Black Ember expands use of latest Cordura fibre

Black Ember, a San Francisco-based manufacturer of urban technical bags, is incorporating more Cordura re/cor RN66 fabric into its assortment.

With the opening of 12 retail locations for the Black Ember Kompak line in Japan, the Summer 22 transition of the premium duffels Shadow and Forge to new Cordura re/cor RN66 fabrics, and the introduction of Dex Modular duffel packs with a lightweight re/cor RN66 shell, the brand’s adoption of this new performance material has gotten off to a quick start.

The 100% pre-consumer recycled nylon 6.6 fibre material used in Cordura re/cor RN66 fabric is certified by the Global Recycled Standard (GRS). In terms of measurable advantages, it uses 82% less energy, produces 83% fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and costs 57% less than fresh nylon 6.6. water being made.

Chris Gadway, the founder of Black Ember, states, “We are thrilled to be one of the first firms in the world to introduce Cordura re/cor RN66 fabric in our Kompak product range. “Our customers want us to have a solid commitment to sustainability, but we also develop our goods to be strong, useful, and long-lasting. Given that the majority of the textiles we had observed in the area did not satisfy our standards for textile quality, we took our time in our decision to use a recycled main textile. The ideal blend of recycled nylon fibre in Cordura re/cor RN66 creates a fabric that can maintain its quality over the course of the pack.The 500D air jet textured (ATY) Cordura re/cor RN66 fabric technology provides the ideal weight and durability combination. A pack’s contents, including digital equipment like laptops and tablets, are protected while yet being lightweight and having a sufficient amount of structure to allow for easy access. The ATY process offers a matte, non-shiny surface that works particularly well in our laser-cut designs, and the overall result is a fantastic fit for the wardrobe of the urban customer.

After serving as the global design director for a number of well-known outdoor and fitness businesses, Gadway formed Black Ember. The Kompak collection from Black Ember was successfully released via a Kickstarter campaign in Q4 2021 and enjoyed immediate popularity around the world.

According to Cindy McNaull, director of business development at Cordura, “the emergence of the cross-over lifestyle trend means consumers are seeking to combine their everyday and travel products.” “These days, the consumer and the situation that changes rather than the pack –whether you’re a tourist with a camera or needing to protect your tablet or tech gear.

“Black Ember has done a great job of designing into this evolving consumer need. When launching a new fibre, it can often take two to three seasons for fabric developments to reach the brand customer sampling stage, but our Cordura re/cor RN66 is being rapidly accelerated through strong partnerships with both our fabric mill partners and brand customers such as Black Ember.”


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