Title

Wool performance apparel for sport

RIS ID

91262

Publication Details

Holcombe, B. (2009). Wool performance apparel for sport. Advances in Wool Technology (pp. 265-283). United States: Woodhead Publishing Limited.

Abstract

Although initially slow to capitalise on the explosive growth in the sports apparel sector and hampered by an 'old-fashioned' image, wool's complex morphological structure means that it is uniquely positioned for tailoring into high-performance products suitable for a wide range of sports applications. Indeed wool can be considered as one of the most high-tech of all apparel fibres. In this chapter the benefits of wool in relation to apparel for active sports will be examined against a background of the physiological and sensory processes that create the environment in which wearer comfort must be achieved.

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1533/9781845695460.2.265