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ISPO Textrends Judging & Criteria

The jury – comprising international experts (journalists, designers, independent professionals) – will evaluate, discuss and select the best products from a large number of applications.

Please note: The more information you provide with your material sample, the easier for the jury to judge your entry. If you have test results approved by an independent laboratory or if an independent institute approved your material (e.g. bluesign), please provide the appropriate test sheets or certificates. Help the jury to make the correct decisions.

ROUND 1 / PRE-JUDGING

If we receive more than 300 applications, we will do a pre-judging.

The pre-judging will be done by our head judge Louisa Smith who will evaluate each entry according to five criteria: Performance, Best Hand, Creativity, Innovation and Best Multi-Function.

Only the 300 products that perform best in the first round will make it to the second round, the jury meeting, and will have the chance to become the Best Product or a Top 10 product within their category.

ROUND 2 / JURY MEETING

In round 2 the products will be re-evaluated according to predefined criteria by the whole jury. The products will be rated based on the following scoring system. For each criterion a maximum of 4 points can be reached:

0 = not valid

1 = poor

2 = satisfactory

3 = good

4 = very good

After a product has been judged by all jury members the ratings are added up. The jury will then discuss the results and choose the Best Product as well as the Top 10 products per category.

Out of the remaining products as well as the products that did not make it to round 2 the jury will pick 30 to 50 additional materials that will receive the status of being Selected.

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

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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

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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.

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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

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BEST MULTI-FUNCTION

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

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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 finishes. Both 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.

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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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