DIGIDOWN TRACK SUIT [25/30]
"Today we're going to put our focus on a textile called Digidown… and before we go on, yes this project was concurrently inspired by the movie The Gentlemen!
Digidown is a blend between several technologies that have appeared over the last 5 years; a combination of 3D printing for strategic lamination, and upcycled down that is processed as an intermediary layer between textiles. Instead of the conventional way laminates are created, which involves full sheets of glue to stick two or more textiles together, Digidown utilizes a range of printers designed to precisely apply glue for lamination, allowing for better stretch while maintaining durability.
We were sent a couple variations of these textiles from our friend Ruth Kelly, founder of fabric development consultancy, Weft x Warp, who's been a great friend to us with regards to sourcing and just generally someone we can geek out with about cool textiles. According to Ruth, the purpose of creating this new type of textile was to impart the benefits of softshell without compromising on the active characteristics of stretch, comfort and thermal regulation. So really...What better way to utilize this textile than a tracksuit?!"
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