ISPO Textrends showcases the awarded Best Products for Spring/Summer 2023 for the sports and outdoors market

As we move forward and regain our liberty, the legacy that Covid has fueled is emerging in an increased demand for sport and outdoor activities for Spring/Summer 2023. This isn’t just the return of regular sport and outdoor activities, but also a new pool of cross-generation consumers that are ready to pursue a healthier and balanced lifestyle. The importance and benefit of working out, from exploring the outdoors or pounding the streets, the improved physical health and mental wellbeing triggered by movement and open environments are being embraced by consumers. The international textile jury of ISPO Textrends was unanimous in the results of the applications for Spring/Summer 2023, as functionality, performance and a higher level of creativity emerged, delivered in a new level of lightweight qualities.

The jury also noted that sustainability has reached a pinnacle of being an exclusive characteristic within a product, but now must take an inclusive role, becoming the norm, within the textile chain. Functionality and performance are key, but so is a new level of lightweight products, creativity, ingredients, and innovative use of fibres and finishes.

A multitude of ingredients and processes, from water and energy saving, reduced waste, reduced home laundering, biodegradable and circular, recycled protective coatings to longer-lasting products and tackling microfiber pollution. The list is endless and continues to spread in blanket formation. All applications pertained to some form of sustainability.

Bio-synthetics created a stir, as commercial offerings continue to increase, while natural fabrics with performance were a feature throughout, with cotton, linen, silk, and wool favoured fibres. Virgin and recycled synthetics delivered a high-level per- formance with an enhanced touch. Performance finishes and engineered fabric construction complemented the new generation of authentic structures in micro-light finishes.

ISPO Textrends has maintained over the past seasons that sustainability is not a trend, it is a fundamental and multi-dimensional part of the textile chain’s DNA, and the industry has taken this message on board.

Street Sports
HUAMAO (XIAMEN) SPECIAL MATERIAL CO., LTD.
Composition – 100% Polyamide
Performance & Benefits Lightweight with a bubbly touch. 3D effect through dyeing, pressing, water base coating process and embossing.
Accelerated Eco
WUXI PARADISE TEXTILES LTD.
Composition
55% Biodegradable Polyester + R20/45% Bio-degradable PBT Performance & Benefits
BioFuze is one of the world’s first synthetic fibers that
returns to earth hundreds of times faster than ordinary polyester
Performing Finishes
KUNSHAN SANCHUA HI-TECH FABRIC CO., LTD.
Composition
Face 80% Polyester 30D Interlock
Middle 100% PU
Back 35% Graphene Polyester / 65% Polyester Performance & Benefits
Antibacterial, anti-static, UV-cut, soft hand feel, windproof, Waterproof and breathable
Base Layer
ZEYNAR MENSUCAT A.S.
Composition – 47% Supima Cotton/46% Micro Modal/7% Spandex Performance & Benefits
Supima cotton and micro-Modal. The finest fibers produce a silky soft and bright fabric. Breathable, durable, and comfortable, it’s designed to absorb the dye for a better colour fastness when washed
Second Layer
ASAHI-KASEI ADVANCE CORPORATION
Composition – 96% Recycled Polyester/4% Recycled Spandex
Performance & BenefitsKnitted with a special construction knitting machine called “quarter knit”, the face side is high gauge (32G) and the back is low gauge (8G). This is the reason for the name “quarter knit”, a lightweight double knit with comfort stretch using recy- cled yarn certified by GRS.
Outer Layer
HUAMAO (XIAMEN) SPECIAL MATERIAL CO., LTD.
Composition -100% Polyamide
Performance & Benefits CORDURA® yarn with its durability features in this light weight fabric – only 66 g/m2. Anti-wrinkle recovery and anti-UV finishing reaching UPF 40+.
Membranes & Coatings
TINTEX TEXTILES
Composition – 100% NewlifeTM Recycled Polyester
Performance & Benefits
A 100% Polyester REC coated interlock with a leather
feeling, look and touch from a unique water-based coating process with pine shell. No dye process involved with this bio-based coating, that guarantees wa- ter repellency, water resistance and abrasion resistance.
Fibers & Insulations
IMBOTEX SRL – CAMELUXE and LUXEPAD – Ultrafine Insulating Technology
CAMELUXE- 50% Recycled Silk/50% Recycled Polyester
LUXEPAD 51% Recycled Cashmere/45% Recycled Polyester/4% Recycled Wool
Performance & Benefits
Ecologically responsible family of lightweight, breathable, thermal insulations, giving new purpose to discarded precious materials made of camelhair or Cashmere.
Accessories & Trims
UTAX CO., LTD.
Composition – Glue: Polyurethane base
Performance & Benefits
Compression bonding in a liquid form, allows unlimited
stretchability and breathability. The level of compression is controllable by the application of the density/design of the liquid.

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