Mount Vernon expands FR FlexTex fabrics collection
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Mount Vernon expands FR FlexTex fabrics collection
Apr '17
Courtesy: Mount Vernon
Courtesy: Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon FR, part of Mount Vernon Mills’ Apparel Fabrics Group, producing denim, flame resistant, and piece-dyed fabrics, is expanding its collection of flame resistant (FR) FlexTex line of fabrics for comfortable clothing options, including workwear. The FlexTex line is engineered for increased mobility with no reduction in FR protection or durability.

The flex program now includes six denim and four piece-dyed FR fabrics. Many of the fabrics were developed in conjunction with stylists at apparel manufacturers to provide optimal comfort and stretch in the resulting garments, while capturing the authentic look and characteristics of traditional non-stretch denim.

FlexTex fabrics are made using an elastomeric fibre that adds mobility to fabric, so workers experience increased range of motion in their FR apparel. Most FlexTex fabrics can stretch from 12 to 15 per cent, but the latest Mount Vernon FR fabric developments incorporate TreFlex yarn, which may allow as much as 20 per cent stretch. Treflex, a hybrid yarn, provides excellent stretch properties and shrinkage control. The expanded offering of FlexTex fabric constructions includes twill, canvas and oxford, and a variety of desirable vintage appearances can be achieved through increased yarn character and slub effects.

Mount Vernon FR FlexTex fabrics meet the performance requirements of ASTM F1506 and are NFPA 2112 component recognised. Many of the world’s leading apparel manufacturers and brands turn to Mount Vernon FR for their flex fabric needs.

Mike Woods, vice president of FR fabrics for Mount Vernon FR said, “We believe workers should have comfortable clothing options on the job and off. We’ve developed our line of FR FlexTex fabrics with the comfort and character of everyday denim and piece-dyed fabrics, combined with the exceptional protection and durability of Mount Vernon FR fabrics.” (GK)

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