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Small yet international, Performance Days attracts exhibitors from Taiwan, South Korea, Switzerland and Italy. Informative seminars are key additions: Pantone discussed color in design, while Rudolf Group and Bluesign drew attention to eco developments. Self-named “a road show�, Performance Days also presented in Annecy, France on November 23 and 24. Although the show prides itself on being intimate, visitor and exhibitor numbers continue to grow. Next season, Performance Days Munich will move from Reithalle to MTC Fashion Center. SHOW FACTS: Exhibitors: 63 with visitors from 10 different countries to include Australia, America and India Visitors: 800 visitors with a 60% increase on April 2010 across both shows in Munich and Annecy. Venue: Reithalle, Munich, Germany & Espace Rencontre, Annecy, France Next show date: May 16 - 17, 2011 Munich / May 12 - 13, 2011 Annecy www.performancedays.eu


INNOVATIONS Anti-UV Ultra lightweight Multi-functionally breathable and waterproof 2.5-layer fabrics Impact responsive Energy saving

FIBERS Synthetic and natural blends for mid layers Semi-dull looks Recycled fibers Antibacterial properties and/or silicone for fit

MATERIAL TRENDS Double-faced fabrics, printed on reverse Cozy, brushed knits Comfortable bi-stretch and 4-way stretch Papery hands


In its 5th year, functional fabrics trade show Performance Days brought together key mills and buyers in an informal yet business-oriented setting. The only European materials trade show specifically for the activewear industry, Performance Days comes early on the calendar, and is vital for those wanting a head start on the season. Smaller than other shows like ISPO, the show offers an intimate setting for designers, buyers and textile manufacturers. Due to the current financial climate, updated innovations (rather than costly new developments) were the backbone this season, with many mills showcasing new takes on existing products and techniques. Nonetheless, the show supported the growing demand for materials that cross between active sport and fashion. Attendees and exhibitors felt the optimistic mood at the show was due to the ongoing trend for casual and relaxed looks with performance aspects.


Erictex Fashion

Toyota Tsusho Corporation

Maxland Sportswear Industrial

Toyota Tsusho Corporation

Concordia Textiles

Lightweight materials remain key this season. Advanced spinning techniques and coatings give heightened lightness to fabrics with weights ranging from the 26g technical shell at Toyota Tsusho to the 32g down-proof shell at Quintenas (with its “Brilliant� extra-shiny molecular coating). Water repellent / Down-proof / Crunchy hands / Recycled polyester / Spun yarn stretch shell at Duksung / AntiUV


New Trend Textile

Maglificio Moderno 2 Emme Spa

Duksung P & T

New Trend Textile

Sanitized AG

Erictex Fashion

Fischtextiles

Bio-ceramic polythene and recycled polyester knits were key at Maglificio Moderna. Following the trend for dry hands, knits and jersey had micro-pique details and thermo-cool qualities. Second-skin knits had cozy appeal in exquisite silk and wool blends at Calamai. Mid layers contained acti-cotton and bamboo charcoal. Thermo-regulating / Elastane for extra comfort stretch / Quick drying / Bamboo yarns / Textural surfaces / Wicking / Fluid hands / “Green� recycled PET / Fresh dry / 100% performance cotton


Hwa Fune Industrial Co.

Seabreezs International Co.

Achievetex

Erictex Fashion

Concordia Textiles

Textile manufacturers have given yarn-dyed jacquard and dobby weaves fashion-forward updates via performance membrane laminations and bonding to fleece. Ultra lightweight 2.5-layer fabrics have playful patterns and printed laminates. Laminated breathable membranes and shower-proof coatings give added performance values to denim. PU laminations and prints / Reverse printed / UV protection / Coated / Breathable / Multilayer / Waterproof / Windproof


