Video Material Stories - December 2020

Video Material Stories focus on the highlight products of the PERFORMANCE FORUM which were rewarded with a 100% Jury Like and include detailed explanations by the exhibitors. Below the video you find the individual products - ready to order. Click to check out the details, ask any question to the exhibitors and request samples!

2.5 & 3-Layers of the Season

The membrane is glued to the outer material and inner lining to form a single unit. This creates the ultimate durable solution, lighter than 2-layer jackets and more robust than their 2.5-layer counterparts. 3-layer jackets are especially recommended when travelling often with a heavy backpack, in rocky terrain and when exposed frequently to adverse weather conditions. The functional 3-layer fabrics can no longer refrain from the use of natural fibres and recycled variants. The natural fibres convince overall with great values, especially in terms of breathability and waterproofness, providing 100 per cent recycled cotton with a PFC-free water-repellent coating, along with a 40 per cent linen, organic cotton blend. In the area of special membranes, XPore is often used, as is the bio-based membrane Dupont Susterra, biodegradable polyamide or recycled polyester with graphite membrane. The group of lightweights made of recycled nylon, and partly of recycled road waste, are wafer-thin yet robust. Ripstop, lightweight 60-gram mini-ripstop, ultra technical Drytex, ultra lightweight hard shells, recycled polyamide and polyester lightweights complete this category. Among the mono components, a multi-coloured jacquard and two Oxford structures in polyester and Nylon are a pleasant surprise. Watch the full story now:

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2-Layers of the Season

In 2-layer constructions, the membrane is glued to the upper material and a loosely attached lining is applied on the inside for protective purposes. 2-layer jackets are usually somewhat heavier and not quite as robust.

Here you can find once again wonderful new structures, from classic extremely durable variants to new 3D structures that enable exciting design formats. The fabrics guarantee high breathability and water column, are light and impress with great stretch properties. Nylons are meanwhile available in numerous variants, mostly recycled, with some of the yarn derived from old fishing nets. BASF presents an organic variant that replaces harmful chemicals with vegetable oil from certified, environmentally friendly sources. Econyl is another option: Instead of using crude oil as in conventional nylon production, Econyl production uses waste materials such as production waste from the nylon manufacturing process, fabric remnants and carpets and fishing nets from the oceans. Cotton is blended with polyester or with Eco Rayon. Polyester fibres come with a recycled PET membrane, with stretch or innovative technologies such as special polymerisation spinning technologies. Watch the full story now:

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Focus Topic: Circular Trends

A cradle to cradle textile that is recycled, consists of 100 per cent ecologically pure materials and substances that can be re-used. Its recyclability, alongside fashionable or functional aspects, is fully taken into account during the development process. More and more manufacturers are turning to the use of recycled fibres in the development of fabrics, which can be reprocessed into recycled fibres. In this category, bio-based and non-bio-based mono-component fabrics (no fibre blends) – which are mostly recycled – as well as natural fibres have been selected. It also entails the ECO PERFORMANCE AWARD by Optimer (a sister brand of drirelease), with a natural phase change material based on renewable ressources.

In order to check the recyclability of a fabric or the DIN standards (DIN EN ISO 14021), the PERFORMANCE DAYS Jury advises to clarify these specific points directly with the suppliers. Watch the full story now:

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Safety & Durability Trends of the Season

Durability, abrasion protection, tear resistance, elasticity, breathability, wearing comfort – workwear materials need to perform high technical values. In addition, the appropriate colour management is of particular importance for the workwear sector – bright, dazzling, neon signal tones dominate. Many fibres are also recycled in the workwear sector, or are of natural origin. In general, cotton fibres that are available in recycled or organic variants are gaining in importance. Newcomers in this segment are 100 per cent recycled Cordura and recycled biodegradable PET. The selected highlights include the PERFORMANCE AWARD winner by Merryson: the company has developed an innovative, placed jacquard with integrated 3D boxes. The completely new 3D weaving technology is innovative, trend-setting and, due to the robust, resistant properties of the weaving technique, ideally suited for the workwear sector.  Watch the full story now:

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Lightweight, Downproof & Insulation Trends of the Season

The selected insulations are all produced ecologically responsibly, at the same time they are lightweight, breathable and insulate well. The lightweight and downproof fabrics of winter 22/23 are ultra-light, breathable and heat-insulating. It is astonishing that lightweights can now be processed from Econyl and other recycled fibres without losing any of their lightness. Almost all fibres – from nylon, Econyl, polyamide to polyester – are over 90 per cent recycled, and often dyed with vegetable variants or dyed in a dope dyed process. Watch the full story now:

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Midlayers of the Season

Midlayers are primarily intended to provide warmth when layering garments. The focus is on newer constructions to generate heat, yet at the same time, manufacturers are attempting to reduce or completely avoid the use of micro-plastics in the development process. Watch the full story now:

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Softshells & Outer Midlayers of the Season

Warming, windproof and water-repellent jackets worn outdoors as an outer layer during sports or leisure activities typify the Softshell/Outer Midlayer category. Polyamide and polyester fibres remain dominant in winter 22/23. But anyone on the lookout for natural fibres will find various blends of organic cotton, Tencel or wool. Watch the full story now:

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Exhibitor List May 2021

Glowtex Innovation Co., Ltd.
CHT Germany GmbH
Tamurakoma & Co., Ltd.
Duraflex Hong Kong Ltd.
Rudolf GmbH
Lenzing AG