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Concept III Announces Partnership with Coolcore, Proprietary Fabric Cooling Technology

RED BANK, N.J. (July 9, 2015)Concept III Textiles International today announces a partnership with Coolcore, the only company globally to receive the Innovation Technology award for “Cooling Power” from the esteemed Hohenstein Institute. Concept III will introduce Coolcore to its network of iconic global brands whose customers value chemical-free wicking, cooling and drying performance. Coolcore’s complete line of commercialized cooling fabrics will be presented at the Concept III Booth #40051 at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City August 5-8, 2015.

Coolcore’s patented, chemical-free fabric technology utilizes a unique combination of fibers and cross-sections for three specific functions, wicking, moisture transportation and controlling the rate at which the moisture evaporates from the garment for the cooling effect. These components help to reduce the fabric’s surface temperature up to 30 percent lower than skin temperature. Additionally, with the Coolcore technology being chemical-free, the performance benefits never wash out.

“So many outdoor activities are high energy or take place in warmer weather, making Coolcore an attractive selling point for all apparel and fabric based performance products,” said Chris Parkes, Concept III partner and director of sales. “The fact that it’s chemical-free and out performs its chemical-based market competitors is especially appealing to us and to our customers.”

Coolcore has been well received by outdoor performance brands, and in spring 2016, several global brands will launch collections featuring Coolcore fabrics. The Coolcore fabric innovations are currently available in Dr. Cool Recovery-On-The-Go Wraps, the only wrap to combine ice and compression in one flexible wrap for recovery on the go, as well as chemical-free Cooling Accessories and Shirts that cool up to 30 percent lower than skin temperature when moisture is present.

“Concept III is a leader in textile-based solutions,” said Scott McQuade, vice president of strategic partnerships for Coolcore. “We know our partnership will quickly accelerate our relationships with additional brands and, ultimately, the adoption of our industry-leading, chemical-free performance fabrics. As consumers and retailers alike are becoming more savvy about performance apparel and are averse to chemical applications used in the majority of technologies on the market, Coolcore is the perfect solution.”


Coolcore’s cooling material technology has undergone more than four years of lab and field-testing.

About Coolcore: Coolcore, the global leader in chemical-free cooling fabrics, has partnerships to develop fabrics for consumer brands throughout the world. The patented, chemical-free Coolcore materials deliver three distinct functions — wicking, moisture circulation and regulated evaporation — going far beyond traditional moisture-management textiles by reducing surface fabric temperature up to 30 percent lower than skin temperature. Coolcore fabric formulations have earned the prestigious “Innovative Technology” recognition from the Hohenstein Institute, a first for a U.S. company, and the only company globally to be awarded this recognition for “Cooling Power.” In addition, Coolcore was a finalist in the 2014 ITMA Future Material Awards for “Most Innovative Small Company.” For further information, please visit:

Concept III Textiles International is an inclusive resource for the development, sourcing, and production of fabric-based finished products worldwide for the active sports and outdoor markets. Headquartered in Red Bank, NJ in the U.S., it also has offices in five cities worldwide. For more information go to