• Question: what was the starting point of creating textiles for the Olympics?

    Asked by Erin to Becky on 26 Jun 2017.
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      Rebecca Bennett answered on 26 Jun 2017:

      Sorry for the delay in replying I was on holiday last week.
      There are many different starting points, all appearing at the same time, I might consider looking at new / better manufacturing methods, our garment team might have important questions to answer such as how can we make the suit more comfortable to put on, our research engineers might find some new evidence that we can use to make our materials flow through the water quicker.

      The trick is bringing all of these things together in to one product that has a clear performance message.

      We will always love bio-mimicry though, that’s always a very strong place to start