The Function is in the Decor


Thursday 09th May 2019

14:45 - 15:45

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Recently developed printing and finishing techniques have found ingenious ways to merge performance with aesthetics, delivering both ornamentation and added protection or enhanced comfort. As active sportswear and urbanwear styles continue to converge, these innovative developments can help push creativity in functional clothing and introduce new properties to everyday clothing.

Moderator: Sophie Bramel


Bastian Müller, CEO and founder Grdxkn
Bill DiIanni, Director of Research and Development for Burlington® Industries

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About the orator

Ms Sophie Bramel


Independent Journalist

Sophie Bramel is a freelance journalist who has been writing on smart textiles, sportswear and fashion for the past twenty years. Consultant Technical Editor for World Sports Activewear (WSA), she has also authored several books on the history, development and future of functional fibers and fabrics.

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Exhibitor List November 2019

Manifattura Cantù Egizio Sas
Tessile Fiorentina Company Srl
Joyoung Knitting Co.,Ltd.
Loxy AS