Latitude15 fabric arrives in famous Textile Textbook

Mary Humphries, a perspicacious and peripitetic Author from Lunenberg, Nova Scotia, Canada is reknowned for her “Fabric Reference” now in its Fourth Edition.  (Lunenberg is home of the Bluenose Schooner and one of the first homesites of Samuel Champlain during his time of discovery of The Maritimes and Vermont in North America where Latitude15 is produced.)

On page 87 and 88 of Section Two, Textile Fibers, is a description of the novelty design of using a combination of unique textile fibers to create a yarn with a “basket” of desireable characteristics found in our Latitude15 textile.  The “blend” of yarns includes Optimer’s Dri-release microblend of cotton with Freshguard for moisture management, comfort, and odor free.  Added to this are the benefits of X-static silver fiber for thermodyanamic heat transfer, anti-microbial, anti-odor, and anti-static benefits among others, and a modacrylic fiber which provides safety against high flash heat with “no burn, no melt” test results on submitted samples.  This conglomerate of technical fibers is benefitted by an outer tightly knit mesh insulating layer of baby alpaca and silk for hand, strength, appearance, and elegance.

Latitude 15 is the only known combination of the finest in commercially available natural luxury fibers of baby alpaca and silk along with the technical characteristics as described above.  Although Latitude15 was the first out of the “cannon” with this combination of technical fibers, the concept of Latitude15 is gaining adherents.  But somebody has to be first, and Latitude15 was the first.  A copy of the article from Mary Humphries “Fabric Reference”  above.

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A patented, intimate blend of synthetic and natural fibers that accelerates the water release rate of wet fabric. It is set apart from other moisture management products because of its faster drying time, the aesthetics imparted by its natural fiber component and its permanently built-in odor eliminator, FreshGuard®.

We've chosen Dri-release for the inside of the shirt because of its multiple comfort and protection features - features that appeal to the extreme sports aficionados targeted by Latitude 15 including skiers, trekkers, climbers, sky jumpers, big game hunters and the like that often find themselves among the elements for hours or days at a time.

"I was so glad to have my Latitude15 shirt with me. It turned out to be the favorite piece of clothing I had with me and so I ended up wearing it for the most of the trip. The level of comfort it provides in an extreme outdoor environment is amazing and its ability to keep your body "climate controlled" is absolutely unmatched by other materials like fleece or cotton. I can only say: Don't leave home without it!"

Gebhard Jochum,
The Lorunser Sport Hotel, Zurs am Arlberg, Austria