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Dupont Sorona Creates Fabric Certification Program, New Collections

Dupont Sorona is launching a brand architecture and hangtag program designed to bring simplicity of choice and fabric confidence to designers and apparel brands.

New fabric collections offered by mills are tested and certified through the Dupont Sorona Fabric Common Thread Certification Program to ensure the fabrics have the molecular footprint of partially plant-based Sorona polymer, as well as meeting key fabric performance attributes. Starting now, apparel brands and designers will be able to request that mills provide their Dupont Sorona Fabric Common Thread Certificate to show their Sorona fabrics afford the fabric performance and feeling that Sorona fibers provide.

“Fiber producers are able to create many unique constructions from Sorona polymer, enabling a wide variety of textiles exhibiting diverse performance properties, from wrinkle-resistant outerwear fabrics to lightweight breathable insulation products, permanent stretch and recovery, and newly launched Sorona faux fur,” Renee Henze, global marketing director for Dupont Biomaterials, said. “We are committed to ensuring that mills, designers and brands have clarity on our offering and that they can trust the source of the materials when they’re choosing fabrics using Sorona.”

Sorona Agile fabrics help to provide better resistance to heat, UV rays and chlorine and are ideal as an alternative in any garment where spandex-free stretch is needed. Sorona Revive fabrics provide long-lasting performance with shape retention and stretch recovery, avoiding undesired fabric sagging and bagging. When used in athletic wear to casual wear, Sorona Revive fabrics are soft with dimensional stability.

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Dupont says Sorona Profile fabrics retain their shape and provide a consistently smooth look, wear after wear. Used as a replacement for 100 percent nylon-based fabrics, Sorona Profile fabrics have improved crease recovery while maintaining a rich feel that redefines softness, the company said.

Sorona Luxe fabrics, meanwhile, afford natural fiber blends enhanced performance, softness and recovery, according to Dupont. From linen and wool to silk and cotton, natural fabrics now have a smooth hand with comfort stretch, dimensional stability and reduced pilling.

Sorona Aura insulation fill provides softness with strong fill power and a higher level of thermal insulation for jackets and pants to gloves and hats.

“We believe in trust, traceability and transparency throughout the entire supply chain,” Dupont Sorona marketing manager Kiki Chen said. “Our customers trust us and expect us to deliver performance with quality. That’s why we strictly test all fabric solutions before they’re certified.”