ISPO Awards Fall/Winter 2020/21 Trends & Tech

The latest developments on display in Munich tick all the boxes with emphasis on sustainability, functionality and creativity. New products deemed best in class will feature at the ISPO Textrends forum, a juried selection based on industry submissions. Jury member Jill Dumain, CEO, bluesign, was encouraged by this year’s Textrends entries. “Hopefully it is driving towards innovation, looking at better performance, better environmental qualities and moving the industry forward.”

The F/W 2020/21 season is defined by three main trends. These include: Sensational Touch – especially improvement around recycled synthetics; Protective Elements – heightened performance across every textile category; and Optical Illusion – enhanced visual appeal achieved in new ways and different effects.

All awarded entries, divided into three categories including BEST PRODUCT, TOP TEN and SELECTION, will be on view at ISPO in Munich, February 3-6.

Here is a sample of some of the best of the BEST:

Base layer: Tintex Textiles, Portugal, offers multiple performance benefits including “emotional well-being” with use of Seacell fiber by Smartfiber and soft touch with Naturally Clean, an eco-friendly finishing.

Second layer: Cordura Fabric, UK, a lightweight, high-stretch soft shell fleece with durable outer face and soft inner. The Cordura 4ever Knit technology is breathable, abrasion-resistant, tear-proof and has bi-stretch functionality.

Outer layer: Flying Textile, China, a wool outer layer provides warmth and comfort, that is breathable, waterproof and windproof, and naturally anti-odor.

Insulation: Thermore, Hong Kong, Ecodown Fibers provide superior loft, warmth and recovery thanks to a unique multi-shape structure. Ecodown fibers are animal-free and feature 100 percent recycled fibers.

Trim: Bemis Associates, USA, new Tint functional film delivers an aesthetic option in sync with today’s transparent trend in apparel and footwear. Use on logos, edge finishes, designs and functional panels adds tone on colors or as a “watermark” allowing the pattern or texture of the fabric to come through.

Details of all the materials will be available following the Show and throughout the year in the ISPO Textrends trendbook.