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eVent fabrics ready for growth with renewed focus on innovation

After years of navigating corporate constraints, eVent fabrics is now backed by a committed ownership group with a global footprint and expertise in the textiles market.

12th January 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Overland Park, KS, USA

Protective, Sports/​Outdoor

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It’s safe to say 2020 was an unprecedented year for virtually every business. As was the case with most industries, the COVID-19 pandemic created an array of challenges across the textile industry. Amid the challenges, eVent fabrics drew on its rich heritage to double down on innovation and refine its business model to better serve the market and meet the needs of today’s consumer.

Following its acquisition in June by Performax Pro, the eVent fabrics team spent the latter half of the year focused on a successful transition and recharting its path. Here’s how eVent fabrics is evolving to drive innovation and create a stronger business model.

Commitment

After years of navigating corporate constraints, eVent fabrics is now backed by a committed ownership group with a global footprint and expertise in the textiles market. This renewed commitment has allowed the brand to strengthen operations and its partner network.

We pride ourselves on taking a hands-on approach in an industry that’s often transactional and doesn’t provide the service and support brands need

“With 20 years of experience with eVent fabrics, I’m especially excited about what the future holds for our team and our brand partners,” said eVent fabrics President Chad Kelly. “With committed ownership, a renewed focus on innovation and a comprehensive supply chain, we’re well positioned for growth."

Technology

With the industry’s most comprehensive assortment of air permeable waterproof, windproof and all-weather ePTFE technologies, the brand has expanded its line to include a new bio-based membrane technology. eVent Bio uses sustainable materials to provide the all-weather protection and performance that users have come to expect from eVent fabrics. At the technology’s core is the highly renewable and smartly sourced castor bean, which when converted into a nylon resin, results in a light, tough and flexible membrane. The bio-based nylon has a reduced carbon footprint, and the membrane is recyclable and degradable. eVent Bio is available in an assortment of standard and recycled laminates that combine high breathability with degrees of stretch comfort.

© eVent fabrics.

Service

Brands don’t have to go it alone. Supported by a team with more than 150 years of collective industry experience, brands around the globe partner with eVent fabrics to create high performance all-weather apparel, footwear and accessories. In addition to providing consultation throughout the development process, eVent offers technical support to ensure manufacturers have the latest training and know-how.

“From start-ups to iconic brands, we provide support and expertise throughout the product development cycle,” said eVent fabrics President Chad Kelly. “We pride ourselves on taking a hands-on approach in an industry that’s often transactional and doesn’t provide the service and support brands need.”

Global

During its 20-year history, eVent fabrics has built an international supply chain and exclusive partnerships with some of the world’s leading laminators. One of the ways eVent differentiates its offering is through a flexible development strategy. Brands have access to a wide range of laminates from Europe and Asia and the ability to source fabrics from an established network of leading textile mills.

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To learn more about eVent fabrics and its comprehensive line of high-performance membrane technologies, please visit www.eventfabrics.com or contact the team.

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