Combining the heritage and expertise of two ITG companies — Cone Denim and Burlington — the Carlisle Cotton collection brings a special blend of color, comfort and performance innovations to create a new generation of cotton fashions that are versatile, from fashion shirtings to bottom-weights for jeanswear and rugged casual styles.
Carlisle Cotton fabrics are made in the U.S. and named after the Carlisle Finishing plant, where they are dyed and finished. Located in Carlisle, S.C., and surrounded by the Sumter National Forest, Carlisle has been a leader in dyeing and printing for more than 60 years.
Many of the fabrics in the collection are woven at Cone Denim’s historic White Oak mill in Greensboro, N.C., combining more than 150 years of expertise and bringing together ITG’s distinctive values of heritage, expertise and innovation.
Dennis Gilrain, senior vice president of Burlington Apparel & Uniform, said, “We’ve been able to combine the R&D expertise of Burlington Labs and Cone 3D to bring new styling and innovation to cotton and cotton-blended fabrics. By customizing these technologies and their applications, we are able to create unique performance and aesthetics in cotton.”
Performance innovations include Burlington Lab’s moisture-wicking, stain resistance, antimicrobial and patented No Fly Zone insect repellent technology. Fashion dye technologies include Cone 3D’s Varablue, a proprietary yarn pre-treatment combined with a special Carlisle dye process.
Carlisle Cotton fabrics are versatile and come in different constructions and finishes, ranging from heavy-weight ducks, twills and canvases that are durable yet comfortable to luxury brushed-cotton spandex blends and sulfur and pigment piece dye fashions that appeal to the jeanswear customer. Additional styles are offered for lightweight, breathable uniform fabrics and brushed, no-wrinkle cotton twills and shirtings for everyday wear.
ITG is a global, diversified provider of textile solutions across performance and specialty apparel fabrics, advanced uniform fabrics, technical commercial fabrics and engineered automotive components. The company maintains operations in the U.S., Mexico and China. ITG had sales of $610.4 million last year.