Mount Vernon FR and Carhartt, American’s premium work wear brand since 1889, have teamed up to launch the newest advancement in flame resistant (FR) clothing, the Carhartt Flame Resistant Rugged Flex® Jean. As the name suggests, the Carhartt FR Rugged Flex® Jean combines FlexTex FR denim from Mount Vernon FR with Carhartt’s signature Rugged Flex® stretch technology to provide comfort and protection in any work environment, while offering unique flexibility for maximum range of motion. The Carhartt FR Rugged Flex® Jean will be available in July 2015.
“Carhartt and Mount Vernon Mills are both century-old brands with steeped heritage in manufacturing excellence,” said Tom Kiddle, director of specialized services at Carhartt. “Partnering with Mount Vernon Mills, a leader in innovative textile technology, afforded us the opportunity to be one of the first FR apparel manufacturers to add stretch into our denim program, ultimately giving more comfort options to our consumer while maintaining our strong desire to be an industry leader in FR apparel.”