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ISPO Textrends names the winners for Fall/Winter 20/21

Jan '19
Courtesy: ISPO
Courtesy: ISPO
ISPO Textrends has named the winners for Fall/Winter 2020/2021 collection. A record number of international companies applied for the performance textiles, accessories, and trims forum for the sports and out-doors markets. Twice a year, ISPO recognises innovative fabrics and components that are used to manufacture sports apparel with ISPO Textrends.

Judged by an international jury of textile experts, Best Product, Top Ten, and Selection were awarded in ten sector, which are featuring at the ISPO Textrends forum at the ongoing ISPO Beijing and will also be seen at ISPO Munich in February 2019, according to a press release.

Three additional aspects were noted by the jury feature for Fall/Winter 2020/21. Sensational touch included 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.

In 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 is about 3D relief 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.

One of the Best Products voted by the international ISPO Textrends jury included Base Layer by Tintex Textiles, Portugal. It is an innovative base layer with multiple benefits featured from Tintex Textiles, including emotional well-being, obtained by the Seacell fibre by Smartfiber, physical, through a soft touch, finished with naturally clean, an eco-friendly finishing, with the inclusion of Roica Clean Fit odour control/anti-odour elastane providing the technical element.

Second Layer from Cordura Fabric, UK won the second award. It is alightweight, high-stretch soft shell fleece with durable outer face and soft inner and long lasting durable performance. The Cordura 4Ever Knit technology attracted the jury’s attention, with a soft haptic and lightweight. It is breathable, abrasion-resistant, tear-proof, and comes with bi-stretch functionality, leading to longer life garments that meet the demands of the consumer.

The Outer Layer by Flying Textile, China won the third award. Natural fibres continue to feature in the performance sector, with wool increasingly returning as a viable player in a predominantly synthetic sector. They are 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.

Membranes and coatings by Redaelli Velluti, Italy also won the award. 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 fibres.

Street Sports by Wisher Industrial, Taiwan was also honoured. 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.

Accelerated Eco by Jinjiang Chuangying Import and Export Trading, China is the nest winner. This recycled fabric uses the colour master batch method for the colouring 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 colour throughout the fabric, eliminating waste at QC.

Insulations by Thermore (Far East), Hong Kong is the next winner. 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 Fibres are animal free and also feature 100 per cent recycled fibres.

Soft Equipment by Honmyue Enterprise, China won the next award. 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.

Trims by Bemis Associates, USA also won a price. Bemis’ new Tint functional film delivers a unique aesthetic option that hits the transparent trend in apparel and footwear. It is used on logos, edge finishes, designs, and functional panels to add tone on colours 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.

China’s SAB won the award for Accessories. 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. (GK)

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