Trade Fair Reports

Performance Days: More Function, Less Waste

Functional properties have become a standard part of all garments – from activewear to eveningwear.  What garment does offer moisture management, stretch, greater durability or other properties these days?  The proliferation of companies offering functional fabrics, fibers and finishes has mushroomed.  The offering is greater.  The prices are cheaper. 

 

Now suppliers and brands need something new.  A differentiator that makes consumers choose their product over their competitors.  That’s driving product developers to put more emphasis on the design creativity. 

 

Performance still has to peak, and this came through on both the natural and synthetic side with thermal regulation, moisture managements and eco-friendly membrane technology for DWR. Lighter, softer, warmer - all key attributes to basics in the performance sector -  as the consumer continues to seek all the functional attributes possible but without the weight.

 

Over past seasons creativity has been placed on the back burner, as all R&D was focused on new sustainable developments, but this season it was clear to see that creativity is definitely back in force. From reflective prints to contrasting yarn dyed effects, the ubiquitous season basics were accompanied by a wide range of snug and structured surface effects.

 

Synthetic and natural fibers went pure or teamed up in bi and multi blends, resulting in a harmonious performance level, with circular economy yarns pushing through from both sectors. 

 

Sensil did a great job with its ‘Speaking’ shirt, concept shirts made from Sensil ecocare recycled nylon 6.6 with key symbols of savings of carbon emissions, water and energy embroidered in great graphic symbols illustrating these key points, that could easily be used in the future on hang tags to graphically communicated to the consumer.

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Events Calendar

ISPO

26 Jan, 2020 — 29 Jan, 2020    Messe Munchen International - Hall C3, Paul-Henri-Spaak-Straße Munich Germany
Event details

Active sports apparel, fabric, and equipment   |

 

www.ispo.com

  • Date
    26 Jan, 2020 — 29 Jan, 2020
  • Location

    Hall C3, Paul-Henri-Spaak-Straße Munich Germany

Messe Munchen International

Curve New York

02 Feb, 2020 — 04 Feb, 2020    Jacob K. Javits Center - 655 W 34th St New York New York United States
Event details

Intimate apparel, loungewear, sleepwear

 

 

www.interfiliere.com

  • Date
    02 Feb, 2020 — 04 Feb, 2020
  • Location

    655 W 34th St New York New York United States

Jacob K. Javits Center

Intertex Milano

04 Feb, 2020 — 06 Feb, 2020    Milan SUPERSTUDIO PIU - Via Tortona, 27 Milan Italy
Event details

Fabric and accessories for garments production.    

www.readytoshow.it

  • Date
    04 Feb, 2020 — 06 Feb, 2020
  • Location

    Via Tortona, 27 Milan Italy

Milan SUPERSTUDIO PIU

Munich Fabric Start

04 Feb, 2020 — 06 Feb, 2020    Munchner Order Center - M, O, C & Zenith Halle Lilienthalallee 40 & 29 Munich Germany
Event details

Fashion fabrics and new textile developments.      

 

Website:  https://www.munichfabricstart.com

  • Date
    04 Feb, 2020 — 06 Feb, 2020
  • Location

    M, O, C & Zenith Halle Lilienthalallee 40 & 29 Munich Germany

Munchner Order Center

Ready To Show

04 Feb, 2020 — 06 Feb, 2020    Milan SUPERSTUDIO PIU - Via Tortona, 27 Milan Italy
Event details

Sourcing for apparel

 

www.readytoshow.it

  • Date
    04 Feb, 2020 — 06 Feb, 2020
  • Location

    Via Tortona, 27 Milan Italy

Milan SUPERSTUDIO PIU
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