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Dickies and Cordura collaborate on military-grade fibre collection

The Dickies Pro next generation of extreme-weather workwear launches at Outdoor Retailer's 2017 Winter Show.

13th January 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Fort Worth, TX

Protective, Clothing/​Footwear

Created specifically for the skilled tradesman working in severe weather conditions, Dickies Pro with Cordura fabric is lightweight, durable and six times more abrasion resistant, compared to the 59% cotton/39% polyester/2% spandex blend, the company reports.

"The heritage of the Cordura brand dates back half a century when we first began developing fibres and fabrics for the military," said Cindy McNaull, global brand and marketing director for Cordura brand. "These battle-proven technologies have since evolved to bring military-grade durability, abrasion resistance and strength to other rough and rugged industries like workwear. We are excited to collaborate with Dickies as it debuts the first workwear collection with our latest generation nylon 6,6 Cordura T420HT fibre technology."

Dickies Pro with Cordura fabric collection

The Dickies Pro with Cordura fabric collection includes the Field Coat, which is built with multiple pockets, including tech-friendly components and square quilted Thinsulate DWR (durable water repellent) insulation for lightweight warmth to cut through the most bitter wind and rain.

The Bomber Jacket features military-inspired interior camouflage print, a removable insulated hood, a headphone stabiliser bungee, adjustable tab cuffs, and reflective accents to dial up visibility.

The Ripstop Pant is designed to withstand gale-force winds with reinforced stress points for added durability, FLEX fabric (2% spandex) for exceptional mobility, cargo pockets designed for specific tools and double knees to accommodate kneepads.

Cordura NYCO fabric

The collection is built with the latest in fabric and apparel technology to help it stand up to the most challenging weather conditions. The Cordura military-grade component is Invista's patent-pending T420HT fibre and cotton-rich ripstop fabric that combine to form the latest-generation Cordura NYCO (nylon/cotton) fabric technology.

Cordura NYCO fabric is designed to provide innovative performance, lightweight comfort, and exceptional abrasion resistance. With the further addition of FLEX, the collection features a special tri-blend construction.

"We know that our extreme weather workers can face some of the harshest challenges on the jobsite, from severe cold to high winds, to rain - oftentimes all three at high elevations," said Brian Sheedy, SVP Merchandising & Design, Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. "We designed this collection with Cordura fibre technology in order to redefine the ultimate extreme-weather workwear to meet the reality of our workers' environmental demands."

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