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Here are some exciting innovations from the
2017 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market
January 10-12, 2017 in Salt Lake City

coolvisions moisture management

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CoolVisions® UltraFill™ is an exciting new synthetic thermal fill option for outerwear and home. Made from polypropylene fiber, CoolVisions® UltraFill™ provides better insulation—prevents heat conduction through the fiber—than wool, silk, and most synthetics. CoolVisions® polypropylene is among the lightest of commercial fibers, has low moisture regain, washes easily, dries quickly, and offers the lowest carbon footprint of all synthetics. Other exciting innovations include new CoolVisions® dyeable filament, CoolVisions®+cotton performance blends and WoolVisions™. Contact Susan Lynn, 636-578-8999 for an appointment, or visit Booth 39032. More info.

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Teflon™ textile finishes – a portfolio of functional finishes to meet your needs
THE solution is Teflon EcoElite™ based on Zelan™ R3

  • Provides the highest durable water repellent (DWR) performance.
  • Repels water-based stains.
  • Leads industry in sustainability.

Performance Finishes and Chemical Management – what you need to know! Join us at OR Trend + Design area January 11th @ 10am to hear Bob Buck. Visit Booth #40044, or contact Lisa Hardy, More info.

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Catch the Latest CORDURA® Brand Innovations
at Winter OR and ISPO 2017
With new fiber, fabric and product launches, there's lots of exciting news in store for the CORDURA® brand in 2017. We’ll be kicking off our 50th anniversary in January at OR Show Booth #39213, introducing a ground breaking new staple fiber innovation and collaborations with Woolrich and Cotton Inc just to name a few. The fun continues with our latest fabric and product adoptions – like BLACKYAK's new 2017 line – highlighted at ISPO Munich in February. More info.


Moisture-Tech® for Apparel by Sympatex Technologies
This new technology offers optimal body climate for changes between high-demand activities and resting phases. The functional textile layer towards the skin follows the push-pull principle – the more the body sweats, more moisture is transported outwards. Benefits include: • Fast removal of moisture • Fast-drying next-to-skin during high moisture generation • Optimal body-climate between heavy activity and rest • Prevents cold feeling • High wearer comfort. Visit Booth #39041, or contact Derek Spingler at, 978-225-6184. More info.


Schoeller continues to focus on sustainability for Fall '18, including the expansion of its new 3XDRY® Bio and ecorepeBio technologies, mulesing-free wool, bluesign® system-compliant prints, as well as upcycled products with ECONYL® yarn and PFC-free bio-technologies based on renewable raw materials. Environmentalist, Explorer, Schoeller Brand Ambassador and The Lost Explorer Founder David de Rothschild will be hosting a special Q&A session on Day 2 at 11am. We hope to see you at Booth #39051. More info.

Jason Mills

Jason Mills' style 413 "No-See-Um" fabric
protects against the penetration of baby ticks (nymphs), ticks and mosquitoes while still offering ventilation and breathability. It is water repellent/fire retardant, making a great added value for the tenting industry, or for the apiary (beekeeping) protective clothing. The 100% polyester yarn is dyed using automotive dyes making it UV resistant, which will not degrade quickly. Please contact Jason Mills for a sample or more information: or (732) 651-7200. More info.

Draper Knitting

Draper Knitting
Draper Knitting celebrated its 160th birthday in 2016! Come visit us to see our classics like wools and retro piles as well as our advanced R & D capabilities that will secure our future! Who says you can't find quality, competitive fabrics in the USA? We know you can with Draper! AT the ORWM17 we will be featuring Alpaca, Technical and Safety Base Layers, Outerwear Packages and Industrial fabrics all made here in the USA! Contact Kristin Draper (, 781-828-0029. More info.

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eVent Fabrics
Built for those who continually push the limits, DVexpedition is the most durable waterproof system in our company's history. Our exclusive microporous technology combines the best in waterproof and windproof protection with an air permeable structure that instantly vents heat and humidity. From ultralight to expedition-grade outerwear, our DV (direct venting) series features a comprehensive range of fabrics and laminates. Visit Booth #155-313 , or contact to schedule an appointment. More info.

Rentex Mills
Connects Form with Function
All Performance Fiber
Functional Fashion Fabrics
QS Group
Sustainable Corporation

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