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fabrics & bases

- ATHLETICS -
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BRUSHED YOGA - often seen in our surprise Saturday PRINTS. Is a mid weight athletic   80/20% Polyester/lycra. This base is often printed on across the grain to provide maximum coverage on the bum. It is soft to the touch with a brushed feeling. Brushed yoga is great for many styles and is the most versatile base Bear and Roo stocks.

AIR - Light, semi-compressive, full matte finish and great stretch! 77% poly, 23% elastane gives amazing stretch all ways. Double brushed faces, hyper wicking and drying. Air is great for many styles and is a fan favourite for leggings, lakesides, tanks, tops , nevadas and the list could go on and on.
 
AIR DELUXE - the softest activewear fabric we have.  This 4-way silky stretch air skin fabric is complex to describe, because it's light feeling but still weighted for tops and underwear. Luxurious touch and pearl finish. 82% Nylon  18% Lycra. Perfect for underwear , bralettes, tops, lakesides, tops, kids wear etc. great for a thinner base legging but is not squat proof.
 
FLEX- mid weight - semi compressive, sheen finish and amazing stretch. 89% Polyester, 11% Spandex and also provides UPF 50+ properties to protect from the elements in outdoor activities. Perfect for leggings, bras, tamaracks, whitecaps, tops and again could go on and on for styles.

YOGA LUXE - a thicker weight yoga with a sheen line flex. It holds a compression fit. (However since released we cut opposite direction to provide better stretch ) this athletic is milled in Europe so has a different structure then our regular bases. Luxe is perfect for womens shorties, miles, bras, slim racer, tornado tanks, lakeside pants, nevadas , chill pants, and a compression fit legging.

YOGA ATHLETIC - is your basic yoga base. 88% Nylon  12% Spandex its matte colour, mid weight , medium stretch. Perfect for leggings, bras, nevadas, lakesides , etc. you can got wrong with a basic yoga base.
 
TUNDRA - is what winter dreams are made of. Amazing stretch but backed with fleece. Perfect mid layer for outdoor skiing, hiking, back country exploration, anything in the chilly weather! It's great for layering without getting bulky. Fully Matte silky finished exterior face with low-pile plush fleece interior face. Perfect for hoodies, Sweatshirts, Joggers, Leggings, Thermal layers and much much more! Polyester nylon blend.

BRUSHED EXTREME - previously called brushed yoga but with our prints taken over that name this one needed revamped. Brushed extreme you need to feel it to believe it. It has a peach fuzz touch that is impossible to resist. The highest quality of double brushed performance compressive fabric for your leggings, crops, hoodies, and more. It is a poly nylon blend. Perfect for high abrasion athletic for outdoor skiing, hiking, back country exploration, anything in the chilly weather!
 

ATHLEISURES -fabrics are semi-compressive, a high quality performance athletic knit. Suitable for all athletic styles. They are not fully squat proof (take caution to light colours and sizing of the garment) 

ACTIVE - fabrics are light weight, semi-compressive, high quality performance athletic knit. Suitable for all athletic styles. They are not fully squat proof (take caution to light colours and sizing of the garment). Super soft with wonderful drape and stretch, moisture wicking and nylon based. (Makers fav styles - boreal and lakeside joggers, leggings, underwear, bras, tanks and a light weight sweater - alpine pullover) 

What does semi- compressive mean?
These fabrics provide medium support for bras, a casual fit for leggings, and a structured but not super fitted fit for tops. 

  
BASICS -
SPANDEX FRENCH TERRY - fabrics are mid weight often made 95% cotton 5% spandex. Most are milled organic cotton in North America but occasionally some are imported. Spandex French terry has great stretch making it a base that can be very versatile for styles. 

100% COTTON FRENCH TERRY - fabrics are mid to thicker weight. Most are milled organic cotton in North America but occasionally some are imported. 100% cotton French terry features a high loop back that has limited stretch.  IT is ideal for all things cozy and comfy.  Think hoodies and sweats. 

SPONGE FRENCH TERRY - fabrics are light to mix weight some made 100% cotton others contain a poly blend. Sponge French terry has great stretch for being cotton but doesn’t have recovery. These items are extremely comfy but can tend to stretch out as day goes on.  The loops are sewn on the exterior with the smooth side on the inside. Think all styles made for chilling. 
SHERPA FRENCH TERRY - fabrics are light to mix weight some made 95% cotton  and 5% spandex. Sherpa French terry has great stretch for being cotton but doesn’t have recovery. These items are extremely comfy but can tend to stretch out as day goes on.  The sherpa can be worn on inside and Outside. Think all styles made for chilling and staying warm.

CORE FRENCH TERRY - fabrics are a mid to heavy weight. 95% cotton 5% spandex.  Holding great drape and amazing stretch. Don’t let thr heavier weight fool you, it is still packed with lots of softness and stretch. 
RIB KNIT - fabrics are mid weight often made 95% cotton 5% spandex. Most are milled organic cotton in North America but occasionally some are imported. Cotton rib has great stretch, is a structured and hardy (holds up to the roughest play 😉) rib, and is suitable for many BR styles. 
BAMBOO / TENCEL / MODAL / JERSEY - Bear and Roo stocks various lightweight fabrics through the seasons. These are high quality , light weight fabrics that are often ideal for tops, dresses, and lounge wear. For exact content read fabric listing for complete details. 
Specialty Knits  - for seasonal bests, a variety of fabrics are brought in. These are carefully selected for high end quality. Specialty fabrics can include bamboo, tencel, sweater knits, brushed items, and our top trending cloud 9. 
If you would ever like a sample of a base popped into your order please leave me a note at checkout so we can make this happen. I understand the desire to touch some bases and I want to make sure they are a fabric for you.