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Burlington produces over 1 million yards of fabric for US army

Apr '21
Pic: Burlington fabrics
Pic: Burlington fabrics
Burlington Industries, a division of Elevate Textiles, has produced over one million yards of fabric for the new Army Green Service Uniforms. This amount of fabric is equivalent to about 200,000 jackets, 115,000 hats and belts, 320,000 pants and 195,000 ties - nearly 575 miles of fabric. The development of the fabric has been in progress for over two years.

If laid end to end, it would stretch from Burlington’s divisional headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina to New York City.

Burlington is an integral part of the United States Military defence supply chain for more than 55 years. The development of the new, worsted wool blended Army Green Service Uniform fabric has been in progress for over two years and includes partnerships with garment producer Fechheimer, the Defence Logistics Agency Troop Support Philadelphia (DLA), the United States Army and several private industry partners.

These new fabrics allow wearers the confidence to perform at their best while experiencing unmatched comfort and durability. These fabrics are produced at the company’s facilities in Raeford and Cordova, North Carolina out of 100 per cent American-made yarns.

“Burlington is thrilled to have reached the milestone of producing over one million yards of the new Army Green fabric, and we continue to be honoured to serve the men and women of the US Military with a dedication to quality and innovation. The worsted wool fabrics of our Raeford operation and brand consistently provide soldiers with comfort, durability, wrinkle resistance and colour capability unlike any other,” said Joey Underwood, president of Burlington and Safety Components.

Since 1923, Burlington has been a global textile leader with core competencies in worsted wool and performance synthetics, and inherent FR fabrics. Offering a diverse range of vertical manufacturing capabilities and numerous fibre and fabric blends, Burlington Military provides quality fabrics for United States Military personnel. Through innovation, Burlington’s in-house research and development department, Burlington Labs, engineers advanced fabrications and technical finishes that are applied to protect and enhance performance while providing troops protection, easy-care and superior comfort in all of their diverse environments. Burlington Military combines the resources from the Burlington and Safety Components business units to create an extensive military products platform of diversified fabrics developed to service the specific needs of the military market.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (SV)

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