Continuing with the brand’s commitment to provide the industry with the largest selection of cotton-rich flame resistant (FR) fabrics, Mount Vernon FR introduces two new FR fabric collections: MY•FR custom yarn-dyed stripes and plaids, as well as Nanuq CWI (Cold Weather Insulation) quilted fabrics. These new programs will help meet the growing demand for FR clothing used to protect workers from potential hazards posed by electric arc flash and flash fires.
The new yarn-dyed stripes and plaids will be part of Mount Vernon FR's custom-designed MY•FR program, and will be made using the brand's 7.25-ounce AMTEX® PLUS 88 percent cotton/12 percent nylon FR fabric, which will be ASTM F1506 compliant, NFPA 70E category 2 and NFPA 2112 component recognized. Yarn-dyed fabrics provide improved durability and pattern integrity through the rigors of industrial laundering compared to printed fabric, offering customers a more premium option for their patterned FR apparel. Each customer-specific design will require a minimum of 5,000 yards of fabric, which will yield approximately 3,000 finished shirts.