Challenges embroidering high-tech fabrics
Sports and performance wear fabrics are the subject of continual progress, posing new challenges to garment manufacturers, textile processors, textile finishers and embroiderers. As specialists in embroidery threads and their applications, we define sportswear and performance wear as garments made of functional fabrics and we understand their versatile properties. Each fabric – whether lightweight, breathable, water resistant, microfibre or textile membranes such as softshell or hardshell garments – has a different structure and different characteristics. Designers and embroiderers need to adapt to the fabric being used, i.e. smooth, rough, flexible or tightly-woven textiles.
MADEIRA not only offers a large range of premium quality threads, backings, toppings and accessories, but we can also support you through the entire embroidery process to produce the perfect finish on each particular fabric. Embroidery on functional fabrics requires careful planning and good communication between designer, manufacturer and embroiderer to ensure a high-quality finish that adds value to and enhances your brand. For successful embroidery onto active wear, it is essential to adapt the digitising to the fabric, select the correct embroidery thread and choose the right stabiliser to achieve top-quality results.