Kora announces its Neema Collection, a lightweight blend of yak wool, merino and CoolMax Eco. The fabric is designed around four-season activities and provides thermoregulation and breathability in all temperatures.
Neema is the latest in Kora’s line of Hima-Layer fabrics, a blend of 20 percent yak wool, 40 percent merino and 40 percent recycled polyester (a high-performance fiber used for its wicking and quick dry properties).
The Neema layers are designed as a stand-alone skin-fit summer layer or a lightweight base layer for all-year-round activities.
“We conceived, designed, and developed the Neema fabric from the ground up,” said Kora founder, Michael Kleinwort. “Drawing on the needs of daily shifts between chasing kids, working and sneaking in some exercise, we found that we wanted a light base layer that would perform all day outside, inside and around the city. Neema offers all the benefits of yak wool in a fabric that’s lightweight, highly breathable and easy to care for.”
The Hima-Layer fabric in the Neema collection is knitted in a rib construction. It’s easy to pull on and off, and with extra length in the sleeve and body, it won’t ride up. Neema weighs 160gms. The combination of yak and merino provides body temperature regulation and odor resistance, and the addition of the polyester keeps the body dry and comfortable.
Construction of the garments focuses on reducing bulk, weight and waste. Labels are pad-prints. Seams use a triple step zig-zag on an overlock seam to improve durability and have a flat, comfortable fit against the body.
The collection includes three styles for men and women: a tank, short sleeve crew, long sleeve crew, and a relaxed-fitting hat. The collection is available in Kora’s new colorways: light grey and sky blue.
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