Inclusive Sustainability for Ispo Textrends Fall/Winter 22/23

Munich January 2021

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

ISPO Textrends Best Products Fall / Winter 22/23| Photo Credit : ISPO


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.

BEST SOFT EQUIPMENT | Toray Int Europe, 100% Polyamide (60% Bio based) | Photo Credit : ISPO

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.

BEST BASELAYER | Nylstar 100% Meryl Sublime Ecodye Black | Photo Credit : ISPO
BEST PERFORMANCE FINISHES | JRC Reflex, 32% Reflective Layer, 11% Bonding Layer, 57% Fabric (80% Recycled Polyamide, 20% Recycled Spandex) | Photo Credit : ISPO

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

BEST ACCELERATED ECO | Sendyi (Jiangsu) Textile, 100% Bio Polyamide | Photo Credit : ISPO

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.

BEST MEMBRANE & COATINGS | BenQ Materials, 100% Recycled Polyester, Xpore Nanoporous Membrane | Photo Credit : ISPO

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.

BEST STREET SPORTS | Chia Her, CORDURA Paper Stretch Bottom, 40% Organic Cotton, 25% Abaca, 17% Recycled Polyester, 17% Nylon, 1% Elastane | Photo Credit : ISPO
BEST SECOND LAYER | Everest Textile, 42% Paper, 23% Recycled Polyester, 35% Polyester | Photo Credit : ISPO

The ISPO Textrends digital Trendbook will be available for download from end of January

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