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The Science Behind the Fabric

With 20 days remaining in our KickStarter campaign we thought it appropriate to introduce you to the science behind our amazing fabric design,  science that was created and developed at North Carolina at NC State.  All WarriorteX fabric is infused with OSM Shield, an environmentally safe, durable, low surface energy fabric treatment that revolutionizes single-layer fabrics creating amazing performance attributes.  When applied to natural or synthetic fabrics, our fiber micro infusion process transforms both fiber and fabric to repel odor, stains, and moisture. 

This fabric conversion process does not compromise the inherent texture, comfort, or breathability of the fabric.  Each fiber and fabric is custom engineered to achieve the full potential of this innovation maximizing the proprietary balance between chemistry and process. 

 

What is OSM Shield?

OSM Shield is a trade secret protected fabric treatment process. This proprietary treatment process will transform any natural or synthetic fabric into becoming highly water resistant, stain resistant, and odor resistant for the useful life of a garment, without changing the inherent texture, comfort, or breathability of the fabric. OSM Shield also improves abrasion resistance, colorfastness to light, laundering, and crocking.

 

Exactly how does OSM Shield work?

OSM Shield is a durable low surface energy fiber micro infusion process that transforms the fiber and fabric so it will not absorb moisture, stains, or odor. This is all accomplished without compromising the breathability or feel of the fabric.  Wash the treated fabric 30+ times and it performs just as well.

  • Once treated with OSM Shield, and after 50+ commercial hot washings and drying cycles, a typical 65/35 poly cotton blend fabric will repel water 85 times better than it would if left untreated.
  • OSM Shield can make a 100% cotton woven material water-resistant enough to pass the U.S. Custom’s Harmonized requirements for rainwear. 
  • The Molecular Sciences and Engineering Team from the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research Center verified that the breathability of a fleece, denim, or cotton t-shirt remains virtually unchanged after being treated with OSM Shield.

 

What types of fabric does OSM Shield work on?

A wide range of single layer natural and synthetic fabrics, including, but not limited to; cotton, fleece, recycled, hemp, knits, polyester, bamboo, wool, polyester/cotton blends, denim, multiple blend fabrics, and others. To date, the company has not identified a fabric or fabric blend that cannot be successfully treated with OSM Shield.

 

Why is OSM Shield different from other technologies in the marketplace?

OSM Shield

  • Applicable to all single layer fabrics tested to date
  • Highly water resistant, stain resistant, and odor resistant
  • Bacteria resistant
  • Abrasion resistant
  • Improves colorfastness to light, laundering, and crocking
  • Does not impact the breathability of the garment
  • Cost effective
  • Does not affect the “handle” or feel of the fabric
  • Customized treatment of the customer’s fabric of choice
  • Builds finished garments
  • Straight forward supply model

 

DWR (Durable Water Repellent)

  • Can alter hand or feel of garment
  • Does not stand up to washes or abrasion
  • Relatively inexpensive and readily available

 

Laminates/Membranes

  • Membrane of fabric between other layers of fabric used in a garment
  • Very waterproof
  • Not very breathable or vapor diffusive
  • Not applicable to single layer garments or natural fabrics
  • Expensive
  • Not comfortable against the skin
  • Not applicable to custom conversion work when the goal is to treat a customer’s fabric of choice
  • Basically a PU coating over Teflon patented membrane — not much different than hundreds of other PU coated rainwear

 

 100% waterproof rainwear

  • Typically PU or PVC coated
  • Does not breath
  • Does not feel comfortable against the skin
  • Not conducive to natural fabrics

·         Fluorocarbon Finishes

  • Effective repellency properties
  • Vary in price
  • Cumbersome supply model
  • Potential health risks with PFOS and PFOAs
  • Not as durable as OSM Shield

 

WarriorteX is a project where science and passion meet fashion.  All our sportswear is 100% American made thread to construction.  We are asking for your support through direct participation or by passing these messages along to others and asking them to do the same.  With 20 days still remaining in our campaign, please visit our website and KickStarter site to learn more about us and our passion for the American Textile Industry.

