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CORDURA Brand and Crye Precision Bring Lightweight Comfort to Latest Mil-Spec Uniforms

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

New CORDURA® x Meet the Maker series video to highlight Crye’s state-of-the art G4 uniform

WICHITA, KS – January 22, 2018 – INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand and Crye Precision have collaborated to create a new generation of military uniform fabric technology powered by the long-lasting durability of CORDURA® fabric combined with lightweight comfort and added mobility. Made from Crye Precision’s proprietary VTXTM Ripstop material constructed with stretch CORDURA® NYCO fabric technology, the latest G4 Uniform represents the next generation of combat apparel. It will be featured in the latest installment of the CORDURA® brand’s ‘Meet the Maker’ series, which highlights the two brands’ longstanding collaboration.


“We are excited to once again be working with Crye Precision on the cutting-edge of military fabric technology,” said Cindy McNaull, global CORDURA® brand and marketing director. “The goal of our Meet the Maker series is to highlight the power of collaborative problem solving with our brand customers, and celebrate our shared values. This latest installment with Crye is a testament to passionate innovation and our long-term durable bond.”

The G4 Uniform features a slim-cut design for reduced bulk and enhanced wearer comfort under body armor. INVISTA T420HT patent-pending high tenacity fiber technology helps optimize the pants and sleeves for lightweight strength, and zippered shoulder pockets leave room for essential gear.

“From uniform fabrics to heavy duty plate carriers to backpack fabrics, CORDURA® brand is the gold standard for nearly our entire line,” said Gregg Thompson, co-founder of Crye Precision. “We’ve been working with CORDURA® fabric since our very first G1 uniform, and we continued to use it in our AC uniform and G3 uniform after that,” added Johanna Bloomfield, lead designer at Crye Precision. “For G4, we wanted to create a fabric that was lighter and stronger than our current fabric.”

The G4 uniform’s VTXTM Ripstop fabric construction offers multiple benefits when compared to standard 50/50 NYCO Mil-Spec material. Driven by a 17% lighter weight and 4x more breathable material, its comfort properties are key for consumers who are often wearing uniforms for long and demanding periods of time. In the field, its practical technologies include 3x higher tear strength and 60% faster drying fabric.

“The most rewarding part of the job is knowing that the products you’re designing are being used in the real world by end-users that are rappelling, climbing over walls and fast-roping out of helicopters,” said Brad Thomas, retired special forces and product manager at Crye Precision. “Our new G4 uniform and fabric is so reliable, the servicemen don’t have to think about it. And I don’t think we would have had the success that we have had without CORDURA® fabric.”

To experience the story behind the collection, view the new CORDURA® + Crye ‘Meet the Maker’ video here. Or stop by the Crye Precision booth #32403 at SHOT Show in Las Vegas, January 23-26, 2018. The uniform will also be on display at Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show in Denver, January 25, 2018 at the CORDURA® brand booth #54037-UL.

CORDURA Brand Is Giving Away This One Of A Kind Pack

Thursday, November 30th, 2017


Want to win a one-of-a-kind bag? Only a limited number of these awesome The North Face x 1968 CORDURA bags were handmade right here in the states, with a retail value of $275. Enter their CORDURA50 giveaway for a chance to win one!


New CORDURA Brand 50th Anniversary Microsite Celebrates Its Rich Heritage and Future Durable Innovations

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Wichita, KS – February 15, 2017 – For five decades, INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand has been shaping the world of military gear, workwear and outdoor apparel. Throughout 2017, the brand will be celebrating its 50 year love affair with durability with the launch of its new anniversary microsite – CORDURA.com/50Years – designed to showcase the brands, mills, collaborations, and innovations that have been a part of its durable journey.

Since 1967, the CORDURA® brand has been working with industry leaders who have helped sculpt and evolve fiber and fabric technologies, pushing the boundaries of innovation. The passion and experience that its valuable authorized mills, brand customers and collaborative partners dedicate day in and day out have helped build its reputation for high quality, durable fabrics.

“As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, we want to honor those who have been with us along the way,” said Cindy McNaull, global CORDURA® brand and marketing director. “Our new CORDURA.com/50Years microsite allows us to not only tell our own story, but is also a platform for others to share their experiences and memories as we nod to our durable heritage and look forward to fifty more years of innovation together.”

The new microsite features real-time news and stories including an exciting 50 @ 50 innovation spotlight detailing the brand’s new technology launches, cutting-edge collaborations and major milestones in its anniversary year. The microsite also invites brands, mills, consumers and media partners to leave their own long-lasting legacy by sharing durable memories, experiences, and favorite products through the decades.

To learn more about the latest news or share your CORDURA® brand story, visit the microsite here, or track the #CORDURA50 hashtag on social media.

