conduct joint R&D to develop the product samples and a selection of Sensitive Fabrics enhanced by G+ will be introduced to the fashion industry at the PremiÃ¨re Vision Paris conference and exhibition on 13-15 February.
The Company reports that it is receiving increasing interest in G+ from the textiles industry due to its ability to sustainably produce a highly-performant fabric that is independently certified as non-toxic, non-cytotoxic and hypoallergenic to human skin. The inclusion of G+ in textiles provides a technologically-advanced fabric with unique thermal features: allowing a homogeneous distribution of the heat produced by the human body in cold weather and a heat dispersion effect in hot weather.
G+ also provides the fabric with a bacteriostatic effect that enhances hygiene and anti-odor features, which is particularly relevant for sportswear and garments that are in contact with the body. The result is enhanced comfort for the wearer.