While 2022 is nearing to its end, Cordura Advanced Fabrics, the 55-year-old tear-resistant fiber by Invista offering 15 different performance technologies and over 2,500 certified Cordura fabrics, is drawing a balance of this special year and get ready to launch a new fabric technology innovation at the beginning of 2023.

Cordura 55th Anniversary image
Photo: Cordura
Cordura 55th Anniversary image
Cordura will launch a new fabric technology with very high color durability. The new development has been engineered with a high tenacity nylon 6.6 multi-filament fiber that is solution dyed, locking the color in at the molten polymer extrusion level with a manufacturing process that uses less water, energy and CO2 to help leave a lighter footprint along the path to sustainability.

 



For 55 years the fiber has offered continuous advancements that have helped shape the world of military, workwear and outdoor products and gear with performance fabric innovations while launching exciting end-use applications and on-trend collaborations.

 



“Since commercialization of the fabric in 1967, the Cordura brand has worked hand-in-hand with its mill and supply chain partners to break molds and blaze new trails – with all signs, roads and paths leading to the next generation of durable solutions. Our continuous evolution of end-use apparel continues to generate demand for ingredient brands to diversify possible applications in end use products. By collaborating to innovate, we can work ever more closely with brands and mill partners to maximize on strengths and develop the next generation of sustainable solutions”, explained Malayka Erpen, global consumer segment leader, Cordura brand.

Cordura Archive image/Collection Retrofile RF
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Cordura Archive image/Collection Retrofile RF
As part of this path, during 2022, for its 55th celebration year, the Cordura fiber launched various new technologies like, for instance, Cordura Re/cor Recycled Nylon 6,6 (RN66) in January with the aim to deliver a top performance fiber but made with 100% pre-consumer nylon 6.6 fiber material that is GRS certified.

 



The brand has also expanded the use of Cordura Re/cor RN66 by stepping into the footwear segment with Tiong Liong Corporation (TLC) and started to offer two versions of Cordura Re/cor RN66 rip-stop wovens in 4-way stretch and non-stretch.




Among some of most interesting collaborations carried ahead this year there has also been the debut of the Cordura Re/cor RN66 fiber by US backpack company Mystery Ranch already available in 16 countries.

 



Also new was the debut of the Sapphire Finishing Mills Limited X Cordura Advanced Fabrics Capsule Collection, that marked an over five-year long year working relationship. Inspired by iconic utility silhouettes, such as workwear overalls from the Gold Rush era, Americana inspired cowboy classics and vintage tactical, the latest Sapphire Finishing Mills Ltd.

Cordura Advanced Fabrics x Napapijri
Photo: Cordura-Napapijri
Cordura Advanced Fabrics x Napapijri
Cordura also launched its new Re/cor RN6 fiber by collaborating with the outerwear apaprel brand Napapijri and recreatinmg its iconic Skidoo jacket using fully recycled Cordura Re/cor RN6 as part of the brand's The Premium Collection.






Another debut happened as part of the European launch of Cordura Re/cor RN66 with a limited edition tote bag from Bach Equipment that will be commercially available with six different styles in the 2024 collection.

Cordura-Bach Equipment collaboration
Photo: Cordura
Cordura-Bach Equipment collaboration
“At Cordura Advanced Fabrics, we stand behind the importance of products powered by performance-driven, built-to-last fabrics. With 55 years of delivering durable, reliable, and trusted solutions, we put our fabrics through rigorous laboratory testing and certification screenings," said Cindy McNaull, Cordura brand business development director.

 



 

"The Cordura brand ethos has always been summed up in the belief that 'Sustainability Begins With Products That Last'. Our extensive Cordura Advanced Fabrics portfolio is designed to challenge the throwaway mentality within the textile industry. This resonates in the marketplace now more than ever, and we are continuing to partner with our valuable authorized mills, brand customers and designers to push the limits of durability for the consumer of today and tomorrow."

 




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