AIC-NIFTTEA Incubation Centre for Textiles and Apparels has joined hands with a Vietnamese company to do research on bringing woollen blended garments to sportswear and defencewear sectors.
This was announced by CB Senthil Kumar, Technical Head, Incubation Centre.
While talking to media, Senthil said that wool can also be very useful in fine fabric products even though it has always been considered as a material for winter products.
He further added that wool being an animal fibre has many basic characteristics that include bacterial resistance in addition to having moisture transmission features.
The Woolmark Company has been providing research support to the incubation centre for over a year to make blended woollen fabrics. Now, Woolmark has assured to provide complete support to do research on high-end products, focussing on sportswear and activewear as well.
Additionally, the company will extend support in providing marketing solutions.
Senthil, in a statement released to media, averred that such fabrics can be made just by making very slight adjustments in the circular knit machines. He further remarked that 18.5 to 19.5 micron wool would be required for producing these lighter fabrics.
The Woolmark Company’s ‘Out of Vietnam’ project aims to develop a sustainable supply chain in Vietnam and expand its current manufacturing sector.