Mount Vernon FR and Carhartt Named Recipients of FabricLink Network’s Top 10 Innovation Awards


TRION, GA – April 2, 2015 – Mount Vernon FR and Carhartt were selected as recipients of FabricLink Network’s Annual Top 10 Innovation Awards for their Carhartt Flame-Resistant (FR) Extremes™ Arctic  outerwear. The Extremes Arctic line offers wind resistance, durability, warmth and comfort to workers in extreme weather conditions, without added weight or bulk.

The outer shell of the Extremes Arctic line is made from an abrasion-resistant 9-ounce FR canvas, using Mount Vernon F’s AMTEX™ PLUS cotton/high-tenacity nylon FR fabric. Ideally suited to extreme working conditions, Extremes Arctic uses Carhartt’s proprietary Wind Fighter™ technology to provide protection from the potentially dangerous effects of wind chill. Unique features of the line, made up of a parka, coat, biberall and hood, include lightweight insulation for superior warmth without the bulk, FR Sherpa lining to trap air and maintain warmer core body temperature, hi-vis reflective trim for safety, multiple utility pockets for convenient storage (12 total), large, mitten-friendly zipper pulls for ease of use, and inner radio pocket with pass-thru for mic and cord.

The annual FabricLink Network’s Top 10 Innovation Awards are presented to exceptional textile-based materials and technologies that have launched during the past year and are commercially available. The FabricLink Network’s Top 10 Innovation Awards honor the companies and researchers who develop the innovative textile products that drive the industry.

Learn more on the Carhartt Flame-Resistant (FR) Extremes® Arctic line.


For more information, please contact:

Jennifer Whisnant (on behalf of Mount Vernon FR)

Office: 336-544-2418


Lindy Mueller (on behalf of Carhartt)

Office: 313-749-6588


About Carhartt, Inc:
Established in 1889, Carhartt is a global premium work wear brand with a rich heritage of developing rugged apparel for workers on and off the job. Headquartered in Dearborn, Mich., with approximately 4,900 employees worldwide, Carhartt is privately owned and managed by the descendants of the company‘s founder, Hamilton Carhartt. For more information, visit


About Mount Vernon Mills & Mount Vernon FR:

Mount Vernon Mills is a 170-year-old manufacturer of textile, chemical and related products for the apparel, industrial, institutional and commercial markets. Mount Vernon FR is part of Mount Vernon Mills’ Apparel Fabrics Group, which produces denim, flame resistant and piece-dyed fabric. It is the largest of all the Mount Vernon Mills groups, accounting for more than half of all company sales. More information can be found at