The cooling fabrics are gaining a higher degree of coolness. The fabric, developed by the Atlanta-based company named Brrr, is becoming much cooler than before and are expecting huge demands from the rest of the world. The entire chain of manufacturers, raw material suppliers, chemical manufacturers, etc are getting an overwhelming response from the market.
Mary Cathryn Kolb, Co-founder and Chief Executive, Brrr, depicted that the technology is quite unique and it works in the deepest nano-tech level. Any type of chemical is not used. She is one of the participants in the team that developed this unique fabric. The team had participants from the University of Kentucky, University of Georgia, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Unlike the other technologies that utilize moisture-wicking through the fabrics or dipping them in the specific chemicals, this new technology uses all natural compound to make the fabric cooler. She said “In suits or sheets or blankets, we feel we can do better and make them more comfortable and more pleasing in our everyday life. It’s part of the DNA of the fibers. They never wash out and never diminish.” Currently, the company is producing men’s, women’s suits, dresses, bedding, socks, and underwear.
On the other hand, Polartec is progressing with its Delta product. Karen Beattie, Product Manager said “It’s based on science, but it’s simple, use fiber choice and fabric construction to amplify what our bodies do naturally to provide cooling. Evaporative cooling is the single biggest way our bodies dump excess heat when we sweat. We’ve constructed a fabric with hydrophilic yarns that hold just the right amount of sweat on your skin to experience prolonged evaporative cooling. The fabric also employs raised knit structures and highly breathable hydrophobic areas so you never get that clammy, sticky-shirt feeling.”
There are so many other players in the market with this type of fiber category. Better fiber technology is surely heading our way.