The application is now open to companies looking to participate for Fall/Winter 2020/21, with expectations high on the season’s offering. The process involves completing the application form and submitting the designated products. Ten different sectors feature, including base and second layer, to membrane and coatings, insulation, trims and accessories.
Once the application is closed in October, all products will be judged by an international jury of textile experts from all aspects of the market in November 2018. The selected products will be awarded Best Product, Top 10 and Selection for each sector, with all awarded a place within the ISPO Textrends forum plus the additional benefit of marketing.
As well as featuring in the forum at ISPO Munich and ISPO Beijing, awardees at ISPO Textrends are automatically included into the seasonal Trend Book with photos of the winning products combined with direct contact info and full descriptions. The seasonal trend book has proven to be an essential sourcing tool, with the contents of ISPO Textrends available at your fingertips 365 days a year.
With the popularity of ISPO Textrends continuing to grow from participants as well as increased visitors year on year at the forum, two new areas have been highlighted for the Fall/Winter 20/21 edition. Performance Finishes has been developed to highlight the development in this sector from chemical finishing companies. More brands are looking to using layering technology in their fabrics, and though the latest scientific developments many functional factors can be added to a fabric through finishing.
Natural Generation has been incorporated due to the growing demand for natural fabrics with performance. With sustainability becoming mainstream across the entire textile chain, the natural tendency is focused on the benefits that natural fibers can bring to the sports and outdoors markets. Applications to this new sector must have a minimum of 80 per cent natural ingredients as the proprietary fiber.