At the next edition of the functional fabric fair Performance Days on December 9-10, 2020, the new fabric innovations for the 2022/23 fall/winter season will be presented as part of the Digital Fair.
In addition, in line with this year's Focus Topic "Nothing to waste - Closing the loop", an overview of sustainable materials, which the Performance Forum jury has selected, will be given.
2 awards will be presented for the best fabrics and materials:
The Performance Award goes to Merryson Corp., New Taipei City/Taiwan, for a fabric made of 6% cotton, 15% polyester (PET) and 79% recycled PET for the workwear sector. The recycled PET fiber is even biodegraded. The new 3D weaving technology is innovative, trend-setting and optimally suited for the workwear sector due to its robust, resistant weaving technique. As required, this construction can also be used for outdoor applications in various color variations.
The Eco Performance Award honors the sustainable climate management of Optimer Performance Fibers Inc., Wilmington, DE/USA. In the production of the 100% organic cotton fiber (weight: 315 g), Optimer focuses on the wearing comfort of cotton combined with the function of synthetic fibers. The Optimer Adapt technology ensures enhanced, more balanced climate management due to the natural phase change material. Its unique and bio-based microencapsulated material – verified by Ecocert - reacts to changes in body temperature to maintain balanced comfort. In warmer temperatures, a cooling of the body temperature is guaranteed, and in colder climate, the material returns heat to the body. The fabric dries faster, has a soft, natural feel, is pilling-resistant and colorfast.