 

KickStarter campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1229965303/warriortex-100-american-made-performance-sportswea

Website:  WarriorteX.com

WarriorteX:   Science and Passion meet Fashion

The Science.....All WarriorteX sportswear is charged by OSM Shield.   OSM Shield is an environmentally safe, low surface energy fabric treatment; created right here in North Carolina at NC State’s Textile School, that revolutionizes single-layer fabrics creating amazing performance attributes.  When applied to natural or synthetic fabrics, this fiber micro infusion process transforms both fiber and fabric to repel odor, stains, and moisture. Our fabric conversion process does not compromise the inherent texture, comfort, or breathability of the fabric. Each fiber and fabric is custom engineered to achieve the full potential of the innovation maximizing the proprietary balance between chemistry and process.

The Passion…WarriorteX is 100% American Made Performance Sportswear, thread to construction.   What does that mean?  For us it’s a simple question to answer.  American made means made in America, by American’s, using American workers, American Designers, American Graphic Artists’ and American made fabrics.  We will never stray from these guiding principles, nor will we ever turn our backs on the American textile industry and the wealth of talent that has been ignored, but never defeated.

The Fashion...We create all our WarriorteX products the way we live. Whether it’s running, hiking, skiing, swimming, board sports, fishing, hunting or shooting, we handcraft all our products to enhance maximum performance, while allowing the wearer to enjoy his or her activity in comfort and style.  Live life, embrace health and always perform at your highest levels.  That’s the WarriorteX way!!

With just 25 days remaining in our KickStarter campaign it’s time to spread the word about this very important project.  We encourage you to visit our website and KickStarter page to learn more about us and our project.  We would also encourage you to pass this along to others that are interested in helping to create jobs and grow the American Textile industry while being environmentally responsible.

To find out more about WarriorteX and our campaign, please visit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1229965303/warriortex-100-american-made-performance-sportswea

 

Or our WarriorteX website: http://www.warriortex.com/

 

Time to Step Up and Help the American Textile Industry

With 25 days remaining in our KickStarter campaign it’s time to spread the word and help us increase our funding efforts.  As we mentioned in previous posts, we need your help with this very important project.  We’ve seen a marked increase in interest and we’re being asked a lot of questions, great questions, pertaining to our fabric design and our business model.  Here are just a few;

  • How will you remain competitive against foreign imports?  WarriorteX was created as an employee owned and operated business.  This allows us to be nimble, scalable and cutting edge while enabling us to keep SG&A expense low.  Our manufacturing costs and close proximity of all our production facilities allows us to leverage our spend while adhering to a business sustaining, low double digit profit margin and MSRP providing for greater market penetration.  While on-line sales and just in time production greatly reduces our need for warehousing and excess inventory expense.
  • Where was OSM Shield developed?  OSM Shield was developed at North Carolina State University at their Textile School.
  • Is your fabric safe?  Yes!  OSM Shield chemistry is safe, environmentally responsible and all of the chemistry is Bluesign approved. Bluesign is the leader in setting the controls and standards for environmentally friendly and safe textile production. Bluesign approval ensures that all OSM Shield treated    WarriorteX fabric meets very stringent consumer safety requirements and provides consumer confidence worldwide.  Once treated, our fabric requires fewer washes significantly less drying times and less detergent.
  • Will you be developing different sportswear/clothing lines in the future?  Yes!  This initial funding effort is an introduction our unique fabric design.  All WarriorteX fabric treated with OSM Shield provides the maximum water-resistance, stain-resistance and odor-resistance properties for a wide range of industries:
    • Everyday Fashion:
      Denim, swimwear, women’s and men’s dress apparel, kid’s clothing, casual wear…
    • Performance Apparel:
      Golf, soccer, tennis, fitness, football, surf, hunting, fishing, camping…
    • Uniforms:
      Various apparel and equipment options…
    • Home Products:
      Bedding, blankets, furniture…
    • Medical:
      Surgical garments, drapes, bedding, linens…
    • Restaurant:
      Napkins, table cloths, chef’s apparel, aprons..

