New range of highly performant technical fabrics targeting sportswear, athleisure and underwear sectors
Directa Plus plc (AIM: DCTA), a producer and supplier of graphene-based products for use in consumer and industrial markets, is pleased to announce its first collaboration with Eurojersey S.p.A., a producer of high quality warp-knit technical fabrics under its SensitiveÂ® Fabrics brand, to produce a range of fabrics containing the Companyâ€™s graphene-based products. Unveiled by Eurojersey at ISPO Munich, the companies are now conducting joint R&D to further develop the prototype textiles into product samples that will be marketed to the customers of Directa Plus and Eurojersey.
We are delighted to be working with Eurojersey and their SensitiveÂ® Fabrics brand with whom we share a commitment to quality, innovation and environmental-sustainability, and we are excited to further develop our joint products and look forward to bringing them to the market. This collaboration with Eurojersey marks another milestone for Directa Plus as we expand our textile offering and, alongside the successful launch at ISPO of the second Colmar collection enhanced by our Graphene Plus (G+), reflects the increasing interest that we are receiving in our tailor-made solutions that can significantly improve clothing performance.
Giulio Cesareo, Chief Executive Officer of Directa Plus.
The lamination of SensitiveÂ® Fabrics with GrafythermÂ® functional membranes containing G+, distributed exclusively by Directa Textile Solutions, produces a technologically advanced fabric with unique thermal features: the presence of G+ graphene, which is highly thermally conductive, allows a homogeneous distribution of the heat produced by the human body in cold weather and a heat dispersion effect in hot weather. The result is an ideal thermal comfort level for every wearer, in any situation, which has not been accomplished with any other material.
The first R&D samples of these innovative technical textiles were presented by Eurojersey at ISPO, the sport and sportswear international trade fair held in Munich. They are characterised, in addition to the thermal features, by high elasticity and a high grade of breathability, waterproofness and windproofness. As a result, they are ideal for sporting activities â€“ ensuring comfort and freedom in any weather condition.
These fabrics are ideal for outfits that pair functionality and aesthetics thanks to the ultrathin layers, the raw-cut edges, and their resistance to pilling and to shrinkage. We believe that these qualities will attract the attention of brands that especially focus on innovation and performance.
Andrea Crespi, General Manager of Eurojersey.