Marking another milestone in the Cordura brand’s “50 for 50” anniversary campaign, Material ConneXion has voted in two new categories of high performance Cordura fabrics to its global innovation library.
Durable Cordura Denims from the brand’s X. Venture collaboration with Artistic Milliners, Schoeller Technologies and Lenzing Tencel, and fabrics from its latest Performance Naturals collaboration with Cotton Incorporated–Cordura Storm Cotton French Terry and TransDry Twill– will be showcased in the online and physical Material ConneXion libraries in Bangkok; Bilbao, Spain; Daegu, South Korea; Milan, Skövde, Sweden; Tokyo and New York.
“We are honored that our fabrics have been selected for inclusion in such a leading innovative, materials driven global platform, said Cindy McNaull, global Cordura brand and marketing director. “Between Material ConneXion’s extensive showrooms all around the world and the easy accessibility of its online directory, designers will have quick and convenient insight into our latest Live Durable fabric technologies.”
New materials are carefully evaluated based on their technical offerings, cutting-edge innovation and performance. Cordura Denims from the brand’s X. Venture Collexion, a retro-futuristic line of garments created through a collaborative effort with designer Michele Rose and in concert with Artistic Milliners, the brand’s longest running authorized denim mill, were selected and voted in after the materials caught the attention of Material ConneXion’s research team.
Designed to help regulate body temperature, Cordura Denim with Schoeller PCM Technology is a durable fabric created to stand up to extreme environments that features a special coating with active temperature equalization and dynamic climate control. A high-performance protective fabric, Cordura Denim with Schoeller ceraspace technology offers enhanced abrasion-resistant properties for environments where maximum-protection is needed.
Nylon, cotton and wool seamlessly blend in Cordura Combat Wool Denim. Offering enhanced abrasion-resistance, this fabric combines the look and feel of denim with the natural comfort properties of wool.
The Material ConneXion review committee also selected fabrics from the latest Cordura + Cotton Incorporated Performance Naturals collection, Storm Cotton French Terry and TransDry Twill fabrics based on intimate blend Cordura Nyco fabric technology. These state-of-the-art, quick-dry fabrics offer long-lasting durable performance of Cordura fiber combined with specialist product technologies Storm Cotton and TransDry by Cotton Inc.
“Our fabric categories are scientific in nature, but tailored to suit the design community,” said Gayatri Keskar, senior material scientist for advanced materials at Material ConneXion. “Including the Cordura brand allows us to expand our portfolio and offer a wider variety of durable, cross-functional fabrics to our audience.”
Material ConneXion is built on the belief that “Every Idea has a Material Solution.” It is a trusted partner of Fortune 500 corporations and companies seeking a sustainable or competitive edge. A Sandow company, Material ConneXion is a global materials and innovation consultancy that helps clients create products and services through smart materials and design thinking.
Known for its resistance to abrasions, tears and scuffs, Cordura fabric is a primary ingredient in many brands of high-performance gear and apparel products ranging from luggage, upholstery and backpacks to footwear, military equipment, tactical wear, workwear and performance apparel.