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Custom Sports Fabric

Discover this wide range of sports fabric, specifically designed to help enhance your workout performance and help keep your body cool and dry throughout. From leggings and swimsuits to vests and cycle shorts, discover the best sportswear fabric to make your own exercise apparel at home.

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1-2 Days Production
1-2 Days Production

Cottons, Silks, Jerseys, Recycled Poly-fabrics & more

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Quick delivery within 2-5 days once shipped

Lifestyle Recycled Poly Jersey

Lifestyle Recycled Poly Jersey, 160gsm, certified by the Global Recycled Standard (GRS).

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Flex Sport Lycra

Use this stretchy lycra for swimwear and athletic garments.

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Olympic Sports Jersey

Lightweight and breathable, this sportswear mesh jersey is perfect for high-intensity activities.

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Airflow Light Sports Stretch

Woven pique knit. Characteristic airflow holes. Soft, breathable, cool. Flawless print. 140gsm. Running gear, rain jacket linings.

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Chain Jersey

Pique knitted jersey with chain mail surface texture detail. Heavy, 255gsm. Breathable with light sheen, great for clothing.

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Softshell Jersey

Technical jersey, 2 layers bonded together. Similar texture to Scuba. Soft, breathable. Punchy colours, brushed reverse. 350gsm

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Slinky Matt Lycra

82% poly, 18% Lycra. 210gsm. 4 way stretch. Very flexible. Smooth & versatile. Leggings, activewear & swimwear

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Florence Net

Knitted tulle mesh fabric. Fray resistant, lightweight, 60gsm. Delicate fluid drape, super stretchy. Tent linings, outer garments

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Heavy Brushed Sweat Jersey

Thick jersey, smooth to touch on one side. 260gsm. Soft brushed reverse. High detailed finish. Good for winter clothes.

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Lifestyle Recycled Poly Jersey

160gsm, stretchy, feels good on the skin. Ideal for gym tops, T-Shirts. Quick drying & slightly water absorbent.

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Heavy Matt Lycra

Heaviest of our Lycra options. 92% poly, 8% elastane. Thick and stretchy with a matt face. Form fitting. Great for dresses.

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Matt Lycra

90% poly, 10% elastane. 140gsm. Beautiful smooth, matt face. Springy and comfortable. Ideal for cosplay, dresses, hot pants.

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Lycra Soft Sheen

85% poly, 15% elastane. Moisture wicking and smooth. Resists abrasion and fading. Form fitting. Ideal for swimsuits, dresses

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Knitted poly face backed onto spongy, thick Neoprene. 1000gsm, opaque. Water absorbent, thermal insulator. Good for wetsuits.

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Quilted Jersey Stretch

Knitted Jersey with wadding layer for extra padding. 255gsm. Stamped diamond quilt effect. Water absorbent. Crafts, garments.

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Heavyweight weft-knitted Lycra. 274gsm. Smooth, thick, lively. 4 way stretch. White base tone, slight sheen. Natural flowing drape

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Rox Sports Jersey

A breathable fabric with good stretch on the weft. Smooth and flat, perfect for sports wear and athleisure garments.

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Soft Fashion Jersey

Stretchy, breathable and lightweight, perfect for slim fitting sportswear.

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What is sports fabric? 

Sports fabric is any fabric that is specifically designed to be worn for exercise or as part of a sport's kit. The type of material you choose can affect many factors; the thickness, warmth, durability, style, as well as the way it enhances your performance. Sportswear fabric is technical fabric, in that it has absorb sweat rapidly and move it to the surface where it can evaporate and dry. The idea is that you can wear sports fabric during your activities and remain cool, allowing you to excel. This includes everything from running to swimming. 

It's important to find a fabric that is both form fitting to offer support and also stretchy enough so you can move freely without restriction. Wearing loose fitting garments for exercise and sports isn't practical, as you need to be as streamlined as possible, however you could say that basketball jerseys are an exception. Aside from exercise, sportswear is also a fashion in itself, consisting of tracksuits, jackets and hoodies that can be worn as everyday apparel. Thicker, more textured jerseys, like the Diamond Jersey or Quilted Stretch Jersey are great for outerwear or a more warming top in colder climates.  

Popular T-Shirt fabrics include 

  • Airflow sports stretch 
  • Jersey 
  • Florence net 
  • G-mesh 
  • Lycra 

How is it manufactured? 

Each individual sports fabric is manufactured in its own way, consisting of different fibres, yarn thickness and a knitted, woven or mesh-like construction. These factors will determine the look and feel of your finished sportswear material; whether it’s smooth, textured, brushed, stretchy, transparent. Sports fabric for swimwear is mainly made from Lycra, where there's a strong stretch that goes back to its original form instantly, keeping the swimmer streamlined, without any movement restriction. Combining polyester with other materials like elastane or cotton, give each sportswear fabric a distinct handle.  

Purpose of T-Shirt fabric 

The main purpose of sports fabric is to allow sportspeople to perform their activities in total comfort whilst wicking moisture and perspiration away from the body. Depending on the intensity of your workout, you will want to pick the right sportswear fabric. For example cotton is super absorbent, meaning it's fine for low intensity activities however not anything more strenuous because it would end up sodden. All sports materials are breathable, however due to the individual manufacturing processes, this will vary slightly between them.  


Because there are so many different choices when it comes to sportswear fabric, there are also many properties associated with them. Here are just a few favourites: 

  • Breathable – the construction of the fabric allows air to enter and escape, helping to regulate the body temperature and prevent excessive sweating. 
  • Moisture wicking – the construction of the fabric produces a larger surface area, meaning more moisture can be absorbed and moved to the surface where it can be evaporated quickly.  
  • Durable – with exercise comes strenuous movement, so the fabric must be able to stand the test of time without fraying or pilling.  
  • Stretchy – it's important that the fabric is flexible and ready to support any activity, moving with the body and springing back into its original form. 

Advantages of Sportswear fabric 

Fabric for sports is specifically designed for workouts and other forms of exercise. This means the textiles are long-lasting, strong and perfectly suited to deal with perspiration and bacteria. From leggings and swimsuits to vests and cycle shorts, you can make your own unique sportswear to be worn all year round. Both cooling and heat retaining, these textiles are so versatile and help to enhance your sporting performance.