Fabric Technology

Performex Fabrics

Wind Resistant:
This garment acts against or opposes the penetration of wind or air, removing the chill factor when worn

Waterproof:
The fabrics pores have been closed and therefore will not allow water or air to pass through them making the garment waterproof.

Showerproof:
This garment resists water from absorbing/penetrating into the fabric up to a light rainfall keeping you dry.
UPF:
The UPF rating for this garment indicates how effective the fabric is at blocking out solar ultraviolet radiation from reaching the skin. This Samurai garment has a protective rating of 40+
Wickability:
This fabric has been developed to disperse moisture and allow it to pass through to the surface of the fabric, away from the body so that evaporation takes place, keeping the user cool, dry and comfortable.
Anti-Bacterial:
The fibres in this fabric have been chemically treated to incorporate an anti-bacterial chemical making the finished garment resistant to the growth of micro-organisms (fungal)
Breathability:
This fabric allows air vapour to circulate around the body, keeping the body cooler for longer when worn.

Standard Fabrics

Mesh 140g, 100% Polyester Strong mesh fabric used primarily for linings and contrast panelling Recommended for…Linings, contrast panelling, air cool panels Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Grey, Navy, Red, Sky Blue, White
Brushed Fleece 330g, 65% Polyester, 35% Cotton This is a traditional hoodie fabric available in an excellent quality and weight. With its clean knitted face and brushed reverse offering high level of warmth. . Manufactured in solid colour rolls it is the ideal fabric to produce modern cut & sew designs, and also available in a grey yarn dyed marl. Recommended for…Multisport Team and Leisurewear including Hoodies, Sweatshirts, Sweatpants, Shorts etc. Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Aussie Gold, Black, Bottle Green, Emerald Green, Grey, Lime Green, Maroon, Navy, Red, Royal Blue, Sky Blue, White, Amber Yellow, Dark Grey, Marl Grey
Microfleece 220g, 100% Polyester A light-weight polar fleece used for Jacket and Windbreaker linings etc. Soft and light to touch and provides that extra layer of warmth in cold conditions and climates. Recommended for…Linings for Jackets, Windbreakers and Cricket Sweaters Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Cream, grey
Cotton Jersey 185g, 220g, 100% Cotton Our soft feel Cotton Jersey fabric is of a superior staple cotton quality which offers a durable and clean-faced fabric. Manufactured in solid colour rolls it is the ideal fabric to produce modern cut & sew designs Recommended for…Multisport Leisurewear including Tee’s, Polo’s, Vests, Shorts etc Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Aussie Gold, Black, Bottle Green, Chocolate, Emerald Green, Grey, Lime Green, Maroon, Navy, Orange, Red, Royal Blue, Sky Blue, White, Amber Yellow, Dark Grey (Chocolate and Orange available in 220g only)
Cotton Drill 290g, 100% Cotton A Cotton Drill is a stout durable cotton fabric with a strong diagonal weave, making it perfectly suitable for the rigors of contact training and match play. Manufactured in solid colour rolls it is the ideal fabric to produce modern cut & sew designs. Recommended for…Multisport Teamwear including Rugby Shorts, Training Tops, Bibs etc Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Aussie Gold, Black, Bottle Green, Emerald Green, Grey, Maroon, Navy, Red, Royal Blue, Sky Blue, White, Amber Yellow
Polar Fleece 350g, 100% Polyester Polar fleece with its anti-pill qualities is a soft, medium weight, warm and comfortable fabric with great thermal insulation due to its looped structure. Soft, light and comfortable to wear in most climates. Recommended for…Fleeces Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Bottle Green, Grey, Lime Green, Maroon, Navy, Red, Royal Blue, Sky Blue, White, Amber Yellow, Dark Grey
Peach Microfibre 145g, 100% polyester A durable traditional woven fabric ideally suited for leisurewear styles due to it’s soft peach hand feel and matt appearance. Soft light and comfortable to wear in most climates. A fabric that is equally comfortable with or without lining. . Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Aussie Gold, Black, Bottle Green, Cream, Emerald Green, Grey, Maroon, Navy, Orange, Purple, Red, Royal Blue, Sky Blue, White & Amber Yellow
Ikeda 280g, 360g, 65% polyester, 35% cotton Our traditional Poly Cotton jersey fabric, available in both a medium and heavy-weight. This is both robust and comfortable for the rigours of match play but can also be used in certain off field garments. Manufactured in solid colour rolls it is the ideal fabric to produce modern cut & sew designs. Also available in bespoke yarn-dyed hooped designs made to order. . Recommended for…Traditional Rugby Shirts Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Aussie Gold, Black, Bottle Green, Burgundy, Chocolate, Amber Yellow, Emerald Green, Grey, Maroon, Navy, Purple, Red, Royal Blue, Sky Blue and White

Windproof Fabrics

This garment acts against or opposes the penetration of wind or air, removing the chill factor when worn.

