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Change of leadership

Johanna Rämö has assumed operational responsibility for Foxa from the beginnig of February. Johanna has been on Foxa's Board of Directors for three years and served as Foxa's Development Manager for the past year. Johanna holds a Master's degree in Political Science and postgraduate studies in accounting at the Turku School of Economics. Her previous experience includes managing and running a family business. Johanna lives in Tammela, where three active dogs and her entrepreneur spouse keep her busy in her free time. Read more

Flame retardancy testing in Foxa's own laboratory

The new Cordura 500 PU FR fabric is built for heavy wear - and it is also flame retardant.
Foxa is now able to conduct its own fire resistance testing and thus control the quality of its flame retardant fabrics. A fire testing device purchased last summer for Foxa's laboratory is capable of flame spread testing, with surface and/or edge ignition, in accordance with EN ISO 6941. Read more

Ripstop structure improves the durability of shell clothing

Action Ripstop brings top-level functionality to workwear fabrics.
Foxa's brand new Action Ripstop fabric is woven with a ripstop structure that significantly increases the fabric's strength. The fabric is particularly well suited for shell clothing and jackets. The ripstop squares in Action Ripstop are 3.5 mmx 3.5 mm, which gives the fabric an appealing, rugged look. Read more

Foxa fabrics in workwear for dogs

Kardog makes hunting dog workwear ranging from caps to warming coats.
Kardog from Jämijärvi, Finland, makes workwear for hunting dogs. Kardog's dogwear collection includes a wide variety of high-visibility vests, raincoats, warming coats, and overalls. Some of their more novel products include caps and even sleeping bags where dogs can rest and warm up during breaks. Most of Kardog's clothing is made with Foxa fabrics. Read more

Workwear of the future is smart and environmentally friendly

Wise Workwear is a two-year product dvelopment project launched by Foxa in autumn 2019. The project has four subprojects: solar cell textiles, functional intelligence textiles, greener textiles and textile recycling. Wise Workwear is partially funded by Business Finland. Read more

A Second Life for Foxa's T-Quality Fabrics: Innovative product ideas of students of sustainable development

Foxa actively looks for new applications for its T-quality fabrics. Students of sustainable development at various Universities of Applied Sciences joined forces with Foxa to come up with new product ideas and business concepts in the 'Second Life of T-Quality Fabrics' project. As a corporate partner of the course, Foxa Oy provided sample fabrics for which the students brainstormed new uses in pairs and small groups. Read more

Tension fabric magicians Tukos Media use fabric to create unique visual experiences for events

If you're looking to organize a unique and memorable event, be sure to invite the guys from Tukos Media! Tukos is a company founded by three open-minded event organizers. They decided to start the company when they realised that the impressive staging and decoration they used at their own events had also caught the eye of other event organizers. Read more

How are fabrics tested?

Videos of various laboratory tests can be viewed on Foxa's website. We have gathered together video presentations of the Martindale abrasion resistance test, spray test, hydrostatic pressure test, colour measurement, colour fastness test, and determining tear force and tensile strength. Foxa's own textile laboratory in Forssa is one of the most state-of-the-art in Scandinavia. The laboratory's diverse range of machinery can be used to test almost all of the technical requirments set for workwear fabrics and knitted fabrics. Welcome! Read more

Foxa's stretch fabrics add durable and washable flexibility to clothing

Stretch fabrics are rapidly increasing in popularity. Foxa is responding to demand by offering an extensive range of high-quality stretch fabrics suitable for a wide variety of applications. Foxa's own range of fabrics is supplemented by Carrington's products, such as cotton-blend EOL fabrics, which can withstand industrial washing and are particularly suitable for indoor workwear that requires fabric to stretch. Stretch fabrics supplied by Foxa are carefully tested and certified. Products are easy to order and Foxa can rapidly deliver even small quantities of stretch fabric. Read more

NEW: High-quality lining fabrics from Foxa

High-quality lining fabrics for a wide range of applications are now available from Foxa. Lining fabrics are stocked ready for delivery, so they can be ordered conveniently along with other fabrics. Read more