How Fabric is Changing Our Lives

The textile industry has made leaps and bounds in recent years by developing numerous performance fabrics that are changing our lives in ways large and small.

Major advances in performance fabric include the use of cooling technologies, wicking and drying capabilities, recycled material, organic plant material, and even components that were adopted from industrial applications such as carbon fiber and other abrasion-resistant materials.

Many retailers are remaking their most popular exercise, casual and office attire clothes with cooling fabric that draws heat and moisture away from the skin to keep people more comfortable as they go about their day.

We especially like these lines by ADAY, Atlas Menswear, Southern Tide, Kit and Ace, Coral Coast Clothing, Mizzen+Main, that feature brrr° cooling fabric.

Cooling technology is also making its way into everyday wardrobe staples such as these socks from Bigfoot Sock Co.

Another great example of advances in fabric is the uniforms and other apparel that Nike designed for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Nike created a windbreaker jacket and matching pants made from recycled plastic bottles, and its Air Vapormax sneaker is made with 75% manufacturing waste. Drawstring cords, zipper pulls and the Nike swoosh logo are made from recycled waste rubber that was melted down and refashioned into functional pieces. (The Olympic Games were postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, and were rescheduled for 2021.)

Some companies are taking a cue from industrial technology to add rip-stop technology and abrasion resistance to their fabrics for garments made for hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities. Ceramic and other carbon fiber technology is similar to the materials used in automobiles, jet planes, space shuttles, and the International Space Station.

We look forward to being part of the next cycle of development in performance fabric, and we are committed to being a leader in making cooling fabrics even better than they are today.

brrr° is constantly pursuing advances in chemistry, dispersion techniques, raw materials, recycled content, manufacturing and other elements that can make our cooling fabric even cooler. 

To learn more about how brrr° can improve your fabrics, please reach out to us here.

Women’s Beauty And Fashion For A Summer Vacation 2020 Features brrrº

Recent developments happening in the world has lead most Americans to vacation at home during these uncertain times. As history would have it, at the turn into the 20th century city-dwellers would vacate their city homes for beach and lake houses. At that time, the USA coined the term vacation.

I am well-aware that many other nations follow the English and prefer to employ the term holiday, nevertheless, the USA prides itself in being delightfully creative - perhaps why we still use vacation to this very day.

The nature of vacation has changed in summer 2020. For example, in the past, a vacation meant that we were absent from the workplace. Whereas today, while on vacation, it is considered normal to remain on-call in lieu of being unreachable.

In a word, technology has changed the impact on human life. Rapid transmission in communications is at the forefront of almost everything we do. I for one am always telecommunicating and remaining plugged-in whilst on vacation. It is part of our lifestyles now. Case closed? Not yet.

This summer, be mindful that your wardrobe is required to appear up-to-date more than ever! Why? Instagram, that’s why. These days, many people are posting images and video of us and them.

Henceforth, I am presenting to you here a bevy of fashion and beauty products from beauty, to bags to swimsuits, to footwear... in order for you to take the leading role (prior to planning your vacation) during chic social engagements and fun in the sun.

Enjoy your vacation America. Lord knows we all need it this summer!

A sleeveless long crop tailored to fit in all the right places, ADAY’s Cool Down Crop is actually three tops in one. Designed to be worn open, closed, or wrapped with the snap function, you’ll still be finding new ways to wear it long after summer has ended. Made from ADAY's Cool Weave fabric (powered by brrr° technology), it will literally cool you down as your day heats up. The patented Triple Chill Effect uses cooling minerals to provide an immediate + continuous cooling effect; active wicking to move moisture away for nonstop comfort; and rapid drying to deliver a fresh + crisp experience. It’s machine washable, offers UV protection for UPF 50+, and comes in two chic colors: coconut and forest.

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What Can Performance Fabric Do For You?

Some people gravitate toward performance fabric because it helps keep them cool.

Others may be more interested in wicking and rapid drying functionality.

For some consumers, wrinkle resistance and machine washability might be the most important consideration.

And for people with sensitivity to sun exposure, the ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) of clothing might tip their purchasing decision.

Performance fabric has come a long way in recent years, with innovative companies focusing their research and development efforts on integrating many of these benefits into their textiles.

As a leader in cooling fabric technology, brrr° has worked hard to incorporate all of these benefits into its textiles.

We combine the powers of natural cooling minerals, active wicking, and rapid drying to create a “Triple Chill Effect” that instantly and continuously draws heat and moisture away from the skin for all-day comfort.

brrr° fabrics are machine washable, and many are also wrinkle-resistant for hassle-free laundering. The majority of our fabrics have a UPF of 50+, and some of them have a UPF of 200+. Each of our products is independently lab tested to prove its superior cooling, wicking, and drying capabilities.

As we continue to invest significantly in R&D to develop new cooling fabrics that have more qualities and characteristics that consumers want, we are committed to finding new ways to make our cooling fabrics even better in our next-generation offerings. 