 

Taslan Nylon: 140g, 100% Nylon

Taslan is a modern, high-tech, woven polyester fabric. It is a strong, durable fabric, ideal for outer wear garments you may want to train in every day of the week. The polyester has an added benefit of being coated with a milky PV film which also makes the fabric shower-proof (if used in conjunction with taped seams)

Recommended for…Multi Sport garments and outerwear, including training tops & jackets.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Aussie Gold, Black, Bottle Green, Emerald Green, Grey, Maroon, Navy, Red, Royal

Pineapple Ripstop: 114g, 100% Polyester

A fashionable multi use medium weight fabric, which is both durable and hardwearing. It is fully water proof (if used in conjunction with taped seams) and also has the added benefit of a breathable membrane, making it adaptable to changing climates (depending on lining choice) yet allowing the wearer full air-circulation. It has a soft hand feel and matt finish, with a slight textured ‘Pineapple’ stitch design.

Recommended for…Multisport performance team wear including track pants, leisure jackets & leisure shorts.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Grey, Navy, Red

Ripstop Nylon: 125g, 100% Nylon

Ripstop nylon is a light-weight nylon fabric interwoven with reinforcement threads in a crosshatch pattern. A strong warp yarn is woven at intervals so that tears will not spread. This fabric is also treated with a milky PU coating giving if the added benefit of being shower-proof (if used in conjunction with taped seams) A fashionable multi use fabric, which is both durable and hardwearing, with a large scale ‘check’ stitch design.

Recommended for…Multisport Leisurewear including outerwear, training tops, jackets.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Navy, Black, Bottle Green, Red, Grey

Bonded Shell Mesh 230g, Outer: 94%Polyester/4%Elastane Inner: 100% polyester mesh

This is a new generation fabric that thermally bonds together two fabrics. In this case, a stretch woven fabric and a light-weight jersey mesh. The combination of which provides all the positive aspects of a durable tight-weave fabric with the stretch and comfort of a jersey fabric. In addition to this a TPU shower-proof membrane is layered between the two fabrics, making it fully waterproof if used in conjunction with taped seams.

Recommended for…jackets, contact training tops, windbreaker, hoodie & sweatshirts etc.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Navy

Suitable for Sublimation

Bonded Shell Mesh 230g, Outer: 94%Polyester/4%Elastane Inner: 100% polyester mesh

This fashion-forward fabric thermally bonded together two fabrics. In this case, a knitted jersey with a lightweight Polar fleece inner with all the thermal aspects this can provide, yet aesthetically having a clean and smooth face fabric. In-between these two fabrics is a TPU membrane which provides a shower-proof yet breathable layer. This is a fashion-led fabric offering a more dynamic and formal aspect to a traditional Hoodie or Jacket.

Recommended for…Multisport performance team wear including jackets, contact training tops.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Grey, Navy, red

Four Way Stretch: 166g, 89% Polyester, 11% Elastane

This premium elastomeric woven fabric uses a combination of elastane yarn and woven construction to provide a fabric that can stretch in each direction. This provides the wearer with additional comfort and an excellent range of movement which is ideal for functional sportswear.

Recommended for…Multisport performance team wear, track pants, leisure jackets, leisure shorts and many other functional garments.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Navy

Poly Fleece: 280g, 100% Polyester

A trend led fabric which offers a semi-sheen clean face, with a brushed fleece anti-pill backing. The look aesthetically updates a traditional hoodie, yet provides all the thermal warmth associated with a traditional fleece fabric.

Recommended for…Multisport performance team wear including hoodies, leisure jackets.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Navy, Red

Smooth Nylon: 120g, 100% Polyester

A hard-wearing fabric that is fully waterproof (if used in conjunction with taped seams) with a semi-breathable membrane, making it adaptable to changing climates (depending on lining choice) yet allowing the wearer good air circulation. It is soft and smooth to the touch with a semi-matt finish, making it a popular choice for heavier usage Windbreakers and Jackets.

Recommended for…Multisport performance team wear that includes, rain suits, shower tops, windbreakers, wet pants, jackets etc. Also suitable as a combination fabric in conjunction with nylons etc.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Aussie Gold, Black, Bottle Green, Grey, Maroon, Navy, Red, Royal Blue, White, Amber Yellow Suitable for Sublimation

Suitable for Sublimation

Micro Light Ripstop: 105g, 100% Polyester

A This easy care Ripstop sports fabric makes it a popular choice for leisurewear use. An extremely fashionable multi use light weight fabric, which is both durable and hard-wearing. It can be easily adapted to differing climates or seasons, depending on lining choice. Soft and light to touch, functional and comfortable to wear in any climate.

Recommended for…Multisport performance teamwear including tracksuits, leisure shorts, windbreaker jackets etc.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Navy, Red, White

WATERPROOF FABRICS

The fabrics pores have been closed and therefore will not allow water or air to pass through them making the garment waterproof.

 

Taslan Nylon: 140g, 100% Nylon

Taslan is a modern, high-tech, woven polyester fabric. It is a strong, durable fabric, ideal for outer wear garments you may want to train in every day of the week. The polyester has an added benefit of being coated with a milky PV film which also makes the fabric shower-proof (if used in conjunction with taped seams)

Recommended for…Multi Sport garments and outerwear, including training tops & jackets.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Aussie Gold, Black, Bottle Green, Emerald Green, Grey, Maroon, Navy, Red, Royal

Pineapple Ripstop: 114g, 100% Polyester

A fashionable multi use medium weight fabric, which is both durable and hardwearing. It is fully water proof (if used in conjunction with taped seams) and also has the added benefit of a breathable membrane, making it adaptable to changing climates (depending on lining choice) yet allowing the wearer full air-circulation. It has a soft hand feel and matt finish, with a slight textured ‘Pineapple’ stitch design.

