The different roles of technology, functional fabric and design.
The minerals are responsible for the effect of infrared energy. The minerals do not retain heat, make clothes warm or provide insulation. Such properties would depend solely on the fabric.
Our functional fabrics are chosen depending on the desired properties of the end product, such as breathability, stretchiness, elasticity, warmth, softness, moisture wicking ability, durability, thickness and stability.
The design gives additional properties to the product, such as shape, anatomical fit and comfort for the wearer. The design may also include stabilizing elements such as braces, rubber, plastic, webbing and hook and loop straps.