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Munich Fabric Start announces 7th HighTex Award

Sep '19
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Munich Fabric Start has announced the winners of the 7th HighTex Award. As one of the leading international textile trade show, Munich Fabric Start opens the new season twice yearly with a vast selection of collections ranging from plains to haute couture fabrics and accessories. More than 1000 international suppliers from 40 countries attend the show.

RDD Textiles from Portugal has won first place with a bonded double-sided jersey quality. Outstanding was the jury’s assessment of the development of this new bonding technique through an environmentally conscious mechanical process and newly developed without any additional adhesive. For the filling, 100 per cent Tencel which uses an environmentally friendly fibre, according to a press release on the show.

“We are very happy about this award, which we have received for the second time. The award especially means a lot to us because this now award winning article is a real novelty. For the launch of this outstanding jersey quality, the HighTex Award is a welcomed marketing tool to publicise this novelty in the marketplace,” Elsa Parente from RDD Textiles said.

M.T.T. SPA Manifattura Tessile Toscana from Italy won the second prize for a wool quality with 14 per cent polyamide content currently offered at a high fashion level. This is ensured by a graphic PU print in a technically aesthetic vinyl look. Abrasion and pilling are drastically minimised by this fashionable way of coating. It is ideal for trend-setting womenswear with classic wool properties.

“We are very happy to be among the winners of the HighTex Award. Our company invests a great deal of energy and know-how in the development of new technologies, innovative fibres and visionary finishes. Always taking into account environmentally friendly, sustainable criteria. It is an honour for the entire team, who are constantly researching forward-looking products,” Enrico Reali from M.T.T. SPA said.

Third place went to fabric specialist Brugnoli, also based in Italy, with a highly functional three-layer technology. The technology uses bio-based polyamide. The elastic protective membrane is waterproof, windproof, and breathable, and therefore, predestined for outdoor fashion. The first layer is made of extra fine merino wool and bio-based polyamides. The second layer offers a high degree of comfort and functional protection as an extra thin elastic membrane. With the third layer featuring extremely thin polyamides plus elastane. The result is a soft shell quality for jackets and pants that is already used by well-known Italian fashion and function brands.

“This award is a wonderful recognition of our performance and proof of our continuous expertise in innovative product solutions. The winning fabric is truly an exceptional article with a patent-pending membrane. The HighTex Award motivates and encourages us to consistently improve our research and development strategy,” Massimiliano Denna from Brugnoli said. (GK)

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