Until now, lightweight, highly functional sports underwear has often consisted of petroleum-based fibers. But it doesn't have to stay that way. The innovative baselayer set UYN® Evolutyon Biotech consists of 100 percent regenerative, bio-based materials.
UYN's choice of materials is probably unique in the sports industry: Kapok, Biolight yarn, Flexicorn and Natex. Kapok, the lightest natural fiber in the world, makes the underwear ultra-light, soft and thermoregulating. When combined with Biolight yarn, which is derived from the cellulose of beech trees, the kapok fiber is made strong and durable. Biolight is also characterized by its breathable properties and its ability to retain moisture (twice as much as cotton). Thanks to its special structure, the Biolight fiber helps keep the skin cool and dry. Flexicorn is the sustainable alternative to spandex. This innovative yarn is derived from corn that is not used for human consumption and glucose fermentation. Fourth in the bunch is the bio-based high-tech yarn Natex, which is derived from the castor plant. Natex is particularly lightweight, reducing weight by 25 percent, and the clothing dries up to 50 percent faster than comparable nylon clothing. In addition, the fiber is more elastic and has a bacteriostatic effect that minimizes unpleasant odors.
Combined with the patented Hypermotyon construction for maximum freedom of movement and the Coolvent system for optimal ventilation, this baselayer set is not only highly innovative in terms of sustainability, but also highly functional and especially comfortable on the skin.
Thanks to the materials, UYN has been able to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions. UYN's goal is to replace synthetic textiles with materials that come from nature but are sustainably produced in the laboratory. These biomaterials overcome the limitations of natural fibers and exhibit superior performance, the company says.
The set will be available for men and women in different colors from fall/winter 2023.
- 100 percent bio-based
- Particularly lightweight
- Fast drying
- Reduces energy consumption and CO2 emissions
- High functionality thanks to the combination of bio-based high-tech fibers and innovative knit construction