IFAI’s Specialty Fabrics Showcase – Part 1

Jun 12, 2017 | News

The April 2017 issue of IFAI’s Specialty Fabrics Review includes Part 1 of the magazine’s annual showcase.  The purpose of this feature, explained in the Specialty Fabric’s Review article, is to highlight the latest high-performing fabrics: fabrics in the areas of UV protection, aesthetics, sustainability safety and protective products, and activewear.

We are honored and excited that four of our new activewear fabrics have been chosen for this showcase of high-performing products.  Read on for more information about these four fabrics, and request details and a sample through your Sales Consultant or by contacting us at 855.618.4500.

84/16 Full Dull Polyester Spandex

Our Full Dull Polyester Spandex Tricot offers high performance and a cool, comfortable feel with a more opaque look than the traditional Semi-Matte Polyester Spandex Tricots. This fabric may be used for apparel that offers either a relaxed or snug fit. It is a popular choice for tight-fitting compression tops for athletic wear and good lateral movement, for example, wrestling singlets, leggings, yoga apparel, arm sleeves, rashguards, cyclewear, military apparel, and workwear. It is UPF 50 rated and is perfect for dye sublimation. 

Polyester Micro Fiber Rib Knit

Our Polyester Micro Fiber Rib Knit fabric is ideal for manufacturing soft, smooth athletic tops where a light and soft, highly breathable comfortable weight fabric with a fine stretch is needed. With a wicking finish for added comfort and vivacious custom color options using dye sublimation, our micro fiber rib knit fabric is a great choice for running and track and field athletics.

93/7 Shiny Polyester Spandex Heavy Eyelet Mesh

Our Shiny Polyester Spandex Heavy Eyelet Mesh, 93/7, is durable enough for many sports, including lacrosse, football, and hockey jerseys to name a few.  The material’s heavy construction helps to prevent punctures and tears.  This material is also compatible with dye sublimation which creates an excellent opportunity for custom and vibrant mesh jerseys.


Our newest addition to our line of polyester spandex fabrics for Activewear is our Shockwave 92/8 Polyester Spandex Space Dyed Jersey. Shockwave is an ideal choice to create a comfortable contoured fit for Activewear apparel. The soft fibers and stretch make this material versatile enough for athletic wear, streetwear, and athleisure wear. The most popular applications of this fabric are yoga apparel, leggings, hoodies, sports bras, headwear, and a variety of active and athletic wear. The 5 colors that make up our shockwave collection can be described as attention-grabbing and fashion-forward. Don’t miss out on this attractive new material!