In keeping with the brand’s commitment to manufacturing high-quality products, Mount Vernon FR launches the newest additions to its Resilience® line of flame resistant fabrics, which are engineered to take durability to the next level. Purpose-built to deliver significantly higher abrasion resistance, the new fabrics – Arapaho R, Hopi N2X and Navajo N2X – feature cotton blended with high-tenacity nylon or Kevlar® for increased durability. The new fabrics will be showcased at Mount Vernon FR’s booth (#2735) at the American Society of Safety Engineer’s (ASSE) SAFETY 2016 exposition.

“Our survey of 400 environmental, health and safety (EHS) professionals found that the greatest challenge they experience is the need for more durable flame resistant clothing,” said Mike Woods, vice president of FR fabrics for Mount Vernon FR. “It is important that EHS professionals invest in flame resistant clothing programs that ensure the maximum level of durability to better protect their employees and fully take advantage of the lifetime of a flame resistant garment, which is what we aim to provide with our expanded collection of enhanced Resilience fabrics.”

Arapaho R is a 7.5-ounce cotton, nylon and Kevlar blend. The filling yarn of the fabric, which rests against the wearer’s skin, is comprised of cotton, making the garment feel soft and comfortable on the inside, while maintaining a tough and highly protected exterior. With a durable exterior incorporating nylon and Kevlar, the fabric is perfect for industries requiring flame resistant garments that can stand up to intense wear-and-tear.

Hopi N2X and Navajo N2X fabrics are cotton blends with 25 percent high-tenacity nylon, which contributes to more durable flame resistant clothing that doesn’t sacrifice comfort. With two times the nylon, N2X fabrics have been shown to withstand up to three times the abrasion compared to conventional fabrics. The higher nylon content also serves to aid evaporative cooling and faster drying times.

Hopi N2X is an 8.5-ounce basket weave for maximum tear strength, making it ideal for industries that want lightweight, durable FR clothing with exceptional wear life. Navajo N2X is a slightly heavier version weighing 9.5 ounces, designed for flame resistant bib overalls or outerwear. Like the rest of Mount Vernon FR’s extensive flame resistant fabric collections, these fabrics meet all industry standards including NFPA 70E, NFPA 2112 and ASTM F-1506; and are produced in Mount Vernon FR’s vertically integrated manufacturing facility in Trion, GA, USA – from fiber to finished FR fabrics – with quality controls throughout all processes. 

If you’re looking for flame resistant clothing engineered for enhanced durability, Mount Vernon FR has the ideal fabric for you.

About Mount Vernon Mills & Mount Vernon FR:

Mount Vernon Mills is a 170-year-old manufacturer of textile, chemical and related products for the apparel, industrial, institutional and commercial markets. Mount Vernon FR is part of Mount Vernon Mills’ Apparel Fabrics Group, which produces denim, flame resistant and piece-dyed fabric. It is the largest of all the Mount Vernon Mills groups, accounting for more than half of all company sales. More information can be found at