Los Angeles-based Asher Fabric Concepts has introduced a new collection of temperature-regulating knitted fabrics for the activewear market. The Cool Sport collection is produced using the company’s new Santoni knitting machines, which are capable of producing smooth and compressive micro-gauge knits.
The first fabric in the line, known as Woven Knit (W.K.), is made using Breeze by Nilit® nylon yarn and is available in weights ranging from 8 to 11.5 ounces.
“W.K. is unique in its ability to mold to the skin without the heaviness of most fabrics,” said Asher Shalom, president, Asher Fabric Concepts. “The innovation is in the machine’s ability to utilize air pressure as opposed to sinkers in the way of the past. Using air creates a smooth aesthetic that is unparalleled in the domestic textile world.”