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Custom Wicking Fabric

Discover the perfect wicking fabric for your next creative project and make amazing customised fashion that draws moisture away from the skin and keeps you cool, comfortable and dry. Wicking material is ideal for making sportswear to optimise performance.

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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

Terry Towelling

A highly durable and absorbent cotton Terry and microfibre blend, ideal for dressing gowns, towels, sweatbands and more.

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Loose Knit Jersey

5% elastane, good stretch and recovery, breathable, moisture-wicking, interesting random pattern knit, homespun effect, 185gsm

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Speaker Grille Cloth

Woven, poly, acoustic fabric for speakers. Open weave, mesh like quality. 140gsm. Soft, elastic, 4-way stretch. Fix to speaker grille.

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

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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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Lycra Matt

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

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Lycra Heavy Matt

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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Florence Power Net

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

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Breathable Waterproof

100% waterproof, quick dry. PU coated smooth face, white base, firm solid handle. Slight transparency. 155gsm. Outdoor furnishings

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Airflow Light Sports Stretch

Pique knit, unique holes, woven poly-blend, soft, 140gsm, breathable and easy to move in, air flows through.

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What is wicking fabric? 

Wicking fabric draws moisture away from the skin towards the outer layer of the fabric to keep the wearer dry and comfortable. These technical fabrics have an increased surface area, allowing for a larger absorption of water away from the skin and a quicker rate of evaporation. Through a complex 'capillary' like construct, moisture is transported through this network to the surface where it's spread out into a thinner layer.  
Wicking fabrics are also known as breathable fabrics, as air can leave freely and enter freely. These properties lend wicking material well to making sportswear, where body temperature rises and perspiration is inevitable.  

Popular wicking fabrics include 

  • Breathable Waterproof 
  • Airflow Sports Stretch 
  • Lycra 
  • G-Mesh 
  • Neoprene 
  • Speaker Cloth 
  • Softshell Jersey 

How is it manufactured? 

High-tech polyester textiles are treated with wicking agents which, when knitted with fine, water-repellent fibres, creates a technical capillary system that increases surface area. Polyester, unlike cotton, absorbs only 0.4% of its weight in water, compared to 7%, so all wicking material is made from synthetic fibre blends.

Each wicking fabric is made using different yarns that will affect the performance of the wicking capabilities and preferred end use. Heavier fabrics are made using thicker yarns, so the wicking ability will be less effective than lightweight fabrics, however heavier wicking materials are good for colder climates and  
These capillaries diffuse the highly concentrated areas of moisture to lower concentrated areas in order to increase the rate of evaporation away from the fabric.

Purposes of wicking fabrics 

Typically, technical wicking fabrics are used for sportswear so the person can stay cool and maximise performance. Other clothing garments are made using wicking material, such as wetsuits, jackets and t-shirts. The Speaker Cloth is also used for covering speaker grilles and in arts and crafts too.  


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

  • Breathable – easily let's air in and out, helping to regulate body temperature during exercise or hot climates. If you were to exercise wearing cotton, and you're in a cold environment, sweat will build up and leave you feeling freezing, which can be dangerous.  
  • Quick drying – the fact that the moisture is transported to the surface and spread over across a large, thin layer, means it can evaporate quickly and the area can dry.  
  • Permeable -  this is the fabric's ability to transport moistures through its own construction, and the extent of how permeable a fabric is will depend on the sizes of spaces between yarns.   
  • Wicking – wicking fabrics don't just absorb water, they absorb and then move the moisture to drier areas, ideally the surface, where it can evaporate. 
  • Insulating – many wicking materials are also great insulators, in that the sweat doesn't pool and have chance to turn cold.

Advantages of wicking fabrics

Wicking fabrics are perfect for making sports apparel, as they help the wearer to excel at their performance and stay comfortable. Not only do they mitigate the problems with moisture retention in fabrics, they're also soft, comfortable and highly technical with many other desired properties.