We encourage you to visit our website and KickStarter site to learn more about us and our project.  We also encourage you to pass this along to others that are interested in creating jobs and helping grow the American Textile industry.

To find out more about this campaign, please visit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1229965303/warriortex-100-american-made-performance-sportswea

WarriorteX website: http://www.warriortex.com/

WarriorteX Seeks Kickstarter Funding for 100% American Made Performance Sportswear

Charlotte, NC WarriorteX is a project where passion and lifestyle meet science WarriorteX sportswear is 100% American made thread to construction and is charged with OSM Shield, making all their sportswear moisture resistant, stain resistant, odor resistant with unchanged breathability.

WarriorteX has recently launched their Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for this venture. All funds raised via Kickstarter will be used to produce 10,000 yards of their OSM charged fabric that will initiate their market launch.  At this stage, the company plans to offer three  performance garments a Short Sleeve Performance T, Long Sleeve Performance T, and a 2 Button Performance Placard. This project will only be funded if at minimum of $150,000 is pledged by November 7, 2016..  

WarriorteXhas been working on and refining their fabric design along with their introductory patterns over the past 2 years. They have completed their prototypes and have worked through all manufacturing challenges prior to releasing their campaign on KickStarter.

Some of the most important attributes of WarriorteX are;

  • Fabric Technology: OSM Shield is an environmentally safe, low surface energy fabric treatment that revolutionizes single-layer fabrics creating amazing performance attributes. 
  • When applied to natural or synthetic fabrics, this fiber micro infusion process transforms both fiber and fabric to repel odor, stains, and moisture. Our fabric conversion process does not compromise the inherent texture, comfort, or breathability of the fabric. Each fiber and fabric is custom engineered to achieve the full potential of the innovation maximizing the proprietary balance between chemistry and process.
  • 100% American Made: By Americans, using American textile workers, American designers and American made fabrics. We will never stray from these guiding principles, nor will we ever turn our backs on the American textile industry and the wealth of talent that has long been ignored, but never defeated.
  • Handcrafted: Every WarriorteX garment is handcrafted to meet strict specifications while exceeding performance requirements. Their designers, pattern makers, cutters and seamstresses, with their combined years of experience create every WarriorteX garment with superior craftsmanship and pride.
  • Performance: All products are created to perform at maximum performance levels, while allowing the users to enjoy their activity in comfort and style.
  • BlueSign Approved: All WarriorteX OSM Shield chemistry is BlueSign approved. Bluesign is the world leader in setting the controls and standards for environmentally friendly and safe textile production.

WarriorteX was founded on the principles of community and giving back to those that support the efforts to revive the American textile industry.  We adhere to this very strict philosophy to ensure that all components of a WarriorteX product are 100% American manufactured, designed and sourced.

To find out more about this campaign, please visit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1229965303/warriortex-100-american-made-performance-sportswea

WarriorteX website: http://www.warriortex.com/

WarriorteX – We’ve launched our KickStarter Campaign!!!

Our KickStarter campaign launched today.  Now the real work begins and it starts with you.  Your participation in spreading the word and the link to our WarriorteX KickStarter page is critical to keeping the momentum going over the next 45 days. 

 

With all of the crowd funding campaigns currently underway, why should you support WarriorteX?  The reason is simple; we’re launching a 100% American Made Brand that will create jobs, American jobs!!  This is your opportunity to support us in our effort to help revitalize the American textile industry, one WarriorteX garment at a time.

WarriorteX is a project where passion and lifestyle meet science.  WarriorteX sportswear is 100% American made and is charged with OSM Shield, making all our sportswear moisture resistant, stain resistant, odor resistant with unchanged breathability.  We have been working on and refining our fabric design along with our introductory patterns over the past 2 years. We have completed our prototypes and worked through any manufacturing challenges prior to our release on KickStarter and now it’s time to turn all our effort into reality.

 

Here is the link to our KickStarter campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1229965303/warriortex-100-american-made-performance-sportswea

 

We encourage you to look at it and help by directly participating or by passing it along to others and asking them to do the same.  Over the course of the campaign we will keep you updated on our progress so that you can follow along on this very exciting journey.

