Sweaters and mid-layers provide moisture and odor management with natural fibers
Seattle, WA (January 20, 2014) – ExOfficio®, a leading manufacturer of adventure travel apparel is introducing a new JavaTech™ and wool knit performance blend in a collection sweaters and mid-layers for the Fall 2014 season. The combination of fibers provides warmth and comfort in colder temperatures, plus moisture-wicking and anti-microbial properties for active pursuits.
ExOfficio’s JavaTech fabric features recycled coffee grounds that efficiently wick moisture, and is naturally quick drying and a great neutralizer of odor. Recycled coffee ground particles are imbedded in the yarn fiber as a microscopic powder, increasing its surface area, allowing the fabric to quickly and efficiently grab moisture away from skin. The fibers act as channels to draw moisture to the surface where it evaporates quickly. The quick evaporation helps with the wearer’s temperature regulation, keeping the body drier for longer, therefore less affected by cold air. The quick-drying quality also allows heat and perspiration to escape, keeping the body cool in warm weather or in high energy activities. The fabric stays fresh because odors are attracted to and trapped in the porous surface of coffee particles, staying there until they are released in the wash. The JavaTech treatment is permanent, and will not wash or wear out.
By blending the JavaTech fabric technology with wool, there is added comfort of a natural fiber that is durable and strong, and insulates well for colder-weather activities, equaling better comfort and moisture management plus warmth.
New products in the ExOfficio Fall 2014 collection that feature the JavaTech wool blend include:
Men’s Khave™ Thermal Quarter-Zip Sweater
A mid-layer with a modern relaxed look and an inner thermal knit backing to provide extra warmth while wicking moisture. (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $115.00; also available in a Hoody style, MSRP: $125.00.)
Women’s Cafenista™ Marled Funnel Neck Sweater
Designed for the active traveler, this sweater combines function and style, so she can go from a cool-weather hike to dinner without changing. Lightweight and wrinkle-resistant it stays put with a ribbed hem and cuffs plus thumb loops, while a funnel neckline and fitted ribbing provide cozy style. (MSRP: $90.00)
Women’s Cafenista™ Sweater Dress
This stylish dress combines the eco-friendly, anti-microbial, quick-dry benefits of coffee ground-infused fibers with the classic warmth and softness of wool. The flattering silhouette features a ribbed waist and diamond twist cable bodice, plus a comfy cowl neckline and three-quarter sleeves. Packs small and wrinkle-free, perfect for winter trips. (MSRP: $98.00)
Women’s Floriana™ Convertible Cardigan
Inspired by versatile cold-weather fashions on a designer’s recent Iceland trip, this long cardigan features a removable hooded scarf, secured by buttons around the neckline for use with the sweater or on its own. (MSRP: $150.00)
Women’s Cafenista™ Convertible Scarf
This cozy cable knit-patterned scarf can be secured around the neck with the pull-through opening, or as a soft neck gaiter by playing with the six-button closure. (MSRP: $44.00)
The new ExOfficio pieces featuring the JavaTech wool blend will be shown in January 2014 at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Salt Lake City, Utah. They will be available for purchase at retail stores in mid-August 2014.
ExOfficio celebrates the traveler by crafting garments that allow them to experience the world unhindered. ExOfficio was born in 1987 when our founders discovered the need for technical apparel that performs as gear. They engineered a shirt with the functions of a fly-fishing vest, the ventilation of a cool breeze and the construction of a men’s dress shirt. We put the same thought into every detail for garments that will enhance any adventure. ExOfficio is devoted to enhancing worldly exploration through clothing that packs well, performs and is durable enough for a lifetime. ExOfficio is sold internationally in specialty outdoor, fly-fishing, travel and luggage stores. Products are available in ExOfficio retail stores and online. For more information, visit www.exofficio.com.
About Jarden Corporation, ExOfficio’s Parent Company
Jarden Corporation is a leading provider of a diverse range of consumer products with a portfolio of over 120 trusted, quality brands sold globally. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, AeroBed®, Berkley®, Campingaz® and Coleman®, ExOfficio®, Fenwick®, Gulp!®, Invicta®, K2®, Marker®, Marmot®, Mitchell®, Penn®, Rawlings®, Shakespeare®, Stearns®, Stren®, Trilene®, Volkl® and Zoot®; Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Breville®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain®; and Branded Consumables: Ball®, Bee®, Bernardin®, Bicycle®, Billy Boy®, Crawford®, Diamond®, Dicon®, Fiona®, First Alert®, First Essentials®, Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Lifoam®, Lillo®, Loew Cornell®, Mapa®, NUK®, Pine Mountain®, Quickie®, Spontex®, Tigex®, and Yankee Candle®. Headquartered in Rye, N.Y., Jarden ranks #383 on the Fortune 500 and has over 25,000 employees worldwide. For further information about Jarden, please visit www.jarden.com.