Klopman Vantage Fabric With Cordura® Wins Fabric And Fibre Innovation Award

Klopman Vantage workwear fabric featuring Invista’s Cordura® technology has received the Company
Clothing Industry Award’s 2009 Fabric and Fibre Innovation Award.

Wichita, Kansas-based Invista – a manufacturer of global integrated fibers and polymers – and
England-based Klopman International – a manufacturer of polyester/cotton blended fabric – partnered
to develop a comfortable, durable, abrasion-resistant twill fabric that could be used for a
complete garment.
(See ”
Klopman Unveil Klopman Vantage Fabric With Cordura Technology
,” October 2008.)
Vantage with Cordura contains an intimate blend of 50-percent Invista™ T420 Nylon 6,6 fiber and
50-percent combed cotton. The fabric is used to make trousers, coveralls and jackets, and is
available in five colors. Klopman currently is working to expand the range of fabric weaves in the
Vantage line.

“We chose to recognize Klopman Vantage Fabric featuring Cordura brand technology because the
performance of the fabric represents a step-change in terms of durability and abrasion resistance
without compromising on comfort or aesthetic appeal,” said Jose Sanchez de Muniain, chairman of the
judging panel, former editor of Company Clothing and current editor of Fire & Rescue magazine
and Industrial Fire Journal. “These factors heavily influence the success of workwear garments. The
fabric offers something new to the industry – and that is what we look for in a winning fabric.”

May 12, 2009