New Trend Textile

Quintenas Textile Solutions

Kolon Fashion Materials

Calamai Technical Fabrics by Becagli

Calamai Technical Fabrics by Becagli

Tai Hsu Internation

Performance fleeces emerge with luxurious hands and drape. At Quintenas, cashmere blends and bonded fleece to soft shells stand out, while silk blends are key at Calamai. Sublimation printing gives fashion appeal to offerings by New Trend Textile. Breathable / Windproof / Waterproof / Corn yarns / Quick-drying technologies


Erictex Fashion

Brespo

Everest Textile

Concordia Textiles

New Trend Textile

Achievetex

The technical suiting trend shows no sign of abating as the boundaries between business and pleasure continue to blur. Formal checks are breathable and waterproof, while multilayer woven soft shells have herringbone or twill patterns in sartorial colors like grey and blue. Coated / Multilayer / Laminated / Breathable / Waterproof / Sartorial weaves / Polyester / Embossed patterns / Thermo-regulating Smartheat technology from Duksung


New Trend Textile

Erictex Fashion

Maxland Sportswear Industrial

Maxland Sportswear Industrial

Concordia Textiles

Calamai Technical Fabrics by Becagli

Mills highlighted subtly textured jersey surfaces and laminated soft shells. New Trend Textile offered woven patterns, while Maxland Sportswear opted for textural laminations. Surface interest / Patterned / Laminations / Breathable / Wicking / UV protection / Multiple layers


Erictex Fashion

Lanificio Becagli SRL

Calamai Technical Fabrics by Becagli

Calamai Technical Fabrics by Becagli

Maxland Sportswear Industrial

First noted at Premiere Vision, mills are featuring cozy and brushed surfaces for activewear fabrics. At Everest, laminated knits have “Airpass� open cell membranes for extra softness and insulation, while Calamai features shearling-inspired reverse faces. Brushed fleeces come in noble yarn blends. Wind protection / Laminated stretch / Brushed surfaces / Quick-drying / Thermo-regulating


Dow Corning

Dow Corning

Dow Corning

Dow Corning

Dow Corning

After launching Deflexion in 2009, Dow Corning has reworked the material, rolling out two different versions that can withstand up to 50 washes. Silicon-coated mesh is conformable and breathable, while the extruded silicone version offers impact protection. Transfer printing and coating techniques are new developments, and materials are now stitchable. Breathable / Washable / Extruded silicone / Impact protection


Thermore Jacket by Advance

Thermore

Thermore

Winner of this year!s Performance Days award, Thermore Ecodown速 has a thermal resistance that changes with external weather conditions. Its superior 95% polyester, 5% sustainable fiber insulation has a soft touch similar to down, but is ultra lightweight and less bulky. Ultra lightweight / Thermoregulation / Environmentally conscious production / Machine washable / Wind protection


Pontetorto

Pontetorto

Pontetorto

Pontetorto

Pontetorto has developed a uniquely durable, ceramic particle coating that is highly resistant to abrasion. After successfully completing rigorous Martindale Abrasion testing, Pontetorto can now offer the coating on any of its articles. Ceramic coating / Abrasion resistant / Imperceptible to the eye / Durable / Nano particles


Offering complete services from fabric sourcing to finished garment production, Barco, a boutique technical sportswear manufacturer, featured innovative uses of performance fabrics in fully designed performance garments, showcasing curved zips, laser-cut fabric details and welded seams.


CALAMAI

CONCORDIA TEXTILES

QUINTENAS

www.calamai.it Alongside its windproof, laminated corduroy, Stylesight favorite Calamai featured its new “Techno Flock” velvet, which has a breathable membrane and water repellent surface, yet maintains a peach touch hand.

http://www.concordiatextiles.com Concordia Textiles showcased innovative fake leather that is 100% PA-embossed, breathable, waterproof and self-cleaning.

www.quintenas-ts.eu Borrowing from the luggage industry, Quintenas featured a permanent pleating technique. This “pinching” offers texture without compromising performance.

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