ISPO Textrends

Twice a year, ISPO recognises innovative fabrics and components that are used to manufacture sports apparel with ISPO Textrends.

Designers and product managers value ISPO Textrends as high quality platform for future textile trends and innovations.

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Terms and Conditions

When completing your application, it is necessary to accept the ISPO Textrends Terms + Conditions, which can be downloaded here and should be carefully reviewed before your application.

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Stéphanie Ledru
+49 89 944-19631
stephanie.ledru@pascher-heinz.com

 

Messe München GmbH
Messegelände
81823 München

+49 (0)89 949 11388
+49 (0)89 949 11389
visitorservice@ispo.com

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Concept

For designers and product managers, the search for new and innovative materials seems to be just as time consuming and elaborate as the proverbial search for the needle in a haystack. Simplifying this task, reducing the expenditure of time and yet improving the results – this is the aim of the new presentation platform for performance textiles and components.

In its structure and concept, ISPO Textrends Forum is very similar to award contests. The participants apply with their most innovative product, which is reviewed by an international jury of experts. The best entries are then chosen and will benefit from several sales and promotional services.

ISPO Textrends is ISPO’s new platform for designers, product managers and the media to discover the latest fabrics, insulations, trims, and accessories for sports and outdoor apparel. It’s a unique sourcing and networking platform for sports and outdoor professionals searching for true innovation. Never before had textile trends and innovations been presented in such a compact and tangible way.

The conceptual foundation is based on three pillars.

STRUCTURE - 10 categories and 5 textile trends Fall/Winter 2019/20

FOCUS – Large concentration of the most innovative materials

SALES PROMOTION - 11 sales promotion tools provided by ISPO to actively highlight the innovations

At ISPO Beijing 2018 (January 24-27, 2018) and at ISPO Munich2018 (January 28-31, 2018) this platform will be presented right in the center of the textile and fiber industry. “This innovative platform at ISPO Munich receives such a positive response and overwhelming acceptance and success as the ISPO Textrends. About 3,500 trade visitors (70% brands and designers) used the platform in hall C3 to screen new materials and information and prepare for meetings. Many of the visitors purchased the Trendbook as a tool for their work in the upcoming weeks and months. The Trendbook features all the selected materials, including impressive images and a lot of information”, says Markus Hefter, Exhibition Group Director of ISPO.

The jury, consisting of journalists, designers and independent experts will meet in Munich in November 2017 to evaluate all the entered product and to select the BEST PRODUCT, the TOP 10 and a individual number of SELECTION materials in each of the 10 categories: Base Layer, Second Layer, Outer Layer, Membrane & Coating, Accessories, Trims, Soft Equipment, Insulations, Street Sports and Eco Era.

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ISPO TEXTRENDS PRESENTS MATERIALS AND PRODUCTS IN 8 DIFFERENT CATEGORIES

Innovative products- fabrics, fibers, accessories - can be entered in 9 different categories. As ISPO wants the potential participants to focus on their most innovative products, the number of applications is limited to 5 products per company in each category.

Base Layer
Next-to-skin fabrics for technical underwear, with pre-shaping, support, thermal or moisture management performance. Softness, comfort, anti-bacterial or eco-friendly properties are added values.

Second Layer
Fleece fabrics, lightweight protective fabrics performance linings, stretch or non-stretch; usable for thermal characteristics. Natural fibers from wool and cotton to eco-friendly and sustainable fibers, including cellulosic.

Outer Layer
Lightweight but ultra-resistant woven fabrics, coated or not, and technical membranes. Stretch, waterproof, windproof, multi-layer for ultimate protection against the elements.

Trims
Films and tapes for sewn and heat-welded applications. Technical ribbons and cords Stretch, reflective, waterproof are a plus.

Fibers and Insulation
Traditional feather down, hollow and cross-section man-made or natural fibers with enhanced benefits for activewear.

Membranes
Technical membranes, stretch, waterproof, windproof with two- or three-layer for ultimate protection against the elements. Reflective, UV-resistant, windproof and waterproof.

