The digital PERFORMANCE FORUM

Magazine for Textiles, Clothing, Leather and Technology

PERFORMANCE DAYS is working full speed on the DIGITAL FAIR to offer you as many services and contents as normally. Part of this, is the Focus Topic which is dedicated to INSPIRED BY NATURE – FROM FIBERS TO GREEN TREATMENTS this season. Materials with a healthy aspect, using natural fibers or embedding natural ingredients in the yarns, are gaining more and more importance, especially in the sport- and lifestyle apparel market.

INSPIRED BY NATURE – FROM FIBERS TO GREEN TREATMENTS BACK TO NATURE

After many years of inaction, everybody is jumping on the bandwagon in terms of sustainability and ecological responsibility. Our best choice is just around the corner: Sustainable fabrics, local production and gentle natural finishings are becoming increasingly important. As a result, people are turning to authentic natural materials, the simplest way to care about our environment: Garments made of natural fibers are predominantly biodegradable, while the brushed inside of a wool-, hemp- or Tencel sweater refrains from releasing hazardous micro-plastic into the sea. Natural materials boast positive performance effects such as good moisture management, thermoregulation, odor-control & antimicrobial properties. In contrast – to achieve such functional properties in synthetic fibers – chemical or natural agents have to be embedded or additional fabric treatment is required.

Fabric mills are developing a variety of creative fabrics in natural fibers & blends, light & comfortable, easy to wear & care, catering for a new demand for ease & comfort: garments for everyday wear, allowing for seamless movement from sporting activity to leisure and to work, all developed in the modern context of eco-design.

Materials with a healthy aspect, using natural fibers or embedding natural ingredients in the yarns, are gaining more and more importance, especially in the sport apparel market.

Consequently, the current Focus Topic is dedicated to products with functions provided by nature. The products highlighted here lend essential functions to performance fabrics and accessories, such as thermoregulation, moisture management, water repellency, anti-bacterial/odor control, UV-protection, performance enhancement while contributing to the body’s well-being.

Magazine for Textiles, Clothing, Leather and Technology

NATURAL FIBERS

With their performances derived from nature

ECOLOGICAL MAN-MADE FIBERS

Fibers that are based on natural components but technically modified

IN-YARN TECHNOLOGIES

Natural ingredients embedded in fibers

GREEN TREATMENTS – NATURAL FINISHINGS

Natural ingredients with surface application on the yarn or fabric

 

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