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ISKO Arquas 5.0 range on show in Munich

The range combines ISKO’s expertise in woven technologies with sportswear and activewear innovation.

29th November 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Munich

Sports/​Outdoor

Turkish fabrics producer ISKO is back at Performance Days, which takes place in Munich this week, with ISKO Arquas 5.0, the latest generation of its innovative fabric collection for performance and outdoor apparel. The range combines ISKO’s expertise in woven technologies with sportswear and activewear innovation.

“From its very creation, the ISKO Arquas platform has been bending the rules of fashion, activewear and outdoor with its performance-focused innovative fabrics. Greatly influenced by ISKO’s expertise in woven technologies, in addition to current sports and active apparel innovation, ISKO Arquas includes unique textile concepts created to become the essential ingredients for the sportswear and activewear industries,” the company explains.

ISKO Arquas 5.0  fabric collection for performance and outdoor apparel. © ISKO

“These fabrics deliver superior performance and stand out in the industry as they are all woven – even though many of them have the look and hand feel of knitted fabrics – providing greater durability and recovery.”

To demonstrate the different potential end uses of these cross-functional fabrics, ISKO created five main categories, underlining different applications. “This way, designers and buyers can appreciate the huge potential of the platform,” the company adds.

ISKO Arquas 5.0  fabric collection for performance and outdoor apparel. © ISKO

  • Active: these fabrics are suitable for almost all sports from yoga to fitness to running, fulfilling the technical requirements of the athleisure and performance-wear markets
  • Outdoor: outdoor clothing must meet certain demands, including comfort, durability, waterproofness and breathability, which make the fabrics ideal for hiking and trekking
  • Hybrid: these products combine technical performance features with a streetwear attitude, featuring versatile layers that help you to stay warm and dry in cold weather
  • Golf: with ISKO’s patented woven technology, these fabrics offer maximum mobility
  • Horse Riding: these fabrics offer the durability, comfort and maximum flexibility needed for horse riding, creating a new era for the contemporary equestrian who is looking for fashion, fit, performance, and style

A number of ISKO technologies for denim are to be found in the ISKO Arquas platform, each selected to bring specific benefits. Among these, ISKO Blue Skin is designed to enable unrivalled freedom of movement thanks to its four-way stretch technology. Durable and comfortable, ISKO Blue Skin features 3D shaping technology and holding power for a slimmer, toned look with superb shape recovery.

ISKO Arquas 5.0  fabric collection for performance and outdoor apparel. © ISKO

“The platform includes fabrics with performance properties such as wind protection, water repellency and UV protection. Stain repellency, antibacterial and anti-odour characteristics are featured as well,” the company explains.

“The latest high-performance finish powered by ISKO, ISKO Ultradry, ensures that moisture levels against the skin are kept to a minimum and also encourages speedy surface evaporation. Providing comfort as well as style, it stands out from other wicking fabrics due to its cotton hand feel.”

ISKO Arquas 5.0  fabric collection for performance and outdoor apparel. © ISKO

Selected fabrics within the ISKO Arquas collection are also part of ISKO Earth Fit, the fabric collection that is Nordic Swan Ecolabel and EU Ecolabel certified. Embracing articles from all the ISKO collections, ISKO Earth Fit uses innovative and responsible fibres such as organic cotton, recycled cotton and recycled polyester from PET bottles.

www.isko.com.tr

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