ISPO Textrends was launched in 2013 with the aim of offering textile manufacturers, designers, product developers and suppliers a platform on which to present their innovative products and share their ideas. What began on a small scale has developed into an internationally recognised event that attracts professionals from around the world. From sustainable textiles to advanced manufacturing techniques, the trade fair is a hub for innovation and technology. One of its highlights is the prestigious ISPO Textrends Award, which annually honours innovative products, approaches and materials.
ISPO Textrends caters to much more than sporting goods, equipment and sports fashion. Visitors from outside these industries – for example, from the worlds of design, purchasing, marketing, research and development (R&D) – likewise use the platform specifically for cross-industry sharing of ideas. At ISPO Textrends, they find inspirations and innovations to integrate into their own products. “It’s an opportunity to benefit from experience gained in the sporting goods industry and transfer it to other sectors. Recognising and using synergies is crucial because these trends can be relevant for all sectors of the economy that use textile products, for example, the automotive industry”, Tobias Gröber explains.
Expert panels, seminars and presentations provide trade visitors with an in-depth understanding of current developments in the textile industry, thus enabling them to respond flexibly to changing consumer demands and to find the right solutions for their individual requirements.
Sustainability and ethical practices
For a decade, ISPO Textrends has played a key role in promoting innovation and progress in the textile industry. As a global platform, it actively promotes sustainable and ethical solutions: ISPO Textrends not only presents cutting-edge technologies and trend forecasts, but also emphasises the importance of environmentally friendly materials and socially responsible manufacturing practices. From recycled fibres to fairly manufactured fabrics, ISPO Textrends stands for a diverse range of sustainable options that combine top performance and environmental friendliness.