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10th November 2016, Wichita, KS

Cordura debuts ESMOD workwear collection at Expoprotection Paris

Invista's Cordura brand fabric has debuted original workwear designs from ESMOD Paris students at this year's Expoprotection event taking place from 7-9 November 2016 in Paris. Also on display were the company’s latest fabric inspirations, including new denim, hi-vis and performance wool fabrics.

The ESMOD + Cordura brand collaboration challenged students to bring a new perspective to workwear, integrating "la mode" into aspects of protective work clothing. Beginning with traditional work clothing concepts and inspiration from a broad range of Cordura fabric technologies, the students applied modern world fashion styling techniques to develop street savvy garment style portfolios for both men and women.

Cordura brand also debuted latest developments in its high tenacity polyester qualifying fibre range. © Invista/Cordura

"Driving innovation is an integral component of the Cordura brand ethos," said Cindy McNaull, global Cordura brand and marketing director. "The creative minds of young designers that help fuel this innovation are essential not only to our brand, but to our role in the industry as we develop the durable fabrics of tomorrow."

Cordura and Tencel collaboration

Also in the spotlight was the latest performance denim fabrics from the Cordura brand + Lenzing Tencel collaboration. New softened strength denims incorporating Tencel fibre are featured in the Cordura Denim Infinity Collection part of the Authentic Alchemie portfolio. 

Offering enhanced soft comfort properties, moisture management and sustainability benefits, the use of Tencel fibre is said to help deliver soft, lightweight and comfortable Cordura denims that do not compromise on durability.

“As denim takes on modern evolution, we're able to use our denim fabrics in ways that address our lifestyle at work and in our leisure hours. Cordura brand brings the long-lasting durability and strength, and we help enhance it with comfort and softness,” commented Tricia Carey, director of global business development at Lenzing Fibers.

Cordura hi-vis fabrics

In addition to its line of hard wearing woven outerwear fabrics, the Cordura brand also debuted latest developments in its high tenacity polyester qualifying fibre range, which have helped generate an expanded portfolio of durable knit, fleece and woven laminate Cordura hi-vis fabrics for the protective wear market. 

This high tenacity polyester fibre range in a broad range of weights/sizes (90 to 1180 dtex) is air-jet textured for enhanced abrasion resistance and tensile and tear strength.

Cordura Combat Wool Fabrics from Marlane

Also on display, the Cordura brand has broken new ground with a range of "leisure-chic" fabrics for the workplace from Marlane, a division of Biella Manifatture Tessili S.R.L. 

Officina Endurance by Marlane is a range of performance Cordura Combat Wool fabrics for menswear, crafted to merge fashion and function in the contemporary suiting market. A durable wool blend technology, Cordura Combat Wool woven fabric are said to offer enhanced abrasion resistance and longevity.


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