Invista's Dacron Lends a Hand to Troops for Independence Day
Home & Textiles Today Staff -- Casual Living, July 15, 2011
KENNESAW, GA. - In honor and support of U.S. troops this Independence Day, the North American Dacron fiberfill brand team of Invista shipped hundreds of miniature pillows bearing the brand's fiber quality seal to American medical units in Afghanistan.
Additionally, the company will also be donating a bale of Dacron's branded fiberfill to Pillows for Patriots, an organization created by two military moms in South Carolina looking to provide small, compact pillows for combat troops stationed in far-flung places.
The fiberfill will be used by family-owned Harris Pillow Supply of Beaufort, S.C., to manufacture thousands more of the miniature pillows, which are "perfectly sized to fit into each soldier's field pack," Dacron noted.
Travel pillows are not a government- issued item for the troops, who are often on the move, under threat of combatants, Dacron noted.
"As we celebrate Independence Day, it is impossible to not forget the brave young men and women on the front lines representing all that America stands for," said Brian Nix, segment manager for Invista's North America fiberfill business. "The Dacron brand has a long heritage and relationship with today's consumers and it's sure to be a familiar, reassuring reminder of home for our troops."