Jury member, Jill Dumain, CEO of bluesign was impressed with the sheer number of entries. “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.”
“I was really encouraged to see the integration of ‘responsible’ into every-thing that is innovative and creative driven. I feel really proud, that generally speaking, this value has been integrated into the best things today,” said Giusy Bettoni, CEO of C.L.A.S.S.
Three additional aspects were noted by the jury feature for Fall/Winter 2020/21:
A higher level of sensual haptic features across all sectors, with a notable improvement in recycled synthetics this season, delivering a touch that is on par with conventional synthetics.
Performance is heightened as protection embraces the sports and outdoors markets. Water repellency, insulation, reflective coatings and prints, high tenacity anti-rip and abrasion resistance products are just some of the properties that protect.
Surface structure and depth features for the season, but what you see isn’t what you get. 3D relief is delivered through the optical use of yarns and prints. From realistic digital aspects to yarn-dyed effects, with subtle definition further enhanced through embossing and flocking.
These are the Best Products voted by the international ISPO Textrends jury:
An innovative base layer with multiple benefits featured from Tintex Textiles, including emotional well-being, obtained by the Seacell fiber by Smartfiber AG, physical, through a soft touch, finished with Naturally Clean, an eco-friendly finishing, with the inclusion of Roica Clean Fit odor control/anti-odor elastane providing the technical element.
A lightweight, high-stretch soft shell fleece with durable outer face and soft inner. Long lasting durable performance. The Cordura 4Ever Knit technology attracted the jury’s attention, with a soft haptic and lightweight. Breathable, abrasion-resistant, tear-proof and bi-stretch functionality, leading to longer life garments that meet the demands of the consumer.
Natural fibers continue to feature in the performance sector, with wool increasingly returning as a viable player in a predominantly synthetic sector. Inherently anti-door and emerging in a new level of added function. Flying Textile’s wool outer layer provided a warm and comfortable touch, that is breathable, waterproof and windproof.
Combining the glamor and style of velvet with the performance of traditional outdoor products, the new Redaelli velvet series adds a whole new dimension to functional clothing. Different bondings to two or three layer compositions make it possible to work with waterproof seams, processing with or without lining and the possibility of additional filling with down or synthetic fibers.
A growth sector, Street Sports is appealing to cross boundaries as consumers look to efficient apparel for multiple end uses. Smart fabric for urban outdoor, Wisher’s fashionable and stylish fabric fits a variety of situations and allow you to easily switch between different occasions, keeping you comfortable in high temperatures and changing weather situations.
Jinjiang Chuangying Import and Export Trading—China
This recycled fabric uses the color master batch method for the coloring process before spinning. After cire finishing, it is light-resistant, wash-resistant, wear-resistant, and high temperature-resistant. It is a low-carbon, environmentally friendly fabric, saving water and achieving a regular and even color throughout the fabric, eliminating waste at QC.
Thermore (Far East)—Hong Kong
Insulation, the invisible ingredient essential to the sports and outdoors markets continues to innovate. Designed to provide superior loft, warmth and recovery thanks to the unique multi-shape structure, Ecodown Fibers are animal free and also feature 100 percent recycled fibers.
Thinking outside of the box, Honmyue Enterprise has long since turned to unconventional material for inspiration, this season landing in paper touch and surface. Surpassing the limit of direct digital printing technology on polyamide fabric, the result is both visually and physically appealing, offering more possibilities for design using this abrasion-resistant and water-repellent fabric.
Bemis’ new Tint functional film delivers a unique aesthetic option that hits the transparent trend in apparel and footwear. Use on logos, edge finishes, designs and functional panels to add tone on colors or as a “watermark”, allowing the pattern or texture of the fabric to come through. Tint has a low activation adhesion that allows application to heat sensitive fabrics. The barrier layer is soft, UV resistant, hydrolytically stable and receptive to screen printing inks for further design flexibility and reflectivity.
Unlike traditional zippers, the Dynamic Zipper isn’t fixed. With SAB’s new design, the zipper chain works in a gliding motion. When you turn your head, the zipper slides accordingly to avoid the hood blocking your vision, offering higher visibility in hooded garments—perfect for winter sports apparel.
All the products awarded Best Product, TOP TEN and Selection awarded by the jury will be revealed at the ISPO Textrends forum at ISPO Beijing (Jan 16 - 19, 2019 • Hall E2, Booth 2.4.6) and ISPO Munich (Feb 03 - 06, 2019 • Center of Hall C5). Full details of all the materials will also be available, 365 days a year, in the ISPO Textrends trendbook, the invaluable sourcing tool for the sports and outdoor markets.
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