Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Applied DNA Sciences earns its stripes
Applied DNA Sciences earns its stripes
02
Jul '10
Applied DNA Sciences, Inc., a provider of DNA-based security solutions, announced that it has successfully customized its first series of "DNA Suits" made in Yorkshire, UK. Each DNA suit was custom-made from the finest woolen yarn, then woven and finished into a pinstripe fabric, and assembled by a master tailor. The DNA persists through multiple launderings, providing a definitive means to match the DNA mark to the bespoke suit. Important to the utility of this marker to textile manufacturers, finishers and woven label assemblers, is that no retooling or change in production methods is required -- integration of DNA in manufacturing is seamless.

Bill Macbeth, the Managing Director of the Textile Centre of Excellence, stated, "DNA represents an important step in the evolution of our industry -- both for existing processes and new products, as well as providing a tangible means to stimulate manufacturing jobs in our region. We believe that the exceptional quality and craftsmanship that Yorkshire companies pride themselves on from yarn to woven fabric to a garment label, are valuable and worth protecting. We see Yorkshire as taking a technology leadership position by elevating the standard of textiles made in Yorkshire and demonstrating that you do get superior garments when you can control the quality of the fabric itself."

As part of the launch of the DNA Anti-Counterfeiting Program, APDN has received its first order from the Textile Centre of Excellence as part of its participation in the multi-year contract funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Yorkshire Forward. The initiating order (approximately $50,000) commences a three-year commitment of government of $1,500,000 to the program. "This contribution is designed to generate significant additional investment from the private sector, which should generate at least 2 million pounds over the three-year lifetime of the program," stated Bill Macbeth, Managing Director, Textile Centre of Excellence. APDN is working with local companies to incorporate its botanical SigNature DNA markers into their products to protect premium textiles and apparel from counterfeiting and diversion, offering end-consumers complete confidence in their purchases.

Recently, a bespoke men's jacket made by exclusive tailor, James Michelsberg was treated with SigNature DNA creating a unique "fingerprint" to prove its authenticity. The fibers for the cloth used to make the suit were immersed in SigNature DNA as they were put on the loom, before the fabric was finished. Mr. Michelsberg was recently quoted in The Yorkshire Evening Post as saying: "Counterfeiting is the biggest problem facing the textiles industry. There are people in India and China counterfeiting cloth, saying it's woven in Yorkshire. We want to make sure they're (customers) getting the genuine article."

Andrew Knight from luxury weaver, John Cavendish, added, "It's tremendously exciting. With DNA you get authenticity, genuine goods and traceability -- you can trace it back to the raw material, who wove it, who finished it and who sold the fabric. It's absolutely fantastic. As a local company it's something the industry has been crying out for."


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 25th Sep 2017

SVP Group to build $300 mn spinning plant in Sohar

ShriVallabh Pittie Industries (SVP) Group, a diversified yarn...

Apparel/Garments | On 25th Sep 2017

Vietnam textile sector to gain if EU FTA gets ratified

Experts feel the Vietnam-European Union (EU) free trade agreement...

Courtesy: Business Wire

Textiles | On 25th Sep 2017

Invista to use ADN technology at joint project in France

Invista, a leading producer of chemical intermediates, polymers, and...

Interviews View All

Anavila Misra
Anavila Collection

Fashion shows are also encouraging and highlighting sustainable fashion

Dharmendra Shah
Ozone PB Spintex Limited

‘We have made huge investments to ensure quality yarn production.’

Md Hanifur Rahman
Aman Group

The level of understanding the job role and organisational requirements...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Akta Adani
India Boulevard

India Boulevard is a San Francisco-based curated fashion marketplace that...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

September 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
74.5%
No
12.8%
Skip
12.8%

Total Votes: 47

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.7%
No
25.5%
Skip
12.8%

Total Votes: 47

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.2%
No
6.4%
Skip
6.4%

Total Votes: 47

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
70.2%
No
10.6%
Skip
19.1%

Total Votes: 47


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search