CORDURA® Fabric Used in Summer12 Project OR Winning Design

Katy Jessee wins ninth cycle of 48-hour design competition.

Wichita, KS, August 31, 2012 --( CORDURA® fabric was again a fabric of choice for the winning Project Outdoor Retailer (Project OR) design contest. Katy Jessee, a recent graduate of Missouri State University, created the 2012 Summer OR winning design. She selected CORDURA® UltraLite Fabric to complete the design of her menswear inspired jacket for a Northwestern cruiser cyclist.

“Project OR was an amazing experience. This was my first exposure to the outdoor industry and I am impressed by the people, the products and the passion behind it all. I love it,” said Jessee. “I chose CORDURA® fabric for the hood and under-collar of my design because I wanted something waterproof, lightweight and durable. CORDURA® UltraLite fabric fit those needs. The fabric was very easy to work with and performed just as I hoped it would.”

Specifically, Jessee used a brown CORDURA® UltraLite fabric from Korean mill Dong-Jin in a laminated 30x70d blended box ripstop construction.

Held at Outdoor Retailer Summer Marker 2012 (OR Show), Jessee was hand-chosen, along with five other students from the top design programs in the country, to compete in Project OR. The goal is to create a piece of outdoor recreational clothing using only pre-selected materials from participating suppliers in under 48 hours.

Once garments are complete, a panel of highly regarded judges in the outdoor industry announces the winner on the last day of the OR Show. Jessee also won a trip to OR Show 2013. To read more about Project OR, visit To learn more about CORDURA® UltraLite fabric used in this award-winning design, visit

About Outdoor Retailer
Outdoor Retailer (OR) brings together retailers, manufacturers, industry advocates and media to conduct the business of outdoor recreation through tradeshows, product demo events and web-based business solutions. Produced by Nielsen Expositions and based in San Juan Capistrano, California, Outdoor Retailer also provides and promotes retailer education, advocacy, responsibility and critical face-to-face business initiatives within the outdoor industry.

Recently named among Trade Show News Network’s 25 fastest-growing tradeshows by attendance, Outdoor Retailer ( connects approximately 46,000 attendees on a semi-annual basis for its Summer and Winter Market shows, and thousands more through its year-round online resources and platforms.

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