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Stretch military ripstop from Carrington

Spartan HT Flex Lite is a lightweight fabric developed in response to the defence market’s demand for durable and comfortable textiles.

16th March 2023

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Adlington, United Kingdom


Carrington Textiles, a global manufacturer of military fabrics worn by armed forces across the UK, Europe, Middle East and Australasia, has launched the latest addition to its Defence Range of products - Spartan HT Flex Lite.

At a weight of 195gsm, Spartan HT Flex Lite is the only product from the Spartan military ripstop fabric family that incorporates 2% Lycra and 37% cotton in its composition for integrated stretch and outstanding wearer comfort. It also features 61% Cordura military grade high tenacity nylon 6.6 for strength and durability. 

“We are seeing a growing trend for wearer comfort; this has transitioned from workwear to flame retardant, so it’s only natural that we see this transition into the defence sector. We wanted to develop a product that protects the wearer in the most challenging environments but at the same time is comfortable to wear,” Carrington says.

Paul Farrell, Sales Director adds: “We’ve recently launched this product in the Middle East and the feedback from customers in the region was extremely positive. We are already seeing some interest from other geographical markets as we promote the product to current customers and prospects”.

Spartan HT Flex Lite is suitable for combat uniforms in virtually any region and it can be printed to a bespoke design at the company’s state-of-the-art printing facility.

With a British textile legacy of over 130 years, Carrington Textiles is a global workwear fabric manufacturer producing over 130 million metres of fabric annually as a group from its production facilities in the UK, mainland Europe and Asia, from where it exports to more than 80 countries worldwide.

Carrington specialises in the manufacture of workwear, flame retardant, waterproof, defence and sustainable fabrics for virtually any industry and sector, with end users including NHS, McDonald’s, BUPA, TATA Steel, Shell, Coca Cola, Airbus, Jaguar Land Rover, BP and Arcelor Mittal.  

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