Recommended for…Multisport performance team wear including track pants, leisure jackets & leisure shorts.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Grey, Navy, Red

Bonded Shell Mesh 230g, Outer: 94%Polyester/4%Elastane Inner: 100% polyester mesh

This is a new generation fabric that thermally bonds together two fabrics. In this case, a stretch woven fabric and a light-weight jersey mesh. The combination of which provides all the positive aspects of a durable tight-weave fabric with the stretch and comfort of a jersey fabric. In addition to this a TPU shower-proof membrane is layered between the two fabrics, making it fully waterproof if used in conjunction with taped seams.

Recommended for…jackets, contact training tops, windbreaker, hoodie & sweatshirts etc.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Navy

Suitable for Sublimation

Bonded Shell Mesh 230g, Outer: 94%Polyester/4%Elastane Inner: 100% polyester mesh

This fashion-forward fabric thermally bonded together two fabrics. In this case, a knitted jersey with a lightweight Polar fleece inner with all the thermal aspects this can provide, yet aesthetically having a clean and smooth face fabric. In-between these two fabrics is a TPU membrane which provides a shower-proof yet breathable layer. This is a fashion-led fabric offering a more dynamic and formal aspect to a traditional Hoodie or Jacket.

Recommended for…Multisport performance team wear including jackets, contact training tops.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Grey, Navy, red

Smooth Nylon: 120g, 100% Polyester

A hard-wearing fabric that is fully waterproof (if used in conjunction with taped seams) with a semi-breathable membrane, making it adaptable to changing climates (depending on lining choice) yet allowing the wearer good air circulation. It is soft and smooth to the touch with a semi-matt finish, making it a popular choice for heavier usage Windbreakers and Jackets.

Recommended for…Multisport performance team wear that includes, rain suits, shower tops, windbreakers, wet pants, jackets etc. Also suitable as a combination fabric in conjunction with nylons etc.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Aussie Gold, Black, Bottle Green, Grey, Maroon, Navy, Red, Royal Blue, White, Amber Yellow Suitable for Sublimation

Suitable for Sublimation

SHOWERPROOF FABRICS

This garment resists water from absorbing/penetrating into the fabric up to a light rainfall keeping you dry.

 

Taslan Nylon: 140g, 100% Nylon

Taslan is a modern, high-tech, woven polyester fabric. It is a strong, durable fabric, ideal for outer wear garments you may want to train in every day of the week. The polyester has an added benefit of being coated with a milky PV film which also makes the fabric shower-proof (if used in conjunction with taped seams)

Recommended for…Multi Sport garments and outerwear, including training tops & jackets.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Aussie Gold, Black, Bottle Green, Emerald Green, Grey, Maroon, Navy, Red, Royal

Pineapple Ripstop: 114g, 100% Polyester

A fashionable multi use medium weight fabric, which is both durable and hardwearing. It is fully water proof (if used in conjunction with taped seams) and also has the added benefit of a breathable membrane, making it adaptable to changing climates (depending on lining choice) yet allowing the wearer full air-circulation. It has a soft hand feel and matt finish, with a slight textured ‘Pineapple’ stitch design.

Recommended for…Multisport performance team wear including track pants, leisure jackets & leisure shorts.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Grey, Navy, Red

Ripstop Nylon: 125g, 100% Nylon

Ripstop nylon is a light-weight nylon fabric interwoven with reinforcement threads in a crosshatch pattern. A strong warp yarn is woven at intervals so that tears will not spread. This fabric is also treated with a milky PU coating giving if the added benefit of being shower-proof (if used in conjunction with taped seams) A fashionable multi use fabric, which is both durable and hardwearing, with a large scale ‘check’ stitch design.

Recommended for…Multisport Leisurewear including outerwear, training tops, jackets.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Navy, Black, Bottle Green, Red, Grey

Bonded Shell Mesh 230g, Outer: 94%Polyester/4%Elastane Inner: 100% polyester mesh

This is a new generation fabric that thermally bonds together two fabrics. In this case, a stretch woven fabric and a light-weight jersey mesh. The combination of which provides all the positive aspects of a durable tight-weave fabric with the stretch and comfort of a jersey fabric. In addition to this a TPU shower-proof membrane is layered between the two fabrics, making it fully waterproof if used in conjunction with taped seams.

Recommended for…jackets, contact training tops, windbreaker, hoodie & sweatshirts etc.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Navy

Suitable for Sublimation

Bonded Soft Shell: 266g, Outer: 96% Polyester, 4% Elastane. Inner: 100% Poly Fleece

This fashion-forward fabric thermally bonded together two fabrics. In this case, a knitted jersey with a lightweight Polar fleece inner with all the thermal aspects this can provide, yet aesthetically having a clean and smooth face fabric. In-between these two fabrics is a TPU membrane which provides a shower-proof yet breathable layer. This is a fashion-led fabric offering a more dynamic and formal aspect to a traditional Hoodie or Jacket.

Recommended for…Multisport performance team wear including jackets, contact training tops.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Grey, Navy, red

Four Way Stretch: 166g, 89% Polyester, 11% Elastane

This premium elastomeric woven fabric uses a combination of elastane yarn and woven construction to provide a fabric that can stretch in each direction. This provides the wearer with additional comfort and an excellent range of movement which is ideal for functional sportswear.

