Mount Vernon FR Plays Integral Role in Meeting Customer Needs

Company Remains One Step Ahead in Evolution of Safety

MAULDIN, S.C. – May 5, 2013 – Companies today are exerting more say in what they want for their workforce’s flame resistant (FR) protective garments, and as the needs and desires of workers have evolved, so have the fabrics designed to protect them.  Mount Vernon FR – Mount Vernon Mills’ FR fabric division – is responding by offering a continually evolving lineup of FR fabrics and specialty finishes to meet the comfort, durability and style needs of today’s workforce.

“If a garment is uncomfortable or doesn’t look or fit correctly, there’s a greater chance that it won’t be worn consistently or properly, which reduces the amount of protection offered and puts workers at risk,” said Mike Woods, vice president of flame resistant fabric sales for Mount Vernon Mills.  “Our focus is on helping customers create FR protective garments that look good, feel good and meet both the work-style and lifestyle needs of their workforce.”

Customer needs on which Mount Vernon FR has focused include the following:

Being comfortable while being safe. To enhance the comfort of FR garments made with Mount Vernon FR fabric, Mount Vernon Mills offers its AMSOFT® finish on all fabrics available within the brand’s six collections.  The AMSOFT finish is a chemical-free softening process that provides a distinct, naturally soft hand and improved drape to the company’s flame resistant fabrics.

Garments that allow workers to go from working hard to playing hard. It’s no longer uncommon for someone to leave work and head right out to dinner or a child’s soccer game.  With workers’ busy and hectic lifestyles in mind, Mount Vernon FR offers Phoenix FR, the company’s line of FR denim fabrics.  With this collection, workers are guaranteed the protection they require on the job with the comfort and style they want off the job. Phoenix FR fabrics come in a wide variety of finishes, styles and weights, ranging from 7.5 to 14.75 ounces per square yard.

Image is important in today’s competitive business environment. Since a company’s uniform is a significant part of its identity, Mount Vernon FR developed MY•FR, a custom FR fabric program that helps customers fulfill their need to express their unique brand image. MY•FR allows customers to create their very own FR fabric by specifying options such as weight, style and color. Mount Vernon FR is the only brand that offers such customization to its customers, with the highest level of durability guaranteed.

Pride in American made products. With the growing interest in purchasing and wearing domestically-made garments, Mount Vernon FR provides its customers with the reassurance of fabrics that are American made. Mount Vernon FR fabrics are made in the company’s vertically integrated manufacturing plant in Trion, Ga., so customers can rest assured that their fabrics will be of the highest quality and durability. Mount Vernon Mills takes pride in its American roots, and with 14 production facilities in the U.S, the company has total manufacturing control over the production process, all the way from cotton fiber selection to FR finishing and inspection.

In addition to protecting their workers, today’s companies also want to protect the environment. Mount Vernon FR understands the need to take care of the environment, which is why responsibility is a major part of the Mount Vernon FR business model—responsibility for customers and for the environment. Mount Vernon FR’s fabrics and production processes include an ultra-low formaldehyde solution and comply with restricted substance standards under AAFA and Oeko-Tex, among others. Mount Vernon FR is backed by Mount Vernon Mills’ Eco-Excellence™ program, which ensures that all fabrics comply with standards for environmental excellence and meet today’s global demand for eco-excellence.

To learn more about Mount Vernon FR’s leadership in the evolution of safety, visit booth 20 at the Enform Petroleum Safety Conference May 5-10. Get more information on Mount Vernon FR and the brand’s product offerings at, or contact


Mount Vernon FR – Wear it for Life:

When laundered to manufacturer’s specifications, the flame resistance of all Mount Vernon FR fabrics is guaranteed for the life of the garment.  And with total manufacturing control over more than 25 production processes in the company’s vertically integrated manufacturing facility located in Trion, Ga., customers can have confidence in knowing that every Mount Vernon FR fabric will be of the highest level of quality, durability and reliability. Learn more at


About Mount Vernon Mills & Mount Vernon FR:

Mount Vernon Mills is a 165-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 or

For more information, contact:

Jennifer Whisnant, Quixote Group
(336) 544-2418