Accessories
Innovative zippers, buckles, buttons, labels etc. New eco-friendly developments, watertight, windproof performance. Low weight and durability are added values.

Soft Equipment
Performance products for tents, backpacks, sleeping bags, shoes etc. Lightweight, durable, abrasion resistant, UV-protecting, waterproof etc. are required benefits.

Streets Sport
Fabrics range from ubiquitous denim with new performance levels to lighter functional fabrics and finishes with a fashionable edge that meets the demand of today’s urban offering for second and outer layers.

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Benefits

10 GREAT BENEFITS TO PROMOTE THE MOST INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS SELECTED

Apart from the link that ISPO Textrends establishes between mills, brands and journalists, there are several other benefits that ISPO provides to highlight the most innovative products and to extend the 3 days at ISPO Shanghai 2018 to a full-year promotion.

BENEFIT 1 - TEXTILE TRENDS

These trends, defined by expert Louisa Smith, confirm the innovation and trend character of ISPO Textrends, but also simplify the application process for participating companies. In addition, these trends attract sports business professionals, who utilize their visit to ISPO Shanghai 2018 to gain the latest insights on the future of the textile industry.

BENEFIT 2 - LABEL

The selected products will receive the ISPO Textrends label, which can be used for the original manufacturer’s communication activities. It will not just attract attention during ISPO Shanghai but also on a global level throughout the year.

BENEFIT 3 - PHOTO SHOOT

All selected products will be part of a top-quality photo shoot to produce premium images for all further communication e.g. the Trend App. The participants will receive the high-res images including full rights of use for their own communication activities.

BENEFIT 4 - TREND APP

The ultimate digital working tool for designers and product managers. This strong search engine makes it easy for designers and product managers to find and select materials, to communicate with the mills, to compare materials, to share them etc. Available exclusively for iPad (iOS 7.0 or later).

BENEFIT 5 - ISPO.COM

ispo.com, the new information hub for the sports business will feature the new presentation platform and the trends in order to draw the primary target group to ISPO Textrends at ISPO Shanghai and to download the Trend App with all the products and company information.

BENEFIT 6- ISPO NEWSLETTER

ISPO Textrends will be featured in the regular newsletter using a well-coordinated schedule. The main goal is to generate interest in this highly interesting presentation platform amongst designers, product managers and journalists.

BENEFIT 7 - STICKERS

ISPO Shanghai will provide “BEST PRODUCTS“, “TOP 10” and “SELECTION” stickers the day before the show, which can be used to mark the appropriate material samples in the booth of each participant.

BENEFIT 8 — ISPO TEXTRENDS FORUM AT ISPO SHANGHAI

ISPO Shanghai showcases the chosen products at a specially designed exhibition booth, allowing trade show visitors to touch and feel the displays. It will be THE main attraction for your target group.

BENEFIT 9- PR

ISPO Shanghai sends out several press releases throughout the year to draw the attention of journalists, designers and product managers to this topic, area, trendbook and Trend App.

BENEFIT 10 - MANUAL

The manual provides recommendations and advice on how to use e.g. the provided label in order to get the most for your company out of this presentation platform.

The textile trends can be downloaded here

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Fees

Small investment for great promotion

ISPO is more than glad to offer this unique promotion and presentation platform for a very low fee.

There is no participation fee so investment and risk is very low. Once a submitted product is selected by the jury as TOP 10 or SELECTION, an additional promotion fee will be charged, which covers all promotion tools and services described earlier.

EURO (exkl. Vat.) Participants
Participation fee (per application) None
Best Product, Top 10 650
Selection (per product) 325

ISPO Textrends offers the chance to promote the most innovative products among designers, product managers and journalists and extends ISPO Shanghai to about a full year.

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Criteria

CLEAR, SPECIFIC CRITERIA ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE JURY SELECTION

The international and independent jury judges each entry according to specific criteria. Some applicants provide test results approved by an independent laboratory or a certificate of an independent institute (e.g. bluesign) in order to help the jury to make the best decisions.

