Fabric technology and cutting-edge methods of dying have been at the foundation of C.P. Company since it was established 45 years ago and this season the minds behind its creations continue to expand the limits of the Kan-D jacket, the new take on its iconic Explorer aka google jacket.
Kan-D, the acronym for ‘Klear Achronic Nylon Dyed,’ is a translucent monofilament nylon that resembles the ’50s and ’60s cellophane candy wrappers. What makes this fabric so revolutionary is that the thread used is “ironed” to make it extra translucent and to give it a mirrored finish.
It’s C.P. Company acknowledges that this is one of the most difficult fabrics it has dealt with due to the shrinking mismatch caused by dying. To avoid this from occurring, the fabric can only be dyed by using the exclusive dyeing process of the company, whereby the dye is added in the last stage rather than the traditional approach of pre-dying the fabric until it is cut and stitched. The effect is a much darker and more vivid color that, coupled with the transparent and mirror-like properties of the fabric, makes it completely special.
The Kan-D range includes three styles: the Kan-D Goggle Hood Parka, the Kan-D Medium Goggle Jacket, and the Kan-D Goggle Hood Utility Jacket, each of which comes with a removable poly-fleece sheet and a variety of C.P. Company of military-inspired colorways.
You can buy yours now at cpcompany.com