CORDURA Denim adds comfort to Swedish workwear collection
SpecialtyFabricsReview.com | June 8, 2012
INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand team and Swedish garment brand Blåkläder are collaborating with Artistic Milliners to develop a new stylish, high-performing trouser. The Blåkläder X1500 CORDURA Denim fabric trouser has been developed for exceptional performance and toughness in extreme conditions, to benefit tradespeople such as electricians, builders and brick-layers.
Predominantly worn today as a casual apparel fabric for jeans, cotton denim dates back more than a century, when it was originally used as a workwear fabric. Through innovation in fabric design, the CORDURA brand team has helped return denim to its workwear roots with the benefit of four times more abrasion resistance over comparable weight 100 percent cotton denim (Martindale testing based on comparable weight 13.75 oz denim fabrics.), a benefit ideally suited for today’s tough work environments.
Specifically developed as a more durable alternative to established 100 percent cotton denim fabrics, the CORDURA Denim fabric featured in the X1500 Blåkläder Denim Trouser has a 3x1 twill construction and weighs 375 gsm. It is composed of 12 percent high tenacity INVISTA T420 nylon 6,6 fiber and 88 percent cotton. The fabric retains the authentic look and feel of cotton denim, but with added toughness and abrasion resistance, as well as color fastness, shrinkage and pilling qualities.