Behind the Scenes with For Two Fitness: The Fabrics Behind Our Clothing


by For Two Fitness May 24, 2014

What’s so special about performance fabrics?   Investing in top quality fabrics makes all the difference for fit, comfort, and performance. We know the For Two Fitness mom is a discerning consumer and only wants the best for herself and her baby. Read on to find out more about the technical features of our fabrics and our commitment to free you from oversized cotton tees and give you your cute gym style back!

Our premium fitness apparel is made up of the highest quality fibers and blends from the finest suppliers and mills. Check the label, and you’ll find the very same fabric content you are already used to in your pre-pregnancy premium athletic apparel. (Yes, while we don’t have many nicknames for our materials, these are the same materials and same mills as your favorite “big” brands).

Lycra

Lycra® is an elastane with tremendously unique stretch and recovery properties that can stretch up to seven times its orginal length. Yes, you read that correctly. SEVEN times. It also offers comfort, shape retention, durability, and freedom of movement. Lycra usually makes up just a small percentage of the fabric blend because it is so powerful – a little goes a long way! We use it to ensure that our apparel fits your growing belly and changing body from start to finish of your pregnancy.

Another major player in performance apparel is polyester. This much-loved fiber is hydrophobic, which means the fabric will not absorb water and will wick away sweat easily.   Poly is also resistant to shrinking and wrinkling, and retains its shape. Many of your silky soft tops are poly blends, and this makes all the difference for comfort of a favorite tee without the soggy results you’d get from a cotton tee.

bamboo

Rayon is made from wood pulp, often times from bamboo. In fact, when you see “bamboo” on a label, that’s just a fancy marketing way of saying “rayon”.   Specialty rayon fabrics you have in your closet already include viscose, modal and lyocell. You know how soft these are!   Rayon is smooth, soft, cool, and facilitates the transfer of body heat to help you stay cool on your long afternoon runs or intense gym sessions. Rayon is a mainstay in silky performance fabrics, and ensure a beautiful drape and feel.

Last but certainly not least, is Supplex®. This amazing fabric is a special proprietary nylon that is engineered for even the most extreme fitness.  It is soft, supple, sleek, and lightweight, and yet it is extremely durable. Supplex®fabrics are breathable, hold shape, retain color, and don’t shrink.  Supplex is engineered for performance and can take abuse!

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So there you have it – a run down of the awesome fibers we blend to create the absolute best in maternity fitness apparel. Have fun checking your labels.

This post is brought to you by For Two Fitness®. For Two Fitness® is the premier maternity fitness apparel brand, proudly made in the USA and available worldwide. Visit our site to explore our maternity fitness apparel and purchase for you or a loved one today.

 




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