Tyvek® Technology and Fashion


Tyvek® is a brand that produces materials that are composed of high-density polyethylene fibers. This material has proved to be lightweight, waterproof and durable, which has allowed it to be used in a wide variety of industries, including protective apparel, construction, medical and industrial packaging, and graphics. The Tyvek® coverall has already been praised by the medical world for its efficiency in laboratories and other hazardous environments. It appears that Tyvek is also quickly finding a welcoming home in the fashion industry. Marian Schoettle, a designer based in New York City, has created a post-industrial folk wear line completely out of the Tyvek® material. Polish designers Anna Kuczynska and Michal Lojewski also featured Tyvek® in several projects for their fashion line UEG, along with Alexandre Herchcovitch who was commended for showing a pointelle shirtdress crafted out of Tyvek during the Fall 2007 RTW Fashion Week in NYC.





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