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28.01.2020

ISKO wows ISPO with market leading sportswear innovation.

The must-have fabrics platform for activewear and sportswear apparel, developed by ISKO, will be featuring in the Munich arena showcasing its Responsible Innovation™ approach resulting once more in groundbreaking performance properties.

ISKO returns once again to ISPO, Hall C1 – Booth 401, to present its pioneering innovation in the world of sportswear and activewear. The leading denim ingredient brand will be presenting the latest edition of ARQUAS™, the much-loved fabrics platform set to bring about an even more responsible era.

The must-have fabrics platform for activewear and sportswear apparel, developed by ISKO, will be featuring in the Munich arena showcasing its Responsible Innovation™ approach resulting once more in groundbreaking performance properties.

ISKO returns once again to ISPO, Hall C1 – Booth 401, to present its pioneering innovation in the world of sportswear and activewear. The leading denim ingredient brand will be presenting the latest edition of ARQUAS™, the much-loved fabrics platform set to bring about an even more responsible era.

Featuring 35 fabrics, most of which are made with certified recycled materials, ARQUAS™ 6.0 combines high-performance properties with the mill’s Responsible Innovation™ approach – a holistic vision based on creativity, competence and citizenship that constantly defines new standards.

Although many of the textile concepts included in the collection may have the look and hand feel of knitted fabrics, they are all woven, thus ensuring superior durability and greater recovery. Among the many qualities that come with ARQUAS™ 6.0, moisture management, UV and wind protection, heat retention, water and stain repellency stand out. Nylon, which is used for the first time in this edition, allows for super light woven and cozy outdoor fabrics, reversible and packable styles, as well as patented fabrics, such as 4 waystretch ISKO Blue Skin™ for a 360° elasticity. Finally, the collection offers super compact fabrics that are made suitable also for fully bonded garments with body shaping and high recovery properties.

To provide trailblazing inspiration to its customers, ISKO’s world-class design team have created both a men’s and women’s garment collection based on three lifestyles – active, outdoor and club sports.

ACTIVE: Ideal for a wide range of sports from yoga to fitness to running. Whether participating in highor low-impact activities, these fabrics perfectly fulfill the technical requirements of athleisure and performance-wear apparel.

OUTDOOR:
Fabrics that stand for superior comfort, durability, water repellency and breathability, protecting the wearer from the elements of nature in any kind of setting.

CLUB SPORTS:
From the perfect golf swing to a wild horse ride, essential features such as maximum flexibility, fit and performance make these the ultimate textile concepts for the sportswear market.

More information:
Isko ISPO Munich
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 TOPIC OF THE SEASON: Responsible Future (c) Premium Exhibitions GmbH
Alina Hahn, Marie Sandmann, Maren Wiebus, Damien Winpenny, Marie-Luise Patzelt
21.11.2019

TOPIC OF THE SEASON: Responsible Future

Sustainability is part of SEEK’s internal make-up and has always been part of the team and community experience. Over 80 sustainable brands make up the brand portfolio, including players like Veja, Dedicated and Kings of Indigo. Experts will be sharing their experiences on this market-defining topic as well, with a host of live podcasts, talks and panel discussions, and will be shaping SEEK’s programme of content.
 
BIG PLAYER: the new SEEK Culture

 

Sustainability is part of SEEK’s internal make-up and has always been part of the team and community experience. Over 80 sustainable brands make up the brand portfolio, including players like Veja, Dedicated and Kings of Indigo. Experts will be sharing their experiences on this market-defining topic as well, with a host of live podcasts, talks and panel discussions, and will be shaping SEEK’s programme of content.
 
BIG PLAYER: the new SEEK Culture

 
SEEK is Europe’s most successful trade show for pop, street and sneaker culture. This is where the key players meet, where the looks of tomorrow are showcased, modelled and retold, where classics are celebrated, authenticity rules the roost and where icons take their positions alongside shooting stars. SEEK is essential participation for anyone looking to curate a modern, youthful and relevant range.

The shift from a niche event to a large trade show is now complete with a new logo and campaign design. SEEK has emerged from its transformation to reveal that its content and visual look are as relevant as ever!  

Together with creative agencies Karl Anders and Haebmau, the SEEK team has been working for weeks on the brand’s new branding. The result: a visual concept with a strong message.

“The handshake is the right imagery and commitment to our stance and that of the SEEK community.”

“SEEK stands for strength and business just as much as for communality and good vibes! ‘Get Along’ articulates a feeling of agreement, of moving forward and getting to grips with things. We all want to shape a positive future for our industry – as partners and by joining forces.”, explains Fashion Director Maren Wiebus.

CREATIVE CONNECTION: Karl Anders and Haebmau
 
The Hamburg-based agency Karl Anders, which was established by Claudia Fischer-Appelt and Lars Kreyenhagen, was commissioned to come up with the creative concept and design language for the logo and campaign.

“With the new look we are entering a new era for SEEK as a brand. Lots of brands have chosen a design using Helvetica in recent years,” says Claudia Fischer-Appelt, Creative Director at Karl Anders. “We are now signalling a clear shift in another direction. Confident, bold and independent. With the logo we are inviting the viewer to play with the linear layout in their head; we are breaking viewing habits, making a statement and revving things up a gear. SEEK, there it is.”
 
The artwork is the result of a process of in-depth debate with the SEEK brand that took place over several weeks both within the team and also with the support of lifestyle agency Haebmau. Workshops, research and analyses ultimately led to a new, strong brand identity. SEEK is focussed on both established and new players and stands for the WE.

“I have known SEEK since it was in its infancy, so to me it was always like a little brother of the large, successful PREMIUM. Quirky and different, always interesting but somehow not quite so imposing,” says Markus Bublitz, Executive Creative Director at Haebmau. “SEEK today is more grown-up, confident and sharper. Thanks to its position in the market, which it has conquered over the years, it no longer needs to please everyone but can afford to be controversial. This can offer space for new, creative ideas.”

SEEK is edgy, clean-cut and unpolished.

We are all about statement design, new classics, denim and sportswear. SEEK is the trade show event for the fashion community. SEEK knows who calls the shots; it boosts sales and is the place for the next generation of decision-makers to get together. Unlike all the others, SEEK is unconventional and the antidote to boring.

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Premium Exhibitions GmbH

12.11.2019

ROICA™ partners infuse eco-smart technology into high performance functional stretch fabrics

ROICA™ smart innovations are The Sustainable fil rouge at Performance Days, the influential fair for innovations, trends, safety & durability and sourcing of fabrics and accessories in functional sportswear & athleisure. Leading fabrics manufacturers and nearly all the well-known sportswear and active clothing brands have chosen the company’s premium stretch fibers of the ROICA Eco-Smart™ family to create their ultimate collections combining comfort, movement and responsibility.

ROICA™ smart innovations are The Sustainable fil rouge at Performance Days, the influential fair for innovations, trends, safety & durability and sourcing of fabrics and accessories in functional sportswear & athleisure. Leading fabrics manufacturers and nearly all the well-known sportswear and active clothing brands have chosen the company’s premium stretch fibers of the ROICA Eco-Smart™ family to create their ultimate collections combining comfort, movement and responsibility.

“We are excited to see such a brilliant response from both manufacturers and brands which have decided to use our premium stretch sustainable fibers. We are excited because it really shows that sustainability is not only a marketing hype, but more and more literally interwoven into garments.” Says Shinohe Hiroaki, ROICA™ Chief Marketing Officer based in Germany.

The company’s partners empowering their ultimate collections with ROICA™ are CIFRA S.p.A. (IT), Maglificio Ripa S.p.A. (IT), M.I.T.I. S.p.A. (IT), Payen group ESF (FR), Piave Maitex S.r.l. (IT), SITIP S.p.A. (IT), Sofileta S.A.S (FR), Sportswear Argentona S.A. (ES), TINTEX Textiles S.A. (PT) and TVB GmbH (DE).

