KANSAS CITY, MO.—July 10, 2013—GE (NYSE: GE) announced today that Dishang Group—China’s largest garment manufacturer and exporter of apparel and textiles—will bring complete solutions for creating apparel for customers using GE’s (NYSE: GE) award-winning eVent fabrics. The Dishang Group has more than 20 years of experience developing technical fabric and apparel solutions from concept to completion, including sourcing, design and manufacturing.
“The Dishang Group can provide a total solution to customers using eVent fabrics,” said Phil Roebuck of Dishang Group, who is charged with the collaboration with eVent fabrics. “We are pleased to partner with such a high-profile brand as eVent fabrics and to be able to offer its premier air permeable and waterproof technology to clients.”
At this summer’s trade shows, customers can learn more about the collaboration and see concept jackets developed by the Dishang Group. The eVent fabrics team is exhibiting at the OutDoor Show in Friedrichshaven, Germany (July 11-14, booth B4 202), and at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (July 31-August 3, booth MR 150B).
The Dishang Group will establish a production unit dedicated to the manufacturing of apparel using eVent fabrics, and the new facility will be online by the end of 2013. The company will work closely with clients on the comprehensive product development and manufacturing of apparel using eVent fabrics, from creative concepts through quality control of finished garments. In addition, Dishang will use its market and textile expertise to develop new fabrics and technologies in cooperation with the eVent fabrics team.
“Collaborating with the Dishang Group gives current and new customers of eVent fabrics the opportunity to create apparel from start to finish under the guidance, service and expertise of the Dishang Group,” said Chad Kelly, global product manager for eVent fabrics. “This model will not only simplify and streamline the product development process for our customers, but also provide a channel for eVent fabrics to launch new film technologies and applications more rapidly.”
About the Dishang Group
The Dishang Group is China’s largest garment manufacturer and exporter of apparel and textiles, with global sales of over $1 billion. The company serves customers in over 50 countries through a network of global offices providing commercial, creative and technical support. Its ability to reach international markets directly saves costs and builds strong long-term relationships with clients. The Dishang Group’s 49 wholly owned factories produce 50 million garments a year in specialty segments including technical outerwear, military, corporate uniform and work wear, sportswear, casual and lifestyle products. For more information, visit www.dishang-group.com.
About eVent membrane technology and fabrics
Since 1999, eVent fabrics have set the standard for truly air permeable and waterproof membranes in textiles. The technology used to create eVent membranes was invented in the 1990s to improve the pollutant-capturing performance of air filtration systems and give superior protection to industrial machinery such as gas turbines. eVent fabric membranes—with billions of pores per square inch—are now widely used for filtration, venting and as a waterproof breathable barrier for products used in the automotive, industrial, apparel and other markets.
eVent fabrics—found in outdoor, protective and military apparel and footwear—were the first waterproof performance fabrics on the market that “let the sweat out”* through direct venting technology. GE, through GE’s Air Filtration business based in Kansas City, Mo., manufactures both the eVent membranes and waterproof fabrics and collaborates with worldwide suppliers to offer a broad selection of textiles to manufacturers. For more information, visit http://www.eventfabrics.com.
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For more information, contact:
Lori Ragsdale Boo Turner
GE Power & Water Footloose Communications
+ 1 816 313 4496 +1 206 554 1596
Dishang Cherry (UK)
+44  1423 500 910