Multi-functional CORDURA® Naturalle™ fabrics earn top 10 honors at ISPO 2014 Textrends Forum
Innovative denim, AFT and Lite Plus fabrics also earn recognition
INVISTA’S CORDURA® Naturalle™ fabrics developed by Huamao Industrial Mill in China are ISPO Textrends Top 10 winners in Membranes and Outer Layer categories for ISPO MUNICH 2014. Developed as a forum focusing on fabric and accessory trends for the outdoor sports apparel and equipment market, ISPO Textrends Forum has become a global showplace to provide designers and product developers with the latest innovations in performance fabric technology.
The lightweight, breathable and waterproof CORDURA® Naturalle™ fabric selected by the Textrends jury to be in the Top 10 membranes category, is a 3 layer laminate stretch ripstop and is aimed at the “Idiosyncratic” megatrend identified for Fall/Winter 2015/16. A Hua Mao stretch dobby CORDURA® Naturalle™ fabric was also recognized as a top 10 winner in the outer layer category which showcases lightweight but ultra-resistant woven, stretch, waterproof, windproof and multi-layer fabrics for exceptional protection against the elements.
“In our brand’s continuing focus on developing ‘Durable Fabrics for Durable People™,” we want to recognize the significant role that our authorized mills play in developing new dimensions in durable fabric technologies, said Cindy McNaull, global CORDURA® brand and marketing director. “This collaboration is critical to bringing trend-setting durable fabrics to the market to meet the ever-evolving needs of our customers.”
In addition to these Top 10 award winners, additional CORDURA® fabric technologies were selected as on trend in the Outer Layer, Second Layer and Soft Equipment categories, including a variety of CORDURA® Naturalle™ fabric constructions suited for apparel used in sports such as hiking, trekking and mountain biking. Rugged, yet soft, stretch CORDURA® Denim fabrics from Advance Denim and Artistic Milliners were also selected in both the Outer Layer and Second Layer categories. With four times the abrasion resistance versus comparable weight 100% cotton denim fabric*, CORDURA® Denim fabrics are ideal for use in climbing, bouldering and trekking apparel.
Recently introduced CORDURA® Air Flow Technology (AFT) and Lite Plus fabrics received recognition in the soft equipment category. Developed in conjunction with Tiong Liong in Taiwan, CORDURA® AFT fabrics are highly breathable yet rugged knit constructions are primarily designed for use in footwear, but also suited as mesh inserts on backpacks and jackets. The innovative CORDURA® Lite Plus fabric manufactured by Korean-based Dong Jin Industrial Mill, is constructed from high tenacity Type 749 nylon 6,6 airbag technology fibers which are stronger than steel. CORDURA® Lite Plus fabrics have excellent tensile strength and are primarily targeted at as lightweight durable solutions for technical packs and bags.
For Textrends at ISPO Munich 2014, fabrics and accessories were submitted by textile mills and brands for a chance to be in included in the top 10 of their respective categories. An assembly of sportswear industry professionals including designers, trend experts and journalists reviewed all the submissions and evaluated each one independently on six different criteria: performance, hand, creativity, innovation, eco/sustainability, and best multi-function.
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About Huamao Industrial Mill in China
Since opening in 1992, the H.M. Group has been known for its specialization in the dyeing, weaving and finishing of nylon textiles. The company is composed of three facilities: Huamao (Xiamen) Weaving, Dyeing and Changshu Huamao Textile Co., Ltd. The H.M. Group has been an authorized CORDURA® fabric mill for over ten years. The H.M. Group remains at the forefront of the worldwide fabric industry by staying true to its founding operational practices of harmony, unity, credibility, and innovation. For more information, visit www.hmgcorp.cn/
About Tiong Liong Corporation in Taiwan
Tiong Liong Industrial Co., Ltd. was founded in 1976 from a small-scale laminating factory, and has transformed into an organized corporation with many subsidiaries such as textile manufacturing, dyeing, hi-tech coating and lamination. TLC's innovation and technology is widely known, and their products are used in many leading global brands. TLC provides customers with comprehensively integrated services. For more information, visit www.tioliong.com.tw.
About Dong Jin International in Korea
Dong Jin International Corporation is a specialized manufacturer with the vertical manufacturing capabilities of yarn spinning, weaving, dyeing, finishing and coating CORDURA® fabrics, plus nylon and polyester oxfords. Since opening its first mill in 1979, Dong Jin International Corporation has established branch offices in Seoul, Hong Kong and Los Angeles. The company’s broad geographic presence has helped to reinforce sales competitiveness within the global market and increase supply chain support for international brands such as INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand fabric. Dong Jin has been an authorized CORDURA® fabric mill for over 10 years. For more information, visit www.dong-jin.com.
About Advance Denim
The company, founded in 1987, is a China-Hong Kong joint venture corporate enterprise and one of the earliest enterprises set up for denim production in China. It has become the largest and most professional one for high class jean fabrics in Guangdong province. The total registered capital of the mother company is 56.65 million USD (i.e., more than 370 million Yuan), and 15.86 million USD (i.e., 100 million Yuan) for itself. Our annual capacity is more than 25 million yards. The company has been applying modern management style and processed ISO9001:2000 International Quality System Certificate, Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Environmental Certificate. In 2009, the company joined the Global Organic Cotton Association. For more information, visit www.advancedenim.com.
About Artistic Milliners
Established in 1949, the company has since expanded to become a fully vertically integrated textile set-up with the aim of providing high-end customers with premium quality denim fabrics and garments. Operating on an area of 165,922 sqm and employing 7650 people, Artistic Milliner has the ability to cater to specific client needs with package deals such as product development at source, design support, shorter lead times, on-time deliveries and warehousing facilities. Our latest undertaking is the new state of the art denim mill AM-5 which will take our production capacity to 5.5 million metres in April 2014.
About CORDURA® brand
INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand essence celebrates individual durability: As Long As The World Is Full Of Durable People, We’ll Keep Making Durable Fabrics™. Known for its resistance to abrasions, tears and scuffs, CORDURA® fabric is a primary ingredient in many of the world’s leading high-performance gear and apparel products ranging from luggage, upholstery and backpacks to footwear, military equipment, tactical wear, workwear and performance apparel. The CORDURA® brand is a registered trademark of INVISTA, one of the world’s largest integrated polymer, intermediates and fibers businesses. To distinguish the CORDURA® brand, the word “CORDURA®” must be spelled out in all caps, used with an ®, and followed by the word “brand” or “fabric.”
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