Release Date: Friday, June 12th
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Athletics for every activity level
Athletics are a variety of fabrics, each varies in its contents (check the listing) but are grouped together because they're well suited for whatever kind of workout your day brings you.
Nylon content makes these fabrics moisture whisking, polyester makes them soft, spandex makes them stretchy and cotton makes them breathable. Check the specific product listing for the content breakdown. Information about UPF rating is also included for each fabric!
Each fabric weight is also listed. Heavier fabrics will be stronger to sew something more compressible (with more negative ease, meaning it's actually smaller than you and designed to stretch when you put it on, like leggings) while lighter fabrics make for cool tops.
Triathlon Tricot and Olympus Bottom Weight
This pre-order includes the fan favorite "Triathlon Tricot" base. This fabric is chlorine resistant and great for swimwear. It's heavier and less slick than traditional swim making it easier to work with. Triathlon Tricot is named for the Triathlon competitions because it can easily go from running to biking to swimming. It makes a great athletic fabric that is quick dry, lightweight and cool.
This pre-order is super exciting because it also includes the first look at the new Olympus base. This is a heavier tricot fabric, great for a bottom weight. It's still cool and slick but heavier and great for patterns with negative ease built in. It's still a tricot though so it's still swim safe!!
Please note there are more prints available for pre-order than shown here.
Coordinating colors for more combinations
ALD strives to source fabrics that coordinate so that as you make pieces they'll naturally coordinate with each other.
In keeping that balance, we've been adding new solids all year and it's time to get new prints in for the season! The pre-order will include lots of highly detailed prints that have many color coordinating options. Here are some examples!
(Apologies for the lack of inclusive representation, these are digital renderings from the supplier and not representative of the ALD Promo Team)
Build your ultimate athletics capsule by pinning the fabrics you would love to pair to a Pinterest board! The product listings have a handy "Pin It" button!
5oo4 Patterns Agility Tank by Steffani
Athletic tights by Reina
Top: Rad Patterns Renee Swimsuit by Rachel
Bottoms: Apostrophe My Fit Leggings by Rachel
Elliedactyl Bodhi Bermuda Shorts by Sonia
No show briefs and hacked sports bra by Brittanie
5 Out Of 4 Patterns Agility Suit by Emily
CKC Patterns Canyons Dance Kids by Shyra
Ellie and Mac Oasis Swimsuit by Jamie
Made for Mermaids Shelly Swim by Amii
Sports Bra and Made for Mermaids Roxy Bottoms by Ellie
Rad Patterns Molly Swimsuit by Laura
Shorts and Sports Bra by Kristin
Jalie Multi Sport Skirt by Hayley
Self Drafted Bikini and Rashguard by Rachel R.
MORE PRINTS AVAILABLE, SEE THEM ALL HERE
All of these pre-order fabrics plus a few more prints are available for pre-order until June 24th, 2020. After that they're will be a limited quantity available at retail prices. Fabric is expected to ship out in the first half of July with retail available after all pre-orders have been received.
No codes on pre-order please! If you combine with retail use the notes to let us know if you’re okay waiting til July to ship! Otherwise please check out separately (so you can use a code on retail) and it’ll ship immediately!
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