More information:
ROICA™ Performance Days
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GB Network Marketing & Communication

TINTEX @ Performance Days: 3 cutting-edge eco-performing innovations on show (c) TINTEX
Co.Lab collections: C.L.A.S.S., TINTEX, Becri, Confetil, Pedrosa & Rodrigues
05.11.2019

TINTEX @ Performance Days: 3 cutting-edge eco-performing innovations on show

  • A naturally advanced collection, a cutting-edge coloration technology, and a brand-new collaborative business model.
  • TINTEX stands out at PERFORMANCE DAYS, the functional fabric fair for the sourcing in sports, work and corporate wear.
  • Performance Days, Munich, November 13th -14th, 2019 –booth C08 / hall C1

The leading jersey manufacturer brings a new holistic and sustainable approach spun from the company’s DNA and woven in the mission to create Naturally Advanced fabrics.

  • A naturally advanced collection, a cutting-edge coloration technology, and a brand-new collaborative business model.
  • TINTEX stands out at PERFORMANCE DAYS, the functional fabric fair for the sourcing in sports, work and corporate wear.
  • Performance Days, Munich, November 13th -14th, 2019 –booth C08 / hall C1

The leading jersey manufacturer brings a new holistic and sustainable approach spun from the company’s DNA and woven in the mission to create Naturally Advanced fabrics.

The WEME collection - A/W 20/21
The new statement collection goes beyond intellectual and spiritual individual needs to embrace a communal vision blurring ‘we’ and ‘me’, ‘conscious’ and unconscious’, responsible innovation and creativity. Developed around the concept sub-collections ID, Superego and EGO, the range comes in electric and active tones and combines smart ingredients and processes to drive innovation by harnessing the company’s unique dyeing and finishing expertise.

The new fabrics are made from a mix of new generation fibers that enhance free movement such as REFIBRA™ by Lenzing, Q-NOVA® by Fulgar and the unique GRS certified premium stretch ROICA™ EF.  The smartcel™ powered ID sub-collection is defined by striped structures that simulate flaws on initially smooth and perfected surfaces and provides soothing, anti-inflammatory effects thanks to the inclusion of zinc oxide, provides soothing, anti-inflammatory effects. The “EGO” selection comes in rich purples, calm lilacs and feminine yellows and features natural fibers such as organic wool. The “Superego” is available in unique styles and colours, achieved thanks to Colorzen® and the Naturally Clean® finishing. Together these enhance the natural beauty of cotton and cellulosics eliminating harsh treatments and optimizing clean surfaces with vivid colors, and an exquisitely smooth hand feel. Transformed materials take such as ECOTEC® by Marchi&Fildi take the lead saving up to 77.9% in water compared with regular cottons.

COLORAU®
TINTEX’ cutting edge color technology which received the Sustainable Solution award in the May 2019 edition of Techtextil debuts in Munich. COLORAU®  was created with a Portuguese consortium constituted by premium realities and gives life to responsibly colored fabrics with antimicrobial properties, using natural dyes extracted from different types of natural plants resources that do not use salt in the production.

COLORAU® uses only compounds of natural origin such as thyme, boldo, peppermint, chestnut and gambier in the production of functional and sustainable textiles in a variety of fibers such as cotton, lyocell and wool. An eco-efficient and low temperature surface treatment improves the affinity between the textile substrate and these natural compounds. The technology features a selection of “performing” extracts for appropriate color fastness to light and washing as well as color durability and antimicrobial functionality.

CO.LAB

TINTEX is proud to announce CO.LAB, a smart and collaborative business model and a totally new supply chain developed in coordination and with the support of C.L.A.S.S.. The first sustainable and PETA-Approved collections are 100% traceable without compromising on quality and style. As co-leader and founding actor, TINTEX has invited Becri, Confetil and Pedrosa & Rodrigues, 3 leading companies, each producing specialized garment styles. The new collections are:

  1. The ECOPERFORMER by TINTEX with Confetil collection meets the values of millennials and generation Z consumers. Sustainable, multitasking, gender neutral and designed to fit contemporary urban lifestyle. The collection comprises modern soft sports garment with fully transparent innovation values. The range flexes its muscles with the best sustainable and high-performative materials for comfort, ease and style. All selected fabrics are PeTA APPROVED VEGAN. Designed to win.
  2. ‘LEGACY H20’ by TINTEX with Becri is 100% traceable and focuses on responsible water-management.
  3. ‘SENSING SMARTS’ by TINTEX with Pedrosa & Rodrigues, a next-to-skin soft and sensual range of materials enhancing wellbeing and comfort while harnessing an innovative and responsible way of using chemical products for a greener and safest future.
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GB Network Marketing & Communication

"AGAIN" by PIAVE MAITEX with ROICA™ EF © ROICA™
"AGAIN" by PIAVE MAITEX with ROICA™ EF
30.10.2019

Performance Days: ROICA™ partners infuse eco-smart technology into high performance functional stretch fabrics

  • Performance Days: November 13th-14th 2019, Munich, Germany

Munich – ROICA™ smart innovations are The Sustainable fil rouge at Performance Days, the influential fair for innovations, trends, safety & durability and sourcing of fabrics and accessories in functional sportswear & athleisure.

  • Performance Days: November 13th-14th 2019, Munich, Germany

Munich – ROICA™ smart innovations are The Sustainable fil rouge at Performance Days, the influential fair for innovations, trends, safety & durability and sourcing of fabrics and accessories in functional sportswear & athleisure. Leading fabrics manufacturers and nearly all the well-known sportswear and active clothing brands have chosen the company’s premium stretch fibers of the ROICA Eco-Smart™ family to create their ultimate collections combining comfort, movement and responsibility.

“We are excited to see such a brilliant response from both manufacturers and brands which have decided to use our premium stretch sustainable fibers. We are excited because it really shows that sustainability is not only a marketing hype, but more and more literally interwoven into garments.” Says Shinohe Hiroaki, ROICA™ Chief Marketing Officer based in Germany.  

The company’s partners empowering their ultimate collections with ROICA™ are CIFRA S.p.A. (IT), Maglificio Ripa S.p.A. (IT), M.I.T.I. S.p.A. (IT), Payen group ESF (FR), Piave Maitex S.r.l. (IT), SITIP S.p.A. (IT), Sofileta S.A.S (FR), Sportswear Argentona S.A. (ES), TINTEX Textiles S.A. (PT) and TVB GmbH (DE).

ROICA Eco-SmartTM Family

  • “The certified and hyper-performing family features two responsibly made yarns with outstanding stretch performances that give free rein to designers’ creativity and provides the highest stretch ability while complying to the most-cutting edge sustainable standards.” adds Shinohe.
  • The GRS - Global Recycled Standard - certified ROICA™ EF is made with 58% of pre-consumer recycled content. GRS guarantees its sustainable mission with a certification by the influential Textile Exchange*, one of the most known and recognized global standards in the market.
  • The ROICA™ V550 proudly breaks down without releasing harmful substance under the testing environment according to Hohenstein Environmental Compatibility certification. Made and engineered by Asahi Kasei R&D team, and produced in ROICA™ German plant only, the yarn offers additional and relevant circular economy advantages linked to material health as proved by a Gold Level Material Health Certificate by the Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Institute for a safe and biological end of life cycle
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GB Network Marketing & Communication

Mit hoher Schweißnahtfestigkeit und Langzeit-Temperaturbeständigkeit bis 230°C bietet Vydyne® XHT die richtigen Leistungseigenschaften für Bauteile im Motorraum, wie integrierte Lufteinlassverteiler. (c) Ascend Performance Materials APMPR038
Mit hoher Schweißnahtfestigkeit und Langzeit-Temperaturbeständigkeit bis 230°C bietet Vydyne® XHT die richtigen Leistungseigenschaften für Bauteile im Motorraum, wie integrierte Lufteinlassverteiler.
17.09.2019

Ascend stellt seine neuen Produkte Vydyne® XHT, LCPA und HTPA auf der K 2019 vor

HOUSTON – Ascend Performance Materials kündigte heute die Markteinführung mehrerer neuer Spezial-Polyamide auf der K 2019 an, um den wachsenden Anforderungen seiner Kunden zu begegnen. Unter den neuen Produkten befinden sich langkettigen Polyamide, Vydyne® XHT und neue hochtemperatur Polyamide.

