I've spent 20 years trying to blend the perfect combination of fibers together to create the most comfortable, durable and sustainable "next to skin" fabric. I've been close many times. Eucalyptus trees, wool, nylon, spandex, modal..all fabrics that when combined together can go along way to keeping your skin and body feeling fresh and vibrant and sending signals to your brain that say "wow, we're feeling pretty good here..so keep going". However, I want more! I want active cooling and heating so that I, you, can stay at a constant, comfortable temperature as we work, play, train and recreate...yup, smart fabric that works on its own to help you. Most fabrics are passive workers, your body does the work and the fabric drains off sweat, diverts heat or insulates you based on simple principles that only do half the job. Wicking is a prime example of a passive fabric technology; I won't bore you with more details here but wicking is clever but minimal. However, then we have volcanoes! Just imagine the amount of heat in a volcano and then imagine what you would have to do to survive in that heat? This is nature at its most intense heat and its most intense intelligence. This is where I may have just found the holy grail of fabric technology. Volcanic sand particles use infrared energy to disperse the most intense heat on the planet. Now imagine using that technology in a fabric that you can wear everyday; a fabric that can manage the hot and cold energy that your body emits and return it back to you to keep you at a core temperature where you are the most comfortable. Sounds amazing doesn't it? Well, we are about to find...stay tuned.
Steven Sal Debus