new stretch fabrics for its S3 Technologies line, and also has created new fabrics using
Wilmington, Del.-based INVISTA Inc’.s T-400 stretch polyester fiber.
The stretch fabric offerings of the S3 Technologies product range also includes new four-way
stretch double-faced fabrics. Targeted to the technical outdoor apparel collections of such sports
apparel producers as Patagonia, REI and Mountain Equipment Co-op, the new fabrics have a nylon
abrasion-resistant face and moisture-management polyester back; are wind-resistant and breathable;
and are coated with a Super Water Repellant finish, which, according to Consoltex, is five times
more durable than other water-repellent finishes.
Consoltex’s new T-400 fiber fabrics feature such properties as abrasion resistance, lasting
recovery, relaxed stretch and low shrinkage, according to the company.