Recommended for…Multisport performance team wear, track pants, leisure jackets, leisure shorts and many other functional garments.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Navy

Smooth Nylon: 120g, 100% Polyester

A hard-wearing fabric that is fully waterproof (if used in conjunction with taped seams) with a semi-breathable membrane, making it adaptable to changing climates (depending on lining choice) yet allowing the wearer good air circulation. It is soft and smooth to the touch with a semi-matt finish, making it a popular choice for heavier usage Windbreakers and Jackets.

Recommended for…Multisport performance team wear that includes, rain suits, shower tops, windbreakers, wet pants, jackets etc. Also suitable as a combination fabric in conjunction with nylons etc.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Aussie Gold, Black, Bottle Green, Grey, Maroon, Navy, Red, Royal Blue, White, Amber Yellow Suitable for Sublimation

Suitable for Sublimation

UV PROTECTION FABRICS

The UPF rating for this garment indicates how effective the fabric is at blocking out solar ultraviolet radiation from reaching the skin. This Samurai garment has a protective rating of 40+

 

Ikoma, 100% Polyester

Ikoma: 220g & 280g, 100% Polyester

First generation 100% polyester fabric – our most popular choice for professional teams. It is economically priced which enables teams of all levels to benefit from the comfort, hand feel and functionality. The fabric structure ensures the tensile strength of the fabric can withstand many of the rigors of tough match-play. Available in 220g it is suitable for all climates and seasons. There is also the option of using this fabric for Sublimation printing on face or reverse of fabric offering a smooth or textured finish, and the fabric lends itself to many different apparel uses – most notably our ‘Standard, Pro fit and flex fit’ Rugby shirt options. It is also suitable for leisure and match play shorts and many more multisport match play uses. Manufactured in solid

Colour rolls it is the ideal fabric to produce modern cut & sew designs.

Recommended for… Multisport Teamwear including Rugby Shirts, Match Play Shorts, Training Wear, Leisure Shorts, slipovers etc. Also suitable as a combination panel fabric in other suitable garments.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Aussie Gold, Black, Bottle Green, Cream, Emerald Green, Grey, Maroon, Navy, Orange, Red, Royal Blue, Sky Blue, White, Amber Yellow Suitable for sublimation.

Suitable for Sublimation

Duomax: 315g, 100% Polyester

This new Performex fabric is truly unique as the structure of the knit is such that the face and reverse of fabric is identical – allowing it to be fully reversible and printable on both sides. It is a robust and functional medium weight fabric enhanced by our Performex wicking and UVF properties. One of many team wear match-play uses is for Rugby shirts – being able to offer ‘two shirts in one’. Available only for Sublimation printing, the level of colour and combination will have some restrictions when used as a reversible garment.

Recommended for…Multisport performance team wear. Reversible match play garments.

Suitable for Sublimation

Taslon Poly: 110g, 100% Polyester

Micro Poplin breathable fabric, with a semi-matt sports finish. Developed specifically for Multisport Track pants and Leisure Shorts, this hard wearing durable fabric is proving extremely popular for our professional sports teams. Another sports fabric with our Performex moisture management system.

Recommended for…Multisport performance team wear, track pants, leisure shorts, windbreakers etc. Can also be used as a combination fabric for suitable garments.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Navy

EliteX™: 270g, 95% Polyester, 5% Elastane

EliteX is another exclusive performance Sublimation fabric specifically developed for the modern athlete. The knit structure has a soft and light hand feel; along with the wicking capabilities it provides increased performance for multisport match play and outstanding comfort for leisurewear apparel. The fabric has our own exclusive Performacex moisture management system. The high ‘modulous extension’ fabric works in harmony with the body during periods of exertion, offering no restriction to your movements thus improving performance and comfort on the pitch as well as off it. Being a sublimation fabric it offers endless possibilities in terms of design and colours to truly individualise your kit. Soft and light to touch, functional and comfortable to wear in any climate.

Recommended for…Multisport performance team wear that includes pro-fit rugby 7s, and rugby league match play shirts, fashion fit hoodies and sweats, handball, netball, volleyball, hockey, vests, tracksuits etc.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Navy, White Excellent for Sublimation

Suitable for Sublimation

 

Iconix: 290g, 90% Polyester, 10% Elastane

Our Iconix fabric gives a new meaning to the saying “super sub” because this top of the range performance sublimation fabric is specifically developed for teams playing at the highest level. Iconix is a new breed of technical stretch fabric which is lighter than previous match quality fabrics but with similar core strength. Iconix not only has our exclusive Performex moisture management system, the high ‘modulous extension’ fabric works in harmony with the body during periods of exertion, offering no restriction to your movements therefore improving performance. The increasing pressures on individuals to perform week on week, has meant there is a greater requirement for technical, functional fabrics and Iconix meets this requirement. Developed and recommended for professional match-quality team wear in our Premier Garment ranges.

Recommended for…Multisport Performance Sublimation Teamwear. Competition Fit Rugby Shirts, American Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse and many more match play garments.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Emerald Green, Navy, Red, Sky Blue, White, Maroon, Royal Blue, Pink Suitable for Sublimation.

Suitable for Sublimation

WICKING FABRICS

This fabric has been developed to disperse moisture and allow it to pass through to the surface of the fabric, away from the body so that evaporation takes place, keeping the user cool, dry and comfortable.

