These fabrics are worn as outer- or mid-layer as a softshells for example. They can be elastic and are mostly bonded knits or sometimes bonded woven. Windproof or wind-permeable, water repellent and sometimes even waterproof, the fabrics are mostly used for jackets or pants.

Outer Midlayer - April 2020

This segment shows warming, windproof qualities that can be worn as an outer layer during sports or leisure activities. Here, the man-made fibres as polyamide and polyester dominate, which are mostly obtained from recycling sources, not only from used PET bottles (post-consumer) but also from ocean waste. If you are looking for natural fibres, you will also find them here: Viscose and merino wool are popular and frequently used qualities, often mixed with polyamide or polyester. Fabrics that combine wool and Tencel are particularly beautiful; they are characterized by a natural look and a pleasant feel. Smooth, soft surfaces and light qualities stand for summer applications. When warmth is required, quilting or spacer constructions come into play.

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United Berry

Schoeller GmbH & Co

JRC

Retex

Windtex Vagotex

Elkotb Textiles

Retex

Textilagentur Thomas Geiger

Hyperbola

Everest

MTT

Derun

Fieratex

Chichampe

Sofileta

Sunny Special

Schoeller Textil

ECOSENSOR by AsahiKASEI

M.i.t.i.

WidePlus

BenQ

Textilagentur Thomas Geiger

Hyperbola

JRC

Outer Midlayer - November 2019

The Softshell category has a new name which is more suited to the application area of these all-rounders. Various natural and recycled materials are on display at this table, in addition to recycled polyester and polyamide. Wool also plays an important role in this category, with wonderful urban merino-alpaca blends, undyed or with natural colors. Synthetic fibres too are undergoing gentle dyeing, with the solution-dyed process a good example. All water-repellent surfaces are equipped with PFC-free DWR.

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Yu Yuang

Wisher

Singtex

Gemma Knits

Merryson

Merryson

MTT

Paltex

MTT

Domiles

Schoeller GmbH & Co

Bristex

IBQ

Hung's Fortune

Willy Schmitz / Becker Tuche

Hung's Fortune

Sitip

Retex

Brugnoli

WidePlus

Tamurakoma

Shanghai Huiliang