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The Best Products at ISPO Textrends for Fall/Winter 2020/21

A record number of international companies applied for ISPO Textrends, the performance textiles, accessories and trims forum for the Sports & Outdoors markets. Judged by an international jury of textile experts, Best Product, Top Ten and Selection were awarded in 10 sectors that will feature at the ISPO Textrends forum at ISPO Munich in February 2019.

 

At ISPO Munich 2019 all Best Products and winning products of ISPO Textrends will be exhibited.

With the countdown on until the doors to ISPO Munich open on the 3rd February, ISPO Textrends announces the companies awarded Best Product for the Fal/Winter 2020/21 season. All the products that will feature in the forum have been selected by the ISPO Textrends international jury of textile experts.

Three Additional Aspects Will Feature for Fall/Winter 2020/21

Sensational Touch - 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. 

Protective Elements - 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. 

Optical Illusion - 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:

Base Layer: Tintex Textiles - Portugal 

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.  

 

Base Layer from Tintex Textiles.

Second Layer: Cordura Fabric - UK

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. 

Secon Layer Invista.

Outer Layer: Flying Textile - China 

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. 

Outer Laye Fyling Textile.

Membranes & Coatings: Redaelli Velluti - Italy 

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. 

Membranes&Coatings by Redaelli Velluti.

Street Sports: Wisher Industrial - Taiwan 

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.  

 

Street Sports Wisher Industrial.

Accelerated Eco: 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.  

Accelerated Eco Jinjiang Chuangying. 

Insulations: 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% recycled fibers. 

Insulations Thermore.

Soft Equipment: Honmyue Enterprise - China 

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. 

Soft Equipment Honmyue Enterprise.

Trims: Bemis Associates - USA 

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.  

Trims by Bemis. 

Accessories: SAB - China 

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.

Accessories Zhejiang Weixing.

Visit ISPO Textrends for the latest developments for Fall/Winter 2020/21

ISPO Textrends can be found in the 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. The ISPO Textrends trendbook can be pre ordered at ISPO Shop or purchased at the show.

ISPO Textrends Trendbook for Fall/Winter 20/21.
Louisa Smith
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