Polyamides are plastics that are synthesised and can be used to produce man-made fibres as a result. In addition to their toughness, polyamides are known for their form stability, tear and abrasion resistance and waterproof qualities. Polyamides are also elastic, very stretchy and high gloss.
Merino wool is the high-quality wool shorn from Merino sheep. Merion fibres are finer and thinner than those of typical sheep’s wool. They are pleasant to wear as a result. Air chambers form as a result of puckering in individual fibres. These chambers entrap the body’s warmth, producing an insulating and temperature-regulating effect.
Polyester is synthetic plastic fibre made from crude oil. In chemical terms, it is a polymer that can be processed into many different materials. Thanks to its chemical flexibility, polyester is lightweight, dries quickly, does not shrink and has the highest levels of tear and abrasion resistance.
Elastane is an especially stretchy chemical fibre that is also highly elastic. It can be spun as filament yarn and made into textile products. Elastane is characterised in particular by its extreme stretchiness, tremendous breaking length, permanent shape retention and very low weight.
70 g/Pair (UK 8)