In Shanghai the die has been cast and the winners for the best products for S/S 2020 have been announced. Performance and sustainability were the key factors defining the jury’s choices. From UV protection and anti-odour merino wool to thermal regulating and anti-bacterial polyester taffeta, the new generation of fabrics is offering high performance, innovative functionalities and eco-friendly production processes.
ISPO, it’s a sports business network that aims to accelerate the global evolution of sports by developing solutions and services to that direction. Twice a year, with Textrends, ISPO’s jury of highly qualified professionals, selects the most innovative fabrics that will be the future trend for the sports apparel. The Best Products, as the winners are called, are divided in 10 categories and each one of them sets the standards for the participants.
Best Base Layer for 2020 was Monopoli’s lightweight knit, made of 74% merino wool and 26% linen/polyamide filaments.
Fulfilling all the requirements of the category, this next-to-skin fabric is extremely soft and breathable, with thermal and moisture management performance as well as quick dry and anti-odour properties. The perfect base for technical underwear!
As Best Second Layer, Yadong’s recycled tencel twill stole the limelight.
Made with Refibra technology, which is based on the eco-friendly lyocell production process, this twill is lightweight but strong and most importantly it is biodegradable as it is a bio-based cellulosic. Sustainable performance!
In the Outer Layer category the winner was Dajia Textile with its innovative, highly resistant and at the same time lightweight woven jacquard. A fabric made to protect against the elements of nature, this jacquard is a blend of tencel, cool yarn, polyester, cotton and spandex.
Dajia was also the winner in the Membranes & Coatings categories with a lightweight, thermal regulating and anti-bacterial graphene laminated polyester taffeta.
In Accessories’ category, 3T impressed the judges with their lightweight and recyclable holographic heat transfer prints, which are perfect for the rising customisation demand in the fashion industry.