Activewear has become a popular fabric for work uniforms in many industries today. The light, breathable fabric helps keep employees cool and comfortable, no matter if they’re working at a desk or in a warehouse. But how is activewear so light and breathable? Let’s take a look!

Lightweight, Soft, and Stretchy

Activewear was originally designed to only be used during sport activities, so it had to meet certain criteria. The three most important aspects of activewear is that it be lightweight, soft, and stretchy. Lightweight so it doesn’t weigh you down, soft so it doesn’t irritate the skin while moving around, and stretchy so that you can retain a full range of motion. These three aspects are great for work uniforms too, since no one likes wearing heavy, itchy, restrictive clothing to work.

Moisture-Wicking Fabrics

Moisture-wicking fabrics work by moving perspiration away from the skin and to the outer layer of the fabric so it can evaporate. A highly absorptive material like synthetic fiber is necessary to wick the sweat away. Wool is also a traditional moisture-wicking fabric, but is not as popular as synthetic materials because of it’s weight. Synthetic fabrics are ideal for activewear since they are normally lightweight and stretchy. In the business world, polo shirts made from moisture-wicking fabrics are becoming more and more popular because of their mix between performance fabric and semi-formal style.

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