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Concept III Announces New Partnership With Bolger & O’Hearn

Concept III Announces New Partnership With Bolger & O’Hearn

January 24, 2017 | By

Concept III Expands Into Specialty Textile Chemicals Through New Partnership With Bolger & O’Hearn RED BANK, NJ, January 4, 2017 — Concept III, the leader in textile-based product solutions, has partnered with specialty chemical producers Bolger & O’Hearn. This partnership will serve as the catalyst in bringing Bolger & O’Hearn’s latest chemical products to market. […]

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Fleece’s Future

Fleece’s Future

January 23, 2017 | By

Fleece fabric’s history is firmly rooted in North America, with Massachusetts based Malden Mills producing the first version in 1982 and Patagonia becoming an early adopter. David Parkes, who, before moving on to found textile resource and garment production specialist Concept III, was involved in those early developments, has described fleece as the catalyst that […]

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The World Never Stands Still

The World Never Stands Still

January 23, 2017 | By

Shaoxing-based Dry-Tex is another fabric producer with its eye on winning a share of the lifestyle performance textile market. It too is a bluesign member and it too has invested to build a state-of-the-art production facility, with 200 weaving machines and a finishing floor with high-end lamination and water-based polyurethane coating equipment. Its managing director, […]

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WSA Magazine: Building Bridges

WSA Magazine: Building Bridges

March 30, 2015 | By

Innovators: David Parkes David Parkes says he came into the textile industry by chance in the 1960’s, but he took the opportunity to build up skills in sales, product development and marketing and brought them to the emerging outdoor industry at just the right time, providing a bridge between textile developers and finished product brands, […]

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Porelle: WPB that really breathes

Porelle: WPB that really breathes

March 4, 2015 | By

A Waterproof/Breathable That Really Breathes Our US and European office in the U.K. have partnered with U.K.-based PIL Membranes, Ltd. to bring new Porelle Air Sport air permeable waterproof membrane to outdoor and active apparel brands in the U.S. and Europe. Really breathes “in the past, the breathable part of WPB’s were far outshined by […]

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Polygiene’s Momentum

Polygiene’s Momentum

August 23, 2014 | By

“Since we introduced it in the U.S., Polygiene’s ‘Stay Fresh’ silver salt-based odor control technology continues to gain more and more momentum in the outdoor and active apparel markets,” says Chris Parkes. “Most of the leading, technical brands have or are adopting it throughout their lines. Now the smaller brands are also adding it. Polygiene […]

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30 Years of Market Insight

30 Years of Market Insight

August 14, 2014 | By

A Passion for Product [Textile Insight July/August 2014] “We are currently working on the next generation of product and the re-emergence of surface finished textiles. I also believe Merino is here to stay; not only in clothing, but transitioning to categories such as underwear, too.  We also see growth in really lightweight performance laminates.  The […]

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New Cool-touch Merinos at ABMT

New Cool-touch Merinos at ABMT

June 30, 2014 | By

ABMT’s MerinoEdge – Next Generation Merino Textiles Together with our performance merino and eco-textile resource, ABMT of Australia and China we have introduced a new twist on their popular merino and merino blends. Without diminishing merino’s inherent performance properties, ABMT’s MerinoEdge “Cool” treatment lends a smooth, cool touch and enhanced drape to these favored fabrics. […]

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Daejin bluesign® Approved

Daejin bluesign® Approved

March 24, 2014 | By

Continuing a push for eco compatibility by all its performance textile partners, we are pleased to announce that Korean-based, Daejin has now received bluesign accreditation. We have been working with the ultra-soft high pile maker since 2009. Switzerland-based bluesign Technologies, AG, is a consortium dedicated to promoting and facilitating environmentally sustainable, toxin-free textile production. With […]

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Guilford Joins Concept III

Guilford Joins Concept III

September 26, 2013 | By

We have partnered with North Carolina-based Guilford Performance Textiles. Guilford was acquired in 2012 by automotive seating and power system giant, Lear Corporation for its automotive and specialty fabric expertise and production. Guilford is also noted for high quality synthetic knit performance textiles since 1946 and it is these products that will be of interest […]

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