Effective Cooling by Fibre Construction


Thursday 19th April 2018

10:45 - 11:45 CEST

Presentation Area, Hall 7, 2nd Floor

Within the technology of performance fabrics the two most obvious ways to increase the cooling effect are: Using treatments on the fabrics and/or using special qualities of certain yarns. The panel discussion will focus on the latter by examples like:
- Polartec’s Delta as well as Alpha insulation which have made real progress with their cooling base-layer fabrics.
- HD Wool also offering the ability to provide a better level of comfort in both warm & cool conditions.
- Paramo's Analogy fabrics having been inspired by how an animal's coat works.
- BioRacer - an application on a base-layer for extended hot cycle races.

The idea of the panel is to simplify some of the technologies used as well as hosting audience questions.

Panel discussion speakers include:
Moderator: Charles Ross
Gary Smith, CEO, Polartec
Tony Simpson, Operations Manager, HD Wool
Esther Inwood, Designer, Paramo
Sam Ratajczak, Product Designer & Development, Bioracer 
Mark Taylor, Research Fellow, Performance Clothing Research Group

Listen to the full audio podcast

About the orator

Mr Charles Ross

Royal College of Art

Lecturer in Performance Sportswear Design

About the orator

Having exchanged being an Outward Bound Instructor for the warmth of indoors, Charles has helped teach the next generation of designers for two decades now. Sustainable through longevity is a core principle.

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