Date Received12/26/2007
Responses with Offer to Supply01/10/2008
Rebuttal to Responses with Offer to Supply01/16/2008
Projected Completion Date02/21/2008 (NOTE: date reflects the 14 business day extension)
Company NameColumbia Sportswear Co
ProductComposite Fabric: Woven Face laminated with Knit Backing

HTS Subheading: 6001.22

(a) Woven Face Fabric:

Fiber Content: 100% textured polyester with mechanical stretch

Average Yarn Number:

Warp: 114-126 metric/72 filament polyester (71-79 denier/72 filament polyester)

Filing: 107-118 metric/72 filament polyester (76-84 denier/72 filament polyester)

Thread Count:

54-60 warp ends per centimeter x
45 to 50 filing picks per centimeter
(137 to 152 warp end per inch x (114 to 126 filling picks per inch)

Weave Type: 2X2 Twill with mechanical stretch

Weight: 100 to 110 grams per square meter (2.9 to 3.3 ounces per square yard)

Finish: (Piece) dyed or printed; pirce dyed or printed and embossed with engraved rollers

(b) Knit Back Fabric:

Knit: 2 thread circular knit fleece (looped pile knit)

Average Yarn Number:

Face yarn: 114 -127metric/36 filament (71-79 denier/36 filament)

Fleece yarn: 114-127 metric/144 filament (71-79 denier / 144 filament

Machine Gauge: 24

Weight: 133 to 147 grams/sq. meter (3.9 to 4.3 oz. sq yd)

Finish: (Piece) dyed or printed; piece dyed or printed and embossed with engraved rollers

NOTES: Face fabric treated with a durable water repellent finish that passes the AATCC Test #22; Fabrics joined with a dot matrix adhesive; Fleece fabric has a mechanical anti-pill finish achieved by shearing the technical back and tumbling in the presence of heat.

Width: Minimum cuttable width of composite fabric is 143.5 cm (56.5 inches).
Quantity Requested150,000 - 270,000 linear yards
Fabric, Fiber, or Yarn?Fabric
ContactDybczak- Maria
File Number38.2007.12.26.Fabric.ColumbiaSportswearCo
Commercial Availability Request:

Columbia Woven Knit Laminate 122107.doc


Polartec Response.pdf

Rebuttals to Responses:

STR-Columbia Due Diligence Cert.pdfColumbia - Due Diligence Cert.pdfColumbia - Rebuttal to Polartec.doc

Meeting Notice: Mass Email - 14 day extension.docMass Email - Meeting Notification.doc

Determination: Approved (Not Commercially Available and add to Annex 3.25)

Report on Approval - Web Posting.pdf