Wickers FR T-Shirts Receive USDA Certified Biobased Product Label
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