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Polartec’s®  Power Air™  now in colors and black

Compare with this Power Air hoodie.

Foxwear simpler design for just $89

https://houdinisportswear.com/en-eu/clothing/sweaters-hoodies/mens-mono-air-houdi-220714

short video about Power Air ™ https://www.polartecpowerair.com/video

Here’s my review of the Polartec Power Air shirt:

  Just got back – mid-20’s;  sun is behind the clouds;  slight breeze;  lots of snow around …

  I was wearing as base layer a thin Power Wool shirt

 the next layer is Power Air shirt with 1″ high collar

and finally a Power Shield/Power Stretch E Vap Lite jacket.

 Three times going up a steep hill behind the shop of around 5 minutes each, my upper body was perfect.

Here you see Black, burgundy, gray/cornflower and navy in regular Power Air fabric:

and here you see lightweight Power Air in navy and black

New Prices

E Vap Lite jacket     $ 94

Standard style jacket of most fabrics or E Vap Plus jacket or Snowboard jacket  $ 100

Power Stretch tights  $ 49

Power Stretch  Merino Wool tights  $ 49

Power Shield tights   $ 70

Power Shield pants   $ 94

Fleece pants  $ 66

Backcountry pants  $ 70

NeoShell jacket  $ 165

Neoshell rain pants  $ 165

Power Shield rain pants  $ 120

Power Dry or Power Wool shirt   $ 38

Power Dry or Power Wool short-slv shirt   $ 32

Polartec Delta for shirts come in medium gray and citron/olive.  The first is somewhat warmer than the 2nd one. … long-sleeved shirts  $45    short-sl   $40

 Polartec Power Air is an insulation middle layer in colors…. also a lightweight style in black …. long-sleeved shirts   $ 65

Power Air full-zip hoodie $ 89

Pullover 1/4 zip t-shirt   $ 59

Hoodie shirt  – simple pullover style $ 60

Vests   $ 65

Hats  $ 10

Earband headband  $ 10

Balaclava   $ 15

Socks   $ 8

Newest Polartec fabrics

Newest Polartec fabric details

    For tights and hoodies  —  Power Stretch/Merino Wool now available in yellow as well as black … be visible when worn as the outer layer and  great warmth when used as the first layer.     6.8 oz / sq yd      47% wool;  42% nylon;  11% spandex

      A warm style of Power Stretch Pro for tights, hoodies, hats or socks.   DWR makes it very water and snow resistant.   Black  and gray 7 oz / sq yd  https://www.polartec.com/fabrics/base/power-stretch-pro 

    NeoShell  —    5.4 oz /sq yd     spruce green      warm version   this style has brushed tricot fleece on the inner side of the fabric.    

   Power Air —          Polartec® Power Air™ is a new revolutionary knit construction fabric that encapsulates air to retain warmth and reduce microfiber shedding.   It is a performance fabric with advanced thermal efficiency that sheds up to 5x less than other premium mid-layer fabrics.     Black, dark navy blue,  off-white, burgundy and gray/cornflower. Also in a thinner Power Air black.

How-To Measure Yourself for Garment Sizing

 

 

 

 

Here at Foxwear we offer custom sizing on every item, but if you haven’t been fitted for clothing before you may not have your measurements handy. Remember, sports clothing and casual clothing are fit differently. Note this when taking measurements for pants vs tights etc. Some measurements will be easier to take with a helper. If you have any questions about measurements, please send us an email or give us a call!

Sleeve/arm length: Continue reading How-To Measure Yourself for Garment Sizing

Our diversity business in Idaho

10 years ago Patricia Ama and I shared Royal African Culture with Foxwear. What better way to express our love of diversity? Following are pictures of this adventure.

A brief history of Ama’s Royal African Culture work in Salmon.

A happy student

Upon getting USA citizenship 10 years ago, teaching W African cooking was great fun.

Idaho teachers heard Ama was living in our community and so she was invited to give these youngsters a glimpse of the world they couldn’t even imagine.

Next came using our industrial sewing machines for African styles using African fabric.

Design created at the shop

A few customers called after discovering us on the Internet.

Gwen wearing a casual dress of Ama’s

We introduced Ama’s creations to people visiting fairs in Salmon Idaho and Western Montana. People needing diversity were overjoyed.

Face mask of African fabric

Here are some creations

We’ve been interested in these fabrics for a long time.

fabric more fashionable

fabric and clothes made of African fabric

We use fabrics from Ghana and the Netherlands.   Here is a good article on both called   African fabrics recent history

www.nytimes.com/2012/11/15/fashion/15iht-ffabric15.html

Leaving the Kumasi, Ghana market after a successful day of selling, I walked into the path of another clothing manufacturer.  After some talk we realized how much we had in common.  From there it was the commitment of working together.

Now we design and sew clothes in America and visit Ghana and Holland often.   You’ll see what also is made in the shop at  thefoxwear.net

With a background strongly immersed in my Ashanti culture, I know how each African fabric pattern represents a part of life.

I’ve learned how to use industrial sewing machines for the clothes I make.

From working in business (Volvo) and selling at the biggest market in West Africa as well as the Missoula Montana People’s Market, I’ve learned how to give customers what they want.

Here you’ll see some of the fabrics and clothes we make – https://www.instagram.com/f.lou/

  contact us via floufox@yahoo.com