The North Face EMEA, Stabio/Switzerland, a brand of VF Corp., Greensboro, NC/USA, presented a new breathable waterproof material for sports garments, tents and gloves during the international fair for sporting goods Ispo Munich from February 3-6, 2019 in Munich/Germany.
The material with the brand name Futurelight was developed using innovative nanospinning technology and sustainable practices.
By using the nanospinning process, unique air permeability into the membrane of a fabric can be added for the first time. The process creates nano-level holes, allowing for high porosity while still maintaining total waterproofness, letting air move through the material and providing more venting than ever before.
Additionally, nanospinning allows the adjustment of weight, stretch, breathability, durability, construction (knit or woven), and texture to match athletes’ and consumers’ activity or environment. The fabric can be customize for specific usage, for example, by increasing breathability in garments for aerobic pursuits or increasing protection for harsh, wet climates.