program Functional outerwear
The unisex collection of children’s outerwear is built up in layers to suit different and changing weather. Made for play and everyday wear during the autumn, winter and spring seasons, the separate pieces are designed in simple colour scales with comfortable and allowing fits, to function both practically and aesthetically as combined layers, as well as with the overall assortment.
Using soft merino wool, recycled polyester, Thermore® Ecodown® and high-quality stretch nylon, the outerwear range combines the functionality level of high-performance garments with a modern aesthetic.
The collection contains three layers. A ‘base layer’ of merino and recycled-fleece jumpers provides a warm and dry base, close to the body, while liner vests and jackets can be used for added insulation. The final-layer pieces take inspiration from classic outerwear designs, such as the rain coat, ‘fishtail parka’, wind-breaker and padded ski jackets, and are made with durable water- and wind-resistant shell fabrics for free play in all weathers.
function Water-resistant & waterproof
Modern water-resistant garments are coated or laminated on one side,
commonly on the inside, to hinder rain and moisture from penetrating the
textile. A water-repellent finish on the outer surface protects the
fabric from getting wet-through, which in turn prevents the body from
cooling. The coatings are made with minimal pores that keep rain out but
allow sweat vapour to escape, to avoid overheating and dampness.
‘Waterproof’ denotes a higher functionality and is achieved by sealing
the garment with taped seams and water-proof zips.
The modern water-proof raincoat, generally known as a ‘mackintosh’, dates to the early 1820s and was sewn from a rubber-laminated three-layer fabric. Plastic rainwear, such as vinyl-coated nylon, was introduced on a mass-production scale after 1945. Through history, and throughout the world, water-resistant clothing has been made using seal and whale intestines, grass and leaves, animal furs, natural-rubber impregnation, oiled silk weaves, linen canvas and waxed cotton. The multi-functional rainwear and outerwear of today relies on the invention of lightweight and breathable synthetic coatings in 1970.
Cold is the absence of heat. When something is chilled, it means that
its heat disappears. Heat loss happens when warm air from one surface
circulates into the cooler areas surrounding it, a movement known as
convection. As the heat is released, an insulating layer of warm air
forms at the surface. Rapidly moving air (wind) disrupts the boundary
and allows for cool air to replace the warm. The ‘wind-chill factor’ is
the feeling of decreased temperature as a result of this flow of air.
The purpose of a wind-proof garment is to help insulation by stopping moving air from breaking the body’s own heat layer, and thus preventing the warm air from disappearing. Wind-proofing is achieved either by a densely-woven fabric structure or, as in water-resistant outerwear, by sealing the inside of the fabric with an impenetrable membrane.