INNOVATIVE FOOD-WASTE MATERIALS
We all try as best we can to reduce our carbon footprint and preserve our planet as clean as possible for future generations. Most of us are not aware that „Climate experts have identified food waste as one of the top sustainability problems worldwide and the United Nations environment program has an ambitious goal of eliminating half of all food waste by 2030.“ (CNN online, March 18/2020)
Outstanding for the PERFORMANCE FORUM this season were submitted fabrics containing „Oyster Shell“. Oyster shell is sourced from the food industry, grounded into fine powder and mixed with recycled polyester or recycled nylon. These yarns often branded as SeaWool® provide thermal regulation, anti-static, anti odor, moisture management, natural handfeel and wrinkle-resistance properties.
In this selection you will find fabrics with Oyster Shell as well as fabrics with fibers from Castor Oil Plant, Coffee Shell and Pineapple Leaf:
5% Elastan/Spandex, 95% Polyester
Oceaya Technology combines Clam and Oyster Shell Powder with Polyester Yarn.
12% Elastan/Spandex, 44% Polyester, 44% Polyester recycl.
Upcycled Oyster Shells & Recycled PET yarn, providing organic odor resistance and insulation benefits to the resulting fabric.
57% Cotton, 38% SeaWool®
This fabric benefits from SeaWool® properties as well as the comfort of cotton while wearing.
Water-Repellent Single Outer Layer
94% Polyamide, 6% Polyurethane
The woven and printable Castolon material is produced from ricinoleic acid of castor beans.
MAGLIFICIO ALTO MILANESE
15% Lycra®, 85% Polyamide recycl.
Bi-elastic jersey with bio-based BioEvo® Nylon derived from castor seeds. Super stretch, highly breathable, quick dry, anti odor properties.
45% Polyamide recycl., 55% Biomass Polyamide
Durable ultramid BioMass Balance Nylon 6 and Recycled Nylon with natural handfeel.
BITZER + SINGLE
Pineapple Based Faux Leather BORN
80% Pineapple Leaf Fiber, 20% renewable Corn Starch Polylactic acid fiber
Non-woven and 100% biodegradable label. No fertilizers or pesticides are used. Production discard contains no chemicals and requires less water.
6% Elastan/Spandex, 94% Polyamide
Nilit® Heat yarn with integrated coffee charcoal (from coffee bean shells). This Softshell fabric provides effective insulation and 4-way stretch.
Label in pineapple leather with metallic finish and certified OekoTex 100 print.
CREATE THE PERFECT LEGGINGS
Yes, they are definitely back: “Leggings”. They appear in many active design capsules, as a core item and for many activities. They stand for diversity and inclusivity.
The varieties seem infinite: The “Performance Leggings”, the “Armour Leggings”, the “Flex Leggings”, the “Compression Knit Leggings”, the “Adjustable Leggings”, the “Pop-Seam Leggings”, the “Cut & Sew Leggings”, the “Crafted Leggings”, the “Seamless Leggings”, and so on…
It takes a couple of ingredients for a designer and developer to create the “Perfect Leggings”. One of them is the right sustainable fabric choice. Among the many exhibitor portfolios, we selected our favorite developments which could facilitate this process for you. Be inspired:
Comfort & Compression
22% Lycra®, 78% Polyamid, recycl. ECONYL®
Versatile, hyper-resistant, thin, elegant, soft and breathable. Twice as resistant to chlorine and suntan cremes or oils than most other fabrics.
PY6507 ARQUAS 6.0 BLUESKIN BLACK
Woven super Stretch
21% Elastan/Spandex, 79% Polyamid, recycl.
ISKO Blueskin super stretch technology with extreme freedom of movement with 100% Jury Like.
High Compression & great for Seamless
35% Lycra®, 65% Polyamid, recycl. ECONYL®
Ensures a perfect fit and boasts both an efficient shape retention power and the correct muscular compression. Dynamic, lively, strong.