THE MORE INFORMATION PROVIDED BASED ON THIS CRITERIA, THE BIGGER THE CHANCES TO BE SELECTED BY THE JURY.

CRITERIA DEFINITION PROCEDURE
PERFORMANCE Evaluate the primary performance of the product in improving the wearer's activity level; enhanced performance like moisture management; energizing properties; FIR fabrics; compression According to international textile standards. If two or more samples are on the same level, the construction, style, colors added value etc. will be compared
BEST HAND Touch and feel (may also apply to a multi-functional fabric that is incredibly soft and lightweight) Sensory test
Lightweight can be defines for each category separately
CREATIVITY Applies to a trim or print technique
Strong fashion aspect, especially regarding importance of brand names on garment
Sensory test, based on the jury's experience; judging based on congruence with ISPO trends, plus the use of new technology e.g. printing etc.
INNOVATION Genuinely new development or process (use of brand new fibres, innovative combination, special fibres...) Rated 1-5, the newer the innovation, the more points will be given
ECO/SUSTAINABILITY Applies to waste reduction, low energy and water use in production and recycling criteria - depends widely on accepted certificates Rated 1-5 in two areas, total reduction in comparison to the prior year and total consumption per unit
BEST MULTI-FUNCTION Evaluation of the product's number of powerful performance characteristics (laminated or bonded fabrics) According to innternational textile standards
If two or more samples are on the same level, the construction, style, colors, added value etc. will be compared
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NUMBER OF PRODUCTS

Each company can submit up to 5 of their latest innovations per category.

CATEGORIES

Products can be entered in the 9 categories: Base Layer, Second Layer, Outer Layer, Trims, Insulation, Membrane & Coating, Accessories, Soft Equipment, Street Sports, Beachwear

JURY SELECTION

An international jury selects up to 60 products from each category. Out of these items the jury chooses the TOP 10 innovations. All selected products receive the ISPO Textrends benefit package.

BENEFITS

ISPO will provide 12 promotion benefits to selected brands to promote ISPO Textrends in general and the selected products in particular.

FEES

The application for each product at ISPO Textrends implies a participation fee. If selected by the jury, an inexpensive promotion fee will be charged that covers all the benefits provided by ISPO.

PRODUCT DELIVERY ADDRESS

ISPO Textrends c/o Pascher Heinz GmbH, Joseph-Wild-Straße 20, D-81829 Munich, Germany

APPLICATION

What does the jury need to evaluate your product?

  1. Complete online application - only fully completed applications will be considered.
  2. Product sample: 2 fabric samples – 30x30 cm, 3 products or accessories – please send the printed application together with the samples.
  3. All relevant background information (certificates, laboratory tests etc.). Product samples need to be shipped free of charge to the organizer’s office. 
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ISPO Textrends presents materials and products in 10 different categories

Innovative products- fabrics, fibers, accessories - can be entered in 10 different categories. As ISPO wants the potential participants to focus on their most innovative products, the number of applications is limited to 5 products per company in each category.

Base Layer
Next-to-skin fabrics for technical underwear, with pre-shaping, support, thermal or moisture management performance. Softness, comfort, anti-bacterial or eco-friendly properties are added values.

Second Layer
Fleece fabrics, lightweight protective fabrics performance linings, stretch or non-stretch; usable for thermal characteristics. Natural fibers from wool and cotton to eco-friendly and sustainable fibers, including cellulosic.

Outer Layer
Lightweight but ultra-resistant woven fabrics, coated or not, and technical membranes. Stretch, waterproof, windproof, multi-layer for ultimate protection against the elements.

Streets Sport
Fabrics range from ubiquitous denim with new performance levels to lighter functional fabrics and finishes with a fashionable edge that meets the demand of today’s urban offering for second and outer layers.

Fibers and Insulation
Traditional feather down, hollow and cross-section man-made or natural fibers with enhanced benefits for activewear.

