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ISPO Textrends reveals best products for S/S 2020

Textiles featured for the season embrace a new efficiency, part of the sustainable process.

28th June 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Shanghai

Sports/​Outdoor, Clothing/​Footwear

There is a shift in performance, as essential elements not so evident in the winter offering emerge for Spring/Summer 2020 on the textiles and trim front. UV protection, cool touch, quick dry, anti-odour and super soft haptic are just some of the functionalities that feature in the best products and selection for Spring/Summer 2020 season of ISPO Textrends.

This season’s performance textile and trim offering highlights innovative structures, prints, contrasting bonded fabrics through to a great use of this season’s colour offering in creating an exciting offering that will set the pace for appealing sports and outdoors collections. The vision for Spring/Summer 2020 highlights the need to move forward in terms of technology but not forgetting our past.

ISPO Textrends Spring/Summer 2020 trend book. © ISPO Textrends

Textiles featured for the season embrace a new efficiency, part of the sustainable process. Throughout all the qualities, companies are placing additional emphasis on a more efficient production from recycled natural and synthetic yarns through to water and energy reduction. This smart approach is appealing, offering high performance fabrics more in tune with the consumer’s demands.

In keeping with the trend information ISPO Textrends for the season, participant’s in the Best Product and selection categories of each sector embraced the mega trends influencing the industry combined with taking on board the colour and textile trend information.

Best Product – Base Layer

The Südwolle Group’s Monopoli development achieved Best Product for Base Layer. With a composition of 74% Merino wool and 26% linen/polyamide filaments, this lightweight knit offers lightweight, moisture management, thermal regulating, breathable and quick dry. The continued interest for natural fibres, specifically Merino wool for the outdoor sector is strong, with this product really proving that Merino wool is an all-year-round high performer. 

Best Product Base Layer - Südwolle Group. © ISPO Textrends

Produced in the Betaspun technology, the yarn gives garments a summery touch without compromising on strength and high performance, with the linen offering a natural freshness to complement the inherent function of the Merino wool, including thermoregulation and anti-odour.

Best Product – Second Layer

Spot on performance and sustainability features for Best Product in the Second Layer category with Yadong’s Recycled Tencel Twill using Lenzing’s Refibra technology. This lightweight, breathable twill stood out as did its claim of recyclable, a growth area in the textile sector. An estimated 50 million tons of clothing are thrown in the rubbish every year, with much of it destined for landfill.

Best Product Second Layer - Yadong (Changzhou) Science & Technology. © ISPO Textrends

The Refibra technology is based on the lyocell production process developed by Lenzing, which has been internationally recognised for its environmentally responsible closed loop production process. As it is a man-made bio-based cellulosic, it is also bio degradable.

Best Product – Outer Layer and Membrane and Coating

Dajia Textile, part of the Yuansheng Group scooped Best Product for the Outer Layer and also for the Membrane and Coating categories. A lightweight woven jacquard with an innovative blend of Tencel, Cool Yarn, polyester, cotton and spandex. The cool touch of the fabric is further enhanced by the anion function that is achieved, delivering a sense of wellbeing, improved balance and increased energy.

Best Product Outer - Layer Dajia Textile of Yuanshend Group. © ISPO Textrends

A graphene laminated polyester taffeta base was awarded Best Product for Membranes and Coatings, as this unique lamination offers thermal regulating, Far infra-red and anti-bacterial performance in a light weight quality.

Best Product – Accessories

The holographic heat transfer prints from 3T were awarded top prize, as the need for brands to offer customisation to good base fabrics continues in strength. The holographic print appeals in delivering a smart tech look to products with 3T highlighting that the prints are l lightweight, eco-friendly and recyclable.

Best Product – Insulation

Recycling featured in the insulation category, with Imbotex taking pole position with its ReCashmere product. Developed in response to the frequent requests for more innovative and sustainable products, ReCashmere is produced from old cashmere sweaters, the garment is broken down, selected, sanitised and passed through special carding machines to avoid damaging the fibre.

Best Product Insulation - ReCashmere by Imbotex. © ISPO Textrends

Soft and lightweight, ReCashmere has a high thermal quality and good moisture management, perfect for those seasonal lightweight body warming pieces through to a more luxurious and eco-friendly aspect to sleeping bad insulation, with weights including 80, 100 and 120 gm/m2 available.

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