Gramicci Introduces NPT-Natural Performance Technology for Spring 2011

Gramicci, the leading brand of authentic lifestyle clothing will unveil a new line of NPT- Natural Performance Technology fabrics sustainably produced at the Summer Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City UT, Aug 3rd through the 6th in booth # 10001.

Gramicci Introduces NPT-Natural Performance Technology for Spring 2011 Collection
Booth # 10001

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., July 28th, 2010— Gramicci, the leading brand of authentic outdoor lifestyle clothing, is excited to unveil a new line of organic, sustainably produced clothing at the Summer Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City UT, Aug 3rd through the 6th in booth 10001.

Made of NPT- Natural Performance Technology fabric, the clothing is an engineered blending of hemp, certified organic cotton and recycled polyester. Using a proprietary “double traverse” knitting method, the fabric wicks away six times more moisture than any synthetic and offer improved breathability over any competitive fabric, be it synthetic or cotton.

NPT knits also shrink less than four percent and do not torque, making them extremely durable and long lasting. Perhaps most exciting, the NPT knits Camura DT and Senna eliminate body odor due to their antimicrobial properties. Finished with Gramicci signature dyes and custom washes, these garments give you performance with attitude and that “perfectly imperfect” look for which Gramicci is famous.

“Our president Marty Weening continues to push the envelope for developing products that perform and are natural and organically grown,” says Patricia Babka, National Sales Director for Gramicci. “He has made it his mission to develop new fibers that outperform popular petroleum based synthetics.”

The Gramicci NPT â„¢ fabrics featured at the show are Camura DT, Odyssey Slub, Jato Fleece Senna Jersey, and Andalusia French Terry. Two samples are shown here. To see more please visit us at booth # 10001.

The men's “Camura DT” NPT fabric is an exclusive blend of hemp and certified organic cotton. Hemp excels because of its fiber length, strength, absorbency and antimicrobial properties. The DT “double traverse” knit provides amazing high performance ventilation and absorbs six to eight times more moisture than synthetics, allowing these natural non-synthetic fibers to keep the body cooler, drier and more comfortable. Camura is grown without the use of any herbicides and offers UPF 20 protection from harmful solar rays.

The Women's “Senna Hemp Jersey” in the ZURI dress is a prime example of NPT performance and versatility. This deep-hooded, cap-sleeved, below-the-knee length dress features an S & Z Traverse Knitting method that produces unmatched ventilation. The fabric is featherweight but tremendously durable, absorbent, cool, and comfortable. This perfect blend of technology and style makes this garment ideal for spring and summer travel, a swim cover-up, or beaching it in the tropics. MSRP $54. image

Gramicci will donate signature organic hemp “Camu Tees” to support the production, promotion and distribution of the film, The Last Wild Mountain. The T-shirts will showcase custom art by the producers and artists working on the film and be sold at film locations and online. All proceeds will directly benefit the film's production company. The film production company has non-profit 501c3 status via IFP (Independent Filmmaker Project). Check it out at: <

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About Gramicci
Gramicci, the ‘soul brand' of the outdoor industry, is known in the climbing community as the originator of the iconic G-climbing pant and short 28 years ago. Fast forward to 2010 and Gramicci is again breaking new ground with products such as NPT- Natural Performance Technology, an all-organic or recycled, sustainably produced, performance apparel that has the renowned Gramicci worn, weathered, perfectly imperfect signature look and appeal. Fiercely committed to doing less harm to the environment, now over 70% of the Gramicci product offering is made of all organic or blends of organic and recycled materials. For more information,

Media Contacts: Outdoor trade and consumer media—Beth Cochran, What's Up PR (406) 579-7909,