“I realized that this is the first season that I found a lot of essential basic things. And sometimes they aren’t really basic if you read the description they are sometimes different, you have to think a bit more, you have to dig inside a bit more, that is the new attitude we have to have when we look at these things.The balance between beautiful things, innovative and responsible is becoming more normal”.
“I can’t say there is a big change revolution, obviously environmental measures are everywhere which is good. I have seen a lot of lightweight products, especially the insulation. Also FIR seems to be settling into the landscape. I have seen it as part of the whole wellness trend, the super soft hand, very plush, the fake fur, when it is soft it is incredibly soft I think the FIR fits well in the wellness market”.
Technical Editor, World Sports Activewear (WSA)
“Fantastic to see the developments in sustainable solutions, not just recycled products but cleaner conventional processes to emerge in the sports and outdoors sectors without neglecting the desired functionality. Innovation might not always be visible, but it is definitely there for the season”.
Textile Trend Consultant
“Maybe the most remarkable point of this edition is the fact that almost the totality of the candidates presented “sustainability” as an advantage of their products. Definitely, sustainability is a driver of the textile-based sport goods”.
General Manager, Citeve
“I think the handles are incredible, I think the push for synthetic fibers to be recognized in their true role for performance, life enhancing, wellbeing, all those you can see how synthetics are really delivering and consumers are taking them up. Sustainability is a massive issue here, it is not a surprise as it goes with the wellbeing and it goes with the current market situation that everyone is stressing. The fashionability side and the performance side are going to merge, there is going to be more and more hybrid garments”.
Editor in Chief, View
“Recycled fiber can be easily recognized, it should be measurable. We are using fiber blends and I saw some good examples today, but I appreciate when I see this low key basic fabrics that they have used recycled yarn but have put a lot of effort to get the right hand-feel. This means that fabrics looks like an ordinary fabric but there is the proper job done because it is going to be a commercial fabric, it is going to be useful”.
“This year’s Street Sports selection is vivid, it is on the street, it reflects the everyday mood and change we go through as human beings on the street. The diversity of the producers and the suppliers coming in, having access to other hands, to other textile sensations and also seeing different developments, I think that is a visible change stepping forward”.
“The discussion we had on hybrid products is interesting. With some of the hybrid developments here, it is a step forward because we are looking at circularity, it is going to be like this for a while. I know that sports brands with a technical side are looking for innovation, they can’t just sell on design, they need technical things to talk about. Technicity is a selling point”.
Responsible Textile business Consultant
“My first impression, I would say walking in the room, is just how many entries there were of people wanting to throw their hat in the ring so to speak, and I find that encouraging, the fact that hopefully it is driving towards innovation, looking at better performance, better environmental qualities and moving the industry forward”.
Auditor | Technical Assessor, bluesign technologies germany gmbh
“I think for this time what I appreciated and what I have seen are the new ways of exploring new technologies, opening up new perspectives of how to transform the existing fabrics, new fiber blends, really getting deeply into the essence of the fabric. This was very impressive and I think there were some promising examples.”.
Fashion Design consulting