The ISPO Textrends Forum presented innovations from the textile and component sector for the second time during ISPO MUNICH. Close to 2,450 interested visitors – representing an increase of 63 percent – came to this year’s forum. One of the focus topics or the 2015/2016 season was the strong demand for trims and lightweight Aramid materials.
ISPO Textrends will also be held for the first time ever at ISPO BEIJING from February 19 to 22, 2014, and provide an important trend platform for product developers and designers. Furthermore, interested parties can find all innovations bundled in the new Trendbook available at the ISPO Shop and the unique ISPO Textrends app.
In 2013 ISPO launched ISPO Textrends as a new platform where designers, product managers and members of the media can preview and experience the most important developments from the fabrics, fibers and accessories categories for all sports and outdoor textiles. The industry benefits from ISPO Textrends as an opportunity for research, networking and sourcing.
Nico Serena, Head of Design and Product Development for Kjus likes ISPO Textrends and states: “Textile innovations are the foundation for all advances in the sports apparel industry. ISPO Textrends presents the top innovations in the fiber and components sector. This platform presents the highest manufacturing standards in terms of performance, comfort and design.”
Visitors were able to preview 263 products on site, among them the top 10 innovations from the Base Layer, Second Layer, Outer Layer, Membrane and Coatings categories, as well as the top 5 from the Fibers and Insulations, Accessories, Trims and Soft Equipment groups.
Anyone unable to visit ISPO MUNICH will now have another chance to take advantage of the knowhow offered by ISPO Textrends, as ISPO has launched a special digital research tool, the ISPO Textrends app. It is the only mobile textile library comprising all fibers and components selected by an international jury, including images, product and company information, as well as contact details.
The app allows targeted searches and direct product comparisons. Developed as an effective, unique working tool it makes material research easier for designers and products managers, and thus creates more time for product development and design. Once downloaded, the app offers all functions even without Internet connection.