Membranes
Technical membranes, stretch, waterproof, windproof with two- or three-layer for ultimate protection against the elements. Reflective, UV-resistant, windproof and waterproof.

Accessories
Innovative zippers, buckles, buttons, labels etc. New eco-friendly developments, watertight, windproof performance. Low weight and durability are added values.

Soft Equipment
Performance products for tents, backpacks, sleeping bags, shoes etc. Lightweight, durable, abrasion resistant, UV-protecting, waterproof etc. are required benefits.

Trims
Films and tapes for sewn and heat-welded applications. Technical ribbons and cords Stretch, reflective, waterproof are a plus.

Eco Era
Recycled synthetics and innovative performance yarns that require reduced heat for settability, conserving energy, feature alongside recycled insulations and reduced water dye processes. This is the ECO ERA and it is clear to see with the developments selected in ISPO Textrends that the industry is delivering on a strong sustainable front, an area that the consumer holds dear and trusts their brands to adhere too. Long may it reign.

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Benefits

11 GREAT BENEFITS TO PROMOTE THE MOST INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS SELECTED

ISPO Munich developed a set of 11 benefits to promote these outstanding products in the performance textile industry, which will be granted to the manufacturers of the selected materials based on their status. The main objective of all these benefits is to support the sales of the selected materials. ISPO Munich is pleased to be able to order the presentation on this unique platform at a very appealing price.

BENEFIT 1 - TEXTILE TRENDS

These trends, defined by expert Louisa Smith, confirm the innovation and trend character of ISPO Textrends but also simplify the application process for participating companies. In addition, these trends attract sports business professionals, who utilize their visit to ISPO Munich to gain the latest insights on the future of the textile industry.

BENEFIT 2 - LABEL

The selected products will receive the ISPO Textrends label, which can be used for the original manufacturer’s communication activities. It will not just attract attention during ISPO Munich but also on a global level throughout the year.

BENEFIT 3 - PHOTO SHOOT

All selected products will be part of a top-quality photo shoot to produce premium images for all further communication e.g. the Trendbook. The participants will receive the high-res images including full rights of use for their own communication activities.

BENEFIT 4 - TRENDBOOK

The ultimate digital working tool for designers and product managers. It contains the same information as the trendbook but, in addition, has a strong search engine. This makes it easy for designers and product managers to nd and select materials, to communicate with the mills, to compare materials, to share them etc. Available exclusively for iPad (iOS 7.0 or later).

BENEFIT 5 - ISPO.COM

ispo.com, the new information hub for the sports business will feature the new presentation platform and the trends in order to draw the primary target group to ISPO Textrends.

BENEFIT 6 - ISPO NEWSLETTER

ISPO Textrends will be featured in the regular newsletter using a well-coordinated schedule. The main goal is to generate interest in this highly interesting presentation platform amongst designers, product managers and journalists.

BENEFIT 7 - STICKERS

ISPO Munih will provide “BEST PRODUCTS”, “TOP 10” and “SELECTION” stickers the day before the show, which can be used to mark the appropriate material samples in the booth of each participant. Label les can also primarily be sent out for individual production.

BENEFIT 8 — ISPO TEXTRENDS FORUM AT ISPO MUNICH - 28TH TO THE 31ST OF JANUARY 2018

ISPO Munich showcases the chosen products at a specially designed exhibition booth, allowing trade show visitors to touch and feel the displays. Located in the heart of hall C3, it will be THE main attraction for your target group.

BENEFIT 9— ISPO TEXTRENDS FORUM AT ISPO BEIJING - 24TH TO THE 27TH OF JANUARY 2018

Similar to ISPO Munich, ISPO Beijing also showcases the chosen products at a specially designed exhibition booth.

BENEFIT 10 - MANUAL

The manual provides recommendations and advice on how to use e.g. the provided label in order to get the most for your company out of this presentation platform.

BENEFIT 11 - PR

ISPO Munich sends out several press releases throughout the year to draw the attention of journalists, designers and product managers to this topic, area and trendbook.

