Fashion functional clothing – materials

One of the most famous is Gore-Tex materials, which is used by many brands of sportswear and fashion industries. It makes the clothing that you wearing, durable waterproof, windproof and breathable.

To achieve the best possible function depending on physical activity, different from Gore-Tex product classes are offered, which are differentiated also signposted on the hangtags of clothing. An example is Gore-Tex soft shell. It is used for outdoor clothing and guarantees, among other things on the slopes or mountain climbing maximum freedom of movement at a comfortable temperature. It makes the garment permanently waterproof so that you are adequately protected even in rain or snow. In addition, the clothing is windproof, yet still breathable, which ensures a perfect moisture transfer.

So long as you have something on your “Gore-Tex soft shell” clothing, this should be washed at 40 ° C and then rinsed enough.
Tip: Tumble dry at warm temperature

The heat affects positively after washing the clothing, because so the water-repellent impregnation is reactivated. Then iron the garment only when it is completely dry and always at the steam ironing a cloth between the garment and the iron set. In addition, the Sympatex membrane is used by many brands to lard the clothing with functional properties. Due to its extra durability and long-term function, Sympatex is used for textiles, which are designed for sports such as running, skiing or biking.

Thanks to the Sympatex clothing is wind and waterproof and extremely lightweight, which is an optimized comfort. The material is breathable and has a climate-regulating effect. Freedom of movement is determined by the extreme elasticity of the material ensures this is 300% bi-stretch. It is true that clothing with Sympatex easily be dry cleaned or washed at 40 ° C in the gentle cycle, but they should not be heavily spun. When washing mild detergent should be used, but no a fabric softener.


The material responds to changing temperatures and activities. As higher ambient temperatures or a higher body temperature causes more moisture, this is derived. However, if less heat and of moisture produced by the body, the water vapour permeability adapts flexibly and ensures an optimal air near the body. When washing the care instructions should be observed in the garment.