RED BANK, NJ — June 28, 2010 — “Charles Parsons is known for being a visionary in fabric ideas
geared specifically for apparel and are also known for their excellent service. Those two qualities
are what we require of our partner mills and also what sets Merino State apart from other
suppliers,” says Chris Parkes, Concept III’s national sales manager.
Outdoor business launch Privately owned Charles Parsons has been developing and manufacturing
specialized textile solutions for fashion apparel brands throughout Australia, New Zealand and the
Asia-Pacific region since 1915. Now, working through Concept III’s network, Parson’s and Concept
III are looking to develop a following for its Merino State fine micron premium textile collection
in the U.S., Canada and U.K. outdoor markets.
Quality, ethical and environmental awareness In addition to adhering to strict quality
assurance by its own internal labs, SGS and Qualspec, every product in the Merino State collection
is also tested according to stringent ‘Woolmark’ and ‘Merino Perform’ specifications.
Keenly aware of ethical responsibility and environmental concerns of the outdoor apparel
market, Merino State wool is only sourced from independently audited, certified non-museled farms
in Australia and New Zealand. Farms must comply with regulations governed by the RSPCA and the New
Zealand Animal Welfare Act. Except for seasonal shearing these sheep even graze in a free-range
Vertical services Parsons has textile-manufacturing facilities in both Australia and China.
It has over 25 years experience in garment production and has manufacturing partners in China,
Fiji, and Singapore. The company offers in-house design, sample and pattern making services, all
geared for speed to market.
Merino State Collection, made with naturally sustainable, renewable and biodegradable Merino
also includes blends with other environmentally favorable fibers like bamboo, milk, hemp and
A complete range of Merino State textiles as well as apparel samples will be available at the
Concept III ORSM 10 booth #39051 in Salt Lake City, UT August 3-6. Concept III can be contacted at
(732) 530-1976 or
Posted on June 29, 2010
Press Release Courtesy of Concept III Textiles International