Waffle Knit: 140g, 100% Polyester

Our performance leisurewear fabric, this super lightweight micro-mesh knit has a beautifully soft and light feel. With Samurai’s exclusive Performex™ functionality; being quick-dry and anti-bacterial it offers the greatest of comfort to the wearer. It is functional and comfortable to wear in any climate.

Recommended for…Multisport performance garments including polo’s, tees, shorts and vests. Also suitable as a combination panel fabric in other suitable garments

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Emerald Green , Navy, Red, Sky Blue, White, Maroon, Royal Blue, Pink.

Suitable for Sublimation

Pineapple Ripstop: 114g, 100% Polyester

A fashionable multi use medium weight fabric, which is both durable and hardwearing. It is fully water proof (if used in conjunction with taped seams) and also has the added benefit of a breathable membrane, making it adaptable to changing climates (depending on lining choice) yet allowing the wearer full air-circulation. It has a soft hand feel and matt finish, with a slight textured ‘Pineapple’ stitch design.

Recommended for…Multisport performance team wear including track pants, leisure jackets & leisure shorts.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Grey, Navy, Red

Diamond Polyester: 175g, 100% Polyester

The easy care textured sports finish of this fabric makes it a popular choice for general training and leisurewear usage. Also uses the Performex moisture management system and has the added benefit of antibacterial treatment which helps the fabric to appear ‘box fresh’ every time. The micro diamond-knit structure is comfortable to wear and retains its shape, ensuring it performs at every sporting level. Stocked in solid colour fabric rolls the fabric can also be sublimated however, due to the textured finish of the fabric, colour image definition may be slightly reduced.

Recommended for…Multisport performance team wear including polo’s, tee’s, sports vests, gym shorts, leisure shorts etc. Also suitable as a combination panel fabric.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Bottle Green, Cream, Emerald Green, Grey, Maroon, Navy, Red, Royal Blue, Sky Blue, White, Amber Yellow Suitable for Sublimation

Suitable for Sublimation 

Poly Drill: 197g, 100% Polyester

This rugged fabric is used for our premier match play Rugby short range but has many other Multisport match play uses. Lightweight and extremely durable. It has high tensile tear strength, along with great abrasion resistance providing a robust, hard wearing fabric. Another sports fabric with our Perfomex™ moisture management system. It is fade resistant, easy to wash and quick drying. Stocked in popular solid colours but can also be sublimated. Soft and light to touch, functional and comfortable to wear in any climate.

Recommended for…Multisport performance garments including premier rugby shorts, training bibs, slipovers etc. Also suitable as a combination fabric in other suitable garments.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Bottle Green, Navy, Red, White Suitable for Sublimation

Suitable for Sublimation

Durable Eyelet Mesh: 300g, 100% Polyester

This premium eyelet is a robust knit fabric, with an eyelet stitch design producing stable holes in the fabric. This allows for full air flow and lightweight feel yet also ensures the tensile strength of the fabric can withstand many of the rigors of touch match-play. There is also the option of using this fabric for Sublimation printing, and the fabric lends itself to many different apparel uses – most notably our American sports range.

Recommended for…Multisport performance team wear including American football tops, ice hockey tops, baseball tops and H/V vests.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Navy, Red, White

Sublimation

Duomax: 315g, 100% Polyester

This new Performex fabric is truly unique as the structure of the knit is such that the face and reverse of fabric is identical – allowing it to be fully reversible and printable on both sides. It is a robust and functional medium weight fabric enhanced by our Performex wicking and UVF properties. One of many team wear match-play uses is for Rugby shirts – being able to offer ‘two shirts in one’. Available only for Sublimation printing, the level of colour and combination will have some restrictions when used as a reversible garment.

Recommended for…Multisport performance team wear. Reversible match play garments.

Suitable for Sublimation

Smooth Interlock: 140g, 100% Polyester

Interlock Polyester is extremely popular in our Multisport Team wear ranges, due to its lightweight easy care and sports finish properties. The Smooth Interlock Knit surface offers a very durable robust fabric with the added benefit of our Performex moisture management system. Although stocked in solid colour rolls, its smooth outer surface also allows it to be used for Sublimation, providing excellent reproduction of images and logos. whilst it can be embroidered we recommend screen print and transfer application for corporate branding etc.

Recommended for…Multisport performance team wear including polo’s, tee’s, vests, leisure shorts, match day team wear etc.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Emerald Green, Grey, Navy, Purple, Red, Royal Blue, Sky Blue, White, Amber Yellow

EliteX™: 270g, 95% Polyester, 5% Elastane

EliteX is another exclusive performance Sublimation fabric specifically developed for the modern athlete. The knit structure has a soft and light hand feel; along with the wicking capabilities it provides increased performance for multisport match play and outstanding comfort for leisurewear apparel. The fabric has our own exclusive Performacex moisture management system. The high ‘modulous extension’ fabric works in harmony with the body during periods of exertion, offering no restriction to your movements thus improving performance and comfort on the pitch as well as off it. Being a sublimation fabric it offers endless possibilities in terms of design and colours to truly individualise your kit. Soft and light to touch, functional and comfortable to wear in any climate.