Find out more about brrr°’s library of hundreds of cooling fabrics by reaching out to us here.

brrr° Featured at the Functional Fabric Fair

This year’s digital New York Functional Fabric Fair focused on nature-inspired advances in fabric, and brrr° is honored to have been included in the exhibits for cutting-edge fabrics. 

The central theme of the show was finding ways to care for our environment by incorporating natural fibers or waste, recycled fibers or waste, environmentally-friendly production methods, and biodegradable or recyclable materials into fabric manufacturing.

The organizers of the Functional Fabric Fair Powered By Performance Days posed an important question to attendees: How can performance fabrics be both natural and functional?

By tapping into the natural properties of materials produced by nature — such as thermoregulation, moisture management and UV protection — fabric manufacturers can make significant advances in performance in an ecologically sustainable and responsible way.

brrr° prioritizes keeping its carbon footprint as small as possible, and offers recycled options for hundreds of fabrics in its library. 

The brrr° cooling fabrics were featured at the Functional Fabric Fair include:

  • Close to skin and base layer
    • brrr° K0146 (cooling stretch polyester) — Made with 82% brrr° Polyester, 18% Elastane/Spandex
  • Pants woven
    • brrr° D0003 (cooling stretch denim) — Made with 68% Cotton, 9% brrr° Polyester, 6% brrr° Nylon, 15% brrr° Rayon, 2% Elastane/Spandex
  • Shirts woven
    • brrr° W0041-1R (cooling stretch twill weave) — Made with 48% brrr° Nylon, 44% Recycled brrr° Nylon, 8% Elastane/Spandex

Thank you to our colleagues across the textile industry for sharing your knowledge and latest product developments at the Functional Fabric Fair. We always learn a great deal from this talented group, and it’s inspiring to see how innovative companies are looking to Mother Nature to improve their performance fabrics. 



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ADAY Helps Women Stay Cool

Women can redefine their wardrobe essentials with this new line of cooling blouses by e-commerce apparel retailer ADAY.

The Cool-Down Crop is a sleeveless wrap with a hidden side snap, and it’s tailored to fit perfectly in all the right places.

ADAY is also offering the Chill Out Blouse, which is a reimagined V-neck with wide sleeves and a cinched waist for a flattering fit on any body shape.

Both tops are made with ADAY’s Cool Weave fabric powered by brrr°, which combines natural cooling minerals, active wicking, and rapid drying to create a Triple Chill Effect that lasts all day. brrr° instantly and continuously draws heat and moisture away from the skin, and the cooling technology is independently lab tested and proven to keep you cooler.

ADAY’s new tops featuring brrr° are also included in the company’s Summer Nights Capsule, which lets consumers choose three to five wardrobe pieces to mix and match. All of the items in the capsule are designed to be coordinated for multiple outfits, and they easily transition from work to play.

The fabrics used in the ADAY garments are sustainable and were specially developed for them using recycled brrr° nylon and spandex. They were certified by OEKO-TEX, which helps consumers and companies make responsible decisions about sustainable goods.

We’re proud to partner with ADAY, which was founded by a pair of women who formerly worked together at Goldman Sachs and wanted to bring innovative fabric technologies to the professional woman’s wardrobe.

ADAY quickly became known for creating everyday classic pieces that are versatile, comfortable, and functional.

Find out how brrr° can bring your fabric game to a higher level. You can reach us at

These Bermuda Shorts Are Effortlessly Cool

brrr cooling shortsLaidback Bermuda men’s apparel brand Coral Coast Clothing is bringing brrr° cooling fabric to summer wardrobes for an effortlessly cool look.

Coral Coast’s signature Bermuda Performance Shorts feature brrr°’s natural cooling minerals, active wicking, and rapid drying that work together to create a Triple Chill Effect that provides all-day comfort from sunup to sundown. 

The shorts also offer UV sun protection and breathable mesh pockets for active lifestyles, and they are cut in Coral Coast’s classic 8 ¾ inseam for a modern fit.

The shorts have custom laser-engraved buttons and an embroidered angelfish above the back buttoned pocket that give a nod to Bermuda’s easygoing island lifestyle.

Available in classic colors like navy, gray mist, and roof white, Coral Coast also introduced a vibrant coral color this year that was inspired by Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2019.


brrr° and MacBick Partner to Create Cooling Face Masks

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CEO of Macbick, Bevin Carter wearing a mask made with brrrº cooling technology.

As a woman-owned business, brrr° is excited to partner with another woman-owned and operated business to bring cooling face masks to their employees and customers.

brrr° CEO Mary-Cathryn Kolb worked with Bevin Carter, the CEO of Atlanta- based laboratory design/build firm MacBick, to develop masks made with cooling fabric that will help protect the health and safety of their workers and customers.

The brrr° masks will keep people cooler while they adjust to a new work environment and get back into the swing of things on the job.

The goal is to keep people cool and comfortable as they go about their daily business. Studies show that it’s harder to concentrate and focus on the task at hand when you are hot and uncomfortable, so improving the fabric and design of these masks will enhance productivity and creativity.

