Performance codes

Highlight the specific properties

The PV Performance Codes helps to discover 
the specific properties or qualities of fabrics, yarns or components.

Eco-responsible

Organic

A product with 
a majority of 
certified-organic natural material.

Recycled

A material with 
a majority of recycled resources: natural, artificial or synthetic.

Responsible finishing

Dyes and treatments respecting the strictest international standards (regarding laundering, the absence of heavy metals, water conservation, pollution-reduction).

Special qualities

Breathing

Fabric able to wick moisture from the body to the exterior of a garment.

Breathable-waterproof

Fabric providing water protection while also wicking moisture away from the body to a garment’s exterior.

Waterproof

Fabric providing waterproofing to the exterior surface of the garment.

Repellent

Treatment or construction allowing liquid to run off a surface and provide dirt resistance.

Wind-Proof

Property that consists of blocking wind, through a weave, impregnation or membrane.

Structures

Bi-stretch

A vertically and horizontally extendible material, which regains its initial size after stretching.

Easy-care

Property of a product making it easy to launder or care for at home.

Fast drying fabric

Property of a product that allows it to dry quickly, thanks to its composition or treatment.

Climatic

Fabric to protect the body from external weather conditions.

Reflecting

Property of a product allowing it to reflect light: fluorescent, phosphorescent or retroreflexive.

Protection

Anti-UV

Product designed to resist ultra-violet rays.

Antibacterial

Fibres or treatments to block the growth of bacteria.

Chlorine resistant

Materials and treatments resistant to prolonged exposure to chlorine products.

High resistance

Tear and/or abrasion resistant material.

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