Each garment in the Fox Wilson collection has been designed from the fibre up to guarantee that our innovative ideas can be fully realised to create the most comfortable and highest performing urban cycling clothing on the market. We have searched the earth looking for the finest performance fabrics that offer the perfect balance of form and function; This even led us to creating our own. By borrowing construction techniques from outside the garment industry, we have been able to push boundaries and create something that is truly unique, that you will love, and will last no matter where your day takes you.
Founded in Switzerland in 1867, this family owned manufacturer developed high performance fabrics and textile technologies for active sports, security forces, space, medical and fashion industries. With over 140 years of expertise working with the most cutting edge technologies, Innovation in combination with ecology is the core of their business.
“For decades, innovation has been our driving force. It has opened new markets to us, brought us awards and often catapulted us into a leading position in pioneering changes. Anyone looking for the latest developments is in the right place at Schoeller. And so is anyone who shops and consumes with "ecological awareness". Because Schoeller Textil AG was the first company to produce in accordance with the criteria of the bluesign® standard.
Naturally they where the first place to start for a fabric that would meet our needs.
The feel-good technology 3XDRY® makes textiles water and stain repellent on the outside and water absorbent on the inside. Clothes finished with 3XDRY® keeps the body dry, minimises perspiration marks and stimulates a cooling effect.
The function: The 3XDRY®-Advanced Moisture Management-finish combines two technologies in one textile: on the outside the garments are finished with a water repellent function (hydrophobic), whereas on the fabric's inside it absorbs perspiration (hydrophilic). As a result, it reliably repels moisture from the outside. Moisture resulting from perspiration is quickly absorbed from the inner side of the textile, transported away from the body and distributed over a large surface area.
The benefits: As a result of the widespread distribution of moisture over a large surface area, it can evaporate rapidly. Therefore, textiles with 3XDRY®-finish also dry noticeably faster than those without 3XDRY® and ensure a feel-good effect in all activities.
c_change™: the bionic climate membrane:
c_change™ is a wind and waterproof membrane which independently reacts to changing temperatures and activities. Depending on the situation, breathability or heat-retention increases or decreases. As a result, c_change™ always ensures a pleasant body climate.
c_change™ is based on an example from nature. As a matter of fact, it copies the similar effect of a fir cone opening and closing in response to different weather conditions. The membrane reacts to different prevailing conditions. In doing so, not only temperature but also air and body moisture are balanced out. At high temperatures, or during aerobic activity, the structure of the c_change™-membrane opens as body moisture levels rise. Excess heat can then escape to the outside air. Due to the lower level of body moisture development in cold weather or during inactive periods, the structure of the membrane condenses, retaining the heat directly on the body. Shivering or chilling is effectively prevented.
Due to the high breathability combined with heat retention adapted to the changing conditions, c_change™ always ensures a pleasant body climate. The c_change™ membrane is durable, wind and waterproof and therefore provides protection in all weather.
ActiveSilver™, the freshness finish for textiles based on silver salts. Silver salts reduce the chances of unpleasant odors, bacteria, mites, and fungus.
The skin flora is not affected by ActiveSilver™. For the longest lasting, reliable and wash resistant functionality, the silver salts are permanently anchored to the surface of the fabric. As a result, textiles with ActiveSilver™ remain hygienic and fresh for longer.
In ancient Greece and Rome, silver coins were placed in milk containers to keep the milk fresh. Even today, surgeons use silver-coated instruments and bandages with silver encourage wounds to heal. Underwear with a silver treatment brings benefits for people suffering from skin disorders.
ActiveSilver™ is neither nanosilver nor colloidal silver. The active ingredient of ActiveSilver™ is based exclusively on nature-identical silver salts.
In comparison to light colors, dark colors absorb more heat in direct sunlight. This effect can be reduced to a minimum with coldblack®, the UVA and UVB protection textile finish from Schoeller Technologies. coldblack® reduces the absorption of sunlight and therefore heat build-up. In Addition it provides reliable protection from damaging UV rays. Textiles with coldblack® guarantee a minimum UPF of 30 in any color. Consequently, the wear comfort of textiles can be tangibly improved.
Coldblack® finishing technology reduces heat build up due to sunlight and is especially effective on dark coloured textiles. Coldblack® reflects the sun’s heat rays and leads to tangibly better heat management. This can enhance performance and increase general wellbeing.