The 2017 Tombo brochure sees the arrival of 10 new products, the design of which has been driven by “function, fashion, fit and innovation”
The new styles range from women’s racer back vests to backpacks and barrel bags, and include the standout 1/4 Zip Top With Reflective Panels (TL555).
This striking new zip top, which is made from 180 gsm, 100% polyester French terry, has received a great response from the main distributors and selected customers, reports Tombo’s managing director Katie Stewart. “We feel the design highlights the versatility of the garment. It can be used for multiple activities – from activewear to urban streetwear. The TL555 is a great athleisurewear piece that looks good in the gym or as an urbanwear product.”
There is a strong fashion influence to all of the new Tombo garments for 2017, which is something customers and distributors have asked for, explains Katie. The brand also keeps a close eye on retail market trends, ensuring all the new garments have the right appeal. The new 1/4 zip top is a unisex product that is available in sizes XS- 2XL, making it accessible to everyone. “The design of the garment also speaks to that,” Katie comments.
We have seen a trend towards reflective products in retail
One of the key features of the new top is the reflective shoulder panel. “We have seen a trend towards reflective products in retail and wanted to add this trend into our marketplace,” says Katie. The reflective panel also has a mesh overlay – indeed, out of the 10 new Tombo products for next year, three of the garments and two of the bags have mesh panels. “We feel the mesh adds to the design features as well as enhancing comfort next to the skin,” Katie adds.
The top’s other features include thumbholes, tear-out label, nylon 1/4 zip, and self-fabric collar. It is currently available in black and grey marl, although Katie adds that the brand is “constantly looking at up-and-coming colour trends to enhance our product range.”
In terms of embellishment, Tombo recommends that the TL555 is best suited to embroidery, print or reflective decorations.
The 1/4 Zip Top With Reflective Panels in black
The reflective panels are a key feature of Tombo’s new performance style