James Heal has developed a new microsite, performance.james-heal.co.uk, to showcase its range of performance testing instruments as well as useful resources including articles, videos and guides.
The microsite was developed separately to the main company website and will provide accurate, up-to-date information, knowledge and expertise in the field of performance testing across a wide spectrum of applications, including sportswear and activewear, outdoor wear, nonwovens, military apparel, bedding and mattresses, PPE, medical textiles, and tents and awnings.
Continuous innovation and consumer demand is driving the need for textile testing, and testing during development enables manufacturers and brands to better understand the capabilities of the fabric to inform their R&D and design decisions.
Compared with mainstream fashion garments, performance fabrics have technical or functional benefits for comfort and/or safety. The rise in performance fabrics means there is a need for new and improved technology for testing because the functionality of performance wear and technical textiles must be qualified by evidence.