GE announced that Dishang Group, China’s largest garment manufacturer and exporter of apparel and textiles, will use GE’s eVent fabrics. The Dishang Group will establish a production unit dedicated to the
manufacturing of apparel using eVent fabrics, and the new facility will
be online by the end of 2013. The company will work closely with clients
on the comprehensive product development and manufacturing of apparel
using eVent fabrics, from creative concepts through quality control of
finished garments. In addition, Dishang will use its market and textile
expertise to develop new fabrics and technologies in cooperation with
the eVent fabrics team.

The Dishang Group has more than 20 years of experience developing technical fabric and apparel solutions from concept to completion, including sourcing, design and manufacturing.

“The Dishang Group can provide a total solution to customers using eVent fabrics,” said Phil Roebuck of Dishang Group, who is charged with the collaboration with eVent fabrics. “We are pleased to partner with such a high-profile brand as eVent fabrics and to be able to offer its premier air permeable and waterproof technology to clients.”

At this summer’s trade shows, customers can learn more about the collaboration and see concept jackets developed by the Dishang Group. The eVent fabrics team is exhibiting at the OutDoor Show in Friedrichshaven, Germany (July 11-14, booth B4 202), and at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (July 31-August 3, booth MR 150B).

“Collaborating with the Dishang Group gives current and new customers of eVent fabrics the opportunity to create apparel from start to finish under the guidance, service and expertise of the Dishang Group,” said Chad Kelly, global product manager for eVent fabrics. “This model will not only simplify and streamline the product development process for our customers, but also provide a channel for eVent fabrics to launch new film technologies and applications more rapidly.”