Material Science

Fabric structure and composition

material science

The quest for the sourcing of fabrics, laminates, and membranes is an ongoing process as improvements in material technology continue to increase performance. We take great care in determining the best fabric for being supple yet maintaining the correct drape. How the fabric holds its dye color over time and variable weather conditions is carefully tested and evaluated. We also invest time and energy to evaluate how a fabric responds to our HydroBlock™ laminations and the latest in DWR coating technology – these tests are paramount to the waterproof breathability ratings and overall performance characteristics. The designs of certain styles require how the materials look, feel and the appearance or interest. We are vigilant to improve performance levels while incorporating ever more sustainable and less toxic fabrics and coatings.