Clear, specific criteria are an important part of the jury selection.

ISPO Textrends Criteria Fall/Winter

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 these criteria, the bigger the chances to be selected by the jury.

 

BASIC CRITERIA

Each Entry will be evaluated according to the following five criteria:

PERFORMANCE

DEFINITION

Evaluate the primary performance of the product in improving the wearer’s activity level; enhanced performance like moisture management; energizing properties; FIR fabrics; compression

PROCEDURE

Rated 0-4: according to international textile standards

BEST HAND

DEFINITION

Touch and feel (may also apply to a multi-functional fabric that is incredibly soft and lightweight)

PROCEDURE

Rated 0-4: sensory test lightweight can be defined for each category separately

CREATIVITY

DEFINITION

Applies to a trim or print technique Strong fashion aspect, especially regarding importance of brand names on garment

PROCEDURE

Rated 0-4: sensory test, based on the jury’s experience; judging based on congruence with ISPO textile trends, plus the use of new technology e.g. printing etc.

INNOVATION

DEFINITION

Genuinely new development or process (use of brand new fibers, innovative combination, special fibers…)

PROCEDURE

Rated 0-4: the newer the innovation, the more points will be given

BEST MULTI-FUNCTION

DEFINITION

Evaluation of the product’s number of powerful performance characteristics (laminated or bonded fabrics)

PROCEDURE

Rated 0-4: according to international textile standards

 

ADDITIONAL CRITERIA FOR CROSS CATEGORIES

In addition to the five Basic Criteria, products in the category Accelerated Eco will be evaluated according to their achievements in terms of “Eco/Sustainability” and products in the category Performing Finishes will be evaluated based on their finishesBoth criteria are double weighted in relation to all other criteria.

ECO/SUSTAINABILITY

DEFINITION

Applies to waste reduction, low energy and water use in production & recycling criteria – depends widely on accepted certificates

PROCEDURE

Rated 0-4: total reduction in comparison to the prior year and total consumption per unit. Double weighted in relation to all other criteria.

PERFORMING FINISHES

DEFINITION

Products that are using anti-odor, anti-bacterial or protective finishes for well-being and personal protection – Far Infra-red – chromatic change coating – reflective finishes – smart finishes etc.

PROCEDURE

Rated 0-4: use of any performing finishes for adding performance value to the product. Double weighted in relation to all other criteria.

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