Charlotte, N.C.-based KoSa has added three new polyester yarns to its product line.Imbue has
antimicrobial properties furnished by an imbedded silver ceramic additive that provides lifetime
resistance to the development of bacterial and fungal growth. Imbue is targeted for use in
performance and fashion apparel, as well as in home furnishings, medical, hospitality and
industrial applications.Stretch-aire®, a single, atmospherically dyeable yarn, has a comfortable,
cotton-like hand and appearance with stretch. Possible applications include sports and thermal
wear, intimate apparel, T-shirts, loungewear and others in which comfort stretch is desired.
Stretch-aire can be combined with other yarns for use in circular-knit and seamless styles.Accepta
yarns accept dye at lower temperatures than standard polyester, yet they still exhibit excellent
colorfastness and fade resistance, according to KoSa. They can be blended with other heat-sensitive
fibers such as spandex, wool and acetate to provide improved fabric performance and hand, styling
benefits and excellent printing and dyeing effects.Sample garments and fabrics made with Imbue,
Stretch-aire and Accepta may be viewed at KoSas fabric library in Charlotte.