Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, has presented an aniline-free denim indigo dye. The brand new dye provides a non-toxic way to produce the traditional, iconic indigo blue that consumers associate with denim and jeans.
Anti-odor is one of the top functions being sought after in the sports and activewear market, as consumers looks to a longer and fresher feel. For the sports sector it is crucial, with synthetics essential for high level, lightweight performance, but they are also big perpetrators of long lasting smell after one wear.
Two leading brands, one from the textile world, ISKO, and one from the apparel world, O’Neill have joined forces in creating the world’s first denim board short. Part of the O’Neill Hybrid range, this new innovative swimwear concept bridges the gap between land and sea.
Speeding up the sampling process just got easier with HeiQ, the Swiss chemical company that produces a wide range of functional finishes that can be applied at the end of the textile process, developing a faster system in the form of “heiq it!’
Insulation is the invisible ingredient that delivers the comfort and warmth for winter sports. From skiing to snowboarding, camping and hiking, insulation is an essential requirement. New for Fall/Winter, highlighted at ISPO Textrends, innovation features as products react and compliment the high performance outer layers.