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Sweaty Betty chooses Q-Skin by Fulgar

The London based brand has chosen Fulgar’s Q-Skin yarn for its Athlete collection.

26th January 2024

Knitting Industry
 |  Milan


Sweaty Betty, the activewear brand founded in London in the late 1990s that makes functional and fashion women’s workout collections for running, yoga and other activities, has chosen Q-Skin by Fulgar for a selection of key garments in its Athlete collection.

Q-Skin is a polyamide 6.6 that incorporates silver ions inserted directly into the yarn during the spinning process. The unique chemical and physical properties of the silver control bacterial growth propagation. Bacteria carry a negative charge while the silver ions contained by Q-Skin by Fulgar carry a positive charge – this mechanism enables the silver ions to reduce excess bacterial flora, enhancing humidity management while also generating a feeling of cool freshness on the skin.

The bacteriostatic performance and resistance to repeated washing offered by Q-Skin by Fulgar have been confirmed through rigorous testing, which has also demonstrated the yarn’s effectiveness against the main gram positive (staphylococcus aureus) and gram negative (klebsiella pneumoniae) groups of bacteria.

As a result, Q-Skin by Fulgar is said to be the ideal ally for Sweaty Betty garments, as during sports activities it can hinder the development of unpleasant odours and bacterial growth. It offers wearers a host of additional benefits like breathability, coolness and comfort, protecting the skin all the while.

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Fiona Hannam, Head of Product Technology at Sweaty Betty comments: “We always aim for the best for our collections. That’s why we’ve chosen to turn to Fulgar for cutting-edge Q-Skin fibre, developed and produced in Italy with an emphasis on outstanding quality.”

“We’re pleased to support Sweaty Betty in its successful search for increasingly high-performance collections backed by the potential offered by our yarns. We hope this is a first step towards an even more productive collaboration. Our portfolio includes functional and sustainable yarns,” says Fulgar Marketing Manager Daniela Antunes

Fulgar is the international leader in the synthetic fibre sector, producing and distributing nylon 6.6 and covered elastomers in the textile and technical fabric sectors. Launched in the late 1970s at Castel Goffredo (Mantova), in Italy's hosiery region, Fulgar has carved out a position as sector leader on the international scene, confirming its international approach with new production centres and installations.

Over the past ten years the company’s investment in R&D has seen constant growth. A commitment to environmental issues has also contributed to its success, expressed through projects and initiatives involving the entire production chain and sustainable products like Q-Nova regenerated yarn, bio-based Evo yarn and Q-CYCLE, the result of the interaction between BASF's ChemCycling project and Fulgar's textile expertise.

Fulgar is present in all sectors of the textile industry, from hosiery to circular knits, intimate wear, beachwear and sportswear, offering excellent products that stand out for their quality and uniqueness, while always respecting Made in Italy textile tradition. Their versatility is the result of design, development and manufacturing processes that also provide a response to client demand in the context of use and comfort.

Fulgar is the exclusive distributor in Europe and Turkey of the Lycra Fibre, Lycra T400 and Elaspan Fibre brands. In 2012 Fulgar also forged a partnership with the Solvay group, becoming distributor and producer of Emana fibre and Amni Soul Eco mainly for Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

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