Since ending its five-year partnership with the Sidney, New York-based MeadWestvaco Corporation (MWV) in May, Castelli USA Inc., Reno, Nev. announced it hired 14 multiline reps to represent the company across the country and in Puerto Rico.

T98 Dynamic, a recent development from Thermore, a Milan, Italy-based company specializing in thermal insulation, is designed to act as a gatekeeper between the body and the wild whims of Mother Nature. As explained by Apparel magazine, the fabric "is made from a special blend of polyester fibers and temperature-sensitive polymers." In essence, its construction creates thermal "gates" which close when temperatures drop and then reopen to release unwanted heat when the mercury rises.

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