At Athlos, fabric has always been at the core of our design decisions. Having said so, we take delight in announcing that we have collated the science, the quirks, and stories of all our fabric offerings. Take a dive to know more about the fabrics at Athlos - bamboo, eucalyptus, econyl, supima, and merino wool: our core ingredients.


BAMBOO

Soft, breathable, and biodegradable, our journey with fabrics began with bamboo. And ever since its launch, we have been in awe of how impressive the fabric is for activewear. ...read more

To extract bamboo yarn, the leaves and the trunk are first crushed to extract cellulose. The resulting pulp is then soaked in an enzymatic solution, washed and spun into yarn.

The yarn's buttery texture feels next-to-skin. Bamboo's soft texture and stretch makes it our go-to fabric for workouts that involve twists, turns, and squatting. Mainly, it goes in our training collection for yoga, strength training, and crossfit.

In high humidity, bamboo wicks moisture away from the skin and helps you stay cool and comfy. It's hypoallergenic properties are an added advantage for sensitive-skin individuals prone to allergies.
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  • BREATHABLE

  • ANTI-ODOUR

  • BUTTERY SOFT

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When we were launching our first bamboo fabric, we were clueless about what would be next. Over the years we introduced a variety of fabrics, and yet Athlos is still mainly associated with bamboo. We'd like to believe we took the right call while launching bamboo as it continues to fuel our growth till today!

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EUCALYPTUS

Tencel is a plant-derived fabric that comes from the pulp of trees, mainly eucalyptus. The pulp is dissolved in non-toxic organic solvents to extract the cellulose. The extraction for Tencel follows a closed-loop solvent system, wherein most of the solvent is recycled and reused. ...read more

Eucalyptus was the second fabric Athlos launched after bamboo. Our experiment with eucalyptus left us in no doubt about its high tenacity and durability. Tapping on its tenacity, we crafted two unique blends with Tencel for enhanced fabric functionality.

For our outdoor collection, we use Tencel blended with Merino wool. Our tees and racers from our long-distance running collection are a blend of Tencel and synthetic fibres.
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  • TENACIOUS

  • PLANT BASED

  • CLOSED LOOP SYSTEM

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Do our Tencel products smell of Eucalyptus? As much as our imagination runs wild when asked this question, the fabric smells like how most fabrics do, and definitely not like Eucalyptus.

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ECONYL

Running often demands fabrics that are light and dry fast. Lightweight, quick-drying, and smooth in finish- econyl is a sustainable high performance fabric for high sweat and high intensity sports. ...read more

Econyl is made by regenerating ocean waste. Discarded fishing nets, landfill discards, and single-use plastics are sorted and cleaned to regenerate nylon. Further, the regenerated nylon is processed into econyl yarns.

Tough, stretchable, and super light, we use Econyl in variety of our high performance products. It has a low environmental impact, and the fabric can be recycled repeatedly. Every ton of econyl material generated saves 7 barrels of crude oil and cuts down on almost 6 tons of CO2 emissions.
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  • QUICK DRYING

  • LIGHT WEIGHT

  • 4 WAY STRETCH

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While introducing Econyl, we had to go against our own preference for natural fabrics. For long distance running, you want your apparel to dry fast and stay light even with sweat. Cue in Econyl, our pivot to recycled synthetic fabrics that allowed us to deliver high performance without any compromise on sustainability.

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SUPIMA

Supima is a distinct species of cotton with extra-long fibres. The long fibres of Supima can be woven fine, thereby adding a smoother finish to the fabric. ...read more

When we first used Supima in our Polos, we took an immediate liking to how good it felt on the body. So we also extended its use to our jackets.

Knitted Supima fabric has fewer exposed fibre ends. Meaning, the fabric is pretty resistant to pilling and stays soft over a long period of time. With its smooth finish, sweat absorption, and breathability, Supima makes for a seemingly good choice for activewear.
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  • EXTRA LONG

  • SUPER SMOOTH

  • BREATHABLE

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Many of our users prefer polos for their active lifestyles. So we wanted a polo that blends in cosiness with performance. That's how Supima found a place in our fabric family. Our customers loved the stunner fabric so much that we notched the comfort game to include supima in our coach jackets as well.

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MERINO WOOL

Natural, renewable, and cosy. Merino wool comes from the Merino sheep in Australia. The shearing of the sheep yields a ball of natural wool which is further spun and knitted to get fabric with different textures and blends. Compared to traditional wool, Merino yarn can be drawn finer and softer. ...read more

In our Merino baselayers, its temperature regulating properties come into play from sub-zero himalayan temperatures all the way to humid mid 20's weather. When it's scorching, Merino keeps you dry and airy for hours. In freezing conditions, the fibre keeps you warm and cosy. On multi-day hikes, Merino's natural anti-bacterial properties help resist odour even if it isn't washed for days.
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  • SUPER SOFT

  • ANTI ODOUR

  • TEMPRATURE REGULATION

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Our inspiration for Merino wool collection came through the pashmina wool farmers of Ladakh. We've always wanted to work with the Ladakhi wool, mainly Pashmina. We still do, and while we are yet to figure it out, we integrated Merino wool in our products. As an ode, the colours of our Merino collection- apricot, Markha, Snow, Frost etc often draw some relation to ladakh and the himalayas.

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