Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Engro to unveil new corn-based apparel at Promotional Products Association

Engro to unveil new corn-based apparel at Promotional Products Association

Dec '06
You may soon be wearing shirts made of corn. Indianapolis-headquartered Engro LLC has introduced new apparel made entirely of corn—one of America's most abundant resources.

Ingeo, the new fiber developed by Cargill and Dow Chemical literally means “ingredients from the earth.”

Ingeo is the world's first and only 'greenhouse neutral' polymer and achieves a 68 percent reduction in fossil fuel use compared with traditional plastics.

“This is one of the most significant developments in the textile industry of our generation,” said Engro CEO, Larry Grider.

“We no longer have to depend on foreign oil for performance apparel. This new fiber is made from a 100 percent renewable resource grown right here in our own backyard and everyone benefits farmers, customers, everyone.” Grider's company philosophy is “improving our world, one garment at a time.”

Engro will unveil its new corn-based apparel at the Promotional Products Association (PPAI) International trade show, January 2-6, in Las Vegas.

“We are extremely excited,” said Grider. “Ingeo washes in cold water and dries quickly even without a clothes dryer. It's great for traveling and active lifestyles! It's the most comfortable 'intelligent' apparel you can own," Grider said.

Ingeo corn-based products are stronger, better insulating, and less bulky than cotton and easier to maintain than wool or silk, wick moisture from the skin and help the body regulate its temperature, will not fade and resists wrinkles, will not shrink and do not absorb odors, are soil and stain resistant, hypoallergenic, and naturally anti-microbial, will not retain moisture and are biodegradable.

Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 2nd Mar 2021

China plans mega transport network to boost trade, economy

China plans to build a global rapid logistics circle for goods by...

Pic: Shutterstock

Retail | On 2nd Mar 2021

US retail sales projected to exceed $4.33 trillion in 2021:

The National Retail Federation has projected that US retail sales...

Pic: Shutterstock

Apparel/Garments | On 2nd Mar 2021

Garment, hard goods exports in Philippines may hit $2 bn:

Exports of garments and hard goods in the Philippines may reach $2...

Interviews View All

Rahuul Jashnani, Jashn

Rahuul Jashnani

‘Online economy has changed the whole dynamics of buying habits.’

Amrit Sethia, SOIE

Amrit Sethia

‘The intimatewear category in India is slowly becoming trend-sensitive.’

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Industry could be looking at 10%-15% job losses

Verena Ruckh,

Verena Ruckh

Brückner Trockentechnik develops, manufactures and supplies textile...

Mario Castro,

Mario Castro

Fibraltex is an integral factory dedicated to the production of denim...

Anupam Arya,

Anupam Arya

<div>Jaipur-based Fabriclore Retailing Pvt. Ltd. is attempting to revive...

Paolo Ocleppo, Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Frank Heislitz, Freudenberg

Frank Heislitz

Freudenberg Performance Materials is a leading global manufacturer of...

Ashok Desai, Bombay Textile Research Association

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Aditi Somani, Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Akta Adani, India Boulevard

Akta Adani
India Boulevard

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

Adriano Goldschmied, AG Jeans

Adriano Goldschmied
AG Jeans

The hype around 'designer jeans' was created by him. And the new wave of...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments

February 2021

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

Advanced Search