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Tactical gear for the consumer market

TactX RipStop fabric offers leading durability and tear resistance without sacrificing comfort.

24th November 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Spartanburg, SC, USA


Milliken & Company, headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, has announced a new partnership with C2R Fast, a Hereford, UK-based tactical gear designer. The first product of the  partnership is the Fortuna jacket, a military-grade insulated jacket that was developed with Milliken’s TactX ripstop fabric which includes a non-PFAS finish.

By combining C2R’s design precision with Milliken’s expertise in high-performance fabrics, the Fortuna jacket offers superior durability and performance attributes typically seen and saved for elite warfighters and militaries around the world. The hooded, insulated jacket is available in three colours – Wolf Gray, Ranger Green and Navy – and will retail for £295.

“We’re thrilled to collaborate with the talented team at C2R and we’re off to a strong start in our partnership with the introduction of the Fortuna,” said Bruce LaFlam, VP of sales and marketing, government and defence for Milliken. “Milliken has been working in the government and defence space for more than 75 years and we’re always excited to do business with companies who value and understand the power a quality fabric can provide to a garment,”

Milliken’s TactX RipStop fabric offers durability and tear resistance without sacrificing comfort, making it ideal for the Fortuna jacket which was developed for performance-minded consumers looking for outerwear that can be put to the test.

“At C2R we have always worked hard to guarantee we are utilising the latest textiles and manufacturing processes to ensure our customers receive the most unique and highest calibre product we can create,” said Nick Shepherd, director, C2R-Fast. “We spent considerable time evaluating different outer materials to identify the perfect combination of characteristics. Once we discovered TactX it was an easy choice. TactX with the new DWR coating demonstrates Milliken’s determination to innovate in an environmentally conscious way.”

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