Athletic wicking jersey

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Interview with Baby Koala

Baby Koala uses AWJ in their pocket diaper, and we chat about why and the benefits

What is Athletic Wicking Jersey?

Athletic wicking jersey is a polyester knit textile used in some cloth diapers to line the shell of the diaper or the pocket lining. It is a stay dry material. 

5 Interesting AWJ Perspectives

  1. Stay Dry – it’s desged to wick away the moisture from the skin and why you often see it in sports apparel to help keep athletes cool. The same principle applies in a diaper or mensutral product. 
  2. It’s cooling – unlike the warmth of a polar fleece or fleece material, wicking jersey offers a much cooler experience for babies who might be sensitive to the warmth of the fleece pocket. 
  3. It’s easy to care for – wicking jersey doesn’t hold onto stink like it’s fleece counterparts, and resistant to staining. That’s not to say it wont stain but rather it’s more persistent to taking in any stains. 
  4. It is a synthetic – 100% polyster, AWJ is a synthetic material. I have seen bamboo blends but also remember bamboo is also very synthetic. Very simply to create polyester petroleum products are derived into acids and alcohols that are condensed at high temperatures and formed into ribbons, and then spun into a fibre. These fibres are drawn out and made into yarns. It’s all very secret. 
  5. It’s a less common choice for cloth diapers, and primarily found on diapers made in Canada or abroad.. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is AWJ fabric?

AWJ is the abbreviation for Athletic Wicking Jersey, a synthetic fiber used for a stay dry cloth diaper. 

Which Diapers come with AWJ?

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