Innovation
We are focused on finding new concepts, new materials, and new technologies to provide our customers with innovative and unique solutions.
Cone 3D

Incubating technology

Incubating technology

Product Design

Defining new trends

Our product design team analyzes industry trends to utilize new yarns, dyes, finishes, and constructions in developing denim fabrics. Drawing from the heritage of Cone, we pull from our manufacturing expertise to partner with our customers and bring new ideas and innovations to the industry.
Stretch Innovation

Dual-core stretch technology

Stretch denim is taken to the next level, with Level II S Gene®. Independent lab tests show Level II S Gene® dual-core yarns provide 25% increased stretch power and snapback effect. This imparts even greater shape conformity for advanced comfort and confidence for any activity.

Building on our original technology, S Gene®+ represents the latest evolution of dual-core stretch yarns. S Gene®+ denim features a wide range of stretch levels, exceptional growth and recovery, along with the addition of 100% recycled REPREVE® polyester. S Gene®+ continues our commitment to a full range of sustainable stretch options.

ConeFlex™ denim, utilizing S Gene® technology, features stretch yarns in the warp and the weft providing 360-degree, 4-way advanced stretch. ConeFlex™ fabrics have low shrinkage, excellent recovery and give garments better shape retention across multiple fits, all with the authentic look and feel of traditional 100% cotton denim.

TECHNOLOGIES

Developing proprietary technology

Moisture and temperature regulation

Moisture and temperature regulation

CONE® Climate denim fabrics allow the wearer to adapt to their environment and remain comfortable in any setting using yarn and fiber technologies specifically engineered to wick away moisture and regulate body temperature.

Sorbtek® uses Unifi®'s patented yarn technology engineered to capture moisture, move it away from the body and release it for quick evaporation leaving the wearer cool, dry, and comfortable. Our Sorbtek denim is fast drying, with increased strength and superior moisture management properties.

drirelease®, made up of Optimer Brands' patented blend of 85% hydrophobic and 15% hydrophilic fibers, combines the moisture management properties of both natural and synthetic fibers to create a yarn with extraordinary moisture management capabilities. Our drirelease denim keeps the wearer comfortable across multiple temperatures and daily uses.

TransDRY™ fabrics transfer moisture from the inside to the outside of the fabric using a yarn treatment on the cotton weft yarns. This patented yarn treatment from Cotton Incorporated® provides an authentic denim aesthetic and hand while incorporating moisture management technology. TransDry performance lasts the entire life of the garment.

COOLMAX® by Invista® is a tetra-channel polyester which pulls moisture away from the wearer's sking to the surface of the fabric. Cone offers a wide range of COOLMAX products including COOLMAX® CORE, COOLMAX® ALL SEASONS and COOLMAX® TENCEL®. These technologies provide exceptional moisture management keeping the wearer dry, insulated, and comfortable all day long.

Long Lasting and Durable

Long Lasting and Durable

CONESTRONG™ fabrics incorporate our proprietary yarn and construction attributes to create fabrics with higher tensile, tear, and abrasion resistance. This is acheived through specialty fibers, innovative yarn blends, and new constructions while maintaining the authentic denim aesthetic with indigo or sulfur shades and advanced slub patterns.

CORDURA® denim fabrics with high-strength nylon take advantage of CORDURA's 50 years of experience and have been validated to ensure they meet the performance and quality standards of Invista®'s CORDURA brand fibers. Our CORDURA certified denims offer increased strength, durability, and resistance to strong abrasions and tears.

Dyneema® by DSM is a fiber that is 15 times stronger than quality steel with advanced strength and cut resistance that can still float on water. Our Dyneema denim imparts added strength without adding weight, making for some of the lightest and strongest fabrics available – with extreme tensile, tear, and abrastion resistance.

Teijin's para-aramid fiber is known for its excellent, high-performing durability. Denim fabrics utilizing our proprietary Twaron® blend, have up to five times the tear, tensile, and abrasion ratings as comparable 100% cotton products.

Denim fabrics with Invista®'s Lycra® TOUGHMAX™ technology provide double the strength of comparable 100% cotton denim fabrics. Our Lycra TOUGHMAX certified denim fabrics combine the benefits of added durability with the comfort of Lycra's stretch for freedom of movement that lasts.

Color that lasts

Color that lasts

Our TruTone™ fabrics are specially engineered to retain color with minimal fading. TruTone™ technologies include Archroma's Diresul® sulfur dyes, as well as fabrics made with a special blend of fiber-dyed Lenzing Modal® and Unifi Repreve® fibers. This unique blend of fibers eliminates the need for overdyeing, reducing water usage by 85%.

Utilizing a special blend of fiber-dyed Repreve® and Tencel™ Modal with Eco-Color technology, our certified fade-resistant black fabrics feature softness, color retention, maximum stretch and unparalleled sustainability. In addition, Future BLACK+ technology reduces fabric level water usage by up to 85%. Jean silhouettes made from Future BLACK+ denim contain as many as 17 recycled plastic bottles w/ color that lasts the lifetime of the garment.

Flame resistant denim

Flame resistant denim

Westex® by Milliken®'s collection of Westex Indigo™ fabrics made with Cone Denim provide guarenteed flame resistance for the life of the garment with the same aesthetic, soft hand, and inherent comfort found in traditional denim fabrics. Westex, with over 50 years of experience in flame-resistant fabrics, has produced a superior collection of FR denim suited for the global utilties, electrical maintenance, oil and gas, and metal working industries.