Silver Fibre: Silver's antibacterial effects have been put to use for centuries and are still utilized today for water disinfection, surgical masks, wound dressings, and in the engineering of spacesuits. When the coated fibre come into contact with moisture, the silver ions are released, effectively killing 99% of bacteria and preventing unwanted odour.
Silver Ionization: Our silver ionization treatment permanently protects your garment and prevents odour from building up. Silver Chloride is added to the fabric and is the active odour killing agent. Silver Chloride occurs in nature and is commonly used for storing drinking water and for medical appendages. Our chemical treatment partner in Germany also ensures that this silver ion treatment is EPA-certified and that the active ingredient complies with Oeko-Tex Standard 100 bluesign®
One gram of our silver ion treatment solution can cover approximately 600,000 cm² in surface area. The increased coverage area can reduce the required resources by approximately 100 times, compared with using metallic silver, while still achieving the same performance.
Our advanced treatment is applied to the outer layer of our fabric, forming millions of microscopic “hairs” on the surface. When an aqueous liquid comes in contact with the fabric surface, these hydrophobic hairs partially offset the surface tension of the liquid (the cohesive force of the hairs is larger than the surface tension of the liquid). Subsequently, the liquid remains as sphere-shaped drops that roll off right off the surface.
While not necessary after every single wash, ironing the fabric helps reset the orientation of the microscopic hairs and repair intermolecular bonds which improves the hydro-repellent performance after regular wear. The microscopic hairs are created as a result of a chemical reaction. Over time, when washing the water-repellent fabric, molecular bonds can break. Exposure to high temperatures when ironing will re-crosslink the broken molecular bonds, thus improving the hydro-repellent performance.
Lab-tested long-lasting repellent ability: We’ve subjected our shirts to intense tests to ensure that they meet the most rigorous standards. Our fabric underwent the following AATCC lab tests
Sweat itself is odourless; however, the combination of moisture and heat creates the perfect environment for bacteria to grow. When bacteria reacts with the protein found in sweat, odour is created. The silver ion treatment/ silver fibre inhibits the growth of odour producing bacteria, effectively protecting your garment from odour build-up.
Also, from using high absorbency materials would effectively control the growth of bacteria, therefore prevent odour from building up.
Flat-lock Stitching: The same comfortable stitching from our underwear is also used in our shirts to make seams more durable and reduce irritation on the skin.
Ultra-Soft Fabric: By combining the flexibility of Lycra, the strength of high-quality long-staple cotton and the silky softness of Modal, we have created a fabric that will make you feel as amazing as you look
4-WAY COMFORT STRETCH
4-Way Comfort Stretch: We use a balanced blend of fibres, including Lycra, for a flexible fit that also provides extreme comfort. The 4-way stretch will shape to you and move with you, all the while maintaining its form and durability over the course of many washes.
Hyperabsorption Interior: Our fabric has a hyperabsorption treatment built in, which is designed to pull moisture away from the body so that the it doesn't sit on the skin, giving you that wet feeling. Typically, hydro repellent (stain-resistant) fabrics trap moisture in, feeling like a plastic bag on the skin. With added breathability mixed in, a stain-resistant shirt that feels this nice is unprecedented.
The combination of 4-way stretch and our weaving pattern makes our shirt more breathable than other hydro repellent shirts on the market. While our shirt won’t replace a rain jacket, we’ve struck the perfect balance of hydro repellency and breathability.
HONEYCOMB MODULAR PADDING
Cushioned socks have become a popular choice due to the increased level of support and comfort provided as well as the ability to help reduce blistering. However, cushioning often reduces breathability, trapping heat and moisture in. Some socks are (ineffectively) designed with mesh only on top to allow heat to escape. With KG socks you don’t have compromise: have full cushioned comfort and support, while simultaneously receiving enhanced breathability even through the bottom of the sock.