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DriRelease Fabric

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The Snikwah line of shirts are made from the patented DriRelease® fabric that pulls liquid away from the skin and pushes it outside of the fabric, where it quickly evaporates. The technology keeps you dry and because DriRelease® is woven into the yarn and not applied as a coating to the fabric, it won’t wash out over time.


The Snikwah line of shirts keep you cooler in hotter temps, warmer in colder temps, and the design is revolutionary. Just like you, there is nothing else like it. The shirts breathe so well you can easily breathe right through them!

Technology

Patented for Performance

DriRelease® with FreshGuard® offers a patented blend of 85-90% hydrophobic/synthetic (“water-hating”) fabrics and 10-15% natural/hydrophilic (“water-loving”) fibers. This intimate combination works together to efficiently grab liquid away from the skin and push it to the outside of the fabric where it can evaporate quickly. That’s why clothing made with DriRelease® always feels soft and always stays dry.

Permanent Moisture Wicking

Ironically, the nemesis of most wicking fabrics is water. It’s true. Chemically-treated performance fabrics lose their ability to wick away moisture over time with each washing. Not DriRelease®. Our moisture-transport system is built into the yarn and delivers everlasting wicking that won’t wash out.

Neutralizes Odors With FreshGuard®

​FreshGuard® is an odor neutralizer that is embedded in all DriRelease® fabrics. It eliminates odors in garments by blocking odor-causing sebaceous body oils from attaching to the fabric – also stopping the attraction of odor-causing bacteria. Not an anti-microbial or anti-bacterial, which attack bacteria that possess positive functions, FreshGuard® is friendly to the environment.

​Unlike other products, which use a topical anti-microbial finish, FreshGuard® is a process that is built directly into DriRelease® fabrics and doesn’t come out in the wash. In fact, all FreshGuard® engineered fabrics are put through standard ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) wash tests, which include 50 washings. In each of these tests, FreshGuard® products emerged untouched.

Snikwah’s Proprietary DriRelease® Fabric Delivers Over 50+ UPF Rating

In September 2014, Shenzhen Academy of Metrology & Quality Inspection published their results on Snikwah’s proprietary blend of Snikwah’s Dri-Release® fabric for UPF protection. Shenzhen tested the following colors: white, black, grey, blue, yellow, pink, red, orange, teal, blue camo sublimation and the pink camo sublimation. Snikwah was awarded the highest rating possible, greater than 50 UPF factor on all colors except white and the sublimation blends which use white as the base material. The white blends tested an unheard-of over 44+ UPF. It is very rare for the majority of an ecological textile line to receive a 50+ UPF rating. Most commercially available fabrics including specialty fabrics fall well below this Gold Standard in skin protection.

Shenzhen Academy of Metrology & Quality Inspection laboratories specialize in testing fiber, yarn, fabric, clothing ornamental products and performance apparel. Additionally, Shenzhen has played a main role in drafting international standards for textiles. All of their testing is in accordance with International standards such as ISO, AATCC, ASTM, ANSI, BS, IWS, etc.