Darlington Fabrics Receives Natific CAP Accreditation

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Darlington Fabrics recently completed the on-site assessment to become a member mill in the Natific Color Accreditation Program (CAP). By receiving Natific CAP Accreditation, Darlington joins a select group of just over 100 global dye houses that have exhibited the required internal expertise and process control to earn straight to production privileges from retail brands including Under Armour, Target and Lands' End. This privilege allows Darlington to by-pass the expensive and time consuming lab dip submission process.

Darlington Fabrics recently completed the on-site assessment to become a member mill in the Natific Color Accreditation Program (CAP). By receiving Natific CAP Accreditation, Darlington joins a select group of just over 100 global dye houses that have exhibited the required internal expertise and process control to earn straight to production privileges from retail brands including Under Armour, Target and Lands' End. This privilege allows Darlington to by-pass the expensive and time consuming lab dip submission process.

After the on-site assessment, Andreas Roth, Chief Technical Officer of Natific, commented "Darlington Fabrics clearly demonstrated that they are one of the best in the world in evaluating the dyeability of different fiber types, dyestuff performance and production processes to meet the needs of their customers." "We listen to our customers and we know that changes in fashion are faster and stronger than in many other industries. That is why we continually focus on delivering the best quality knit fabrics and on providing the best service including design and product development" said Steven Perry, Senior Vice President of Darlington Fabrics.

The CAP Process fosters open communication between the brand, Darlington Fabrics and Natific when a challenging color arises in the development process. It greatly reduces valuable lab time spent trying to develop colors that are not attainable. By communicating issues early in the development process, Darlington's brand customers can make changes in colors and still have time to execute production orders. "Timing plays a huge role in our industry and the CAP Process will allow us to execute orders and respond to replenishment orders in a timely manner" S. Perry added.

Darlington production color quality control results are uploaded daily into the Natific Color Warehouse. The Color Warehouse allows Darlington and Darlington CAP member customers to see daily production results and track their production accuracy and precision dyelot by dyelot. The Color Warehouse also allows Darlington to show the consistency of their production and to confirm dyelots are within tolerance before shipping to the contractor.

When asked about the benefits, Darlington Technical Lab Manager Kevin Crompton commented "once we understood the process, it made perfect sense in relation to controlling cost, reducing lead-times and having easy access to our historical production results through the Color Warehouse. Data management consumes more of our time each year and having a system to easily provide analysis of our color performance versus key metrics will save us hours each month."

Darlington Fabrics, http://www.darlingtonfabrics.com, is a division of The Moore Company, founded in 1909 and still focused on innovation. Sister divisions include The George C. Moore Company, Fulflex, Moeller Marine and Moeller Plastics.

The Moore manufactures products in the United States. International manufacturing facilities complement domestic capabilities, while serving regional markets around the globe.

For more information contact: Steven Perry 401-315-6346 or sperry(at)dfabrics(dot)com

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