These products are specially chosen by the PERFORMANCE FORUM JURY. The category is dedicated each event to a changing FOCUS TOPIC. The JURY consists of experts from fabric technology, sports design, independent experts from universities, textile consulting managers and purchasing departments from different brands.

FOCUS TOPIC - April 2020

Natural function can be so beautiful and diverse. Starting with the choice of fibre, the dyeing method and natural additives or finishes - this category shows the top fabrics when it comes to providing functionality in a natural way. Natural functional fibres such as hemp or merino wool are represented here, as well as bio-based man-made fibres based on plant sources or functional natural additives such as finely ground jade powder, which promises a cooling effect. A finish of argan oil cares for the skin, wax acts as a natural DWR. Baby alpaca yarn not only convinces with a luxurious touch, but also with the best climate-active properties. Function from the sea, for example, provides odor-neutralizing properties, such as oyster shell particles.

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Pontetorto

Chia Her

Hyperbola

BYR (Solucell)

Everest

Schoeller Textil

Bloomati

Schoeller GmbH & Co

Omniteksas

Joaps

Long Advance

Fone-Tai

Sidonios

Chichampe

Hemp Fortex

Long Advance

Suedwolle Group

Li Peng

Hemp Fortex

Sofileta

Schoeller GmbH & Co

Long Advance

Stotz

Schoeller GmbH & Co

FOCUS TOPIC - November 2019

The 24 best fabrics in terms of sustainability are exhibited here. The highlights range from bodywear to outer layers. On display are mono-materials as well as fabrics made from natural fibres that are sustainably produced and biodegradable. Brushed backings are not used, with warmth generated in a more environmentally friendly way, among others with insulation from wool. Even the laminates meet the highest demands of single-component materials including the membrane, and made of biomass or recycled fibres, yet highly functional and guaranteed PFC-free. Newer natural materials are also on view, such as yak wool, Himalayan nettle and polyamide from abaca, a banana plant. 

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Merryson

Pontetorto

Wa. Cloth Hybrid

Gemma Knits

Shinkong

Willy Schmitz / Becker Tuche

Hemp Fortex

Hemp Fortex

ECOSENSOR by AsahiKASEI

Schoeller GmbH & Co

Unitika

Tintex

Teijin Frontier

Schoeller GmbH & Co

Synnix

Omniteksas

Sympatex

Utenos

Long Advance

Sidonios

Stotz

Pontetorto

Stotz

LMA