THE PERFORMANCE FORUM ACCESSORIES

April 2022

The highlights for accessories, garment solutions and special material stories. Together with the PERFORMANCE FORUM Fabrics, they build up to be the PERFORMANCE FORUM – the perfect platform to introduce and view the latest accessory innovations and trends. Check out the accessory trends and special stories below and get to the fabric innovations here.

Special - Carbon reducing yarns

Yarn producers have developed several different technologies which have a reduced CO2 footprint. Here we are introducing three exemplary products:

EcoLactam® (1) is the low carbon footprint precursor (caprolactam) to produce Nylon yarns. EcoLactam® has a footprint up to 70% lower compared to the global industry average for producing traditional caprolactam (the base of all Nylons). Given the relative high share caprolactam has (>50%) in the total Cradle2Garment footprint, EcoLactam® is a good example how FIBRANT can contribute to significantly reduce the footprint of your Nylon based products.

Shinkong (2) and Everest (3) use a Carbon-capture yarn which is a first step towards zero carbon emissions: advanced technology captures carbon dioxide emissions from steel mills, petrochemical plants, etc., converts and recycles them into ethanol through fermentation to achieve net zero-emission goals (CCU - Carbon Capture and Utilization). The captured carbon dioxide can be stored or reused. 

Visibility Add-Ons

All reflective elements that support the idea of visibility and are not made of fabric. This includes items like labels, patches, piping, tapes, cords, zippers and zipper pullers. The reflective or glow in-the-dark elements can be cut out, tailored, pressed or printed.

Labels & Patches

All elements added to the fabric or clothing for the purpose of completing the design or highlighting information or the brand. In this category you find other logo elements, size or model distinctions, design elements, hang tags and labels. The labels and patches can be made of various materials like leather, cork, fabric, synthetics or silicon and can be either sown or glued.

Transfers

All print products for apparel, bags, and footwear – transfer printing with the feel of textiles or applied to textile surfaces. These are high quality, fine print transfer printing techniques or 3D prints on fabric.

Tapes

All stretch or non-stretch fabric tapes in the context of manufacturing of textiles or accessories which are glued, bonded or sealed. Selected applications include: Design elements in sealing seams or in waistbands of snow guards or bike pants.

Trims

Small detail accessories on apparel, backpacks, bags and footwear such as: Buttons, pressure snaps, strings, stoppers, zipper pullers, eyelets, rivets and rubber strips. However, not for accessories that belong to one of the categories: Zippers, tapes, labels and transfers.

Zippers

All kinds of zippers for use in apparel, bags, backpacks or footwear. A most diverse range of materials can be used, all sorts and sizes of teeth and sliders. Offered with various advantages such as waterproof designs, solutions for stretch fabrics or even special designs like uneven zippers.

Additionals & Garments

Various detailing solutions in textile processing and marketing. For example, special processing and printing techniques, special sewing methods or even all sorts of packaging, like boxes, displays or banderoles.

Applications & Linings
Products that cannot be used independently
and require a construction with carrier material, such as fabrics, padding materials, shock absorption, or trimmings. These also include textile workmanships that combine padding with bonding or padding with quilting, and the special production methods required for such material designs. 
Insulation & Fibres

Fillers for clothing that allow climate management, i.e., warming or cooling properties. These can be synthetic fibers, natural fibers, and blended fibers.

Besides the current PERFORMANCE FORUM items, previous items can be found in the marketplaceand supplier search.


Exhibitor List November 2022

British Millerain
Seojin Textile Co., Ltd.
Trere' Innovation SRL Unipersonale
YKK USA
Carol Textile Co., Ltd.
Savyon