Working the airline runway

April 1st, 2020

United Airline personnel look good and feel good in uniforms that work for them—because they were designed with their input. Photos: United Airlines. Remember Tim Gunn’s advice to Project Runway designers to “Make it work”? That phrase takes on a whole new meaning when designing uniforms for United Airlines personnel who literally work the runway. […]

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Flame-resistant stretch fabric

July 1st, 2018

Teijin Aramid’s Teijinconex Coolnex Stretch is a flame-resistant, durable stretch fabric that is also highly comfortable for workwear applications. The unique single-layer, high-performance textile combines FR protection with Solotex® stretch technology, which offers excellent fabric memory, elasticity and flexibility. Current workwear fabric using polyurethane is susceptible to reduced stretch and recovery over time, has poor […]

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A smarter jacket for first responders

May 1st, 2018

Smart technology offers endless practical applications, but its potential for first responders has lifesaving possibilities. The technology company Nokia, working with South Korean apparel company Kolon and Czech Republic software developer GINA, has introduced a prototype jacket for police, firefighters and other emergency responders. Called the CHASE (connected health and safety equipment) LifeTech FR (first […]

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CORDURA® teams up with ESMOD students

June 14th, 2016

INVISTA, a Wichita, Kan.-headquartered producer of chemical intermediates, polymers and fibers, is launching its workwear brand CORDURA® with future fashion designers. INVISTA has partnered with ESMOD Paris, which provides complete training at the undergraduate and graduate levels in fashion design and business. ESMOD students will develop a style portfolio of casual work wear clothing that […]

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Sympatex wins Ecosport Award for best concept in “Eco Design Textiles and Footwear”

February 19th, 2016

Sympatex was awarded the Ecosport Award in the category “Eco Design Textiles and Footwear.” The award goes to products with the biggest effort of reducing their ecological footprint. Sympatex won with its portfolio of 100 percent recycled and recyclable functional laminates. The award was launched by the “French Ministry of Sports and Ecology,” the “Ministry […]

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Milliken & Co. acquires Springfield LLC

September 17th, 2015

Springfield LLC, a Jericho, N.Y., manufacturer of technical, performance and flame-resistant fabrics for the safety apparel, fire service, military and occupational markets, has been acquired by Milliken & Co., Spartanburg, S.C. This acquisition is the latest initiative in Milliken’s expanding presence in the global industrial workwear and military fabrics markets. Springfield’s portfolio of both flame-resistant […]

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