A collaboration between seamless knitting machine manufacturer Santoni, Australian Wool Innovation, and a number of yarn and fibre specialists has resulted in two new cycling garment prototype collections that demonstrate the full potential of Merino wool used in technical seamless performance apparel.
Two cycling clothing lines made using Merino wool yarns from Südwolle Group and Santoni. Softness, breathability, moisture management, elasticity, and odour resistance are all advantages of the materials used in both. They are supposed to give the modern cyclist greater comfort, durability, and performance. Merino Wool’s eco-credentials assure a low environmental impact on the earth.
Using seamless knitting technique, AWI has produced a range of women’s riding clothing. The set includes a cycling bib, shirt, arm warmers, and socks, resulting in a full, layered gear for maximum riding performance. To develop the collection, AWI collaborated with creative knitwear designer Studio Eva x Carola. It is created from Hildago yarn from the Südwolle Group 83% Merino wool, 17% Nylon knit and Nylon.
Studio Eva x Carola has designed a line of cycling apparel and socks. The short sleeve cycling jersey has a gradient yarn colour application, a closed mesh body for air flow, and a varied density for breathability. The socks are manufactured with Südwolle Group’s Wagin yarn, which is composed of 100% Merino wool of 17.5 micron knitted along with Nylon/Elastane core spun yarn.
AWI created the AWI cycling jersey and short in conjunction with the Hong Kong-based business Chemtax. The men’s seamless cycling clothes were knitted using Santoni’s Top2 Fast technology and a Merino yarn from Südwolle Group and Fulgar’s bio-based EVO yarn. This collection’s burst strength and abrasion resistance have been thoroughly tested.