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level IIIA, the top rating for soft armor,
are the biggest sellers.
" We are all about sending the person
home to their family, " says Miller.
But unlike some of the competition,
U.S. Armor won't sell to just anyone.
While body armor can legally be
purchased in the U.S. by anyone who
is not a convicted felon, U.S. Armor
requests a police letter of qualification
from potential buyers. " You are not
our client base if we can't check your
background, " Miller says.
The company is not looking to sell
body armor to street demonstrators.
" You can buy body armor off eBay

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all day long, but we won't sell
it that way, " states Miller.
Direct-to-consumer sales of
" ballistic fashion " is on the rise to
undercover law enforcement, security guards, politicians, executives
and celebrities. Options range from
form-fitting bullet-resistant undershirts, referred to as " Under Armour
on steroids, " to high-end tailored
clothing, to streetwear and accessories
featuring bullet-resistant panels.
And it's not cheap.
Purveyors of pricey antiballistic
protection clothing include
MC-Armor, founded in Colombia
during the drug wars in 1992 and
brought to Miami in 2017; Aspetto,
which offers tactical gear as well as
custom, bullet-resistant clothing
for men; and Bullet Blocker, which
features a wide range of protective
clothing, outerwear and backpacks
for men, women and children.
Innocent Armor of Los Angeles,
Calif., is a new entry in this genre.
" We have a whole spectrum of buyers,
including a 71-year-old grandmother
going to the grocery store, " says
founder and CEO Mike Wang.
While the military, partnering
with academia and the tech industry,
continues to lead the R&D of new
technologies for soldiers, first
responders and government agencies,
the market for ballistics apparel textiles
and apparel is certainly changing.
As lighter weights make body armor
more practical and more concealable,
there is growing interest in protective
clothing for essential workers-from
delivery drivers and post office
personnel, to teachers, retail workers,
the press and increasingly anxious
members of the general public.
Debra Cobb is a freelance writer with extensive
experience in the textiles industry. She is based
in North Carolina.

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