WarriorteX 100% American Made Performance Sportswear about to Launch our KickStarter Campaign

     WarriorteX is a project where passion and lifestyle meet science. We have been working on and refining our fabric design and our introductory patterns over the past 2 years. We have completed our prototypes while working through any manufacturing challenges prior to our initial release. And lastly we have advanced our vendor relationships specific to our mission statement of 100% American made.  

     Now that we have all the puzzle pieces in place our funding effort is specific to raising the capital that will allow us to produce 10,000 yards of our fabric and introduce WarriorteX to the market offering 3 performance garments - Short Sleeve Performance T, Long Sleeve Performance T and a 2 Button Performance Placard. 

     We expect the campaign to go live the week of September 19th.  Once live we will post the URL link to our campaign and look forward to your support.   

Why are we so committed to American made?

     The American textile industry has taken a pounding over the years. We have lost skilled jobs and communities have suffered because of the continuing migration of textile manufacturing facilities to other countries. It’s time to take a stand and WarriorteX is standing firm on our commitment to do our part.  We have been approached on many occasions asking for licensing rights to WarriorteX and have categorically, without regret refused.  We have been provided business plans from off shore firms explaining cost structuring, pricing models and the competitive nature of foreign suppliers, we are not interested.  These offerings, flattering as they may be, do nothing to create jobs for Americans nor do they strengthen the communities that have suffered over the years as these jobs vanish.  We will not compromise the principles for which WarriorteX was founded.  This is not about profit margins; this is about America, people, jobs and rebuilding our communities.

     We appreciate all your support, communication, suggestions and most importantly - your patience.  We continue to test our products and hone our manufacturing capabilities to assure you that upon our first release you will be getting the highest quality, handcrafted, 100% American manufactured (thread to finished product), warrior tested garment in the industry.  We encourage you to keep writing; we read everything and take to heart all of your communications, even the ones calling us crazy.  But if crazy means doing the right thing, then we’ll wear the word crazy as a badge of honor.

We are WarriorteX and we want you to celebrate your inner warrior with us.

This is a fight we cannot and will not lose!!!

The excitment is building with 2 New additions to our 100% American made Hunting Collection!!

WarriorteX Camo Performance Long Sleeve

Powered by OSM Shield

  • Moisture Resistant
  • Odor Resistant
  • Stain Resistant
  • Unchange Breathability

Description:

  • 100% cotton
  • Ribbed crew neck
  • Should to shoulder taping
  • Double needle sleeve and bottom hems
  • 100% American Made

WarriorteX Camo Performance Short Sleeve

Powered by OSM Shield

  • Moisture Resistant
  • Odor Resistant
  • Stain Resistant
  • Unchange Breathability

Description:

  • 100% cotton
  • Ribbed crew neck
  • Should to shoulder taping
  • Double needle sleeve and bottom hems
  • 100% American Made

Our 2 button placard and short sleeve performance T are just the begining, we have so much more planned, but starting simple and getting it perfect is the path we are taking.  Powered by OSM Shield, our cutting edge fabric repels moisture, is odor resistant, stain resistant with unchanged breathability.  This is just the beginning of what will soon become the standard for fabric technology and clothing design.  Needing fewer wash cycles reduces water consumption and the reduction of harsh detergents being released into the environment making it the greenest fabric available. Best of all, it is American all made!!!!  Please tell us what you think, you opinions are very important to us.  And please watch for other exciting WarriorteX designs coming soon.

WarriorteX 2 Button Performance Placard

Powered by OSM Shield

  • Moisture Resistant
  • Odor Resistant
  • Stain Resistant
  • Unchange Breathability

Description:

  • 100% Polyester
  • Slim-fit tailoring
  • 2 Button Placard
  • Ribbed Collar
  • 100% American Made

WarriorteX Short Sleeve Performance T

Powered by OSM Shield

  • Moisture Resistant
  • Odor Resistant
  • Stain Resistant
  • Unchange Breathability

Description:

  • 100% Polyester
  • Ribbed Collar
  • Should to shoulder taping
  • Double needle sleeve and bottom hems
  • 100% American Made

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