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Supplex. Who Knew?

This post is coming live to you from the Bolt Bus back from NYC to Baltimore. So, please pardon typos until I can get a chance to read through ­čÖé

Lately, ┬áI’ve been a bit obsessed with companies like Under Armour and Lululemon Athletica. It kind of started in Montreal with the really amazing technical fabric ┬á(Suziplex) I got at Suzi Spandex. I made a couple of running skirts from that knit. Recently, a little pop up / showroom of Lululemon opened in Baltimore. Wile browsing thier $120 hoodies, I read in a book that the fabric they used was called ‘supplex’. A quick internet search showed that supple x is breathable, holds its shape and retains color. Now, most of these companies rebranded the name (Armour┬«Stretch and Luon)┬á. But, companies like Danskin still call it supplex.

While in NYC yesterday, I managed to snag some one yard cuts of supplex from Stretch House for $6 a yard.┬áI also got several yards of the black stuff at $14 a yard from Spandex House (thicker for the bottoms). I want to make some athletic gear for biking and the occasional yoga class. At $6 a yard for the pretty pastels, I can certainly make myself ┬áUnder Armour style shirts for $10. That’s like a $30 savings!

These one yard cuts are accent colors for pants and tops.