Even in the strangest times, new opportunities arise, and the performance textile and trim sector is no different. Resilient to the adverse events of 2020, the industry has emerged victorious with a host of new developments for Fall/Winter 22/23.
Sustainability is now the norm and is inclusive.
Despite not being able to meet in person, the Ispo judges, showed their own resilience and created opportunity by holding a remote live jury meeting. They digitally judged the different applications with swatch boxes, so they still could assess the tactility of the textiles.
SSACHS takes a look at the key ISPO Textrends themes for Fall / Winter 22/23 and the ten winners of each best product category.
Even in the strangest times, new opportunities arise
6 KEY DRIVERS DEFINE FALL/WINTER 22/23 INGREDIENTS AT ISPO TEXTRENDS
1. Sustainability without neglecting high tech performance
From recycled yarns to water reduction, and clean energy, recyclable fabrics and trims, the entire check list of sustainable solutions featured, most importantly with performance. Sustainability and high-tech functionality have fused in creating a cleaner tomorrow.
Chaotic and calm surfaces contrast and collide in creating rhythmic energy.
2. Dyeing & Finishing
A huge push in dyeing and finishing is dope dye and ecofriendly chemicals amongst some of the products featured in the newly created sector: Performance Finish. This is a growth are, especially with protective finishes.
3. Creativity challenges trying times
Chaotic and calm surfaces contrast and collide in creating rhythmic energy. It is clear, that despite last year’s disruption, creativity wasn’t hampered. It has surged, teamed with innovation, textile development and creativity weren’t assigned to the back burner, in contrast they are shining through.
4. Biodegradable and compostable ingredients on the rise
Bio-synthetic, biodegradable and compostable fabrics and trims are starting to emerge as serious contenders in performance. A look to higher functionality and new conventional/bio blends feature.
Man-made cellulosic developments are surging ahead
5. Full Circle
Circular economy developments continue to grow, with a waste free cycle as the desired result. From a recycling point of view, there is an increase in mono filament fabrics, which make end of life disposal easier than multi filaments. Brand developers are looking, not just how they want to design a product, but also how the product can be returned to the supply chain.
6. Naturals go it alone
Once the blending partner of synthetics, natural fibers (including cashmere, merino wool and cotton) are now doing it for themselves in performance. Man-made cellulosic developments are surging ahead, proving they too have a place in the sport and outdoor market. Paper, abaca, algae and cork are just a few of the new natural ingredients beginning to make a mark.
The ISPO Textrends digital Trendbook will be available for download from end of January www.ispo.com/en/awards/textrends
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