Recommended for…Multisport performance team wear that includes pro-fit rugby 7s, and rugby league match play shirts, fashion fit hoodies and sweats, handball, netball, volleyball, hockey, vests, tracksuits etc.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Navy, White Excellent for Sublimation

Suitable for Sublimation

Kusaro Pro: 85% Polyester 15% Elastane

Kusaro is a lightweight fabric specifically developed for use in countries with high temperature and humidity. As a stretch fabric it is suitable for use in either regular fitted garments.

Recommended for…Multisport performance team wear including netball & hockey match and leisurewear, base layers, vests etc. Suitable as a combination fabric and also to provide stretch panelling.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Emerald Green, Maroon, Navy, Red, White Suitable for Sublimation

Suitable for Sublimation

Iconix: 290g, 90% Polyester, 10% Elastane

Our Iconix fabric gives a new meaning to the saying “super sub” because this top of the range performance sublimation fabric is specifically developed for teams playing at the highest level. Iconix is a new breed of technical stretch fabric which is lighter than previous match quality fabrics but with similar core strength. Iconix not only has our exclusive Performex moisture management system, the high ‘modulous extension’ fabric works in harmony with the body during periods of exertion, offering no restriction to your movements therefore improving performance. The increasing pressures on individuals to perform week on week, has meant there is a greater requirement for technical, functional fabrics and Iconix meets this requirement. Developed and recommended for professional match-quality team wear in our Premier Garment ranges.

Recommended for…Multisport Performance Sublimation Teamwear. Competition Fit Rugby Shirts, American Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse and many more match play garments.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Emerald Green, Navy, Red, Sky Blue, White, Maroon, Royal Blue, Pink Suitable for Sublimation.

Suitable for Sublimation

ANTI BACTERIAL FABRICS

The fibres in this fabric have been chemically treated to incorporate an anti-bacterial chemical making the finished garment resistant to the growth of microorganisms (fungal).

Waffle Knit: 140g, 100% Polyester Our performance leisurewear fabric, this super lightweight micro-mesh knit has a beautifully soft and light feel. With Samurai’s exclusive Performex™ functionality; being quick-dry and anti-bacterial it offers the greatest of comfort to the wearer. It is functional and comfortable to wear in any climate.

Recommended for…Multisport performance garments including polo’s, tees, shorts and vests. Also suitable as a combination panel fabric in other suitable garments Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Emerald Green , Navy, Red, Sky Blue, White, Maroon, Royal Blue, Pink. Suitable for Sublimation

Diamond Polyester: 175g, 100% Polyester The easy care textured sports finish of this fabric makes it a popular choice for general training and leisurewear usage. Also uses the Performex moisture management system and has the added benefit of antibacterial treatment which helps the fabric to appear ‘box fresh’ every time. The micro diamond-knit structure is comfortable to wear and retains its shape, ensuring it performs at every sporting level. Stocked in solid colour fabric rolls the fabric can also be sublimated however, due to the textured finish of the fabric, colour image definition may be slightly reduced.

Recommended for…Multisport performance team wear including polo’s, tee’s, sports vests, gym shorts, leisure shorts etc. Also suitable as a combination panel fabric. Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Bottle Green, Cream, Emerald Green, Grey, Maroon, Navy, Red, Royal Blue, Sky Blue, White, Amber Yellow Suitable for Sublimation Suitable for Sublimation 

Taslon Poly: 110g, 100% Polyester

Micro Poplin breathable fabric, with a semi-matt sports finish. Developed specifically for Multisport Track pants and Leisure Shorts, this hard wearing durable fabric is proving extremely popular for our professional sports teams. Another sports fabric with our Performex moisture management system.

Recommended for…Multisport performance team wear, track pants, leisure shorts, windbreakers etc. Can also be used as a combination fabric for suitable garments.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Navy

Kusaro Pro: 85% Polyester 15% Elastane Kusaro is a lightweight fabric specifically developed for use in countries with high temperature and humidity. As a stretch fabric it is suitable for use in either regular fitted garments.

Recommended for…Multisport performance team wear including netball & hockey match and leisurewear, base layers, vests etc. Suitable as a combination fabric and also to provide stretch panelling. Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Emerald Green, Maroon, Navy, Red, White Suitable for Sublimation Suitable for Sublimation

Breathable Fabrics

This fabric allows air vapour to circulate around the body, keeping the body cooler for longer when worn.

Waffle Knit: 140g, 100% Polyester

Our performance leisurewear fabric, this super lightweight micro-mesh knit has a beautifully soft and light feel. With Samurai’s exclusive Performex™ functionality; being quick-dry and anti-bacterial it offers the greatest of comfort to the wearer. It is functional and comfortable to wear in any climate.

Recommended for…Multisport performance garments including polo’s, tees, shorts and vests. Also suitable as a combination panel fabric in other suitable garments

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Emerald Green , Navy, Red, Sky Blue, White, Maroon, Royal Blue, Pink.

Suitable for Sublimation

Ikoma, 100% Polyester

First generation 100% polyester fabric – our most popular choice for professional teams. It is economically priced which enables teams of all levels to benefit from the comfort, hand feel and functionality. The fabric structure ensures the tensile strength of the fabric can withstand many of the rigors of tough match-play. Available in 220g it is suitable for all climates and seasons. There is also the option of using this fabric for Sublimation printing on face or reverse of fabric offering a smooth or textured finish, and the fabric lends itself to many different apparel uses – most notably our ‘Standard, Pro fit and flex fit’ Rugby shirt options. It is also suitable for leisure and match play shorts and many more multisport match play uses. Manufactured in solid

Colour rolls it is the ideal fabric to produce modern cut & sew designs.

