Fabrics

With over 18 years experience, we know how hard players can be on their team uniforms. Consequently it is critical that they look good for as long as possible. Compare our stitching or fabric durability to other custom brands and you will see the difference. All of our fabrics are perfectly suited for sublimation printing. 

 

Our GAIA FLOtech performance fabrics are extremely durable and provide you with all the features of a premium technical fabric needs to have such as breathability, quick drying and the perfect weight for different garments and applications.

 

Our most popular FLOtech performance fabrics:

  1. FLYweight (115g/m2; 100% FLOtech Polyester)

  2. PROmesh (105g/m2, 96% FLOtech Polyester, 4% Spandex)

  3. SILKtouch (145g/m2, 100% FLOtech Polyester)

  4. PROstretch (180g/m2, 92% FLOtech Polyester, 8% Spandex)

  5. THERMAsoft (280g/m2, 100% FLOtech Polyester)

 

FLOtech Performance Fabrics

 
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FLYweight

115g/m, 100% FLOtech Polyester

One of the lightest, best wicking, most breathable, almost indestructible and therefore the most highly coveted performance fabrics. FLYweight does not pull or pill or lose its color. The subtle waffle texture gives this fabric a technical look.

If you are looking for an ultra thin and breathable fabric for hot summer activities, this is your fabric.

Recommended for:

Tanks, Short or long sleeve shirts, or summer hoody.

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PROmesh

105g/m, 96% FLOtech Polyester mesh with 4% spandex

Insanely light and hyper-breathable mesh used for venting of second layer pieces. Very soft handed fabric that will also work well for mesh style custom shirts. Due to mesh knit, sublimation designs with intricate detail are better suited to other fabrics.

Recommended for:

Vented panels, tank tops.

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SILKtouch

145g/m2, 100% FLOtech Polyester

Light and breathable, combining performance with a nice silky smooth finish. This fabric is best for temperatures below 25C/80F. For hot summer heat, try our FLYweight fabric.

This very durable fabric does not pull, pill or lose its color. We recommend this fabric for sublimation due to its smooth texture to optimize the clarity of your sublimated art, graphics and numbers.

Recommended for:

Tanks, short or long sleeve shirts and polos, shorts and summer hoody.

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PROstretch

180g/m2, 92% FLOtech Polyester/8% Spandex

A thin performance fabric ideally suited for shorts and athletic/form-fit long sleeve shirts. The 8% Spandex provides multi-directional stretch that increases range of motion and a free feeling that cannot be matched by fabrics without Spandex. It has a very similar feel to our SILKtouch fabric, slightly heavier and with 4-way stretch. As with all GAIA Fabrics, PROstretch has been engineered to be durable and it will not pull, pill or lose its colour. It has a soft touch and subtle shine.

*Order one size smaller than your typical size for a more form-fit.

Recommended for:

Tanks, long sleeve shirts, shorts or summer hoody. Neck tubes and headbands.

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ELASTIflex

260g/m, 86% FLOtech Polyester with 14% Spandex

A compression poly-spandex fabric with multi-directional stretch performance, excellent support for working muscles, subtle shine and excellent durability. ELASTIflex fabric does not pull or pill or lose its color.

Recommended for:

Stretch performance pieces such as our tights and capri tights.

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THERMAsoft

280g/m, 92% FLOtech Polyester, 8% Nylon with brushed lining.

A heavyweight fabric with feather soft brushed liner, a soft hand, subtle shine and excellent durability. THERMAsoft fabric does not pull or pill or lose its color. Warm up pieces make the perfect second layer piece for training, team uniforms or as an official merchandise item at your next event.

Recommended for:

Layer pieces such as our 1/4 zip up, full zip warmup jackets or pants.

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THERMAflex

240g/m, 88% FLOtech Polyester, 4% Lycra, 8% Nylon with brushed lining.

A heavyweight fabric with feather soft brushed liner, a soft hand, subtle shine, a bit of stretch and excellent durability. THERMAflex fabric does not pull or pill or lose its color. Warm up pieces make the perfect second layer piece for training, team uniforms or as an official merchandise item at your next event.

Recommended for:

Layer pieces such as our 1/4 zip up, full zip warmup jackets or pants, arm warmers.

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FYLON Windstopper

110g/m, 100% FLOtech Polyester weave

A hyperlight woven polyester fabric has no stretch and is used for wind protection apparel. This fabric weighs just grams and packs into nothing. It is a great wind protection piece to provide warmth and wind protection on cool summer days. It is highly durable, cost effective and takes up no room in your bag!

Recommended for:

Wind protection panels in wind vest and windbreaker jackets.

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XCELL Weatherstopper

420g/m, 100% FLOtech Polyester Softshell (with Brushed lining)

A heavyweight fabric with multi-directional performance, a soft hand, subtle shine and excellent durability. It is recommended for our softshell jackets.

Recommended for:

Softshell winter jacket.