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CORDURA® Brand Recognizes Manhattan Portage with 2015 Durable Design Achievement Award

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Wichita, KA—January 08, 2016—INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand announces Durable Design Achievement Award to be presented to Manhattan Portage at the 2016 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market Show. The award recognizes a company or person’s commitment to crafting high performance gear or garments that utilize CORDURA® fabric in the product design. The latest collection from Manhattan Portage featuring CORDURA® fabrics will be on display at the CORDURA® Brand Booth #39213 in Salt Lake City, Jan. 7-9. 

“Manhattan Portage’s long-term dedication to innovation exists harmoniously with the values of CORDURA® fabric’s heritage,” says CORDURA® fabric global brand and marketing director, Cindy McNaull. “We are honored to celebrate our long-standing relationship with Manhattan Portage, and our appreciation for their dedication to durable innovation as we continue to pioneer our future together for the urban commuters of today and the style-setters of tomorrow.”

In 1983, legendary messenger bag brand, Manhattan Portage, was on the rise and was in pursuit of a durable fabric technology to take their bags to the max. Their solution:CORDURA® fabric. They were one of the first brands to use nylon CORDURA® fabrics in their messenger bags and for the last 30 years, the two companies have worked together on numerous projects, creating stylish urban commuter bags. CORDURA® brand fabric has been and continues to be a part of the Manhattan Portage success story.

The latest collaboration, “Bags to the Future”, pays homage to the 1980’s and holds value for both brands in more ways than one. Not only is the 80’s inspired collection based on original Manhattan Portage pieces from that era, the brand’s messenger bag expertise combined with legendary CORDURA® fabric durability bring together 80 years of innovation to on-the-go gear. 

“It’s an honor to receive CORDURA® brand’s Durable Design Achievement award,” said Su Hwei, CEO of Manhattan Portage. “For more than 30 years CORDURA® fabric has understood our philosophy of “New York Tough,” and helped us bring that to the world; now, we look back at where we have been, and what we have planned for the future and look forward to CORDURA® brand fabrics being a dedicated part of our journey ahead.”

For more information on CORDURA® fabric and Manhattan Portage visit booth #39213 at Winter Outdoor Retailer, or visit,

About CORDURA® brand

INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand essence celebrates individual durability: As Long As The World Is Full Of Durable People, We’ll Keep Making Durable Fabrics™. Known for its resistance to abrasions, tears and scuffs, CORDURA® fabric is a primary ingredient in many of the world’s leading high-performance gear and apparel products ranging from luggage, upholstery and backpacks to footwear, military equipment, tactical wear, workwear and performance apparel. The CORDURA® brand is a registered trademark of INVISTA, one of the world’s largest integrated polymer, intermediates and fibers businesses. To distinguish the CORDURA® brand, the word “CORDURA®” must be spelled out in all caps, used with an ®, and followed by the word “brand” or “fabric.”

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With leading brands including LYCRA®, COOLMAX®, CORDURA®, STAINMASTER® and ANTRON®, INVISTA is one of the world’s largest integrated producers of chemical intermediates, polymers and fibers. The company’s advantaged technologies for nylon, spandex and polyester are used to produce clothing, carpet, car parts and countless other everyday products. Headquartered in the United States, INVISTA operates in more than 20 countries and has about 10,000 employees. For more information, visit, and 

About Manhattan Portage

Manhattan Portage has been designing and producing urban lifestyle bags since 1983 when it pioneered the manufacture of authentic messenger bags used by New York City’s bicycle messengers. The company’s iconic red label emblazoned with an outline of New York’s famous skyline now appears on several collections of bags and accessories available in a wide range of styles, fabrics and prices. A reliable, tested and versatile companion on the streets, Manhattan Portage is “New York Tough”-