HOUSTON – Ascend Performance Materials kündigte heute die Markteinführung mehrerer neuer Spezial-Polyamide auf der K 2019 an, um den wachsenden Anforderungen seiner Kunden zu begegnen. Unter den neuen Produkten befinden sich langkettigen Polyamide, Vydyne® XHT und neue hochtemperatur Polyamide.

Vydyne XHT, ein neues Portfolio aus hitzestabilisiertem Polyamid 66 und Copolymeren, ist widerstandsfähig gegenüber Langzeittemperaturen von bis zu 230°C. Durch eine Kombination aus speziellen Polymerverbindungen und einer mehrstufigen Wärmestabilisierungstechnologie erweitern XHT-Produkte die Grenzen der Temperaturbeständigkeit – ohne Einbußen bei der Verarbeitbarkeit, Beständigkeit und den mechanischen Eigenschaften, für die PA66 bekannt ist.

„Bei Motoren mit unterschiedlichen Leistungen und Drehmomenten, sind konstante Werte bei hohen Temperaturen für Anwendungen unter der Motorhaube unverzichtbar“, so Vikram Gopal, Senior Vice President für Technologie bei Ascend. „Vydyne XHT wurde von uns entwickelt, um unseren Kunden, die sich heute mit unzureichender Leistung in einem engen Betriebsbereich begnügen müssen, eine Alternative zu bieten.“

Das Portfolio von Vydyne XHT umfasst vier glasgefüllte Typen, die sich optimal für anspruchsvolle Anwendungen im Automobilbereich wie Ladeluftkühler, Luftansaugkrümmer, Abgasrückführung und Resonatoren eignen. Alle XHT-Typen bieten ein ausgezeichnetes Fließverhalten und eignen sich als Regranulat, wodurch überschüssiges Material wiederaufbereitet und die Produktionseffizienz gesteigert werden kann.

Ascend stellt außerdem ein neues Produktportfolio aus den langkettigen Polyamiden PA610 und PA612 vor. Mit ihrer geringen Feuchtigkeitsaufnahme und einer hohen Beständigkeit gegenüber Chemikalien und UV-Strahlung eignen sich die langkettigen Polyamiden für eine Vielzahl von Anwendungen, darunter Monofilamente, Batterieabdichtungen, Kabelbinder, Automobilkühlsysteme, Kraftstoffanschlüsse sowie Sportartikel.

„Unsere Kunden sind Innovationstreiber und sehen steigende Anforderungen in ihren jeweiligen Branchen“, so Phil McDivitt, Präsident und Vorstandsvorsitzender bei Ascend. „Für größte Zuverlässigkeit, Funktionalität und Flexibilität bauen wir unsere vertikale Integration und starke Stellung im Bereich PA66 aus, um diese Innovationen zu ermöglichen“.

Zusätzlich werden die Aktivitäten des Unternehmens im Bereich der Hochtemperatur-Polyamide ausgebaut. Die neuen Produkte des HTPA-Portfolios von Ascend bieten als Metallersatz und für Hochtemperaturanwendungen im Automobilbereich höhere Festigkeit, Steifigkeit und Temperatur- und Chemikalienbeständigkeit.

Auf der vom 16. bis 23. Oktober in Düsseldorf stattfindenden K 2019 werden Vertriebs, als auch technische Expertern am Stand von Ascend (6A07) anwesend sein.

ROICA™ Infuses Eco-Smart Technology into High Performance Stretch at EUROBIKE © GB Network Marketing & Communication
04.09.2019

ROICA™ Infuses Eco-Smart Technology into High Performance Stretch at EUROBIKE

  • Committed To Making a Better World

EUROBIKE, the world’s leading trade fair for the cycling industry, will include ROICA™ smart innovations into the race. Cycle retailers, brands and manufacturers will discover ROICA™ premium stretch that provides comfort and movement as it energizes.

  • Committed To Making a Better World

EUROBIKE, the world’s leading trade fair for the cycling industry, will include ROICA™ smart innovations into the race. Cycle retailers, brands and manufacturers will discover ROICA™ premium stretch that provides comfort and movement as it energizes.

Spearheading the premium stretch market, ROICA™ partners’ materials elevate new standards for high-tech performance that can enhance cycling products to compete responsibly. ROICA™ partners excite you as they show a fantastic range of stretch essentials for cycling clothing, gear, and apparel that offer solid performance perks.

Most importantly, visit ROICA™ partners at EUROBIKE to learn about their ongoing commitment to responsible innovation and creativity by experiencing their advanced responsible developments made with the ROICA Eco-SmartTM Family.

The ROICA Eco-Smart™ family offers two responsible made yarns with outstanding stretch performances that give free rein to designers’ creativity and guarantees the highest quality while complying to the most-cutting edge sustainable standards.

  • The ROICA™ EF– GRS (Global Recycled Standard) certified - is made with 58% of pre-consumer recycled content. GRS guarantees its sustainable mission with a certification by the influential Textile Exchange*, one of the most known and recognized global players in the market.
  • The ROICA™ V550   Indeed, it proudly breaks down without releasing harmful substance under the testing environment according to Hohenstein Environmental Compatibility certification. Made and engineered by Asahi Kasei R&D team, and produced in ROICA™ German plant only, the yarn offers additional and relevant circular economy advantages linked to material health as proved by a Gold Level Material Health Certificate by the Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Institute for a safe and biological end of life cycle.

Witness ROICA™ partners as leaders in high-tech performance fabrics for the world of sports for riders that want to stand out. See, feel, imagine and learn why choosing ROICA™ is a winning decision. View the unbeatable collection of well-constructed fabric

  • M.I.T.I. SpA (IT), Hall/Stand No. A7-215 partner with ROICA™ since the very beginning, develops and creates from more than 85 years, innovative stretch warp knitted fabrics for high performance sports.
  • Payen – ESF (FR), Hall/Stand No. A7 / A7-219, committed to develop durable performant solutions chooses ROICA Resistance™ range of high-tech protection stretch functions.
  • Piave Maitex (IT), Hall/Stand No. A7-123 presents AGAIN, the new smart and technically advanced line able to balance performances and sustainable features, formed of highly performing jerseys. Two premium sustainable ingredients have been involved for the creation of AGAIN: Global Recycled Standard (GRS) owned by Textile Exchange - premium stretch fiber ROICA™ EF and perPETual high quality sustainable polyester born from a cost-effective process that reverses engineer consumer waste PET bottles.
  • SITIP SpA (IT), Hall/Stand No. A7-213 creates high-tech innovative sports fabrics that are made in Italy including BeHot fabric constructed with ROICA™, providing a new dimension to active performance.
  • Sportwear Argentona S.A. (ES) Hall/Stand No. A7-322 based in Spain, these leaders in high-tech tech, optimal performance sports fabrics create specialized structures for all facets of sports including high comfort, elastic and performance.
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GB Network Marketing & Communication

Screen capture of Archroma’s video on Archroma's Fast Sport based on Foron® SP-WF, a range of high wet-fast disperse dyes for sportswear and active wear applications. © Archroma
10.07.2019

ARCHROMA: New Range for High Wet-Fast Color in Sportswear

Reinach, Switzerland  - Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, recently launched at the ITMA exhibition its new Foron® SP-WF, a range of high wet-fast disperse dyes for sportswear and active wear applications.

Reinach, Switzerland  - Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, recently launched at the ITMA exhibition its new Foron® SP-WF, a range of high wet-fast disperse dyes for sportswear and active wear applications.

The Foron® SP-WF dyes are especially suited for the coloration of polyester fibers and microfibers, and polyester/elastane blends, in exhaustion application.
The Foron® SP-WF dyes were developed in compliance with “The Archroma Way: safe, efficient, enhanced, it’s our nature”. The approach finds its origin in Archroma’s deep belief that it is possible to make the textile industry sustainable, economically and ecologically.

