Two Icons Come Together in Textile Partnership

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Image: Dr Martens 1460 Boot Featuring Ventile Fabric in Blaze Orange

This autumn sees the coming together of two icons of the fashion and textile world. Technical textile brand Ventile®, partners with British cultural icon Dr Martens, as part of the upcoming Dr Martens’ Made In England range.

Utilising the Ventile® L24 fabric in Blaze Orange and Black, Dr Martens has selected the specialist fabric to be fashioned into a staple of British style, Dr Martens 1460 boot. The Ventile® fabric is made from 100% extra-long-staple cotton yarn fibres which are sustainably sourced. The fibres are then spun, twisted and woven to create the world’s densest cotton fabric.

The boots will make up part of the brand’s 2021 edition of its Made In England range which pays tribute to the history and heritage of Dr Martens. The construction, using Ventile® performance fabric, will be expertly managed at the Dr Martens’ Cobbs Lane factory where it will be put into production alongside the other footwear in the Made In England range. Combining the best-selling Ventile® L24 fabric with the finest craftsmanship of the Northamptonshire-based factory, the 1460 boot will be created using traditional age-old shoe-making techniques, elevating the end product to a premium level.

Individually, both brands demonstrate the importance of heritage, provenance, and authenticity in the fashion and textiles marketplace. The boots see the coming together of Ventile®, originally developed in England in 1943 and for use by RAF pilots in WW2, and Dr Martens, a key segment of the British shoe industry since 1960. The Dr Martens x Ventile 1460 Panel Boot offers customers the opportunity to buy a piece of textiles history, in this re-design of a British classic.

Ventile® Marketing Manager, Daniel Odermatt said of the textile partnership; “Dr Martens has been an icon of British design for decades. For Ventile® to have been selected to be part of the upcoming collection is an honour. Dr Martens boots are a great example of bespoke craftsmanship and it is wonderful to see them coming together of brands that both have a strong heritage and a unique production process. We look forward to seeing how the collection is received when launched this autumn.”

Dr Martens Senior Footwear Designer Stella Makinwa said: “As part of our Made in England range here at Dr Martens we like to collaborate with suppliers who manufacture products with similar core values for quality and durability. Ventile was the perfect choice with its rich heritage in performance and weather protection.  We are very proud to use Ventile fabric within our Made in England range.”

Dr Martens Made In England 1460 Panel Boot with Ventile® will be available to buy from October 2021 via the Dr Martens website


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