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Darlington Fabrics - Darlington provides innovative, high-quality performance fabrics, which can create a competitive edge for branded products in five important ways: 1) Breadth of Line – Warp knit stretch and rigid fabrics 45” wide to 120” wide in finished weights from 1.5 to 12.0 oz/sq yd. Constructions include Tricot, Raschel, Satin, Power Net and Mesh. 2) Prepared for Print (PFP)- Available in nylon/spandex and polyester/spandex blends. 3)Color – custom colors and finishes to specifications with color accuracy and consistency, across dye lots, year after year. 4) Performance Reliability – strict physical specifications (width, weight and stretches) are maintained across dye lots. 5) Quality Control – Darlington is vertically integrated from yarn to finished fabric; this includes warping, knitting, dyeing and finishing.
  DEJA™ - DEJA™ is the global, sustainable, performance brand for 100% rPET from Indorama Ventures Limited (IVL). DEJA™ is available across 100% rPET recycled flake, pellet, fiber and filament. DEJA™ offers both education and leadership by giving converters credibility; retailers accreditation; and end consumers the assurance of sustainability with high performance as standard. DEJA™ demands more from plastic and less from the environment by recycling over 4.17 billion plastic bottles yearly and transforming them into innovative ingredient products, across multiple applications, to protect the future. DEJA™is remade to be remade again.
  Dow Corning® Active Protection System - Dow Corning® Active Protection System is a smart high- performance textile for impact protection for use in high- performance sportswear, medical devices, architecture & construction, industrial & geo fabrics, military & civil defense products.
  Draper Body Therapy® - Developed by Draper Knitting Company, this technology includes a full range of finished products to help integrate therapeutic benefits to where needed them most, in easy to care for use items. Whether the need is a better night's sleep, looking to achieve better recovery from a workout, or wanting to address chronic body issues, the Draper Body Therapy® products contain Celliant® fibers to help the body to feel good. All general products are Made in the USA. The socks are made in Italy.
  Draper Canine Therapy® - Developed by Draper Knitting Company, this line of canine products is designed with canines (and felines) in mind. The Draper Canine Therapy® line of products meets the needs of even the most fuzzy keepers. Whether it's a tough durable, but super Dog Coat to keep the dog cool and provide therapy to where it is needed the most, the benefits of Celliant® can truly help improve the overall health and wellness to animals. The Draper Canine Therapy® line is Made in the USA, and is washer/dryer safe.
  Draper Equine Therapy® - Developed by Draper Knitting Company, Draper Equine Therapy® offers the equestrian market a full range of products to help any equine look and feel their best. Designed with therapeutic benefits, every product also helps to wick away moisture and stands up in any barn environment. All products are cut and sewn by Diamond Wool Pads and Saratoga Horseworks, both highly respected companies in the equine clothing industry.
  Draper Knitting Fabrics - Draper Knitting (all fabrics made in Canton, Massachusetts,USA) offers three types of fabric formations under one roof. Non-woven stitch-bonded fabrics are high performance low cost liner fabrics and are custom blended to meet any specification. Our Ecopile (100% post consumer recycled polyester pile fabric for people like Patagonia) has been a popular seller for over 15 years. Our conventional knits are offered in many layouts from rib and jersey knits to Lacoste and Piques, customizable to meet your needs.
  DRICOMFORT® - With the company motto, "comfort is our promise", Optimer Technologies offers a new collection of comfort enhancement solutions into the Optimer Brands family, under the seal of DRICOMFORT®. Recent DRICOMFORT® technologies include: 1) an active particle that accelerates the drying of filament polyester fabrics (GEO); 2) a performance fleece that wicks sweat as well as it warms (LOFT); and 3) a dual performance fabric that wicks inside and repels outside (DUO). Built on a foundation of scientific research and testing, DRICOMFORT® stands for enhanced comfort for the wearer, making everyday fabrics perform better than they ever did before! Apparel items that incorporate DRICOMFORT® innovative solutions establish brand equity, and add quality /value to the finished product.
  DRIFIRE® - Developed by Optimer Brands, DRIFIRE® is the premier provider and developer of high performance flame resistant (FR) fabrics and protective apparel to the government, industrial, racing and consumer markets. It is the only FR wear company to utilize drirelease® patented performance technology used by the world’s premier athletic brands. The FR clothing line ranges from the ultimate protection of combat-ready ensembles and flight suits to ultra-lightweight base layer shirts and bottoms for everyday wear.
