THE PERFORMANCE FORUM ACCESSORIES

May 2021

Nine categories introduce the highlights for accessories, awards 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.

Novelty - Circularity at its best

Closing the Loop - this novelty deserves a circularity award!

Trenchant Textiles has worked together with a global leader in polypropylene recycling to develop an end-of-life process flow for garments made with a PP³ collection of 100%-polypropylene zippers, seam tapes, and fabrics made with a PFC-free, solvent-free, nano-porous Intrepid PP membrane. They have validated both mechanical and chemical recycling processes, with the latter processing the polypropylene into pyrolysis oil. TT’s PP³ suite of fabrics and trims can help brands close the loop and achieve circularity by providing a fully-recyclable, mono-material solution for technical outerwear.

Special - metal-free anti-odor technology

There are exciting new developments in the anti-odor field for the summer 23 season:

  • "Eternal Freshness" treatment. This innovative treatment is made in a sustainable way from the coconut shell, a natural and renewable resource, taking advantage of the antimicrobial characteristics of this fruit.
  • YNVIRON Recycled antibacterial METALFREE yarns for sustainable textiles which inhibits bacterial growth.
  • BI-OME® NTL (Natural) is a new, bio-based odour control technology which guarantees an optimal freshness and hygiene for all kinds of textiles, where the active ingredient is linseed oil.
  • Fighting bacteria by cinnamon. It is extracted by international patent technology and added into the recycled polyester yarn. The cinnamon inherent secures a permanent function to fight bacteria and tested to have no human health & environment concern.
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.

 

Next to the nine fixed categories, the PERFORMANCE FORUM Accessories displays the PERFORMANCE AWARD and the ECO PERFORMANCE AWARD, so the most outstanding stories and novelties on the market! Find add-ons for the collection and get background info on cutting edge products. 

Besides the current PERFORMANCE FORUM items, previous items can be found in the product search and producer search.


Exhibitor List May 2021

WWRC Taiwan Co., Ltd.
Antex
Freudenberg Performance Materials Apparel SE & Co. KG
Lenzing AG
Weichert Agencies
Polartec, LLC