The new product is at the core of Archroma's Fast Sport, a coloration system for polyester knitted sportswear, providing the best fastness in the shortest possible time with a reduced environmental footprint.
The Foron® SP-WF range which includes primary and ternary color grades has been developed to fulfil the high color wet fastness and performance requirements of sportswear manufacturers and brands.
Moreover, the core ternary color grades enable deep shades at lower dyeing temperatures on sensitive polyester/elastane fabrics without causing excessive fiber damage, saving energy resources and meeting the high fastness demand of leading brand companies.

When using Foron® SP-WF dyes as part of the Fast Sport system, manufacturers can in many cases have the potential to significantly reduce their consumption of time, energy, chemical, and water, as well as their CO2 emissions.

“We see a growing demand for apparel in the sportswear and active wear segment, reinforced with the now installed athleisure trend,” says Mark Dohmen, Head of Archroma’s Competence Center Automotive and Synthetic Dyes. “Consumers want deep color that stays put on the fiber and brands are defining their requirements accordingly. With our Foron® SP-WF, we can offer to manufacturers of sportswear textiles a solution that combines high levels of wet fastness with high productivity and low resource consumption. Because it’s our nature!”

More information:
Archroma Sportswear Fibers
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Archroma

Breuninger launcht Pop-Up Store in Kooperation mit Sneaker- Reseller 7 Perplex von Philipp Kassel (c) Hojabr Riahi
07.06.2019

Breuninger launcht Pop-Up Store in Kooperation mit Sneaker- Reseller 7 Perplex von Philipp Kassel

  • Ab sofort wird die Breuninger Premium-Abteilung für eine Woche zum Paradies für Sneaker-Fans

Adidas Yeezy, Nike x Off-White sowie weitere begehrte und seltene Nike-Kollaborationen bietet Philipp Kassel auf der Pop-Up Fläche seines Onlineshops 7 Perplex exklusiv an.

  • Ab sofort wird die Breuninger Premium-Abteilung für eine Woche zum Paradies für Sneaker-Fans

Adidas Yeezy, Nike x Off-White sowie weitere begehrte und seltene Nike-Kollaborationen bietet Philipp Kassel auf der Pop-Up Fläche seines Onlineshops 7 Perplex exklusiv an.

„Die Kooperation ermöglicht unseren Kunden, limitierte und heiß begehrte Sneaker-Modelle zu shoppen. Wir freuen uns sehr, dass wir gemeinsam mit Philipp Kassel und seinem innovativen Geschäftsmodell 7 Perplex eine Pop-Up-Fläche in unserer Premium-Abteilung bespielen können“, so Andreas Rebbelmund, Geschäftsführer Breuninger Düsseldorf.

KayOne, Fler, Mike Singer, Leon Löwentraut und zahlreiche weitere Promis und Influencer gehören bereits zu den treuen Kunden des Sneaker-Enthusiasten. Der 25-jährige Student Philipp Kassel hatte bereits vor Jahren die Idee zum eigenen Sneaker Onlineshop. „Nachdem ich bei einem Konzert von Kanye West sein eigenes Schuhmodell sah, versuchte ich den Sneaker überall im Netz zu finden. Das war deutlich schwieriger und teurer, als ich dachte. Deshalb habe ich ein Vertriebsmodell entwickelt, um Sneaker auch nach Verkaufsstart zu marktorientierten Preisen anbieten zu können“, erzählt Philipp Kassel. 2017 gründete er 7 Perplex und besorgt seitdem die Sneaker-Raritäten für seine Kunden und prüft diese dabei genaustens auf ihre Echtheit.

Die limitierten Sneakermodelle sind bis Freitag, den 15. Juni, in der Premium-Abteilung im 3. OG bei Breuninger erhältlich. 7 Perplex Gründer Philipp Kassel ist für den gesamten Zeitraum vor Ort und berät seine Kunden beim Sneakerkauf.

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PR + Presseagentur Textschwester
Strategische Lifestyle-Kommunikation

So kaufen Sportler ein - Umfrage zum Kaufverhalten von Freizeitsportlern (c) Messe München GmbH
11.04.2019

So kaufen Sportler ein - Umfrage zum Kaufverhalten von Freizeitsportlern

  • ISPO befragte 2.783 Sportler zu ihrem Kaufverhalten
  • Mehrheit der Käufer informiert sich online
  • Auszeichnungen und technische Labels als Entscheidungskriterium
  • Nachhaltigkeit als Kaufkriterium

Die Sportartikelindustrie boomt: Laut dem Research-Unternehmen Trefis klettert der globale Umsatz von Sportausrüstung 2018 auf über 174 Milliarden Dollar. Doch durch welche Impulse treffen Konsumenten ihre finale Kaufentscheidung?

  • ISPO befragte 2.783 Sportler zu ihrem Kaufverhalten
  • Mehrheit der Käufer informiert sich online
  • Auszeichnungen und technische Labels als Entscheidungskriterium
  • Nachhaltigkeit als Kaufkriterium

Die Sportartikelindustrie boomt: Laut dem Research-Unternehmen Trefis klettert der globale Umsatz von Sportausrüstung 2018 auf über 174 Milliarden Dollar. Doch durch welche Impulse treffen Konsumenten ihre finale Kaufentscheidung? In einer europaweiten Umfrage hat ISPO 2.783 Sportbegeisterte dazu befragt. Deutlich erkennbar ist die Relevanz der digitalen Medien. Auszeichnungen, technische Labels bekannter Produkttechnologien und Nachhaltigkeitsaspekte sind für Konsumenten die wichtigsten Kriterien beim Kauf neuer Sport- und Outdoor-Produkte.

Die Mehrheit der europäischen Freizeitsportler informiert sich am liebsten online über neue Produkte und Sporttrends und kauft auch gerne dort. Auszeichnungen wie der ISPO Award und technische Labels bekannter Produkttechnologien, beispielsweise Gore-Tex oder Vibram, sind dabei ein wichtiges Entscheidungskriterium. Ebenfalls ausschlaggebend für den Kauf sind die Langlebigkeit und Reparaturmöglichkeiten der Produkte.

Produktauszeichnungen geben Sportlern Orientierung auf dem Sportmarkt und zeichnen besonders innovative und hochwertige Produkte aus. Preise und Awards sowie Labels zu Produkttechnologien und nachhaltigen Aspekten wie bluesign dienen Herstellern und Verkäufern als Verkaufsargumente. Dennoch ist wenig bekannt darüber, wie diese Qualitätsmerkmale wirken, welchen Einfluss sie auf das Kaufverhalten von Sportlern haben.

Um Antworten auf diese Fragen zu finden, befragte ISPO 2.783 aktive Sportler zu ihrem Entscheidungsprozess beim Kauf neuer Sportartikel. Das Gros der Teilnehmer ist sportlich sehr aktiv und entsprechend mit der Materie vertraut: 79 Prozent betreiben mindestens zweimal pro Woche Sport, knapp die Hälfte davon sogar mehr als dreimal. Die Befragten kommen hauptsächlich aus Deutschland (29 Prozent), Italien (17 Prozent), UK (17 Prozent) und Frankreich (16 Prozent).

Aktive Sportler sind besonders präsent in den sozialen Medien

Zunächst wollte ISPO wissen, wo und wie sich Sportler über neue Produkte und Trends informieren. 60 Prozent der Befragten nutzen dafür Social Media-Plattformen. Das sind mehr als doppelt so viele wie der Durchschnitt der deutschen Bevölkerung (Quelle: Faktenkontor, 2017).

Weitere Online-Quellen sind ebenfalls hoch im Kurs, vor allem Web-Portale (42 Prozent), Google (41 Prozent) und Online-Magazine (36 Prozent). Abseits der digitalen Welt tauschen sich 48 Prozent mit Ihren Freunden über die Geschehnisse in der Szene aus. Auch beim gewählten Kanal für den Kauf teilt sich die Gruppe: 41 Prozent gaben an, ihr neuestes Sportprodukt im stationären Handel gekauft zu haben, 51 Prozent online (36 Prozent über Desktop/Laptop und 15 Prozent über Mobile Devices).

Neues Sport-Equipment motiviert – 80 Prozent planen Neuanschaffung

Insgesamt 68 Prozent der Befragten lassen sich durch neu erworbene Sportprodukte zum aktiven Sporttreiben motivieren. 33 Prozent bleiben durch neues Equipment sogar langfristig sportlich aktiv, 35 Prozent erfahren zumindest einen kurzfristigen Motivationsschub.

