Clothing & Textiles vendor contacts
Clothing and religious items
The Field Clothing Division manages camouflage clothing and non-dress items, such as underwear or physical fitness clothing, which are provided to new recruits. There are three buying teams within the division: Utility Clothing, Accessories, and ECWCS.
Utility Clothing procures all camouflage uniforms and hats such as the Army Combat Uniform (ACU), Airman Battledress Uniform (ABU), Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniform (MCCUU), and the Navy Working Uniform (NWU). In addition, the team is responsible for procuring uniforms for the Afghanistan National Police and National Army. The uniforms come in various shades of camouflage depending upon the uniform/military service as well as the use for the item. The uniforms also have various treatments including permanent press, permethrin, or fire retardant.
Extended Cold Weather Clothing System (ECWCS) procures various foul weather gear items to include the Army’s “Gen 3” ECWCS ensemble, AF and MC All Purpose Environmental Clothing System (APECS), Navy parkas, trousers, and liners, cold weather headwear, field coats, and the Fire Resistant Environmental Ensemble (FREE). A unique product line on this team is cloth. The cloth purchased on this team is not used in clothing manufacturing, but includes various industrial cloths including felt, duck, and laminated.
Accessories procures a wide variety of items including physical training uniforms (jackets, pants, sweatshirts, sweatpants, and shorts), belts, buckles, duffle bags, cold weather liners, neckwear, undergarments, socks, trunks, towels, and t-shirts.
The Dress Clothing Division manages most of the dress clothing items provided to new recruits. In addition, the division handles flags, heraldic items, insignia, and ecclesiastical supplies. There are three buying teams within the division: Dress Clothing, the “OSHE” team (Outerwear, Shirts, Headwear, and Ecclesiastical Supplies), and Heraldics.
Dress Clothing division chief: 215-737-3257.
Dress Clothing procures men’s and women’s dress coats, trousers, slacks, and skirts as well as the poly/wool fabric required to manufacture these items.
OSHE - Outerwear, Shirts, Headwear, and Ecclesiastical Supplies. Outerwear includes sweaters, dress all weather coats, Navy jumpers, coveralls, and dress jackets. Shirts refer to all dress shirts and blouses worn by all Services. Headwear includes all dress headwear whether in the “Service” style or “Garrison” as well as the Navy “Dixie” hats and berets. Finally, the Ecclesiastical Supplies Program supports the military chaplaincy of all faiths with everything from Seder kits and ashes for Ash Wednesday to books, vestments, and chaplain’s kits for services in the field.
Heraldics procures over 8,000 unique stock numbers for items such as insignia, flags, swords & scabbards, guidons, mattresses, and bedding. The team includes the DLA Troop Support Flag Room, a unique part of C&T that is responsible for hand sewn and embroidered flags. The team provides direct support to the US Army Heraldry and Veterans Medals Unit. The team also supports the Congressional Homeless Blanket Program. While not heraldry items, mattresses, sheets, and blankets are also procured on this team.
The Organizational Clothing Division manages specialty clothing provided to soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines upon arrival at their organizational unit. There are three buying teams within the division: Special Purpose Clothing, Footwear, and Gloves/Wet Weather.
Organizational Clothing division chief: 215-737-5657.
Special Purpose Clothing procures four distinct product lines: 1) special purpose clothing, 2) chemical protective items, 3) coveralls, and 4) JSLIST. Special purpose clothing consists of items such as the Army Aircrew Combat Uniform (A2CU), Ghillie Suit items, Otto Fuel Protective items, Wildland Firefighting items, Flight Deck Jerseys, Anti-Flash Hoods, Neck Gaiters, Sleeping Shirts, various Jackets (Flyers 36/P & 45P; Leather A-2 & G-1; Cold Weather Shipboard), and the Navy’s Multi-Climate Protection System (MCPS). Chemical Protective Items include the Overboot Lightweight (AFS), Gloves (Butyl, JB2GU, Glove Inserts), Toxicological Agent Protective (TAP) Items, Joint Protective Aircrew Ensemble (JPACE), Chemical Protective Helmet Covers and the JSLIST Carrying Bag. A wide variety of coveralls are procured including the Flyers (27/P), Improved Combat Vehicle Crewmen (ICVC), Utility (Green Shipboard), Fuel Handlers, Mechanics, and Disposable. Finally, JSLIST is the Joint Service Lightweight Integrated Suit Technology.
Footwear includes all footwear items from dress shoes to various styles of Combat Boots, Safety Boots, and Extreme Cold Weather Boots. Note: chemical protective boots which are procured on the Special Purpose Clothing team.
Gloves/Wet Weather procures over 100 different handwear items including Leather, Flyers, Heavy Duty Cattlehide, Dress, Cold Weather, Electrical, Disposable, and more. The team also buys wet weather items such as parkas, jackets, and poncho liners. The most unique product line on the Gloves/Wet Weather team contains over 500 different varieties of tapes, webbings, and fasteners plus a few specialty cloths such as leather and sheepskin. These items have uses in aeronautical equipment, parachutes, tentage, cargo harnesses, slings, life preservers, and clothing.