Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Eschler world of fashion flirts with function
Eschler world of fashion flirts with function
Mar '09
Technical fabrics with a fashion statement – that is exactly what apparel brands expect from fabric producers. In close cooperation with students of the Swiss Textile College STF and designer Annette Kohn, Swiss knitwear specialist ESCHLER has created an entire fashion collection of functional fabrics. Entitled “Fashion Meets Sports“, the line fuses fashion and function presenting reptile looks, shimmering, fluid surfaces and sophisticated colours.

The world of fashion flirts with function – and vice versa: the world of sports takes more and more inspiration from fashion. The industry calls this trend “Fashion goes Function” or “Function goes Fashion”, and it involves cutting lines, styling, as well as the choice of fabrics. Swiss knitwear specialist Eschler proves that a fabric manufacturer with technical expertise can produce an entire collection of high-end fabrics that meld fashion and function.

For all three layers, the Swiss brand offers sophisticated performance fabrics, separated into four colour and design schemes. The futuristic fashion statement, entitled “Fashion meets Sports”, has been created by students of the Swiss Textile College STF and designer Annette Kohn.

This theme presents lightweight, structured knitwear and bonded qualities with matt surfaces. The soft yet bright and vibrant yellow green shade signals a fast, athletic aesthetic.

A fresh, powdery gold creates an elegant style for fabrics with a wavy or waffle structure. One of the highlights is the ribbed stretch quality shimmering with a very discreet reptile print.

High-tech performance fabrics in futuristic, clean grey and silver shades. Eschler introduces a ripstop look in its refined, lightweight knits and plays with contrasts of shiny and matt surfaces.

The warm copper shades create a collection of romantic, feminine fabrics. Eschler delivers an exciting collection that embodies the concept of sophisticated design for athletic materials.

e1: Worn directly on the skin, this layer promotes moisture and temperature management. It acts like a second skin, providing physical comfort thanks to its skin-friendly properties, hygiene and freedom of movement. The textile is a single or multi-layer knit structure that uses spun or textured yarns.

e2: With its great insulation properties, the second layer protects the body from cooling down at low temperatures. It also transports moisture on to the next layer. The different styles range from the sporty/rustic look to ultra-fine brushed microfibres.

e3/e3+: e3 textiles are provided with a wind- and water-repellent finish. They therefore offer excellent protection from the weather while ensuring air circulation for optimal breathability. e3+ fabrics are wind and waterproof multilayer laminates. The elastic PU membrane offers full weather protection and great comfort.


Must ReadView All

US merchandise trade with India, 2012–16; Courtesy: USITC

Textiles | On 27th Jul 2017

India becomes US’ 9th largest trading partner in 2016

In 2016, India became the United States’ 9th-largest single-country...

Textiles | On 27th Jul 2017

GST will lead to further increase of MMF prices

The Goods & Services Tax (GST) rolled out on July 1, 2017 is not...

Textiles | On 27th Jul 2017

Global yarn production improved 30% q-o-q in Q1: ITMF

In the first quarter of 2017, global yarn production rose by almost...

Interviews View All

Anshul Sood

‘Indian footwear market is nascent and largely a trend follower’

Ajay Ghariwala
Luthra Group

We are ready to adopt or follow every opportunity

Mohammad Mamun Ar Rashid
UL VS Bangladesh Ltd

Productivity, creativity and innovation play a vital role in the growth of ...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


July 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category

Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search