For many Americans, the start of football season is synonymous with fall. As the leaves change, high school, college, and professional football players take the field with their fans in tow.
The ritual of gathering together for football games – tailgating, as it has come to be known – is an event in its own right. This quintessential fall pastime ranges from informal to highly stylize, but always carries elements of excitement and tradition.
Whether you find yourself cheering on your favorite teams from the sidelines, in the stands, or at tailgates, keep an eye out for these Milliken innovations, which may be a part of your tailgating experience.
Stay Cool and Comfortable
Milliken scientists increase the performance capabilities of many apparel fabrics to make them more comfortable to wear and easier to keep clean. With improved soil release and evaporative cooling technologies, team uniforms and even fan apparel provide cutting edge performance for everyone involved in the game.
Tegris® Impact Resistance Fabrics
Keeping our teams safe on the field is everyone’s objective. At Milliken, we provide impact resistance, lightweight fabrics to help keep shoulders and knees protected when driving toward the end zone.
Custom Team Rugs
Milliken’s award-winning flooring solutions offer a variety of performance and sustainability capabilities. Well-known for commercial and hospitality flooring, Milliken also produces custom team logo rugs.
For those who might be tailgating away from the stadium, Milliken’s collegiate and NFL team rugs bring team spirit directly into the home.
Table linens add elegance and functionality to any event. Tablevogue explored how fine linens enhance your table, and shared more about Milliken’s napery line designed to offer optimum softness, minimal linting, little-to-no shrinkage, and excellent soil release no matter the setting.
By showcasing your team pride with linens, your tailgate takes on a touch of style with the added benefit of manageable cleanup.
Custom Floor Covering
If you find yourself in the height of tailgating luxury, the club experience might showcase more Milliken innovation. Custom Milliken carpet brings team spirit inside a number of football stadiums, merging practicality with striking design.
Photo credit: Wagner Murray Architects
As you cheer on your favorite football team this fall, enjoy the camaraderie of the tailgate while Milliken innovations enhance your experience.