If you're looking for a high-quality activewear knit fabric that's durable and kinder to the planet, look no further than this midweight recycled Repreve® polyester knit made from post-consumer material and plastic bottles. Thirteen plastic bottles went into each yard of this bluesign® and Oeko-Tex®-certified fabric! With 70% four-way stretch on both cross and lengthwise grains, this recycled poly feels just as strong as virgin polyester and features a smooth hand and moderate drape. It also has moisture-wicking and UV blocking properties, making it ideal for performance and activewear garments such as leggings and sports bras. Fully opaque, no lining is needed for this fabric.
Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certified
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I used this fabric for a gym set, and I was able to squeeze a set of leggings plus a sports bra out of 1m. The cloth is firm, supportive, and fully opaque, with generous four-way stretch, fantastic recovery, and rapid evaporation. The colour is less brick/ more mauve than I expected, but I'm digging it.
There are some things to consider before sewing with this. First: you'll want to use a stretch needle, which is not the same as a ballpoint needle. I wish I'd known that when I started my projects, because it would have saved a LOT of skipped stitches and swearing. Second: moisture is highly visible on this fabric. Touch it with a damp palm, and you'll see dark spots. Fortunately, it evaporates quickly as well.
Overall, I'd this is a great fabric for an experienced sewer who wants good quality athletic wear in a fun colour.
Performance fabric has good compression and weight for minimal see-through. Beautiful color. It was tough to sew - I struggled to find a needle that worked well - but it serged easily.
Medium weigh with lovely firmness and stretch/recovery. Cut beautifully sewed easily. Can't report on wash and wear as it's not done yet but so far very happy with