US sports wear manufacturer Russell Athletic has unveiled a new line of styles featuring a hi-tech moisture-wicking fabric.

The company boasts the new fabric, called Dri-Power, will "keep atleletes looking and feeling cool and dry during the most rigorous workouts". It is available in several men's and women's styles including Mesh, Shimmer, Reversible and Dazzle.

Made out of polyester, cotton and strecth, Dri-Power t-shirts, shorts and jerseys will be sold as part of the Russell Athletic Power Collection. It is also available in the spring 2002 women's collection in styles such as the T-shirt, sleeveless V-neck, long-sleeve T-shirt, and shorts.

"Through extensive research, we found that Russell Athletic consumers desired products from us that would actually enhance their athletic activities," said Trish Martin, vice president of marketing-retail.

"The Power line was developed to address this consumer segment,and the products introduced will offer value added functional materials and constructions designed around improving athletic performance."


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