Relevanz von Auszeichnungen und technischen Labels beim Produktkauf

72 Prozent der Befragten gaben an, beim Kauf neuer Sportprodukte besonders auf Auszeichnungen und technische Labels zu achten. Zweitwichtigstes Kriterium ist die, von 54 Prozent genannte, Empfehlung von Freunden. 33 Prozent der Befragten lassen sich durch Tests und Magazine inspirieren. Dabei steigt der Einfluss von Labels und Auszeichnungen weiter an: Für fast die Hälfte der Befragten (46 Prozent) haben sie in den letzten Jahren an Relevanz gewonnen. Die Befragten ordnen Artikel mit entsprechenden Auszeichnungen, wie auch der ISPO Award, als hochwertiger ein und schreiben ihnen eine höhere Funktionalität zu als anderen Produkten.

Sportler kaufen gerne nachhaltig

Auch die Lebensdauer eines Sportartikels wird als Qualitätsmerkmal wahrgenommen und ist für drei Viertel der Befragten ein wichtiges Kaufkriterium. 37 Prozent achten zudem darauf, ob es entsprechende Ersatzteile bzw. Reparaturmöglichkeiten gibt, um kleinere Verschleißerscheinungen zu beheben. Diese Zahlen sind nicht zuletzt wohl auch ein Ergebnis der starken Präsenz von Nachhaltigkeitsthemen in der Branche.

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ISPO Munich baut internationales Retail-Programm aus (c) Messe München
11.12.2018

ISPO Munich baut internationales Retail-Programm aus

  • "Altogether to Munich"

Das Retail-Programm "Altogether to Munich" unterstützt ab sofort Sportfachhändler aus Großbritannien, Italien, Spanien, Österreich, Polen, der Schweiz und Skandinavien bei der Messeplanung für die ISPO Munich und vor Ort. Das Rundum-Sorglos-Paket beinhaltet von der Registrierung und Hotelbuchung bis zur Vereinbarung von Gesprächsterminen und Messerundgängen in Landessprache alles, was Sportfachhändler brauchen, um sich einen Marktüberblick auf der Weltleitmesse des Sports Business zu verschaffen.

  • "Altogether to Munich"

Das Retail-Programm "Altogether to Munich" unterstützt ab sofort Sportfachhändler aus Großbritannien, Italien, Spanien, Österreich, Polen, der Schweiz und Skandinavien bei der Messeplanung für die ISPO Munich und vor Ort. Das Rundum-Sorglos-Paket beinhaltet von der Registrierung und Hotelbuchung bis zur Vereinbarung von Gesprächsterminen und Messerundgängen in Landessprache alles, was Sportfachhändler brauchen, um sich einen Marktüberblick auf der Weltleitmesse des Sports Business zu verschaffen. Das Programm erweitert den "Club ISPO France", der bereits seit fünf Jahren Händler aus Frankreich mit Partnern und Ausstellern vernetzt. Die ISPO Munich findet von 3. bis 6. Februar statt.

Mehr als zwei Drittel der Besucher, die jedes Jahr auf die ISPO Munich kommen, haben einen Bezug zum Handel. Die einzige Multisegment-Messe im Sports Business ist für Einzel- und Großhändler, Handelsvertreter und Distributoren aus der ganzen Welt die wichtigste Plattform, um sich über Marktentwicklungen, Innovationen und Trends in der Sportwelt zu informieren und sich mit Geschäftspartnern auszutauschen.

"Altogether to Munich" unterstreicht die Internationalität der ISPO Munich

Um internationalen Händlern den Zugang zur ISPO Munich zu erleichtern, bietet das Retail-Programm ab sofort zusätzlich Sportfachhändlern aus Großbritannien, Italien, Österreich, Spanien, Polen, der Schweiz und Skandinavien ein umfangreiches Paket für ihren Messebesuch in München. Neben der Unterstützung bei allen Anreiseformalitäten bringt die Initiative Ansprechpartner von Marken, Händlern und Distributionen zusammen, zeigt Best-Practises-Shops auf einer Retail-Tour durch die bayerische Landeshauptstadt und sorgt mit einem Abendprogramm für eine zusätzliche Netzwerk-Plattform. Darüber hinaus dient eine jeweils länderspezifische Online-Plattform zur einfacheren Terminvereinbarung und zum Networking im Vorfeld der Messe. Das Händlerprogramm hat sich für den französischen Fachhandel bereits bewährt. 2018 kamen mehr als 600 Teilnehmer über den "Club ISPO France" nach München.

Markus Hefter, Projektleitgruppenleiter der ISPO Munich: „Die Initiative ist sowohl für Aussteller als auch Händler ein Gewinn. Während Marken und Hersteller die Präsenz des internationalen Fachhandels als wichtigste Besuchergruppe schätzen, erhalten teilnehmende Händler einen Zugang in Landesprache und können sich Dank der Organisation im Vorfeld optimal auf Ihren Messebesuch vorbereiten.“

Um zusätzlich den Charakter der ISPO Munich als Handelsplattform zu unterstreichen, wurde die Ticketstruktur für Sportfachhändler optimiert. Das online gebuchte Händlerticket kostet ab 2019 nur noch 19 Euro. Weitere Informationen zur Preisstruktur sind online zu finden. ISPO Munich macht die Zukunft des Sports Business erlebbar Die ISPO Munich bietet neben einen Ausblick auf Innovationen und Trends alljährlich den Blick über den Tellerrand. Da auch im Sports Business die Digitalisierung immer bedeutender wird, widmet sich ISPO verstärkt digitalen Trends, auch für den Retail-Bereich. Mit der ISPO Digitize wurde eine Plattform geschaffen, auf der sich unter anderem Sportfachhändler von digitalen Vorreitern inspirieren lassen können und digitale Retail-Technologien zum Anfassen präsentiert bekommen. Während der ISPO Munich findet die ISPO Digitize in Halle C6 statt.

Für Internationalität und Wissenstransfer sorgt zudem die ISPO Academy. Sie ist mit einem umfangreichen Konferenzprogramm auf der ISPO Munich vertreten und bietet ganzjährig Konferenzen, Seminare und online wie offline Trainingsprogramme für das Sports Business an. Zusätzlich greift die ISPO Academy auf lokalen Konferenzen etwa in Frankreich, Korea, Japan, Brasilien, Polen oder der Schweiz Themen auf, die einzelne Märkte bewegen.

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Messe München

(c) ROICA™
03.12.2018

ROICA™ Premium Stretch Sustainable Innovations @ ISPO Brandnew Village

PMsExciting news out of ISPO Munich, this year ROICA™ premium stretch innovations will be showcased within ISPO Brandnew, the biggest platform for sporty startups worldwide. The ROICA™ booth will have a new centralized position at ISPO Munich, with an even more centralal position, to lead the way toward responsible innovation. Make certain to visit the fantastic new collections created by ROICA™ partners that combine; function and contemporary values for the modern customer.

PMsExciting news out of ISPO Munich, this year ROICA™ premium stretch innovations will be showcased within ISPO Brandnew, the biggest platform for sporty startups worldwide. The ROICA™ booth will have a new centralized position at ISPO Munich, with an even more centralal position, to lead the way toward responsible innovation. Make certain to visit the fantastic new collections created by ROICA™ partners that combine; function and contemporary values for the modern customer. Asahi Kasei, the leader in sustainable stretch guaranteed to wow ISPO attendees with the ROICA Eco-Smart™ family, an innovative range of the world's first responsibly made premium stretch fibers.
ROICA™ smart yarns are focused perfectly on responsible performance for the active sportswear, swimwear and athleisure categories. ROICA™ proudly presents sustainable solutions boasting impressive certifications:

  • Global Recycled Standard (GRS) owned by Textile Exchange
  • Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Gold Level for Material Health and Hohenstein Environment Compatibility Certificate - ROICA™ breaks down without releasing harmful substances.

