April 2018

Eco Performance Award

64497 - Seaqual

Exhibitor: A. Sampaio & Filhos Têxteis, S.A.

 

64497 Seaqual™ is the winner of April 2018’s ECO PERFORMANCE AWARD, as it combines high fabric standards with a completely new approach to sustainable, recycled fibres. A. Sampaio, the innovative knitter from Portugal, has developed the award-winning fabric construction. The highly sustainable fabric is extremely functional, prepared for sports or athleisure. The fine organic cotton provides a natural look and a modern approach. It is very comfortable and its interesting weight makes it suitable for various applications. The fabric is very sustainable as the polyester comes from recycled PES certified by Seaqual™, developed together with the filament spinner Antex. Both are exhibitors ...

see details


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 ...

see details


April 2017

Eco Performance Award

GM1754--GM Reversible Active Lightweight Doubleknit

Exhibitor: Global Merino

 

What a great approach to the production as well as for the end-of-life of the fabric – a real win-win contribution for protecting the environment and conserving resources! The California company Global Merino wins this season’s ECO PERFORMANCE AWARD. The winning fabric “GM 1754” is made from 64% polyester and 36& merino, and despite its being a blend, is categorized as biodegradable. Special polyester used in the fabric makes this possible. In addition to being made from recycled PET, it decomposes much faster than conventional polyester. The fibres are tested under the standards of ASTM D5511 for “Anaerobic Biodegradation of Plastic Materials” (decomposition in the absenc ...

see details


November 2016

Performance Award

TWINS

Exhibitor: Imbotex Srl

company profile

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 ...

see details

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 ...

see details


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 ...

see details


November 2015

Performance Award

SOFLEX®

Exhibitor: YKK Europe Ltd.

company profile

A zipper, especially the front zipper, is really at the heart of functional outerwear. It must always close reliably in all kinds of weather and be easy to operate. It must be sturdy and lightweight at the same time and, it must never show signs of frequent use. Therefore it is not surprising that sport clothing manufacturers set high standards for zippers and use only quality products. YKK is a company known for the development of high-tech zippers and has been named the winner of this season’s PERFORMANCE AWARD for the innovative development of the “SOFLEX” Zipper. This is the first zipper that can be completely stretched with all components. SOFLEX can be stretched up to 10% in leng ...

see details

Eco Performance Award

FLGS-SJ-14

Exhibitor: Shaoxing KeQiao Flocus I/E Co., Ltd

 

The natural fibre kapok itself is not new to the textile industry but, as processed by the company Flocus, it is sensational. Kapok is rightly classified as a plant down and its fibres are derived from the fruit of the kapok tree. Composed of cellulose, xylan, and lignin, it is already quite special because of its natural structure. The unique kapok fibres are the lightest of the world’s natural hollow fibres. However, because of a fine wax-like coating, the kapok fibres are not easily spun. Despite this, Flocus has succeeded in producing yards made with and from kapok. This opens up new possibilities: in the future, kapok may be used not only as a cushioning material of insulation, but ma ...

see details


Focus Topics

Review all

Product Search

Start now

Performance Forum

Visit now