What: I would like help designing and creating a prototype of a lightweight running shorts using a blend of silk and other fabrics. I would like to create a design that could be worn by women and men with a large “Silk” logo on the shorts. . You will need to document your design process and the final dimensions and processes
Waist is 33” diameter, the hip is 22”(laid flat) and the inseam is 3” or 5”, Standard running shorts.
Color/pattern on the side seams (similar to the attached picture)
Materials: Bombyx Mori Silk with a polyamide blend (possibly spandex or nylon) to make it stretchable.
Timeline: TBD-Send me your portfolio and timetable for similar projects.
Why Silk? . It doesn’t retain odors. It cool when the body is warm and keeps the body warm when it is cold. Silk is breathable, soft on the skin, lightweight. It wicks sweat and dries quickly although when wet, it remains lightweight (important for multisport athletes and those in hot weather). Silk is hypoallergenic and prevents rashes, chaffing and irritation.