WICHITA, Kan. — October 25, 2016 — INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand announces the new Cordura® Combat Wool™ fabric in collaboration with Marlane, a division of Biella Manifatture Tessili S.r.l., a producer of fabrics for elegant and high-end casualwear to bring soft comfort and high performance to the dynamic professional’s wardrobe. Marlane combines traditional wool textiles with innovative research and technology to offer “leisure-chic” fabrics for the workplace. Debuting Fall 2016, Officina Endurance by Marlane is a range of performance wool fabrics for menswear, crafted to merge fashion and function in the contemporary suiting market.
“Cordura Combat Wool fabrics are designed not only to look fashionable, but to function comfortably, making them an ideal choice for the stylish professional on-the-go,” said Cindy McNaull, global Cordura brand and marketing director. “Marlane is a prestigious addition to our family of Cordura brand authorized mills. Based on their highly innovative approach to cutting-edge suiting fabrics, we are excited about the opportunities this collaboration will bring in the emerging world of performance wool.”
A durable wool blend technology, Cordura Combat Wool woven fabric offers enhanced abrasion resistance and longevity. From the commute to the boardroom, the Officina Endurance collection is the epitome of fashion meets function for the modern male. This portfolio of fabrics is designed for garments that can keep professionals feeling top-notch, well-groomed and comfortable in every situation.
“Our mill has a young, contemporary target market, and we believe that Cordura brand’s innovative characteristics and performance are appealing to this group,” said Patrick Lonn Wennberg, Marlane sales and marketing director. “Our Officina Endurance collection of Cordura Combat Wool fabrics offer a sophisticated yet traditional look and feel, with a technical edge that is an exciting option for designers developing stylish apparel for young urbanites.”
Posted October 27, 2016