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Since 2009, tasc Performance has been a leader in the innovation and reinvention of performance apparel. This is our story.

About

Like the best moments in life, clothing should be intuitive, natural and make you feel better.

We see many problems with traditional performance apparel made from polyester (oil): Skin irritation, odor-retention, and the heavy use of chemical applications for performance.

Why do we need to wrap ourselves in chemically-treated plastic to workout, run, or enjoy being outside?

1. OUR HISTORY

Bamboo Below Sea Level

OUR MISSION

To enhance the active experience through the innovation of original fabrics.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

AUTHENTIC We’re a family company guided by principles and core values.

EXPERIENCED We bring 68 years in textile development, garment design and manufacturing to tasc Performance apparel.

INNOVATIVE Through our exclusive BamCo® patent-pending fabric finishing process, tasc Performance apparel achieves it’s unparalleled feel and performance without the use of chemcial enhancements.

ORIGINAL We’re from New Orleans. We march to the beat of our own brass band in everything we do. We look to nature for performance, not chemicals from a lab. All our unique fabrics are original to tasc Performance and are not available from any other brand.

2. WHY BAMBOO?

Comfort First

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Over our long family history in the apparel business, we have worked with a complex variety of raw materials, finishing methods, and fabric blends.

We were never fully satisfied with the standard processes, which yielded garments that either: A) felt good, but did not perform (Cotton) or B) performed, but irritated the skin and retained odor (Polyester).

In 2006, we started working with early fabrics sourced from moso timber bamboo*. The fabric had an amazing hand-feel, but was very difficult to work with: it pilled and did not hold its shape or color. However, we were intrigued by the performance characteristics of the bamboo plant, and we spent over 2 years developing our unique process (BamCo®). The result is a fabric that feels better than cotton and performs without chemical enhancements.

The Moso timber bamboo plant used as the raw material source in our products, grows quickly (without the use of water or pesticides), and is responsibly managed (FSC Certified). The bamboo is reduced to a cellulose level and regenerated into Viscose, or Rayon.

3. OUR PROCESS

Building a better fabric

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Spinning

Cellulose bamboo fibers and organic cotton or merino wool fibers are spun into yarn using our exact specifications. Our yarn is ring spun to produce a smooth, ultra-soft and durable product.

Knitting

Our knitting process utilizes more fine needles per square inch than standard traditional knits to achieve the smoothest and most comfortable fabrics possible.

Dying Process

After our yarn is spun into signature tasc Performance fabrics, the dying team transforms the fabric into our signature vibrant colors utilizing state of the art dye equipment, that ensures an even colouration that will last wash after wash.

Water Treatment: From start to finish, our fabric creation process uses a closed loop system. This guarantees that 99% of waste water and chemicals used in our dying process is recovered and re-used.

Garment Construction

Our garments are carefully designed by our tasc Performance team to provide the ultimate in fit and function for any activity. After the fabric is dyed, each piece is carefully cut and constructed by our production team, with most of the pieces hand cut and hand sewn.

Quality Control

We pride ourselves in the quality of every piece of tasc Performance apparel - from sourcing to final construction checks, we work closely with our production team to make sure that only the best goes into each product we create and only the best goes out to you for your next adventure.

4. FACTORY RELATIONSHIP

Tight Knit

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Our products are manufactured in India at a factory that produces exclusively for tasc Performance. Ninety percent of the energy used in making tasc Performance garments is renewable energy, much of it provided by solar panels installed at our factory. We work closely with our factory team in India to ensure the highest quality in every garment and ensure that business best practices are upheld for everyone who helps create tasc Performance fabrics and apparel.

At our core, tasc Performance is a family business. Our success is measured by the relationships we maintain and grow with each employee and your satisfaction with every piece of tasc Performance apparel.

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