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.
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.
Lightweight but ultra-resistant woven fabrics, coated or not, and technical membranes. Stretch, waterproof, windproof, multi-layer for ultimate protection against the elements.
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.
Technical membranes, stretch, waterproof, windproof with two- or three-layer for ultimate protection against the elements. Reflective, UV-resistant, windproof and waterproof.
Innovative zippers, buckles, buttons, labels, etc. New eco-friendly developments, watertight, windproof performance. Low weight and durability are added values.
Performance products for tents, backpacks, sleeping bags, shoes, etc. Lightweight, durable, abrasion-resistant, UV-protecting, waterproof, etc. are required benefits.
Films and tapes for sewn and heat-welded applications. Technical ribbons and cords Stretch, reflective, waterproof is a plus.
Sustainability is becoming mainstream in the textile industry, often regarded as a big polluter by consumers, the change within the textile chain is evident throughout all of the ISPO Textrends sectors. ECO ERA will open the way for the increased development of natural fibers for the performance sector. Applications must have a minimum of 80% of natural fibers as the proprietary ingredient to qualify.