More than merino?
We all know merino wool’s natural properties. Its multi-climate abilities, breathability, moisture absorption and odour reduction are well known, but traditional processes of spinning and tightly twisting the fibers inhibits the full power of its natural benefits.
Traditional merino fabrics are prone to forming holes. Losing shape. Becoming heavy when wet and being significantly slower to dry than synthetic performance fabrics.
Nuyarn technology is different. Unlike traditional core spun or ring spun methods, the patented twist free process of Nuyarn drafts merino fibers along a high-performance filament which amplifies the fiber’s natural properties. With the benefit of merino wool next to skin and synthetic on the inside, the performance of Nuyarn fabrics is unparalleled by any other fabric, natural or synthetic.
AG Research, an International Accreditation testing centre in New Zealand put Nuyarn to the test. The science stacks up – Nuyarn vastly improves performance, and you feel it.
It’s warmer, tougher, lighter, drier, stretchier, longer lasting, has a lower carbon footprint and reduces chemical processes. Because the benefits are part of the spinning process and not a chemical treatment, the performance lasts for the life of the product.
The inaugural season of the ARTILECT collection allows us to build a foundation of sustainability found in the benefits of Nuyarn fabric technologies, which features natural Merino wool that is 100% renewable and biodegradable, and also uses significantly less energy and water in its production.
Compared to synthetic options, natural Merino wool also includes the added benefit of being free of the microplastics that have become an increasing threat to the health of our planet and its oceans.
Through exhaustive testing, we know that through utilzing high amounts of natural Merino wool, plus small amounts of synthetic fibers, combined with the superior Nuyarn structure, we can amplify our product’s performance benefits AND greatly increase the most important part of the sustainability equation: Longterm durability.
Again as proven by New Zealand’s AG Research, ARTILECT products featuring Nuyarn show durability is substantially increased compared to the lifespan of traditional ringspun Merino wool fabrics. At ARTILECT, creating products with planned obsolesence is not part of our vision of a sustainable future.
This is just a glimpse into the future of ARTILECT’s commitment towards creating meaningful sustainability, and will be reflected in all future product collections.
Sustainability is not optional
ARTILECT was founded on the belief that creating a sustainable path forward is the single most important challenge facing our world, and we have a responsibility to protect our future environments with every decision we make.
We are also guided by our belief in building products of exceptional quality, value, and long-term durability. ARTILECT is built to last, because making fewer things that last longer is the ultimate sustainability platform.
We have many decades of combined experience in performance apparel materials research and development and in new production technologies, building supplier partner and sustainability relationships which will ensure our products achieve our lofty goals.
At ARTILECT, our driving purpose is to deliver an unmatched performance experience, as well as create the least amount of impact on the world we love to play in. We believe that performance and sustainability are not mutually exclusive, and through innovation and technology, both can not only coexist, but actually complement each other.
This is the only path forward.
ARTILECT’s A/SYS is a dynamic apparel system comprised of refined materials, methods and fit to support the highest level of human performance. Every piece will exceed expectations worn alone, but magic happens in the complete A/SYS configuration.
Innovative technologies work in unison with decades of experience to maximize moisture management, thermoregulation, freedom of movement, comfort and swagger from the peaks to the streets to give our wearers confidence in their gear and in themselves.
At the core of what we do is a push to shift focus to support the human machine from the inside-out. The unique challenges generated by high-output activities require a high-performing and regulated microclimate inside the system as well as protection from extreme external threats.
Yes, we break some out-dated “rules” in our relentless pursuit of performance, but progress never gave a damn for compromise.
Safety and peace of mind built included.
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