"I think even if the amount of product and swatches is considerably lower than the winter ISPO, but there are some qualities that I would say are very clearly beautiful. I saw them especially In my opinion, in membranes, second and base layers, those would be my three categories."
"The jury meeting was very interesting I was happy to see all the ones I liked made it to the final! Everyone had the same conclusion, it was quite harmonious, we were all on the same page!"
"I am really pleased today, first of all, because I see interesting things, especially for me coming from an angle where responsibility and sustainability is important, I have seen the balance of innovation, innovation today isn’t just a performance for activewear, but a performance from the quality part of the materials, but also transparency about ingredients, transparency of the process and the choice new ingredients that can take the performance and the quality of the fabrics to a much higher level than before."
"Multi-functionality at it’s finest, as both natural and synthetics ingredients complemented in hybrid or pure blends, rather than competing directly. There is definitely a new, softer, emotional touch featuring in fabrics combined with the interesting surface effects and performance, in lighter weight products perfect for the Spring/Summer 2021 season and also what the consumer is looking for. Sustainability is no longer a specialist word, it is becoming the norm."
"I am very happy to see the diversity of the sustainable side, we see SeaCell and new types of fabrics coming in, and having a great touch. In the early days of recycling, you had to accept not very nice things. In base layers, we had some really nice ones, soft textures, and a nice touch."
"What was outstanding to me is that sustainability, it is now, it is just in, it is usual to make things more sustainable, and companies bringing sustainability in from different angles and different approaches which were interesting to see. Developing fabrics with a different appeal."
"I thought there were some surprising new ingredients, like sea kelp, the reactive technologies stand out: heat reactive, photosensitive, temperature reactive and the patterns, so that’s kind of fun."
"I think it was really good, in fact, I am generally positive, I see a lot of improvement on the wider range, I can see that the combination of sustainability with a nice hand without being too fancy. Really, what I have missed lately, basic ranges but with sustainability which is a good sign. Extraordinary fabrics you see with improved hand feel. People are looking for more lighter and versatile fabrics."