Pertex® announces partnership with Spyder Active Sports, Inc.

High-performance fabric company partners with leading skiwear and mountain-based apparel brand
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Clitheroe, UKPertex®, designer and manufacturer of high-performance fabrics, announces a partnership with Spyder Active Sports, Inc., a leading skiwear and mountain-based apparel brand, to produce select new pieces for the Spyder 2011 - 2012 collection.

Pertex provides fabrics to an array of top outdoor industry manufacturers in the U.S. and Europe for creation of high-end apparel and sleeping bags. Pertex’s outstanding reputation in the UK and high quality fabric offerings is what piqued Spyder’s interest.

“We’re pleased to be working with Spyder, as they are a clear leader in the industry,” said Steve Laycock, manager of Pertex. “The variations of fabric that Spyder selected for their pieces clearly shows the vast range of offerings in the Pertex Shield line.”

Spyder Active Sports, renowned for integrating high-tech fabrics, fashion and functionality, will introduce both the warmest jacket in the entire Spyder collection, the Men’s Rocket Down Jacket, and the luxurious Women’s Cloud Nine Down Jacket featuring Pertex Shield® fabric for fall/winter 2011.

Pertex Shield® range of fabrics provide the perfect balance of breathability, wind and water repellency with lightweight construction allowing a highly functional garment that is light but tough on performance and protection.

For additional information or images, please email lisa@verdepr.com

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About Pertex®

Founded in1970, by mountaineer Hamish Hamilton and Perseverance Mills Ltd. based on the theory of Hamilton’s known as capillary action applied to polyamide yarns. Pertex was purchased in 2005 by Mitsui & Co. Ltd., a company dedicated to the research and development of innovative textile technology. It is Pertex’s innovation which has earned the company it’s reputation with products such as Pertex® Classic, Equilibrium, Quantum, Microlight and Endurance. From the first Travelers Towel to the Pertex® and Pile clothing line and the birth of soft shells, the Pertex range of fabrics has been developed and refined over the past 30 years to ensure that the Pertex brand is synonymous with quality and innovation. www.pertex.com.

About Spyder Active Sports

Renowned for integrating high-tech fabrics, fashion and functionality, Spyder is the world’s leading skiwear and mountain-based apparel brand. Launched in 1978 with the development of revolutionary padded slalom race sweaters, the iconic brand continues to develop progressive apparel season after season. Rigorously tested by top athletes across the world including the US and Canadian Alpine Ski Teams plus big mountain, freeski, and park and pipe professional skiers. Based in Boulder, Colorado, Spyder products are distributed in over 50 countries worldwide. For more information and to view the current collection, please visit www.spyder.com.

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