L-Athlete - Fabric - Activewear
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Fabric Technology

Tees
Our tees are manufactured in the world’s most sustainable textile, organic bamboo cotton, which boasts a feel of cashmere softness. Bamboo is soft, enduring, non-allergenic, light, breathable, moisture-wicking, anti-bacterial, sunsmart and best of all, anti-odour!

Bamboo is a high yield renewable resource that requires little water and no pesticides. It requires 1/3 the amount of water to grow that cotton uses and has no natural pests. This means that bamboo can be grown with little to no use of pesticides or herbicides.

Bamboo is softer than cotton, with a far superior performance, comfort and insulation; the fabric will help the wearer stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Bamboo also has excellent wicking properties, because the plant is highly water absorbent. It is able to take in up to three times it’s weight in water! These properties are reflected in the fabric, which is capable of pulling the moisture away from the skin so that it can evaporate.

Bamboo fabric is extremely soft, regularly described as feeling like cashmere. The reason for this is that the bamboo fiber itself is naturally round and smooth without any chemical treatment, which means that there are no sharp spurs to irritate the skin, allowing bamboo to be worn directly next to skin, even with many people who are allergic to other natural fibers such as hemp or wool. Bamboo fibers are quite long which means that there is significantly less piling of the fabric than in the cheaper varieties of cotton. The softness and quality of the fabric itself when tested with multiple washings stands up, many even describe the fabric as becoming even softer with each wash!

Another unique quality about bamboo fiber is that it’s antibacterial. This unique antibacterial quality is due to an antimicrobial bio-agent called “bamboo kun” which is found naturally in the fiber. This kun makes bamboo a naturally antibacterial, antifungal and odor resistant fiber, through multiple washings. The bamboo kun helps to reduce bacteria that thrive on clothing and human skin which means that the wearer and the fabric have less bacteria that causes unpleasant odors. The wearer will be fresher for longer!

 

Bamboo also blocks harmful UV rays!

Tights & Sports Bras
Our active wear is manufactured in high quality, lightweight, Elastane yarn with 360 degree knit flexibility for stretch and durability. The fabric is soft, breathable and moisture-wicking with quick dry technology to ensure that sweat is removed and evaporated away from the skin through the fabric to avoid unsightly sweat patches and keep the wearer cool throughout their workout. Our tech fabric helps keep your body cool, dry and comfortable enabling you to focus on your performance. We use flat lock stitching to give the wearer maximum comfort and garment durability.

Our fabric allows airflow to again assist in accelerating moisture drying and moving sweat away from the skin. Our specially engineered fibers in the performance fabric move moisture away from the skin by absorbing and spreading moisture out across the fabric to enhance the evaporating dry rate.

rPet Tights (Recycled Plastic Bottles)

rPET (recycled polyethylene terephtalate) is a plastic that has already been used for packaging, such as plastic drinking bottles. This plastic is sorted, cleaned and transformed so that it can be reused as a food product, as approved by federal authorities.  In short, L’Athlète takes plastic water bottles away from our landfill sites, recycles them and creates an amazingly comfortable activewear from that you can wear for any activity, plus by buying rPet you’re also helping to protect our planet one piece of clothing at a time! Whether you enjoy the gym, outdoor sports, running, Yoga, Pilates, or surfing; this fabric is perfect for you. It is quick drying, lightweight and has a four-way stretch. It is also moisture-wicking, Quick dry with breathable technology to avoid wet patches and evaporate body sweat quickly, while keeping you cool during your workout