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.
MEMBRANES & COATINGS
Technical membranes, stretch, waterproof, windproof with two- or three-layer for ultimate protection against the elements. Reflective, UV-resistant, windproof and waterproof.
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.
Performance products for tents, backpacks, sleeping bags, shoes, etc. Lightweight, durable, abrasion-resistant, UV-protecting, waterproof, etc. are required benefits.
Traditional feather down, hollow and cross-section man-made or natural fibers with enhanced benefits for active wear.
Films and tapes for sewn and heat-welded applications. Technical ribbons and cords Stretch, reflective, waterproof is a plus.
Innovative zippers, buckles, buttons, labels, etc. New eco-friendly developments, watertight, windproof performance. Low weight and durability are added values.
Fashion meets function, UV protection in yarn or finish, high resistant spandex – salt, sand and sun lotion resistant, graphic transfers. Fade resistant nishes and prints. DWR lightweight shells and lyocell blends for a fluid shape.
Across all above listed categories we honor products with outstanding achievements in terms of sustainability. These products will be highlighted in the digital Trendbook as well as on ispo.com.
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. We are looking for recycled synthetics and innovative performance yarns that require reduced heat for adjustability, conserving energy, feature alongside recycled insulations and reduced water dye processes.