Recommended for… Multisport Teamwear including Rugby Shirts, Match Play Shorts, Training Wear, Leisure Shorts, slipovers etc. Also suitable as a combination panel fabric in other suitable garments.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Aussie Gold, Black, Bottle Green, Cream, Emerald Green, Grey, Maroon, Navy, Orange, Red, Royal Blue, Sky Blue, White, Amber Yellow Suitable for sublimation.

Suitable for Sublimation

 

Pineapple Ripstop: 114g, 100% Polyester

A fashionable multi use medium weight fabric, which is both durable and hardwearing. It is fully water proof (if used in conjunction with taped seams) and also has the added benefit of a breathable membrane, making it adaptable to changing climates (depending on lining choice) yet allowing the wearer full air-circulation. It has a soft hand feel and matt finish, with a slight textured ‘Pineapple’ stitch design.

Recommended for…Multisport performance team wear including track pants, leisure jackets & leisure shorts.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Grey, Navy, Red

Diamond Polyester: 175g, 100% Polyester

The easy care textured sports finish of this fabric makes it a popular choice for general training and leisurewear usage. Also uses the Performex moisture management system and has the added benefit of antibacterial treatment which helps the fabric to appear ‘box fresh’ every time. The micro diamond-knit structure is comfortable to wear and retains its shape, ensuring it performs at every sporting level. Stocked in solid colour fabric rolls the fabric can also be sublimated however, due to the textured finish of the fabric, colour image definition may be slightly reduced.

Recommended for…Multisport performance team wear including polo’s, tee’s, sports vests, gym shorts, leisure shorts etc. Also suitable as a combination panel fabric.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Bottle Green, Cream, Emerald Green, Grey, Maroon, Navy, Red, Royal Blue, Sky Blue, White, Amber Yellow Suitable for Sublimation

Suitable for Sublimation 

Poly Drill: 197g, 100% Polyester

This rugged fabric is used for our premier match play Rugby short range but has many other Multisport match play uses. Lightweight and extremely durable. It has high tensile tear strength, along with great abrasion resistance providing a robust, hard wearing fabric. Another sports fabric with our Perfomex™ moisture management system. It is fade resistant, easy to wash and quick drying. Stocked in popular solid colours but can also be sublimated. Soft and light to touch, functional and comfortable to wear in any climate.

Recommended for…Multisport performance garments including premier rugby shorts, training bibs, slipovers etc. Also suitable as a combination fabric in other suitable garments.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Bottle Green, Navy, Red, White Suitable for Sublimation

Suitable for Sublimation

Durable Eyelet Mesh: 300g, 100% Polyester

This premium eyelet is a robust knit fabric, with an eyelet stitch design producing stable holes in the fabric. This allows for full air flow and lightweight feel yet also ensures the tensile strength of the fabric can withstand many of the rigors of touch match-play. There is also the option of using this fabric for Sublimation printing, and the fabric lends itself to many different apparel uses – most notably our American sports range.

Recommended for…Multisport performance team wear including American football tops, ice hockey tops, baseball tops and H/V vests.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Navy, Red, White

Bonded Shell Mesh

230g, Outer: 94%Polyester/4%Elastane Inner: 100% polyester mesh

This fashion-forward fabric thermally bonded together two fabrics. In this case, a knitted jersey with a lightweight Polar fleece inner with all the thermal aspects this can provide, yet aesthetically having a clean and smooth face fabric. In-between these two fabrics is a TPU membrane which provides a shower-proof yet breathable layer. This is a fashion-led fabric offering a more dynamic and formal aspect to a traditional Hoodie or Jacket.

Recommended for…Multisport performance team wear including jackets, contact training tops.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Grey, Navy, red

Four Way Stretch: 166g, 89% Polyester, 11% Elastane

This premium elastomeric woven fabric uses a combination of elastane yarn and woven construction to provide a fabric that can stretch in each direction. This provides the wearer with additional comfort and an excellent range of movement which is ideal for functional sportswear.

Recommended for…Multisport performance team wear, track pants, leisure jackets, leisure shorts and many other functional garments.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Navy

Taslon Poly: 110g, 100% Polyester

Micro Poplin breathable fabric, with a semi-matt sports finish. Developed specifically for Multisport Track pants and Leisure Shorts, this hard wearing durable fabric is proving extremely popular for our professional sports teams. Another sports fabric with our Performex moisture management system.

Recommended for…Multisport performance team wear, track pants, leisure shorts, windbreakers etc. Can also be used as a combination fabric for suitable garments.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Navy

Poly Fleece: 280g, 100% Polyester

A trend led fabric which offers a semi-sheen clean face, with a brushed fleece anti-pill backing. The look aesthetically updates a traditional hoodie, yet provides all the thermal warmth associated with a traditional fleece fabric.

Recommended for…Multisport performance team wear including hoodies, leisure jackets.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Navy, Red

Duomax: 315g, 100% Polyester

This new Performex fabric is truly unique as the structure of the knit is such that the face and reverse of fabric is identical – allowing it to be fully reversible and printable on both sides. It is a robust and functional medium weight fabric enhanced by our Performex wicking and UVF properties. One of many team wear match-play uses is for Rugby shirts – being able to offer ‘two shirts in one’. Available only for Sublimation printing, the level of colour and combination will have some restrictions when used as a reversible garment.

