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Wickers FR T-Shirts Receive USDA Certified Biobased Product Label

Wickers Performance Wear — a Commack, N.Y.-based manufacturer of performance fabrics for fire-resistant base layer apparel — announces its Wickers flame retardant (FR) T-shirts have earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Certified Biobased Product Label certifying that the shirts contain 97-percent renewable biobased ingredients, which meets or exceeds USDA standards.

The T-shirts are made using the company’s FR fabric — a blend of 50-percent Merino wool and 50-percent Lenzing FR® flame-resistant fiber that is moisture-wicking and provides an arc flash protection rating of 4.8 small calories of heat energy per square centimeter.

“We are pleased that Wickers Performance Wear has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product label,” said Ron Buckhalt, USDA BioPreferred Program Manager. “Biobased products provided opportunities to help add value to renewable commodities; create jobs in rural communities and generate investment income.”

Wickers reports it will apply for the USDA Certified Biobased Product label for its other FR base layer apparel including long underwear tops and bottoms, boxers, and ski hoods.

May 29, 2012