FORT WORTH, TEXAS (April 14, 2015) — Walls®, the Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. brand, unveiled a new line of outdoor workwear in conjunction with DuPont™ Kevlar® today, as well as new workwear collections.
For 50 years the name DuPont™ Kevlar® has been synonymous with strength and durability. Through an exclusive relationship with Walls Outdoor Goods, Kevlar® will now be a key ingredient in a new line of outdoor workwear, helping to make the collection one of the toughest, most dependable apparel lines available for working in demanding conditions.
“Our goal with this line was to create workwear that could withstand the toughest abuse, but still be functional and comfortable,” says Walls Brands Director of Marketing, Alan Burks. “Kevlar®, which is five times stronger than common steel on an equal weight basis, was the ideal partner for us to work with.”
DuPont™ Kevlar®, first developed in 1965 by DuPont and celebrating its 50th anniversary of innovation in products, is used in a variety of clothing, accessories and equipment to add strength and durability while remaining lightweight and flexible. Known for its application in ballistic body armor, Kevlar® fibers can be included in fabrics to help increase cut and abrasion resistance. Today, Kevlar® is commonly used in high-performance sporting equipment, tires, fire fighter and industrial protective clothing, mining belts, and commercial aircraft, among other applications.
The outdoor workwear collection made with Kevlar® uses a combination of 10-ounce brushed duck cotton with Kevlar® fiber for unmatched durability. The line includes three styles of jackets, a vest and a bib, all featuring Walls Dry IQ™ water repellent DWR finish, Realtree AP printed double needle diamond-quilt lining, and six ounces of insulation. The jackets feature Walls signature Muscle Back™ design for limitless range of motion.
“The science behind DuPont™ Kevlar®, coupled with its strength and durability, allows our customers and licensees to innovate and Dare Bigger™ in their product design,” said Kathy Kowalski, Global Brand, Marketing and Communications Leader, DuPont Protection Technologies.
In addition to the workwear line made with Kevlar®, Walls is launching the Vintage, Modern Work and Storm Protector collections. Each line brings innovation to the workwear category with unique styles that draw upon the Walls heritage while exhibiting new designs.
DuPont™ Kevlar® and Dare Bigger™ are registered trademarks or trademarks of DuPont used under license by Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co.
About Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co.
Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. is the world’s leading provider of authentic work apparel, specializing in innovative performance work wear since 1922. The company offers premium quality products at an unmatched value across a vast assortment of apparel, footwear, and licensed goods in more than 100 countries. Williamson-Dickie operates through wholly-owned affiliates in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, China, Japan and the Middle East; exclusive licensees and distributors in Africa and the Asia Pacific region; and under the Dickies®, Workrite®, Kodiak®, Terra®, Walls®, Big Smith®, 10X®, Liberty® and Duxbak® brands. For more information, visit www.williamsondickie.com.
About Walls Outdoor Goods
For over 75 years American workers have trusted the Walls brand to make the most durable, functional and comfortable workwear on the market. Walls makes best-in-class flame resistant apparel, used by oil and gas workers worldwide. Walls also founded the modern camo hunting industry as the original, exclusive apparel licensee of both Realtree® and Mossy Oak®. Today, Walls is the exclusive apparel and footwear licensee of Oilfield Camo™. Acquired by Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. in 2013 and renamed Walls Outdoor Goods, the brand looks to expand upon its heritage of quality and innovation to establish itself as the leader in outdoor apparel.