by Apparel Resources
04-May-2017 | 2 mins read
Invista’s Cordura brand has collaborated with Nuremberg Metropolitan Region-based global leader in producing worsted spun yarn for weaving, circular and flat knitting, Südwolle Group to create a variety of merino wool yarns blended with nylon 6.6. The new yarn is claimed to offer enhanced abrasion resistance, as well as tear and tensile strength in finished fabric constructions.
The ‘Cordura X Merino’ yarns have been developed for the creation of a variety of woven and knitted fabrics, with the natural comfort and thermoregulation benefits of wool in combination with the durability of nylon.
Constructed using nylon 6.6 staple fibre technologies, the fabrics are designed to be used in traditional everyday essential apparel applications such as men’s suits, school uniforms, outdoor active sports gear and professional corporate wear, where there is a need for strong, soft, comfortable, and long-lasting clothing.
Cindy McNaull, Global Brand and Marketing Director, Cordura, commented, “As we nod to our 50 year legacy, we continue to work to create new fabric technologies that combine heritage and a passion for innovation,” adding, “Working with Südwolle Group to reinvent a classic has offered us a new platform for growth, helping expand our portfolio to match the increasing consumer demand for the next generation of cross-functional wool fabrics.”
Adding to that, Michel Mastio, In-Charge – Südwolle’s Circular Knitting Yarn Segment for Performance and Outdoor Clothing said, “Our strong relationships with suppliers, customers, and employees are a reflection of our dedication to the textile industry, and this goes hand-in-hand with the Cordura brand ethos.”
Furthermore, Südwolle will be exhibiting at this year’s Techtextil show in Frankfurt, Germany from May 9 to 12, 2017 as well where the visitors can see this new range of wool.