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Summer recommendation: UV-cut, water-absorbing, quick-drying, and cooling fabrics

As we approach summer,the intense white sunlight during this time of year can be daunting. In this article, we introduce some exceptional fabrics that possess excellent UV-cut capabilities, as well as water-absorbing and quick-drying properties, making them suitable not only for clothing but also for crafting masks and other summer essentials.

SD2230: UV-cut, water-absorbing, quick-drying, and heat-blocking properties

SD2230シャダン ソアリオンハニカム

SD2230 Shadan Soarion Honeycomb

A versatile fabric that combines water-absorption, quick-drying, heat-blocking, and UV-cut properties. This remarkable fabric incorporates Aqua Stealth, a Y-shaped cross-section polyester yarn, which ensures effective water absorption, quick drying, and a lightweight, comfortable feel. It also utilizes “Shadan,” a heat-blocking polyester material that reflects infrared rays and provides a thermal barrier effect, effectively reducing temperature rises.

UV jersey series with 100% cotton silken finish that is pleasant to the skin

351 CM30/ 天竺 (UVシルケット加工)[生地] VANCET

VANCET 351 CM30/ Jersey (UV Silkette Finish)

Crafted from 100% cotton with a silken finish, this fabric offers a soft, lustrous texture and is resistant to shrinkage after repeated washing. With its UV processing, it becomes gentle to the skin and is available in a wide range of 57 colors, offering various options to suit individual preferences.

Top-quality jersey of cotton/tencel blend that also has UV protection

401 30綿モダール天竺(UV加工)[生地] VANCET

VANCET 401 30 Cotton-Modal Jersey (UV-processed)

Blending cotton and Tencel™ modal fiber, this fabric boasts a soft and pleasant touch. Its excellent washability and UV protection make it a comfortable and practical choice for summer wear.

Soft polyester knit with excellent water absorption and quick-drying double Knit Pin Mesh

499 ダブルニットピンメッシュリバー[生地] VANCET
499 ダブルニットピンメッシュリバー[生地] VANCET

VANCET 499 Double-Knit Pin Mesh River

Utilizing SPASSY®️ (SPASSY), a material with outstanding water absorption and quick-drying properties, this 100% polyester mesh fabric offers a smooth, soft feel with excellent breathability, making it ideal for summer clothing.

Water-absorbent, quick-drying, silken fabric

413 T/C鹿の子(吸水速乾・シルケット)[生地] VANCET

VANCET 413 T/C Fawn

Created from a polyester material called TheoAlpha, interwoven with cotton, this fabric achieves a natural texture and enhanced comfort due to its fawn weave and uneven surface. A great choice for polo shirts and other summer garments.

413 T/C鹿の子(吸水速乾・シルケット)[生地] VANCET


These fabrics with water-absorbing, quick-drying, and UV-cut functionalities come in various materials, weaving methods, and finishes. Whether for clothing or mask-making, they offer an array of options to cater to different needs during the summer season.

For more summer fabrics, please visit ApparelX’s fabric list.

Hi guys, this is Jane, the editor of ApparelX News. As a foreigner living in Tokyo, I hope my posts will help international readers get an overview about Japanese fashion industry as well as Japanese culture!