  Drirelease® - Developed by OPTIMER Technologies, drirelease® is a comfort technology that performs. Since the benefits of drirelease® are natural, inherent, and free of any chemical performance treatments, the technology always keeps the wearer feeling fresh. Fabrics made using drirelease® engineered fiber blends optimize the natural wicking, drying, softness, and comfort of a performance fabric. The unique technology utilizes both synthetic and natural fibers, and accelerates the water release rate by pushing water/perspiration through to the outside of the garment into the air. Drirelease® instills a sense of comfort for the user. Applications include: athleticwear, lifestyle, fashion, undergarments, outerwear, socks, and bedding.
  Dry-Tex Fabrics - Developed by the Dry-Tex Company, a comfort-focused, performance-focused, and innovation-focused textile solutions business, located in China, is dedicated to providing environmentally sound materials and manufacturing processes in the manufacturing of its beautiful line of fabrics. Dry-Tex is a proud bluesign® system partner, and is dedicated to providing fabrics with eco-friendly features among its line outdoor fabrics that includes: Solvent-free laminates, PFC-free DWRs, and 100% recyclable materials. The Dry-Tex product line features strectch-wovens, soft-shell fabrics, water-proof breathables, and functional knits.
  Dryon™ - Consoltex soft shell fabrics feature Dryon® is a super durable water repellent finish (SDWR). Dryon technology is invisible to the eye and forces water to bead on the surface of the fabric helping to keep you dry and comfortable. Dryon performs up to ten times better than competing water repellent finishes, does not inhibit breathability and enhances stain resistance. Dryon was originally developed for use by surgeons and their staff protecting them from contamination by bodily fluids, bacteria and other pathogens. Dryon is designed with renewable performance and is able to withstand up to 75 industrial wash and sterilizat
  DuPont™ Active Layer - DuPont™ Active Layer is a recyclable, waterproof, breathable film used in apparel applications to help block out wind, cold, and water, so that people stay dry and comfortable during inclement weather conditions. DuPont™ Active Layer offers a sustainable solution for customers who want recyclability and performance from their textiles.
  Durasense - (Woven Fabric Manufacturer) Developed by Gehring-Tricot and Tweave, this line was developed in order to offer quality stretch wovens to more price sensitive markets. Suitable for apparel and gear that needs minimal stretch and recovery, and basic performance levels, this line offers woven construction, comfort- stretch functionality, durable performance, and value pricing. Perfect for more fashion and price-driven applications, the Durasense line allows designers to incorporate the stretch woven look and feel to their products. Also, the convenience of domestic sourcing allows for NAFTA and CAFTA compliant items, as well as the ability to manage the supply chain more efficiently and effectively. Small lot sizes and low minimums provide for easy entry into new product lines with low risk.
  Durastretch® - (Woven Fabric Manufacturer) Developed by Gehring-Tricot Corp. and Tweave, this brand encompasses a range of stretch wovens manufactured to stringent technical specifications. Ranging in spandex content from 10-50%, these styles are blended primarily with nylon. Fabrics in this range offer excellent shape retention and great durability with low weight/bulk.
  Duratech® - (Woven Fabric Manufacturer) Developed by Gehring-Tricot Corp. and Tweave, this line adds high tenacity nylon for extra strength, and offers some Cordura® stretch woven options.
  DValpine - Developed by eVent® from the world's first air permeable and fully waterproof membrane, DValpine is the most versatile membrane in the collection, offering all-weather protection and high breathability. DValpine laminates are perfect for mountaineering, backpacking, snowsports and a broad range of outdoor activities.
  DVexpedition - Developed by eVent®, this ultimate durable waterproof membrane, is built for those who continually push the limits. This DVexpedition series waterproof technology is for extreme weather conditions, and provides the greatest waterproof protection, without sacrificing air permeability. It is ideal for high-altitude adventures, snow sports, hunting and workwear.
  DVstorm - Developed by eVent®, and built for light-and-fast pursuits, the DVstorm series features a lighter, more breathable membrane that's paired with lightweight face fabrics and 10 denier backers for an ultralight laminate. Ideal for high output users in moderate weather conditions, such as hikers, runners, cyclists and backcountry adventurers.
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