ROICA™ will present The Modern Wardrobe concept in well-defined categories at ISPO:

  • ROICA™ WARDROBE, fashion collections for Summer 2019 with beautiful premium stretch solutions.
  • ROICA™ INNOVATION GALLERY, the latest textile performance innovations from partner mills that inspire creativityA rich fabric range that includes revolutionary ROICA Eco-Smart™ family of stretch fibers that are sustainably designed and the unique ROICA Feel Good™ family that promises a new level of well-being
  • ROICA™ CLOSET: new garment designs from our experimental lab that highlight functional ROICA™ families.
  • ROICA™ NOVELTIES DISPLAY, discover the latest ROICA™ innovations.
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ROICA™ ISPO Munich
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GB Network Marketing & Communication

Metalbottoni strengthens its partnerships with northern Europe thanks to its green range. (c) Metalbottoni SPA
23.10.2018

Metalbottoni strengthens its partnerships with northern Europe thanks to its green range.

  • At Kingpins Show Amsterdam (24-25 October) the new “Committed Accessories” dedicated to denim take centre stage.

For the appointment with the exhibition dedicated to denim Metalbottoni focuses on its new range of increasingly green accessories which have captured the attention of the northern European brands most attentive to sustainability in the world of jeans and elsewhere. A range of proposals which, in recent months, has progressed remarkably, following the rules established by the corporate responsibility protocol called NO IMPACT.

  • At Kingpins Show Amsterdam (24-25 October) the new “Committed Accessories” dedicated to denim take centre stage.

For the appointment with the exhibition dedicated to denim Metalbottoni focuses on its new range of increasingly green accessories which have captured the attention of the northern European brands most attentive to sustainability in the world of jeans and elsewhere. A range of proposals which, in recent months, has progressed remarkably, following the rules established by the corporate responsibility protocol called NO IMPACT.

This is a responsible approach underlined by the promise “Committed Accessories”, but also a strategic choice with a view to approaching those markets which so far have appeared to be most keen on the subject, for example northern Europe, Benelux and the United States, California in particular. This means that Metalbottoni is acting with increasing assertiveness on those scenarios where it has been present for a long time, in order to increase the segments depth, intercepting new ones, thanks to its wide-ranging eco-compatible proposal.

NO IMPACT: “Committed Accessories” expanded

It is the constant search for sustainable innovation that reveals the extent of the progress made over the past few months by Metalbottoni. For the Kingpins Show exhibition, there are many novelties in store from the company, extending its range in terms of sustainability. Firstly, there is the new MONSTER line eco-processing, special for pure denim, which – apart from metal – includes new material solutions developed through high-profile collaborations.

Also the LEATHER ACCESSORIES line is extending its range of sustainable materials. The line of tags and rear waistband labels is enhanced through interpretations based on two new eco-friendly materials: recycled jacron and cork. For denim designed to be 100% green, also in accessories. Sustainable proposals are increasingly integrated throughout the Metalbottoni range, for example the new glossy and satin finishing developed for the line LABORA on exclusive metal accessories.

Partnerships with brands from northern Europe: Bik Bok and Kings of Indigo

One of the most important collaboration in sustainable fashion is the one with the Norwegian brand Bik Bok. The brand that was founded in 1973 dedicated to young women, today offer accessible trend driven fashion through a network of over 200 single-brand stores in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Austria. The brand has since 2017 chosen to use only BCI (Better Cotton Initiative) certified cotton for their in house premium denim brand Never Denim. For Never Denim Metalbottoni has realized a series of jeans buttons and personalized rivets, all entirely produced according to the NO IMPACT protocol; which means recycled raw materials, no use of chemical agents, through processing and machinery that minimize the use of water and electricity, resulting 100% from photovoltaic panels. All these features are part of a capsule developed for the new AW 2018 collection for Never Denim entirely made with Fair Trade certified cotton. Thanks to this project, the No Impact becomes an integral part of a collection that is aimed at a very large, young and aware public.

Another important brand which has chosen the new NO IMPACT metal accessories is Kings Of Indigo, the Dutch denim mill which is presenting top-quality jeans, inspired by traditional American style, combined with Japanese attention to detail, which today has as many 250 authorised dealers in 12 countries, with a very strong focus on northern Europe.

More and more sportswear for the new Monster SS 2020 collection

The great Metalbottoni classic dedicated to denim confirms the trend of strongly merging with the world of sportswear. The MONSTER line introduces the style developments of the SS 2020 season, with the range being more and more influenced by technical and sports interpretations, alongside sustainable production processes based on the NO IMPACT protocol. The new MONSTER proposals include items made of non-metal material, using sustainable processes, of natural origin and 100% biodegradable; these accessories are similar in appearance to traditional polyester, interpreted in a responsible way, developed through a series of special and unique effects. Also the button, rivet and small plate range has been restyled, having always been the core of the MONSTER line. Today the number of solutions available increases  hanks to new vintage finishing, developed on metal accessories, which are also totally green. “The denim world is moving in a clear direction: that of sustainability.” says Maria Teresa Ricciardo, Creative Director at Metalbottoni, “This is true in particular for some markets, which are strategic for us, and where we are proving increasingly successful, thanks to constant product and process research from a green  perspective, which Metalbottoni today is able to offer within the framework of the NO IMPACT pathway which we have been pursuing for a long time”.

(c) ROICA
19.10.2018

ROICA™ Partners Showcase ROICA Eco-Smart™ family at MarediModa, the Trade Fair dedicated to Beachwear Fabrics and Accessories

November 6th through 8th at MarediModa, gain insight into ROICA™ premium partners as they showcase their latest collections. A wide-range of offerings that include innovations using ROICA™ Eco-Smart™ family, the responsible choice. The premium stretch fiber, produced by Asahi Kasei, innovations that meet contemporary business needs and consumer desires for garments in the modern wardrobe; fashion, athleisure, sportswear, intimates and swimwear.

November 6th through 8th at MarediModa, gain insight into ROICA™ premium partners as they showcase their latest collections. A wide-range of offerings that include innovations using ROICA™ Eco-Smart™ family, the responsible choice. The premium stretch fiber, produced by Asahi Kasei, innovations that meet contemporary business needs and consumer desires for garments in the modern wardrobe; fashion, athleisure, sportswear, intimates and swimwear.

Asahi Kasei, recognized for responsible smart innovations offers the ROICA Eco Smart™ family, the range of the world's first responsibly made premium stretch fibers which includes ROICA™ smart yarns that offer sustainable solutions with impressive certifications: Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certified by Textile Exchange - ROICA™ EF constructed with more than 50% pre-consumer recycled content. Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Gold Level for Material Health product and ingredients - ROICA™ V550 yarn evaluated throughout the supply chain for lower impacts on human and environmental health. Striving toward eliminating all toxic and unidentified chemicals for a safe continuous cycle. Hohenstein Environment Compatibility Certificate - ROICA™ proudly breaks down without releasing harmful substances.

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ROICA™ ROICA Beachwear Asahi Kasei
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GB Network

METALBOTTONI  presents the new collection VÀNITA (c) METALBOTTONI
19.09.2018

METALBOTTONI presents the new collection VÀNITA

  • Italian expertise, research and green innovation.
  • METALBOTTONI ups the stakes with one-of-a-kind interpretations, to enhance its market presence.

At Première Vision Accessories (Paris, 19-21 September) the company presents the new collection VÀNITA, a mix of leatherwear and sportswear, based on Made in Italy craft, with an increasingly wide and coordinated range.

  • Italian expertise, research and green innovation.
  • METALBOTTONI ups the stakes with one-of-a-kind interpretations, to enhance its market presence.

At Première Vision Accessories (Paris, 19-21 September) the company presents the new collection VÀNITA, a mix of leatherwear and sportswear, based on Made in Italy craft, with an increasingly wide and coordinated range.

Based on product experience, combining new trends in accessories. The METALBOTTONI strategy is enriched with product novelties which aim at exploring new existing market segments. A strategy which increasingly leads great artisan production skills to meet constant research and expansion of the range, with the world of sportswear becoming more and more pivotal; without forgetting the important sustainable innovations of the NO IMPACT protocol.