ORWM – CORDURA Brand Announces Durable Fiber Breakthrough; Debuts Strongest Nylon-6,6 Staple Fiber Ever Produced by INVISTA

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

WICHITA, Kan.–In its 50th anniversary year, INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand has made a cutting-edge breakthrough in designing and commercializing the strongest nylon-6,6 staple fiber ever produced by INVISTA.

This intensive two-year-long research and design process resulted in a state-of-the-art, patent-pending high tenacity fiber designed to enhance the core strength of CORDURA® fabrics. With the introduction of the new high tenacity INVISTA T420HT fiber technology, INVISTA’s scientists and technicians have successfully achieved one of the largest leaps in its nylon-6,6 innovation pipeline which dates back to the initial commercialization of the fiber at the company’s flagship Seaford, DE staple nylon 6,6 production facility.

“At INVISTA, an on-going dedication to innovation is in our DNA,” said Anthony Green, global CORDURA® brand business director. “Our latest T420HT technology launch is one in a series of new qualifying CORDURA® brand fiber breakthroughs to come as we continue to push the boundaries of durable possibilities.”

Already adopted by a major international military, CORDURA® NYCO (Nylon/Cotton) fabric blends based on new INVISTA T420HT high tenacity fiber are undergoing extensive wear trialing for next generation combat uniforms. The stealth-like INVISTA T420HT fiber has a mission to create a new generation of durable, yet lightweight fabrics – such as CORDURA® NYCO Extreme and CORDURA® NYCO Tactical fabrics – to be used in many applications like military uniforms, outdoor apparel and workwear. Dickies is the first consumer brand to adopt the new fiber in its Dickies PRO™ with CORDURA® fiber technology workwear collection, which will be available online Fall 2017.

For more information on the new INVISTA T420HT fiber technology, visit booth #39213 at 2017 Winter Outdoor Retailer, or visit www.CORDURA.com.

CORDURA Brand – Less Suck Campaign

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

At SHOT Show, I started to see the Less Suck campaign from Cordura Brand show up.  What do you think? 


Cordura Presents – Meet The Maker: Dana Gleason of Mystery Ranch

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

CORDURA features Mystery Ranch founder Dana Gleason in their debut episode of “Meet the Maker,” an ongoing series that highlights key brand partners and collaborators with whom the CORDURA brand has built long-lasting relationships during its 40-year history.

“CORDURA fabric has been the backbone of everything we’ve built for the last forty years,” said Gleason. “We’re proud of our long relationship with the CORDURA Brand, and honored to be the first featured brand partner in this great new series.”

CORDURA Brand To Showcase Durable Fabrics And Products At LAAD Show In Brazil

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

INVISTA Team Member and Former Lieutenant Colonel of the United States Army will host daily gear presentations at the booth

Kennesaw, GA (April 13), 2015 – INVISTA’s CORDURA® Brand will showcase durable protective fabrics at the LAAD Defence and Security International Exhibition April 14-16 in Rio de Janiero. The latest advancements in tactical gear and apparel featuring No Melt No Drip CORDURA® NYCO uniform fabric and Solution Dyed Nylon (SDN) CORDURA® Classic fabrics for enhanced Near Infrared protection will be on display at the Invista brand booth L.54.

“For more than 45 years, CORDURA® fabrics have provided enhanced protection, durability, and comfort to military and tactical soldiers worldwide,” says Bill Colven, INVISTA Global Military and Tactical Segment Director. “Our number one goal is to help protect the lives and safety of those who use our fabrics. At LADD, we are able to get an international perspective on the how our innovations can better meet the protection needs of the people who depend on them.”

LAAD Defence & Security International Exhibition brings together Brazilian and international companies specialized in supplying equipment, services and technology to the Armed Forces, Police and Special Forces, Security Services, Law Enforcement, Homeland Security, security managers from large corporations and critical infrastructure, consultants and government agencies.

CORDURA® NYCO fabric is based on an intimate blend of cotton and INVISTA’s T420 nylon 6.6 fiber. It offers comfortable durability in military and tactical uniforms while providing abrasion resistance and No Melt No Drip thermal protective performance. CORDURA® Classic nylon 6,6 fabric, including Solution Dyed Nylon (SDN) fabrics for enhanced Near Infrared (NIR) protection, provides rugged durable performance for a variety of end uses including load carriage gear, ballistic vests, footwear, and tactical apparel. CORDURA® Baselayer fabric is constructed to take on the types of conditions and climates today’s military and tactical officers face all around the world. CORDURA® Baselayer fabric provides the durability of nylon with the comfort of cotton and excellent moisture management.

INVISTA team member, J.D. Long, new Global Innovation Manager will be on hand to share experience gained over 22 years of active military experience conducting Counternarcotic and Humanitarian aid operations throughout Central America, and during Operation Enduring Freedom Afghanistan, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Joint Endeavor Bosnia., The former Lieutenant Colonel of the United States Army will highlight the importance of and the science behind durable and protective gear and will host daily booth presentations (L.54) at 11 a.m.

