Snikwah is an apparel company that has created one-of-a-kind activewear for anyone who enjoys outdoor activities such as fishing, surfing, sailing, hiking, standup paddleboarding, mudding, running, biking – you name it. Snikwah’s original line of shirts are made with drirelease, a performance fabric with incredible benefits. Along with superior wicking abilities and incredible comfort, the shirts special weave keeps you cooler in hotter temperatures and warmer in colder temperatures and features a UPF 50+ protection rating. All these benefits are woven into the fabric, so they won’t wash out over time like other products of their kind.
PUMA is a leading global sports brand. With its Forever Faster brand strategy, PUMA makes performance design available to the fastest athletes on the planet. PUMA partners with drirelease to deliver fast moisture wicking and permanent performance, through activewear sold around the world.
Moisture control is critical to making feet comfortable. It’s why Wigwam Mills, Inc., uses drirelease throughout its performance sock lines. With headquarters in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, the Wigwam brand of performance socks are made exclusively in the United States. This allows leading retailers to support domestic businesses while offering top-quality products. drirelease combines the most important attributes necessary for a truly superior sock: wicking moisture and drying quickly keep feet dry, prevent discomfort and decrease the likelihood of developing blisters. As an added plus, drirelease’s FreshGuard® odor control helps to prevent odors –ensuring consumers a truly superb product.
Seattle-based Outdoor Research has worked closely with drirelease for a number of years to bring performance apparel innovations to the mountain athlete. Extensive field testing showed OR that the technologies powering drirelease do indeed work better. OR’s new drirelease Merino baselayers, with fabrics blended at the fiber level, result in performance far superior to 100 percent wool, 100 percent synthetic, or blends that combine yarns with varying content. The resulting garments dry four times faster and have higher thermal insulation value than pure wool. In addition, FreshGuard® odor-neutralizing technology prevents the odor build-up common in many synthetic base layers – throughout the life of the garment.
Launched in 2004, ION focused on water gear, including wetsuits and neoprene products for the international windsurf, kite surf and surf scene, among others. ION’s unique combination of high quality products wrapped in a progressive style and design has found fans all over the world — becoming the global market leader for wetsuits. In 2012, ION launched a separate bike division with functional cycling gear — clothing and accessories that utilize drirelease technology and fabric to enhance the performance of their apparel.
The Medelita collection provides healthcare professionals with uniforms distinguished by style, comfort, and exceptional performance. Their impeccably tailored designs ensure a perfect fit utilizing fabrics that are uniquely developed to withstand everyday use. drirelease worked with Medelita to create a unique fabric ideal for medical scrubs. This technically advanced performance fabric pulls moisture away from your skin and dries incredibly fast. And the comfort level is outstanding – supremely soft with a lightly brushed finish in a weight that’s not too thin/not too thick. The scrub fabric resists pilling, wrinkling, fading and shrinking, while also preventing odors with FreshGuard® — all for the lifetime of the garment.
Headquartered in Amsterdam, Lindeboom creates fashion sportswear and outdoor clothing including jackets, soft-shells, layering garments, pants and accessories. They use a sophisticated array of drirelease yarns to create sports related clothing for Europe’s A-list brands and the top retail chains in the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands. Lindeboom also leverages the drirelease global network of yarn suppliers for its manufacturing facilities in China and Europe.
Skechers is a globally recognized brand that thrives on fashion and design without limits. Already synonymous with footwear, Skechers also offers cutting-edge apparel utilizing drirelease technology. We partnered with Skechers on developing the GO Dri fabrics used in their “Infinite” and “Remastered” lines in order to provide consumers with apparel that combines advanced clothing technologies for temperature regulation, quick drying, odor inhibition, moisture management, and maximum comfort.
ExOfficio believes that the magic of travel, whether seeking different cultures, epic scenery, or the thrill of the unknown, is a chance to create perspective and vitality by opening one’s mind to the wonders of the world. Their intelligently designed products focus on one goal: comfortable performance for travel. To help them achieve this goal, we developed the drirelease TENCEL® technical sweater yarn. New to the outdoor market, our innovative DR sweater yarns offer a faster drying alternative to wool and creates a performance sweater material that increases comfort in cooler climates. Performance and fabric innovation…that’s drirelease.