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Brugnoli launches Ride Like A Pro cycling collection

70 fabrics, 5 categories, 5 looks. Brugnoli Cycling Collection is all about performance, fashion, eco-sustainability, Italian knitter says.

24th May 2021

Knitting Industry
 |  Busto Arsizio (VA), Italy


Brugnoli has more than 65 years of experience in circular knit fabrics and is already present in sportswear and in well-known cycling brands’ collections. Now, Brugnoli is launching a brand-new collection for cycling apparel with a combination of performance and technologies, fashion and tailor-made solutions.

5 categories - Bibs-Jersey-Baselayer-Protection-AfterBike - are linked together by clear performance such as muscle sustain, comfort, breathability, quick drying, resistance to abrasion and to pilling and UV protection.

© Brugnoli

Fabrics within the Brugnoli Cycling Collection have been tested and certified according to UNI certifications in order to guarantee official evaluations and to allow brands to choose the most suitable fabric. “You can find second skin fabrics with Explosive Technology conveying outstanding freedom of movement and high muscle support, ideal both for aero-fit garments and for competition kits,” says Brugnoli.

With the new launch, Brugnoli is introducing a new breakthrough technology dedicated to warm fabrics delivering extra soft hand-feel, high resistance to pilling and abrasion in a warm and gorgeously rich/premium fabric, reducing volume to the minimum and making layering system easy and more comfortable.

© Brugnoli

“Cycling passion is now also driven by women creating a growing demand also for glamorous stylish details and creative combinations, that’s why Brugnoli is proposing 5 different looks with attitudes, moods, colours and textures, while maintaining high performances,” the company adds.

Cyclists wearing Brugnoli fabrics - Essential Pro, Daring, Chameleon, Centered and AfterBike - can choose from unconventional meshes, breathable structures with variable ventilation areas according to design, made to measure colours and tailor-made solutions.

As per Brugnoli’s tradition and know-how, the collection is particularly rich in eco-sustainable solutions such as fabrics with bio-based polyamide, recycled polyamide, polyamide with enhanced biodegradability, eco-sustainable patented production process Br4 with low consumption in water and energy.

“Concerning eco-sustainability, Brugnoli has just been granted ZDHC - Roadmap to Zero certification which is on top of all the other company and product certifications already obtained such as: GRS - Global Recycled Standard, RWS - Responsible Wool Standard, Oekotex Standard 100, Tessile e Salute, BCI - Better Cotton Initiative, Supima Cotton and a double international patent for its Br4 eco-sustainable production process,” Brugnoli explains.

© Brugnoli

For such a complete and new proposal, Brugnoli required a distinctive and personal image: the visual of Brugnoli Cycling Collection and the images of its 5 looks, have been created by the elegant and unmistakable trait of Jason Brooks: English artist, fashion and lifestyle illustrator, winner of several international awards, who perfectly interpreted with glamour and appeal Brugnoli’s styles.

Brugnoli is offering something new and unique in each category:

-Bibs - wide array of fabrics with Explosive Technology, Brugnoli’s way of knitting which delivers outstanding freedom of movement even in high compressive fabrics, while reducing the muscular effort and energy consumption to the minimum. Second skin fabrics without any transparency, clean-cut, ideal for aero-fit and professional garments. You can find here also several eco-sustainable versions with Br4® Technology - bio-based polyamide, recycled polyamide or polyamide with enhanced biodegradability.

-Jersey - fresh and lightweight fabrics, even with piquet and small textures to create optical waves and movement. Recycled polyamide and NyWool-Tech wool: lightweight fabrics, breathable, thermoregulator, odor control and comfortable in any season.

© Brugnoli

-Base-Layer - MyNy Technology together with Brugnoli’s creativity offers breathable, quick drying fabrics with variable ventilation areas according to the design, which can be personalized and tailor-made both for colour and shape. Wool, recycled polyamide, bio-based polyamide solutions are present in this category.

-Protection - bonded fabrics with waterproof membrane (10mt water column resistance) starting from 90gr - windproof and breathable. In this category Brugnoli launches Premium Treatment for Extra-Flat-Fleecy Fabrics, a breakthrough technology delivering extra soft hand-feel, high resistance to pilling and abrasion in a warm and gorgeously rich/ premium fabric, though reducing volume and thickness to the minimum. Freedom of movement even in layering approach.

-After-Bike - conceived for the urban commuter. Dynamic shirts, polo, soft hoodies, water-resistant trousers and outdoor jackets.

Since 1952 Brugnoli has created circular knit fabrics 100% made in Italy for ready to wear, sports, swimwear and lingerie with innovative and eco-sustainable tailor-made solutions for perfect fit garments of brands in more than 70 countries.

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