Burlington Debuts New Capsule Collections Featuring Bio-based Chemistries


Burlington, a leader of fabric innovation for more than 100 years, is proud to announce the launch of five new fabric capsules each with a specific focus on sustainable design and performance. Fabrics feature Burlington’s next level PF Zero™ non-fluorocarbon-based water and stain-repellent finish and newest MCS®Renew bio-based moisture management technology.

“Burlington continues in its quest to bring new sustainable performance and advanced functionality for active lifestyles,” said Andrew Hicks, Director Performance & Barrier Fabrics. “Our new capsule collections bring the next level of sustainable materials and bio-based chemistries together to create the ultimate high-performance and easy-care fabrics for performance apparel.”

At the center of Burlington’s newest collections are its bio-based chemistries. PF Zero™ technology is an eco-friendly non-fluorocarbon-based water and stain-repellant finish that is 60% bio-based for greater sustainability and circularity. First introduced in 2021, PF Zero™ allows for continued innovation in advanced fabric performance across a broad range of fabric constructions.

MCS®Renew is the next generation of Burlington’s longstanding MCS® family of advanced technologies providing a sustainable, bio-based moisture management technology that allows moisture to dissipate or move rapidly across the fabric. MCS®Renew is a USDA BioPreferred product and contains nearly 80% biocarbon content that reduces reliance on petrochemicals and can be applied to any polyester, nylon and synthetic blend fabric.

“Creating new fabrics stemming from renewable sources is a cornerstone of Burlington’s development efforts,” said Kiarash Arangdad, Director Emerging Chemistries for Burlington. “Our newest bio-based technologies advance Burlington’s commitment to sustainable design with the use of carbon neutral materials with lower environmental impact creating a more responsible performance driven fabric.”

Burlington’s newest Fabric Capsules are grouped in five concepts providing flexibility, function and fashion across performance apparel offerings.

  • FAN Favorites – Multifunctional, environmentally responsible, matrixed with unique fabric finish technologies, cost-effective, shorter lead times, and lower dye lot minimums.
  • Pack Light –Lightweight, breathable protection engineered to achieve optimal balance of water resistance and function. Versatile investment for the city dweller and great outdoorsmen.
  • Resortables – Featuring Restora™ Naturals Next generation fabric blends using Tencel™ Lyocell fiber made with highly resource-efficient closed-loop technology. Increased
  • Refined design, easy care, and year-round wear.
  • Micromove – Maximum comfort, soft, ultimate comfort stretch, engineered to mirror the movement of the human body. Designed for easy-care, easy living and fits your active lifestyle.
  • Monocomponent – materials that are easy to recycle and help fabric sorting companies when recycling textile waste.100% polyester monocomponent fabric allow sustainable opportunities to close textile circularity gaps. Available in various weights, weaves, textures and stretch.A Commitment to Responsible ManufacturingBurlington operates a global manufacturing platform across the United States, Mexico and China. The Jiaxing Burlington Textile (JBT) operation in Jiaxing, China, a bluesign® system partner since 2013, serves as the company’s flagship in sustainable manufacturing and the primary platform for performance apparel and barrier fabrics, including a wide range of products that meet the Oeko-Tex Standard 100. JBT has been recognized with the Higg Index 3.0 certification and as a model facility by the Jiaxing City Economic Development Zone having been awarded the first Star Enterprise in Jiaxing for both environmental responsibility and hygiene performance. he facility’s advanced infrastructure includes an Ultra-Filtration (UF) and Reverse Osmosis (RO) water system that is the first of its kind within the Zhejiang province and allows for 30%-40% of the plant’s water demand to be recycled. The facility has reduced Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and consistently reduces utility usage on a per unit of production basis year over year.

    Visit the Burlington booth (704) at the Functional Fabric Fair April 17-18 to learn more about Burlington’s latest fabric capsules, bio-based finish technologies and Burlington’s commitment to sustainability and social responsibility or visit www.burlingtonfabrics.com Come explore our many performance fabric technologies and discover what our fabrics can do for you.

    About Burlington

    Celebrating over 100 years of textile leadership, Burlington is a global diversified provider of textile solutions across performance & specialty apparel fabrics, active wear, advanced uniform fabrics, and technical fabrics. Burlington operates as part of Elevate Textiles, Inc. with worldwide operations in the United States, Mexico, and China. Elevate Textiles’ business units include: American & Efird, Burlington, Cone Denim, Gutterman, and Safety Components. To learn more visit www.burlingtonfabrics.com ; www.elevatetextiles.com 

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