Recommended for…Multisport performance team wear. Reversible match play garments.

Suitable for Sublimation

Smooth Interlock: 140g, 100% Polyester

Interlock Polyester is extremely popular in our Multisport Team wear ranges, due to its lightweight easy care and sports finish properties. The Smooth Interlock Knit surface offers a very durable robust fabric with the added benefit of our Performex moisture management system. Although stocked in solid colour rolls, its smooth outer surface also allows it to be used for Sublimation, providing excellent reproduction of images and logos. whilst it can be embroidered we recommend screen print and transfer application for corporate branding etc.

Recommended for…Multisport performance team wear including polo’s, tee’s, vests, leisure shorts, match day team wear etc.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Emerald Green, Grey, Navy, Purple, Red, Royal Blue, Sky Blue, White, Amber Yellow

EliteX™: 270g, 95% Polyester, 5% Elastane

EliteX is another exclusive performance Sublimation fabric specifically developed for the modern athlete. The knit structure has a soft and light hand feel; along with the wicking capabilities it provides increased performance for multisport match play and outstanding comfort for leisurewear apparel. The fabric has our own exclusive Performacex moisture management system. The high ‘modulous extension’ fabric works in harmony with the body during periods of exertion, offering no restriction to your movements thus improving performance and comfort on the pitch as well as off it. Being a sublimation fabric it offers endless possibilities in terms of design and colours to truly individualise your kit. Soft and light to touch, functional and comfortable to wear in any climate.

Recommended for…Multisport performance team wear that includes pro-fit rugby 7s, and rugby league match play shirts, fashion fit hoodies and sweats, handball, netball, volleyball, hockey, vests, tracksuits etc.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Navy, White Excellent for Sublimation

Suitable for Sublimation

Smooth Nylon: 120g, 100% Polyester

A hard-wearing fabric that is fully waterproof (if used in conjunction with taped seams) with a semi-breathable membrane, making it adaptable to changing climates (depending on lining choice) yet allowing the wearer good air circulation. It is soft and smooth to the touch with a semi-matt finish, making it a popular choice for heavier usage Windbreakers and Jackets.

Recommended for…Multisport performance team wear that includes, rain suits, shower tops, windbreakers, wet pants, jackets etc. Also suitable as a combination fabric in conjunction with nylons etc.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Aussie Gold, Black, Bottle Green, Grey, Maroon, Navy, Red, Royal Blue, White, Amber Yellow Suitable for Sublimation

Suitable for Sublimation

 

Micro Light Ripstop: 105g, 100% Polyester

A This easy care Ripstop sports fabric makes it a popular choice for leisurewear use. An extremely fashionable multi use light weight fabric, which is both durable and hard-wearing. It can be easily adapted to differing climates or seasons, depending on lining choice. Soft and light to touch, functional and comfortable to wear in any climate.

Recommended for…Multisport performance teamwear including tracksuits, leisure shorts, windbreaker jackets etc.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Navy, Red, White

Kusaro Pro: 85% Polyester 15% Elastane

Kusaro is a lightweight fabric specifically developed for use in countries with high temperature and humidity. As a stretch fabric it is suitable for use in either regular fitted garments.

Recommended for…Multisport performance team wear including netball & hockey match and leisurewear, base layers, vests etc. Suitable as a combination fabric and also to provide stretch panelling.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Emerald Green, Maroon, Navy, Red, White Suitable for Sublimation

Suitable for Sublimation

Iconix: 290g, 90% Polyester, 10% Elastane

Our Iconix fabric gives a new meaning to the saying “super sub” because this top of the range performance sublimation fabric is specifically developed for teams playing at the highest level. Iconix is a new breed of technical stretch fabric which is lighter than previous match quality fabrics but with similar core strength. Iconix not only has our exclusive Performex moisture management system, the high ‘modulous extension’ fabric works in harmony with the body during periods of exertion, offering no restriction to your movements therefore improving performance. The increasing pressures on individuals to perform week on week, has meant there is a greater requirement for technical, functional fabrics and Iconix meets this requirement. Developed and recommended for professional match-quality team wear in our Premier Garment ranges.

Recommended for…Multisport Performance Sublimation Teamwear. Competition Fit Rugby Shirts, American Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse and many more match play garments.

Cut & Sew Colour Availability: Black, Emerald Green, Navy, Red, Sky Blue, White, Maroon, Royal Blue, Pink Suitable for Sublimation.

Suitable for Sublimation

Colour Chart: Cut & Sew Fabric

We are unable to stock all colours in all available fabrics and therefore have a defined standard colours range and in addition, a range that is identified as our special colour range. Special colour fabrics often have longer lead times and are also price and quantity sensitive, please take a note of this when ordering. Our standard colour fabrics are normally readily available for our bespoke manufacturing process.

Fabrics not shown as being stocked in the colour of your choice can be sourced, however minimum order quantities will apply. Many Samurai garments are enhanced with the use of piping or textile tape. Piping and textile tape are available in 23 colours. Both are excellent ways of incorporating special colours into your bespoke garments without having to meet high minimum order quantities.