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Expect More,
Waste Less.

Durable. Responsible. Innovated to last.

When CORDURA® was founded over 50 years ago, apparel and gear products were designed with endurance, versatility and performance in mind. Our fabrics are long-lasting and need to be replaced less often, which means less waste.

The world has clearly changed. People expect more from what they wear, and they want to feel good about what they buy. They are conscious that their choices have an impact. At work, and at leisure we are all being challenged to think about how and where we can be more responsible. It is clearly something in which everyone has a stake.

For us, it has always meant constantly innovating and keeping products and materials in use for as long as possible. Products made with CORDURA® Advanced Fabrics are built stronger and last longer.

Explore our Sustainability Pillars

We have continuously worked to create products that are stronger, tougher, lighter and longer lasting. At CORDURA®, our ethos can be summed up in the belief that Sustainability Begins with Products That Last. Here you can learn more about our commitment to sustainability.

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Durability

In a world dominated by fast fashion, we slow the product cycle down, making fabrics that can last for a lifetime because Sustainability Begins With Products That Last.

Waste Avoidance

Waste Avoidance

Waste less and get more from what you wear. We aim to reclaim, reduce or recycle any waste we produce, as well as looking at repurposing waste from outside of the industry.

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Innovation

Technological innovation sits at the very heart of CORDURA®. As the fabric industry moves towards sustainability, we want to lead the way, pushing our fabrics to do more for the wearer with less demand on the planet.

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Partnerships

We aren’t on this journey alone. We work with a network of mills and brands building relationships to develop products that are more responsible.

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We are excited to introduce our latest product offering, CORDURA® re/cor RN66. This technology is made from 100% pre-consumer recycled nylon 6,6. Suitable for many applications including apparel, reinforcements, outerwear, bags and packs, luggage, equipment, accessories, and footwear. Scroll down to learn more about the full CORDURA® re/cor collection.

RN66

Durable. Responsible. Innovated To Last.

CORDURA® re/cor RN66 are durable fabrics made from reclaimed pre-consumer waste materials that have been recycled into high quality yarns. With responsible options made from 100% recycled materials, our newest offering comes in a range of deniers that provide the strength and durability CORDURA® fabric is known for.

We have continuously worked to create products that are stronger, tougher, lighter and longer-lasting. We believe that Sustainability Begins With Products That Last. CORDURA® re/cor RN66 fabrics are designed for a variety of products including apparel, reinforcements, outerwear, bags and packs, luggage, equipment, accessories, and footwear.

RN6

Nylon Fabric That’s Re-built To Last.

Innovation is at the heart of what we do. By utilizing specialized recycling technologies, we found an innovative way to reuse waste from the manufacturing process, while still supplying a fabric that is engineered to meet the performance and durability specifications of the CORDURA® brand. This 100% recycled nylon 6 yarn transforms pre-consumer waste into CORDURA® re/cor RN6 yarn. CORDURA® re/cor RN6 fabrics are designed for a variety of products including technical packs, day packs, luggage and footwear.

RPET

Transform Waste To Want.

Waste avoidance is an important attribute of the CORDURA® re/cor RPET fabric portfolio. This 100% recycled high tenacity polyester yarn is created from discarded bottles and packaging. These fabrics meet the fabric performance and durability specifications of the CORDURA® brand. CORDURA® re/cor RPET fabrics are designed for a variety of products including backpacks, day packs, footwear, luggage and accessories.

BLENDS

CORDURA® re/cor blends offer performance and design elements that cannot always be achieved with one fiber alone.

TrueLock

Responsibly Made. Long-Lasting Color.

Utilizing a solution-dyed process which locks in color at the molten-polymer extrusion level, this process creates fiber that has color all the way through. Resulting in a fabric that is UV fade resistant, provides multi-component color consistency, is abrasion resistant and offers the strength and durability CORDURA® is known for. Using less water, energy and emitting less greenhouse gases, it leaves a lighter footprint along our path to sustainability.

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Our Claims

CORDURA® re/cor
RN66 production…

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creates 83% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than the production of N66.

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uses 82% less energy than the production of N66.

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uses 57% less water than the production of N66.

CORDURA®
re/cor RN6…

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uses 100% CORDURA®
re/cor RN6 qualifying recycled yarn (by weight of fabric excluding any coating).

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is specifically engineered to meet the fabric performance and durability specifications of the CORDURA® brand.

CORDURA®
re/cor RPET…

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uses 40% of the minimum amount of CORDURA® re/cor RPET qualifying recycled yarn in polyester fabrics (by weight of fabric excluding any coating).

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is specifically engineered to meet the fabric performance and durability specifications of the CORDURA® brand.

CORDURA®
TrueLock production…

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for every 250,000 linear meters of fabric made of CORDURA® TrueLock fiber it can save more than 467,000 liters of water,

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it can save more than 408,000 megajoules of energy and…

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it can save more than 26,845 kilograms of CO2.*

*2013 LCA study based on the average comparison of conventional level acid Piece
Dyeing to SDN at three independent/third-party dyeing and finishing mills.

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