Double weave ripstop, perfect for Outdoor
10% Lycra®, 65% Polyester, recycl. Coolmax®
4-way stretch with ripstop construction. Made with recycled Polyester in the external face and Coolmax® in the internal side.
23% Lycra®, 77% Polyamid
Polyamide sourced from castor oil, patented eco sustainable production process, quick dry, anti odor.
High compression level with outstanding comfort.
ECO 225AG PA+EA recycled
Supersoft for Yoga & Pilates
26% Elastan/Spandex, 74% Polyamid, recycl.
Double jersey, brushed knit fabric with recycled Nylon and Elastan/Spandex.
Bio-based Sewfree® adhesive
Bio-based Sewfree® adhesive
is engineered to replace bulky elastics and bulky sewn seams in garments. It allows sleeker lines, softer corners and stronger seams. It features a low modulus and high recovery. Soft hand, high bond, strength and ability to mold.
Microfiber with Q-NOVA®
30% Lycra®, 70% Polyamid, recycl.
Pre-consumer recycled Polyamide yarn with LYCRA® Xtra Life. High durability to chlorinated water and sunscreen. Light, breathable, bright colours and fluorine-free finishing by Bionic-Finish by Rudolf®.
with Novarel® Q10
60% Polyamid, 40% Elastan/Spandex
High knit technology combining the super effect of the Q10 molecule into yarn. Extreme stretch and paper touch handfeel. Increases elasticity, firmness, smoothness and compactness of skin.
HEMP AND PAPER YARN
Hemp is claimed to be one of the strongest and oldest fibers in textiles. Due to its fantastic eco properties, such as requiring four times less water in the growing stage than cotton and returning up to 70% of the nutrients back to the soil, as well as being naturally antibacterial and UV cut it’s making a strong comeback.
Abacá, a species of banana plant native to the Philippines, is grown as a commercial crop in the Philippines, Ecuador and Costa Rica. The plant, also known as Manila Hemp, has great economic importance, being harvested for its fiber. Paper yarn is strong, breathable, hypo-allergenic, hydrophobic and hydrophilic, quick dry and lightweight.
In this story, outstanding fibers are highlighted that will create new opportunities in innovative and sustainable collection creations:
13% Hemp, 30% Polyester, recycl. 57% Organic Cotton
A carefully blended 3-thread fleece that provides good breathability and moisture management with a soft touch.
26% Cotton, 6% Elastan/Spandex, 31% Hemp, 37% Polyester, recycl.
Very soft stretch fleece with hemp backing.
80% Organic Cotton, 20% Hemp
A fleece fabric that is suitable for hoodies, sportswear, etc.
Organic Cotton is certified by OCS and GOTS.
Hemp tape with Oeko-Tex certified print. A sustainable alternative to cotton for both labels and tapes.
51% Bamboo, 49% Hemp
A beautiful and super soft midlayer knit.
12% Hemp, 88% Polyester, recycl.
This baselayer fabric with Drirelease® has hydrophobic and hydrophilic, quick dry, shape holding, no pilling and easy care properties.
Abacell Fiber Laces
100% Paper Yarn
Durable and water-resistant shoelaces.
100% Paper Yarn + SeaWool™
This woven fabric could replace traditional denim. Paper Yarn and Seawool™ in combination offer moisture management, anti odor and UV cut 30+.
33% Elastan/Spandex, 67% Paper Yarn + SeaWool™
Great semi-denim finish with high elasticity. Eco friendly, lighter and softer than traditional denim.
WA. CLOTH HYBRID
66% Cotton, 34% Paper Yarn
Fantastic raw denim.
BEAUTY AND WELLBEING WITHIN MATERIALS
In these times of new work-life balance, self-care as well as focus on physical and mental wellness, we welcome innovative approaches for sustainability and multiple purpose values in fabrics. The spotlight is on beauty, wellness, anti-aging, healing and restoring.
