VOORMI unveils DUAL SURFACE™ UL technology

July 8th, 2016

Pagosa Springs, Colo.-based VOORMI®, producer of blended-wool fabrics and apparel, has introduced its DUAL SURFACE™ UL precision blended wool technology. The technology used the brand’s blending capabilities to deliver a mix of ultra-lightweight fabric, moisture management and durability. Known for its blended wool for mountaineering and other outdoor apparel, the new technology delivers a lighter-weight […]

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Lenzing and The Woolmark Company announce their cooperation

May 25th, 2016

The Lenzing Group, Lenzing, Austria, and The Woolmark Co., Sydney, Australia, signed a cooperation agreement and presented the partnership between the lyocell fiber TINCEL® and Merino wool. The fiber duo introduces a new dimension to high-end textiles and active wear. TENCEL is a fiber made from wood pulp that offers light weight and moisture management […]

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Patagonia introduces Merino Air

August 7th, 2015

Ventura, Calif.-based performance-clothing maker Patagonia has introduced the Merino Air base layer that it says offers more warmth, breathability and better fit than conventional merino base layers, while maintaining the natural odor-fighting properties of wool. To create Merino Air, Patagonia refined three steps driven by the company’s commitments to technical innovation and protecting the environment: […]

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What to wear to Mars

July 24th, 2015

For human space missions beyond low-Earth orbit the logistical burden is at least twice as great compared to missions in low-Earth orbit. Take, for instance, a trip to Mars, which is being planned by NASA to occur sometime in the 2030s. For this type of long duration mission there will be limited or no resupply […]

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