December 2020

Performance Award

T11430

Exhibitor: Merryson Corp.

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Robust, sustainable and trend-setting: Merryson Corporation sets new standards in the workwear sector with a blend of 6% cotton, 15% polyester and 79% recycled polyester. The recycled PET fibre content is even biodegradable. By means of a completely new technique, the company has succeeded in developing 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. As required, this construction can be used in various colour variations optimally for the entire outdoor sector. ...

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Eco Performance Award

470-21002

Exhibitor: drirelease / OPTIMER

 

In the production of the 100% organic cotton fibre (weight: 315 grams), OPTIMER focuses on the wearing comfort of cotton combined with the function of synthetic fibres. The OPTIMER ADAPT technology ensures enhanced, more balanced climate management due to the natural phase change material. Its unique and bio-based microencapsulated material – verified by ECOCERT - reacts to changes in body temperature to maintain balanced comfort. In warmer temperatures, OPTIMER ADAPT guarantees a cooling of the body temperature, and in colder climate, the material returns heat to the body. The fabric dries faster, has a soft, natural feel, is pilling-resistant and colourfast. This makes the material suita ...

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April 2020

Performance Award

OD677

Exhibitor: BenQ Materials Corp.

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This award winning 3-layer laminate combines performance and sustainability in the best of both worlds. The outer and inner fabric are made from 100% recycled polyester and laminated with the sustainable Xpore membrane. This membrane is manufactured completely solvent-free and without the use of water. Because it is made of polyolefin, its ingredients are only the chemical elements carbon and hydrogen. The PFC-free Xpore membrane, together with the monomaterial for top and bottom, can be recycled without any problems and without the generation of harmful substances during thermal treatment. This laminate exceeds expectations in terms of function: With a water column of 18,000 mm and a brea ...

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Eco Performance Award

Ventile ECO 205

Exhibitor: Stotz & Co AG

 

This fabric, perfectly suited for coats, proves that natural fibres fit into the sports context perfectly. It is made of 32% hemp and 68% organic cotton. Due to its densely woven construction, the fabric is windproof, but at the same time it offers good breathability thanks to the natural fibres. Exactly what you need for a sportswear outfit that suitable for windy days. The material can also withstand a rain shower, because it is equipped with a PFC-free DWR. The beautiful and exciting look and feel of the fabric make it a perfect example of how well natural fibres can be integrated into a sporty everyday life and provide that special, fashionable touch ...

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November 2019

Eco Performance Award

Alpaca/Merino

Exhibitor: Schoeller GmbH & Co

 

This sustainable blend of organic merino (70%) and fine alpaca (30%) comes undyed in its natural wool and alpaca colours. The various colours of the jacquard are created by the animals’ natural wool colouring. This means that neither dyestuff nor chemicals are necessary for the production, and the product is recyclable and biodegradable, even in household compost. Thanks to its knitted and felted design, the softshell felt is suitable for a wide range of applications, being windproof and water-repellent to a large extent, and at the same time very warm. With Schoeller’s EXP wool treatment process the merino wool can be treated chlorine-free. 100% no mulesing wool, spun in Europe. ...

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May 2019

Beyond Conventional Function

The PERFORMANCE JURY selected fabrics from well over 1.100 manufacturer submissions; not only fabrics with an interesting look and feel with essential functions like climate regulation and weather protection for sports, but also products that provide the wearer of the garment with additional benefits and special comfort. These special fabrics represent the motto: "Beyond Conventional Function."

In May 2019 a special section is devoted to the most important of these special products, rather than highlighting just one of the fabrics in the context of an award.

Find out more about the products around the special topic "Beyond Conventional Function" here.


November 2018

Performance Award

DPQ1092DWR

Exhibitor: Green Threads Inc.

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The PERFORMANCE AWARD recognizes another pioneering development. Never before has there been such a fine, yet still tear resistant, highly functional fabric. The winner is article "DPQ 1092 DWR" from Green Threads and with only 17g/m² an absolute lightweight. Particularly fine nylon yarns are used (7d and 4d); a 4d yarn has never before been used in functional fabrics. This plus the extremely good tear resistance clinched it for the jury. Another plus for the winner: this lightweight fabric can achieve with just 17 g comparable performance values to a 50g fabric; thereby, not only is the weight significantly reduced, but also the amount of raw materials and energy consumed in production. Th ...

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April 2018


November 2017

Eco Performance Award

8852/M

Exhibitor: Pontetorto Spa

 

Pontetorto Item 8852 M, aptly named "Biopile", is the winner of the ECO PERFORMANCE AWARD, since it is, in all probability, the very first fleece pile that does not release microplastics. This makes it a more sustainable solution for rivers, lakes, and oceans. The brushed inner side of the fabric is 100% Tencel from Lenzing and is not made of polyester (like other fleece products). Tencel is a biodegradable fibre – even in salt water! Consequently, if the tiniest of fleece particles separate when washed, they decompose in less than a year without any residue or risk to any living creatures. The fabric, which is currently offered in three grades, is the latest highlight from the Pontetorto ...

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April 2017


November 2016

Performance Award

TWINS

Exhibitor: Imbotex Srl

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The Italian company Imbotex is well known for its high quality insulations. The latest generation is called "TWINS" and does not merely hold the warmth, it applies intelligent technology to create heat on demand. This is made possible by the two "faces" of the twin design. The patented, bonded fleece material consists of a lining made from a blend of polyacrylic and polyester that transports moisture quickly away from the skin. On the outside, hydrophobic polypropylene rapidly releases the moisture into the environment. The water vapor formed at the level of "insensible perspiration" is quickly transported to the outside and the body stays dry. During this process, the kinetic energy ...

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Eco Performance Award

8831/EARTH

Exhibitor: Pontetorto Spa

 

Engineered hybrids, that is, hybrid solutions that combine multiple zones and fibers in one fabric length are the future of functional clothing. Through such hybrid engineering, sports styles are given the added value of such useful features as thermal retention, climate management, durability, lighter weight, and elasticity; and, all of these at the exact position where it is desirable to have the function. Another advantage of this fabric design is the elimination of irritating seams, which means increased comfort for the wearer. Nevertheless, to manufacture these hybrids requires much experience with jacquard production. The new fabric "ECO HYBRID" introduced by fleece specialist ...

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April 2016

Eco Performance Award

GPE8030P2R

Exhibitor: Toyota Tsusho Corp.

 

This new development from Toyota Tsusho keeps up with the new market trends of an eco-friendly production, global tracebility and non-harmful materials, but will not affect conventional needs such as wearer comfort, high performance and sophisticated appearance. Challenge: PFC free water repellent 3-Layer construction without wasting polyester. Solution achieved: Toyota Tsusho created a C-0 (PFC free) DWR treatment. The hot melt lamination as well as the backing are made from recycled polyester. This product keeps all performances: durable waterrepellency (80/20), excellent waterproofness (20K mm) and superb moisturepermeability (24K g/m2). „ Made in Japan“ -- FT30d ...

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Rih Jan Fibre Industrial Co., Ltd.
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