No Impact becomes “Committed Accessories”

The guideline for restyling the METALBOTTONI range over the past two years has been the recent implementation of the NO IMPACT corporate sustainability protocol, which has just acquired a new “dress”, associated with the following pay-off: “Committed Accessories”. It is a way of underscoring the constant green development of the company over the past few years, in terms of process and product: use of recycled raw materials, development of finishing without chemicals, implementation of processes which today have allowed to reduce electricity and water consumption to almost zero.

Moreover the range of NO IMPACT proposals for this season has expanded to include not only new metal finishing but also leather label completely made from processing scrap, thus establishing Metalbottoni as “partner for branding elements” also in terms of sustainability. Pure Made in Italy and constant expansion of collections towards sportswear The great skill in metal processing, which for sixty years now has characterised the top-of-the-range quality of METALBOTTONI products, is now combined with constant research work conducted by our in-house Style Office, resulting in new collections which are more and more in line with the trends emerging from major trade fairs. Maintaining a presence on strong markets (central Europe, Northern Europe and United States), increasing the depth of segments and intercepting new ones. This is the main goal also chosen for the Première Vision Accessories Exhibition where, alongside the autumn-winter 2019/2020 collections, there will be a preview of VÀNITA, the new collection dedicated to leatherwear and more.

METALBOTTONI is proving to be one of the most dynamic companies in the accessory industry.

Over the past two years, in fact, it has introduced numerous product and process innovations, aiming at increasing its range especially as regards sportswear accessories. This trend was driven by a substantial increase in demand by read-to-wear and luxury brands in the past two seasons, and today it means new proposals which account for 35% of the range for METALBOTTONI. New collections have been presented in the past two seasons expressly dedicated to the sportswear world, namely GRAVITA, the first line designed by the company for pressure buttons, and MÀRYA, the new beachwear collection. Also the line called LABORA, the classic collection of accessories for fashion and ready-to-wear has been constantly enhanced with proposals combining style and technical performance. This mix of fashion and sport elements is increasingly evident in the company’s product range, for example in the combination of different materials, using metal with nylon or other resins to create new and unique accessories.

Vànita: beyond leatherwear, a world of accessories

The meeting between fashion, luxury and sportswear has produced VÀNITA, the brand new collection which presents a new approach to accessories dedicated to leatherwear, from an allround perspective from luxury to sportswear. Developed starting from solid product research by the company’s in-house Style Office, VÀNITA is a true meeting of styles and elements, a combination of high product standards with unique elegance. This line introduces one-of-a-kind visions for accessories, exploring highly original pathways dedicated to the world of leather. The VÀNITA proposal ranges from accessories for leatherwear and small leatherwear, to those for shoes, bags and the sportswear worlds. There are two main lines within this collection: one is expressly designed for the world of luxury, the other has a more technical and sporty approach. A true mix between artisan metal processing, based on the great METALBOTTONI expertise in this sector, and “ingredients” such as nylon, rubber finishes or innovative 3D processing, which are often combined together.

“Our goal is to offer an increasingly comprehensive range which allows us to explore new segments on the markets where we are present” - says Gregorio Valli, CEO and President of METALBOTTONI S.P.A – “a ‘recipe’ which should be able to integrate our unmatched product expertise with a constant expansion of our range and continuous implementation of our pathway towards corporate responsibility and sustainability”.

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Metalbottoni Leather Accessoires
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Menabò Group s.r.l

PrimaLoft unterstützt Schulprojekt für aktive Kids (c) PrimaLoft
19.07.2018

PrimaLoft unterstützt Schulprojekt für aktive Kids

  • Der Spezialist für Komfortlösungen zeigt im Rahmen der #itsgreatoutthere Kampagne soziale Verantwortung und ermöglicht Schulklasse aus Stuttgart Fahrradtour durch Holland

MÜNCHEN: Verantwortliches Handeln ist für PrimaLoft nicht nur bei der Herstellung seiner Produkte wichtig. Deshalb bringt sich der amerikanische Spezialist für Isolationsmaterialien und Funktionstextilien aktiv in die Kampagne #itsgreatoutthere ein, die von der European Outdoor Group (EOG) ins Leben gerufen wurde und deren Gründungsmitglied PrimaLoft ist.

  • Der Spezialist für Komfortlösungen zeigt im Rahmen der #itsgreatoutthere Kampagne soziale Verantwortung und ermöglicht Schulklasse aus Stuttgart Fahrradtour durch Holland

MÜNCHEN: Verantwortliches Handeln ist für PrimaLoft nicht nur bei der Herstellung seiner Produkte wichtig. Deshalb bringt sich der amerikanische Spezialist für Isolationsmaterialien und Funktionstextilien aktiv in die Kampagne #itsgreatoutthere ein, die von der European Outdoor Group (EOG) ins Leben gerufen wurde und deren Gründungsmitglied PrimaLoft ist. Zusammen mit zahlreichen führenden Outdoor-Marken und gleichgesinnten Interessengruppen will die Ingredient Brand Menschen dazu inspirieren und es ihnen ermöglichen, die Natur zu entdecken. Mit der finanziellen Unterstützung von PrimaLoft und der „It’s Great Out There Coalition“ konnte nun eine Schulklasse aus Stuttgart eine zweiwöchige Fahrradtour durch Holland realisieren.

Mitte Juni 2018 unternahmen insgesamt 37 Schüler der Klasse 7b aus der Freien Waldorfschule am Kräherwald zusammen mit ihren Lehrern eine zwei Wochen lange Tour durch Holland. Die Strecke führte die Gruppe von Emmerich am Rhein über Arnheim, Soest und Amsterdam bis nach Bergen. Übernachten durften die Mädchen und Jungen in Zelten. Ziel der Exkursion war es unter anderem, den Entdeckergeist der Kinder zu wecken, sie für die Bewegung in der Natur zu begeistern und ein Gruppenerlebnis mit Teamspirit zu schaffen. Die nachhaltigen Erinnerungen an die Radtour sollen so zu weiteren Abenteuern in der Natur motivieren. Einen Teil der Reise finanzierten sich die Kinder beispielweise durch Kuchenverkauf oder Konzerte selbst. Der Rest wurde unter anderem durch die finanzielle Unterstützung von PrimaLoft und der „It’s Great Out There Coalition“ ermöglicht. Unterstützt wurde die Aktion außerdem vom Outdoor-Ausrüster Vaude, der die Kinder und Lehrer mit multifunktionellen Schlauchtüchern aus PrimaLoft® Performance Garn ausstattete und ihnen Zelte zur Verfügung stellte.

Bereits 2017 verhalf PrimaLoft einer Schulklasse aus der Region Hamburg zu einem unvergesslichen Erlebnis auf einer Alpenüberquerung zu Fuß. Jochen Lagemann, Managing Director Europe & Asia von PrimaLoft ist überzeugt: „Mit unser Unterstützung wollen wir einen kleinen Beitrag dazu leisten, dass Kinder und Jugendliche mehr Spaß an der Bewegung in der Natur bekommen und hoffentlich auch später diesen aktiven Lebensstil beibehalten. Die Zusammenarbeit mit der ,It’s Great Out There Coalition‘ geht außerdem Hand in Hand mit unserem Leitgedanken „Relentlessly Responsible“, nach dem wir als Unternehmen Verantwortung für unsere Umwelt und die Menschen darin übernehmen. Das setzen wir auch in der Zusammenarbeit mit unseren Kunden und deren Kollektionen um.“

Weiter Informationen zur gibt es unter: itsgreatoutthere.com

 

(c) Devan Chemicals NV
14.05.2018

Pushing performance with Devan’s Moov&Cool

RONSE, Belgium - Textile finishing expert, Devan Chemicals, launched its brand-new, patent-pending Moov&Cool technology at Performance Days (18-19 April) in Munich. Detailed as a 'cool comfort technology', the innovation has the potential to improve the athletic performances of both amateurs and professionals alike by regulating core body temperature.

RONSE, Belgium - Textile finishing expert, Devan Chemicals, launched its brand-new, patent-pending Moov&Cool technology at Performance Days (18-19 April) in Munich. Detailed as a 'cool comfort technology', the innovation has the potential to improve the athletic performances of both amateurs and professionals alike by regulating core body temperature.