In addition, value chain partners, Santista Têxtil, Santanense, Cedro and Moais will be on hand at the CORDURA® brand both showcasing latest generation products made with CORDURA® fabric including jackets with thermal comfort, uniforms, ballistic vest applications and military accessories.

“Being on hand in the CORDURA® booth offers us a great opportunity to showcase our cutting-edge Duracam collaboration with the CORDURA® brand,” explains Mauro Preti, Director of Santista Work Solution. This high-tech camouflage fabric provides tear resistance and NIR protection.

According to industrial director of Moais Group, Leonardo Ishizuka, “The reliability and quality offered by INVISTA allows us to effectively deliver best in class products for Brazil’s security forces.” The company will showcase a new holster collection made with 500 and 1000d CORDURA® fabric for exceptional durability and abrasion resistance. This holster provides a modern safety design component currently used by US and European forces. Additionally, Moais will display latest generation lightweight ballistic vests made with 500 and 1000d CORDURA® fabric.

Cedro will bring its Force Rip Stop, powered by CORDURA® NYCO fabric technology, which is part of the company’s military uniform line and specially designed for the manufacture of combat uniforms that can withstand rigorous physical demands. “The military uniform market in Brazil is a traditional market, but at the same time it requires constant modernization, with camouflage patterns, special finishes and constructions with increased comfort and reliability,” says Renata Garcia Parsia, commercial manager of Cedro’s professional line. “Our Force Rip Stop is comfortable and the fabric has superior resistance to the mixed fabrics made of cotton and polyester, in addition to having protection against ultraviolet rays (UV 50+), ideal for professionals engaged in outdoor activities.”

Santanense will present latest samples of their application of Unicor Rip Stop fabric, a mixture of 50% INVISTA T420 nylon 6,6 and 50% cotton. The Unicor Rip Stop garments are examples of smart uniforms designed to add comfort, resistance and thermal protection. The company will also present products featuring 100% CORDURA® Classic fabric for added abrasion and tear strength, as well as new Action Denim Tech (85% cotton, 15% polyamide CORDURA® Denim fabric), ideal for activities requiring high performance of the product in relation to durability.

Latest generation CORDURA® Classic fabric packs from both Mystery Ranch and TRU SPEC® will also be on display.

Genuine CORDURA® fabrics are available in Brazil from the following certified weavers: Macias Têxtil; Santista Têxtil, Têxtil Omborgo; Cedro; Indústrias Têxteis Milagres (ITM); Vingi Têxtil; Tecelagem Oyapoc; Saltorelli; Sadasa; Santanense.

To learn more about CORDURA® brand fabrics and end use military products, stop by the CORDURA® brand booth L54 and visit www.CORDURA.com.

CORDURA Brand Welcomes Jonathan D. Long To The Military Marketing Team

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Invista recently announced their hiring on Jonathan D. Long as the newest member of their military marketing team for the Cordura brand. Congrats, Jonathan! The full release can be read below:

CORDURA® Brand Welcomes Jonathan D. Long to the Military Marketing Team
Extensive Military Experience an Asset To Military Marketing Team

Wichita, KS – December 12 2014 – INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand team welcomes Jonathan D. (J.D.) Long as the newest member of their military marketing team. In his new role, Long will provide key insights into the defense community and using his extensive military background, he will help develop and execute strategies to build the CORDURA® brand, accelerate product innovation and expand product awareness in the military, tactical, and law enforcement sectors.

“We are pleased to welcome J.D. to our team,” says Ana Torrence, global CORDURA® brand business director. “His extensive military and leadership experience give him an informed perspective on the importance of durability and the top notch performance that we seek to provide. Additionally, his focus on accelerating our product innovations underscores our commitment to continually driving improvement, and we know he will be a great asset to the CORDURA® brand and its global military, tactical, and law enforcement customers.”

Long has more than 18 years of Department of Defense acquisition experience in government and private industry, where he specialized in product management, contract management and product development. He previously served as the director of operations for the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology). As part of the CORDURA® brand military team, he will provide expert strategies for understanding our customer’s unmet needs and exploring new innovations and product development to address these needs for both our domestic and international military, law enforcement and tactical customers. .

“I look forward to being part of a world class brand that consistently seeks to provide its customers with quality products which are a critical part of mission success,” Long says. “Coming from a military background, I know how crucial and potentially life-saving it is to have the best gear available. The CORDURA® brand has proven itself time after time as the “go-to” brand when durability counts.”

Long graduated from Lewis Clark College with two Bachelor’s degrees, one in business and the other in fine arts. He completed his Master’s of Business Administration in marketing management from Claremont Graduate University. Long also graduated from the U.S. Army command and general staff officer course and he holds five Department of Defense acquisition certifications. He is a combat veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, retiring from the U.S. Army after 22 years of active duty as a lieutenant colonel.