The masks are made of 54% BCI cotton, 41% brrrº nylon, and 5% spandex for stretch and better fit. Like all brrr° products, the masks are cool to the touch, quick-drying, and washable. They can be easily customized for different colors, patterns, logos, and other branding.

“We’re so happy that brrr° can provide cool comfort during this time as people start to return to work and adjust to new ways of doing business,” Kolb said. “We are excited to partner with another woman-owned company that is also passionate about innovation and collaboration and putting the needs of their employees and customers first.”

MacBick’s Carter says that as the COVID-19 pandemic created challenges in our everyday lives, it also created opportunities to innovate and find new ways to help slow the spread of coronavirus and reduce the risk of overwhelming the healthcare system.

Carter was looking for a comfortable face mask made with a unique fabric that was designed differently than others on the market, and she was thrilled to find a better solution for her employees and customers.

Working with brrr°, MacBick developed a face mask with breathable cloth that is cool to the touch and wicks away moisture. The masks help prevent the spread of germs and are more comfortable to wear during the workday and while running essential errands.

brrr° creates yarns and fabrics with patented cooling technology that uses natural cooling minerals, active wicking, and rapid drying to create a Triple Chill Effect that instantly and continuously draws heat and moisture away from the skin.

“As the world faces its biggest pandemic within the century, we are prepared to work tirelessly to continue developing innovative flexible lab solutions that drive productivity and collaboration. Together, we will fight this pandemic by sharing best practices, accelerating research for treatments and vaccines beyond commercial interests,” Carter said.

Find out how to get brrr° MacBick masks by reaching out to us at

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Poplin Style Shirts from Kit and Ace are brrrºeezy and Cool

Modern clothing should be able to go anywhere, and Canadian apparel brand Kit and Ace iscooling shirt all about all-day comfort for urban commuters.

We love Kit and Ace’s new lines of shirts made with brrr° cooling poplin-style fabric and cooling lightweight stretch fabric that are perfect for work, commuting, weekend play, and everywhere in between.

Kit and Ace’s technologically advanced shirts feature brrr° natural cooling minerals, active wicking, and rapid drying, which work together to create a Triple Chill Effect that draws heat and moisture away from the skin.

The cooling powers of brrr° are independently lab tested and proven to outperform other products on the market. 

We enjoy working with another company that is just as passionate about advanced performance technology and functionality as we are.

Kit and Ace is committed to making clothing for commuting workers that is technologically advanced, comfortable, stylish, and built to last.


Sourcing Journal Features Mary-Cathryn Kolb

Thank you to Sourcing Journal reporter Sarah Jones for featuring brrr° Founder & CEO Mary-Cathryn Kolb in their Material Innovation 2020 report, which explores emerging trends in the textile industry!

brrrJones asked several executives from companies including The North Face, DuPont, Schoeller, Lenzing Group and brrr° to share their thoughts on what fabric innovation will look like in 2021 — especially in light of changing consumer needs and wants since the COVID-19 pandemic.

The responses were far-ranging and diverse, which was very refreshing and encouraging to see.

Textile executives touched on things as varied as the role e-textiles could play in capturing vital statistics like pulse rate and oxygen levels; advances in sustainability and traceability throughout the supply chain; and demonstrating the benefits of advanced fabrics through testing and scientific study.

Kolb said one major development she expects to see in 2021 is more demand from retailers and consumers for advanced products that do something to help people feel more comfortable. She also expects to find greater efficiencies in production and supply chains to give retailers more flexibility on order sizes as they test new products. 

“Retailers are increasingly looking for technological advances to differentiate their products and entice customers to spend, especially in the post-COVID environment,” Kolb said.

“Fabric performance is at the top of that list, and consumers are willing to pay a premium for it. We think 2021 is going to be a year of major advances in cooling technology. Finding more efficient ways to produce the yarn and fabric. Being able to make smaller and more frequent orders in a more nimble way.”

Subscribers to Sourcing Journal can download the full report here.

Stay Fit and Cool with the Greyson Guide Workout Shirt

Staying fit and taking care of your health and wellbeing are especially important right now, and we’re big fans of Guide Sport Tee by Greyson.

The Guide workout shirt is the newest addition to Greyson’s collection of pieces for active lifestyles. It combines the high performance of a workout shirt with the casual styling of an everyday wardrobe staple. We like the way it looks equally great while exercising, or paired with jeans for a casual vibe.

Made with a blend of 94% brrr° cooling nylon and 6% spandex, the Guide Sport Tee features a powerful mix of natural cooling minerals, active wicking and rapid drying technologies that work together to draw heat and moisture away from your skin.

That means it will help you feel better and have greater endurance while you’re exercising so you can perform your best.

With ultimate stretch and freedom of movement, the Guide Sport Tee offers superior comfort that lasts all day. It also has 50+ UPF protection to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays during outdoor activities.