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