Brands will be able to satisfy their health and beauty conscious consumers by boosting benefits achieved by adding vitamins, minerals, amino acids, argan oil, aloe vera, collagen and more. That means that moisture management and thermoregulation will be allied by protection from radicals, cellulite reduction, particular next-to-skin softness or other intelligent properties.
The carefully chosen fabric selection from the PERFORMANCE DAYS exhibitors may contribute to creating forward-thinking collections reflecting the new consciousness.
MAJR 20 63 70
80% Organic Cotton, 20% Seacell
Very soft single jersey with carbon finishing, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and amino acids
11% Lycra®, 15% Tencel®, 65% Viscose, 9% Lyocell (SeaCell)
Unique combination of different cellulose fibers and double-layer construction offer the best moisture wicking and quick dry properties as well as moisturizing to skin, yet dry to touch
13% Elastan/Spandex, 87% Polyamide
The polyamide in this knitted baselayer fabric contains Umorfil from polymerization of Ocean collagen. Bionic feature, skin-friendly and good moisture management.
UMORFIL Bionic Fiber Collection
5% Elastan/Spandex, 95% Polyamide, recycl.
Umorfil elastic tapes are made out of blended bionic nylon with peptide amino acid from recycled fish scale. Eco-friendly, excellent handfeel and better moisture regain
90% Modal, 10% Cashmere
Nice handfeel and comfortable to wear with direct contact to the skin.
82% Polyamide, 16% Elastan/Spandex
Jersey with antioxidants and UV cut properties thanks to Vitamin E
77% Polyamide, 23% Elastan/Spandex
A very special warp knit fabric with Novarel®Slim molecola, high stretch and amazing soft touch. All ingredients help to control cellulite, certified and tested.
15% Elastan/Spandex, 85% Polyamide
Woven 4-way stretch fabric with Umorfil fiber: moisture management and odor control
15% Elastan/Spandex, 85% Polyamide, recycl.
Certified knit fabric with collagen yarn, comfortable for people with sensitive skin
Modern Nomads Stay @ Home - Comfortwear
The first of our stories leads on how covid-19 is acting as a catalyst for a seismic change in the textile industry. We will see comfort becoming a key differentiator for consumers. Our homes have become multipurpose spaces, such as office, school or activity centers. With the rise in working from home and telecommuting tools, above-the-keyboard dressing will become the norm.
We found beautiful “comfortwear” fabrics: A couple of woodfiber blends, but also recycled PA, PES or Elasthan, as well as biodegradable stories… an abundance of sustainable solutions. The colors come in neutral and commercial shades. All of them will dress your customers perfectly as well, when they decide to venture outside.
T-Shirt Single Jersey
70% Tencel, 30% Merino
Lightweight blend Tencel
& 19.3 micron Merino
Blazer or Sweatshirt Piquet
Fast dry and good wicking property through SolucellAir yarn. Available as BCI or Organic Cotton
Woven Stretch Shirt
83% Polyamid, recycl., 7% Tencel, 10% Elastan/Spandex
Buttery hand with great stretchy drappy look
LIOU LONG TAI
Woven Stretch Pants
75%Tencel, 21.5% Polyamid, recycl., 3.5% Elastan/Spandex
Super Tencel stretch, rec. Nylon with baby touch & wicking
Hoody – Midlayer Jacket
53% Polyester, 30% Cotton, 17% Viscose
Evolutionary eco-friendly fiber “Midys Yarn” recycled from garment production waste
Hoody – Midlayer Jacket
65% Cotton, 7% Polyamide, 28% Wool Virgin
Supersoft spacer construction with Organic Cotton
TS or LS Single Jersey
77% Polyester, 18% Tencel, 5% Elastan/Spandex
Creamy short filament Polyester & Tencel for silky opulence
Sweatshirt – Hoody
71% Wool Merino, 29% Organic Cotton
19.3 micron Merino and Organic Cotton fleece undyed brushed back
BDG CK 1927
77% Polyamide, 23% Elastan/Spandex
Biodegradable Polyamide Amni Soul Eco & Roica Eco Smart EAV550
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