Japanese Teijin Group introduces new innovative cotton-like polyester fabric for athleisure

The Teijing Group is a technology-driven global group operating in the fields of advanced fibers, plastics & films, composites, healthcare, and IT businesses. Teijin Frontier, the company’s fibres and products converting company, has developed a new cotton-like high-performance polyester material for athleisure fashion.

The new material has been developed to combine the look and texture of cotton with superior properties for moisture absorption, quick drying and UV protection. It is remarkable that the cotton-like features are achieved with polyester filament yarn, not a staple fibre. Apart from that,  the new material is eco-friendly because it is made with recycled raw materials. Technologies incorporated in the new fabric include proprietary fibre that maximises processing effects, yarn processing technology that randomly mixes thick and thin parts in filaments, as well as complex yarn processing technology and structure optimisation that adjusts knitting texture and density to achieve cotton-like look and texture.

The company reports that “the demand for highly functional fabrics with pleasing textures is growing in line with the increasing popularity of athleisure fashion and sport/outdoor wearable in daily life.” Teijin Frontier will promote its new cotton-like polyester fabric as a key product for 2020 Autumn/Winter sport and outdoor collections and apparel markets, including fashion and uniforms.