These fabrics are specially chosen by the PERFORMANCE FORUM JURY; this TABLE is dedicated to a changing topic per event. The JURY consists of experts from fabric technology, sports design, independent experts from universities, textile consulting managers and purchasing departments from different outdoor brands.

Jury's Pick November 2019

The 24 best fabrics in terms of sustainability are exhibited here. The highlights range from bodywear to outer layers. On display are mono-materials as well as fabrics made from natural fibres that are sustainably produced and biodegradable. Brushed backings are not used, with warmth generated in a more environmentally friendly way, among others with insulation from wool. Even the laminates meet the highest demands of single-component materials including the membrane, and made of biomass or recycled fibres, yet highly functional and guaranteed PFC-free. Newer natural materials are also on view, such as yak wool, Himalayan nettle and polyamide from abaca, a banana plant. 

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Merryson

Pontetorto

Wa. Cloth Hybrid

Gemma Knits

Shinkong

Willy Schmitz / Becker Tuche

Hemp Fortex

Hemp Fortex

ECOSENSOR by AsahiKASEI

Schoeller GmbH & Co

Unitika

Tintex

Teijin Frontier

Schoeller GmbH & Co

Synnix

Omniteksas

Sympatex

Utenos

Long Advance

Sidonios

Stotz

Pontetorto

Stotz

LMA

Jury's Pick May 2019

This category shows in many ways how fashionable and beautiful the functional fabrics can be. The surfaces offer many variations – from shiny or oily to silky and velvety to a woolly look. Plenty of jacquards are on display, including crinkle- and crush variants. Three-dimensional structures, of staggered heights and depths, intensify the interplay with light and shade, bringing the fabrics to life. Despite all fashion aspects, function and sustainability do not come up short.

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Texet

Erictex

Trere' Innovation

Bristex

Polartec

SianTex

Makalot

United Berry

Tohei Tsusho

Tohei Tsusho

Liebaert

Serates

Sidonios

LMA

Shinkong

Texneo

Mectex

ASF

Shinkong

FOV

Pontetorto

Brugnoli

Green Threads

Schoeller GmbH & Co