Wrestling costume also known as wrestling singlet is not an ordinary uniform, there are several things which goes into its manufacturing. Three things are very crucial while manufacturing an ideal wrestling singlet; they should have functionality, appearance and comfort. A total equilibrium should be maintained in these features. Sports goods manufacturing companies should work on these elements while designing them. Appearance part can not be sidelined as wrestler has to confront with the opponent on the mat in adverse conditions which needs skill as well as confidence.
Advantages of Spandex and Lycra Material
In the last few decades, two scientific developments have changed the dynamics of wrestling singlets – these are, development of sublimation and arrival of lycra and spandex material. Arrival of these two materials has absolutely altered the dynamics of wrestling uniforms. Wrestling Uniforms from spandex and lycra are very advantageous as compare to the old ones which were made of nylons and polyesters, they are light in weight, comfortable and flexible. These developments have made a revolutionary alteration in the manufacturing of wrestling uniform.
Disadvantages of Spandex and Lycra Wrestling Uniforms
Well, every coins have two sides – wrestling uniforms made of lycra and spandex are not easy to embroider, as they are very flexible. Screen printing on them is fine but ink will not stretch similar to the fabric which makes a very bad impression when dressed. Swiss embroidery & tacklet has solved this problem, but stitches that are made on the fabric can be very uncomfortable to the wrestler.
Process of Sublimation and Its Advantages
Growth and developments in the filed of sublimation has solved this peculiar problem of graphic designing on wrestling singlets, it has following characteristics which are helpful in the embellishment of wrestling singlets:
o It gives plenty of color combination without any limitation for graphic designing.
o By the process of sublimation – logos of the companies, clubs or countries and writing can be designed without any hiccups.
o The most noteworthy point is that, the matters printed through the process of sublimation lasts as long as the fabric of the uniform.
With the help of these high technical supports, manufacturers of sports goods have started producing plentiful of designers wrestling uniforms, along with adhering to international standards.