The textile trends can be downloaded here:
 

 

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Fees

Small investment for great promotion

ISPO is more than glad to offer this unique promotion and presentation platform for a very low fee.

There is no participation fee until September 15th, 2017 so investment and risk is very low.

Once a submitted product is selected by the jury as BEST PRODUCT, TOP 10 or SELECTION, an additional promotion fee will be charged, which covers all promotion tools and services described earlier.

 

EURO (exkl. Vat.) ISPO EXHIBITORS NON-EXHIBITORS
PARTICIPATION FEE - EARLY BIRDS
until 15th September 2017
None None
PARTICIPATION FEE
(per application)
75 150
BEST PRODUCT, TOP 10
(per selected product)
1,190 2,190
SELECTION
(per product)
590 1,090

ISPO Textrends offers the chance to promote the most innovative products among designers, product managers and journalists and extends ISPO Munich to about a full year.

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Criteria

CLEAR, SPECIFIC CRITERIA ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE JURY SELECTION

The international and independent jury judges each entry according to specific criteria. Some applicants provide test results approved by an independent laboratory or a certificate of an independent institute (e.g. bluesign) in order to help the jury to make the best decisions.

THE MORE INFORMATION PROVIDED BASED ON THIS CRITERIA, THE BIGGER THE CHANCES TO BE SELECTED BY THE JURY.

CRITERIA DEFINITION PROCEDURE
PERFORMANCE Evaluate the primary performance of the product in improving the wearer's activity level; enhanced performance like moisture management; energizing properties; FIR fabrics; compression According to international textile standards. If two or more samples are on the same level, the construction, style, colors added value etc. will be compared
BEST HAND Touch and feel (may also apply to a multi-functional fabric that is incredibly soft and lightweight) Sensory test
Lightweight can be defines for each category separately
CREATIVITY Applies to a trim or print technique
Strong fashion aspect, especially regarding importance of brand names on garment
Sensory test, based on the jury's experience; judging based on congruence with ISPO trends, plus the use of new technology e.g. printing etc.
INNOVATION Genuinely new development or process (use of brand new fibres, innovative combination, special fibres...) Rated 1-5, the newer the innovation, the more points will be given
ECO/SUSTAINABILITY Applies to waste reduction, low energy and water use in production and recycling criteria - depends widely on accepted certificates Rated 1-5 in two areas, total reduction in comparison to the prior year and total consumption per unit
BEST MULTI-FUNCTION Evaluation of the product's number of powerful performance characteristics (laminated or bonded fabrics) According to innternational textile standards
If two or more samples are on the same level, the construction, style, colors, added value etc. will be compared

 

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At a glance

NUMBER OF PRODUCTS

Each company can submit up to 5 of their latest innovations per category.

CATEGORIES

Products can be entered in the 10 categories: Base Layer, Second Layer, Outer Layer, Trims, Insulation, Membrane & Coating, Accessories, Soft Equipment, Street Sports, Eco Era

JURY SELECTION

An international jury selects up to 60 products from each category. Out of these items the jury chooses the TOP 10 innovations. All selected products receive the ISPO Textrends benefit package.

BENEFITS

ISPO will provide 11 promotion benefits to selected brands to promote ISPO Textrends in general and the selected products in particular.

FEES

The application for each product at ISPO Textrends implies a participation fee. If selected by the jury, an inexpensive promotion fee will be charged that covers all the benefits provided by ISPO.

PRODUCT DELIVERY ADDRESS

ISPO Textrends c/o Pascher Heinz GmbH, Joseph-Wild-Straße 20, D-81829 Munich, Germany

APPLICATION

What does the jury need to evaluate your product?

1. Complete online application - only fully completed applications will be considered.

2. Product sample
2 fabric samples – 30x30 cm, 3 products or accessories – please send the printed application together with the samples.

3. All relevant background information (certificates, laboratory tests etc.). Product samples need to be shipped free of charge to the organizer’s office. Products must arrive at the organizer’s office by October 30th, 2017.

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