Greensboro, N.C.-based Burlington, a division of International Textile Group Inc., has launched a line of fine worsted wool fabrics that have been woven and finished in the United States. Just U.S. fabrics, now available for sampling for Fall 2015 menswear collections, are targeted to better men’s suits and suit separates, as well as trousers, blazers and sports coats; and for made-to-measure custom tailors, specialty shop brands, and branded and better department stores.
Burlington has been producing worsted wool and wool-blend fabrics since 1954, and has been providing those fabrics to the U.S. military as well as globally for better menswear brands. In recent years, however, fine worsteds have not been produced in the United States, according to Peter Baumann, senior vice president merchandising, Burlington Menswear.
“Burlington’s new collection of fine worsted fabrics opens up exciting opportunities for Made in America better apparel,” Baumann said. “With our new Just U.S. worsteds, made in Cordova and Raeford, North Carolina, designers and brands can now re-connect the heritage of classic men’s dress with modern constructions and color ways for performance and year-round comfort.”
July 1, 2014