Moov&Cool, Devan’s latest textile finish, consists of a multi-functional polymer technology that absorbs heat during performance and improves the moisture management properties of the fabric. Applied by either padding or spray, the treatment targets and regulates core body temperature and simultaneously reacts to sweat build up and heat emission.

Devan’s technology has been brought to life in an effort to boost the performances of athletes. The company collaborated with the University of Leuven (Belgium) and the Bakala Academy to evaluate and prove the finishing technology. According to Devan, the first results look promising as they have seen an effect on heart rate and lactate levels. Furthermore, the first test results also highlighted a decrease in core temperature of around 0.4°C.

Devan will continue testing in order to evaluate the impact of Moov&Cool when applied to different fibre types and fabric structures. The company aims to provide different application levels to optimise the benefits of the technology for individual sporting activities where performance intensity may play a major role in the protection required.

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Devan Chemicals NV Sportswear
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Devan Chemicals NV

Lectra: “Fashion Goes Digital” takes the Lead in Fashion Technology (c) Lectra
30.04.2018

Lectra: “Fashion Goes Digital”

  • “Fashion Goes Digital” takes the Lead in Fashion Technology
  • Customers get Industry 4.0-ready as Lectra unveiled latest product offerings and shared insights at annual fashion VIP event

Lectra, the technological partner for companies using fabrics and leather, put theory into practice at its recent fashion event by unveiling their latest 4.0 Cutting Room to more than 100 privileged industry professionals.

  • “Fashion Goes Digital” takes the Lead in Fashion Technology
  • Customers get Industry 4.0-ready as Lectra unveiled latest product offerings and shared insights at annual fashion VIP event

Lectra, the technological partner for companies using fabrics and leather, put theory into practice at its recent fashion event by unveiling their latest 4.0 Cutting Room to more than 100 privileged industry professionals.

“Fashion Goes Digital” drew industry stakeholders and market experts from 20 countries, who gathered at Lectra’s International Advanced Technology Center (IATC) in Bordeaux-Cestas, France, to examine the real-life application of digitalization in fashion.

While the topic of digitalization served as a backdrop for the event, there was a recurring theme at the forefront: fashion companies need Industry 4.0 technology and support in order to be more precise in meeting the evolving needs of their digitally savvy consumers.
Nick Chiarelli, Client Partner of Foresight Factory, shed light on new business opportunities for fashion, Nora Kühner, founder of Nora Kühner Fashion Design Consulting, used her designer perspective to decode the digital future of product development, and Fabrizio Fantini, founder of Evo Pricing, showed participants how machine learning could help fashion companies predict consumer demand and avoid waste.

“While speaking about the future challenges and trends in fashion and luxury, the trend now is to use analytics to drive the entire production process,” highlighted Stephen Taylor, Principal Director of Kurt Salmon.

Waruna Tennakoon, General Manager of Group Cutting, Brandix, and Ajith Perera General Manager of Mathliya Plant, MAS Kreeda, also shared their Lectra customer experience. Based in Sri Lanka, both companies have established themselves as the country’s largest apparel exporters, with Brandix specializing in producing intimate and activewear, and MAS Kreeda in sportswear.

“Thanks to the digital revolution, consumers are now more specific in their demands. This will cause a shift in mass manufacturing where there will be smaller-volume orders coming in at a faster rate. As a result, manufacturing models have to be more agile in the immediate future,” explained Ajith Perera, “I am happy to see that Lectra is already spearheading this change by providing us with the necessary technology to help us meet market demand.”

There was no better time to put digitalization into context than during “Fashion Goes Digital”.
VIP guests got a sneak preview of the brand new, fully automated cutting room solution for fashion and apparel. Lectra’s Cutting Room 4.0 is an embodiment of Lectra’s commitment to empowering its customers with the best solutions to thrive in this new digital era. This avant-garde technology leverages industry 4.0 principles to provide greater agility, throughput, cost efficiency and in particular scalability in order to respond seamlessly to small batches orders and shorter lead times.

Jean-Yves Collet, CEO of Treize Roches Couture, a high-end French womenswear manufacturer, provided a testimonial on why his company chose to be one of the first to adopt this new solution. He explained how Lectra’s latest technology would help Treize Roches speed up their artisanal production process to bring products faster to market.

“When we discussed the possibility of a made-to-order production project, we could really foresee the benefits both in terms of quality and productivity. Industry 4.0 solutions do not yet exist in garment manufacturing. This is why we have decided to develop an Industry 4.0 cutting room. This will allow us, in the preparatory stages to automate the processes as much as possible and improve quality, productivity and training time.”

“We have unveiled our strategy last year where we have identified Industry 4.0 and digitalization as our key drivers. Our goal for this event is to show that we are, indeed, living and breathing Industry 4.0 and we do have what it takes to help our customers succeed in this era. Our latest cutting room 4.0 shows that we are not just talking about the future of fashion anymore, we are living in it right now as we speak,” concluded Céline Choussy Bedouet, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Lectra.

More information:
Industry 4.0 Lectra
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(c) CRAFT / NEW WAVE GmbH
03.04.2018

CRAFT neuer Ausrüstungspartner des SV Darmstadt

Volle Funktion für die Lilien

Volle Funktion für die Lilien

CRAFT wird blau-weiß: Zur Saison 2018/19 wird der Funktionsbekleidungs-Spezialist offizieller Ausrüster des SV Darmstadt 98. Die Schweden blicken auf über 40 Jahre Erfahrung mit funktioneller Sportbekleidung zurück und bringen ihr geballtes Knowhow zur kommenden Spielzeit auch auf den Darmstädter Rasen. Der Ausrüster-Kontrakt läuft über drei Jahre. Nach der SG Dynamo Dresden und dem niederländischen Erstligisten PEC Zwolle sind die Lilien bereits der dritte namhafte Fußballclub, den CRAFT mit seinem Konzept und der neuen Teamsport-Kollektion überzeugt hat.

1977 war CRAFT Pionier in Sachen Funktionsunterwäsche. Seither steht die Marke für hochwertige und hochfunktionelle Sportbekleidung. 40 Jahre später brachten die Schweden diese Expertise auch in den Teamsport: Seit 2017 produziert CRAFT eine eigene Teamsport-Kollektion. „Ein neues Spielfeld und eine große Herausforderung“, erklärt CRAFT-Geschäftsführer Andre Bachmann, „aber der stellen wir uns sehr gerne. Der Einstieg in den Teamsport ist ein wichtiger und großer Schritt für uns als Marke. Wir wissen, wo unsere Stärken liegen. Funktionalität, Komfort und skandinavisches Design – dafür steht CRAFT."

Ab der Saison 2018/19 bringen die Schweden diese Stärken auch auf den Rasen der Lilien aus Darmstadt. „Mit dem SV Darmstadt 98 konnten wir einen spannenden und traditionsreichen Club von unserem Konzept überzeugen. Das freut uns sehr“, sagt Bachmann, „wie auch bei CRAFT sind Leidenschaft, Begeisterung und Wille wichtige Leitmotive der Lilien. Aus diesem Grund freuen wir uns sehr auf eine erfolgreiche Zusammenarbeit."
 
„Wir haben sehr angenehme Gespräche mit den Vertretern von CRAFT führen können. Man hat sofort gemerkt, dass das Unternehmen und seine Mitarbeiter großes Interesse daran haben, sich noch stärker im Fußball und insbesondere bei Darmstadt 98 zu engagieren. Unsere Profis, alle Jugendmannschaften und nicht zuletzt unsere Fans können sich auf die Zusammenarbeit sowie die gemeinsamen Produkte in der nächsten Saison freuen“, sagt Michael Weilguny, Geschäftsführer des SV Darmstadt 98.

Neben dem SV Darmstadt 98 läuft auch die SG Dynamo Dresden in der nächsten Saison in CRAFT auf. Der niederländische Erstligist PEC Zwolle trägt schon heute die sechs Punkte der Marke auf der Brust.

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Kern Gottbrath Kommunikation GbR

Ternua Group chooses Lectra Fashion PLM 4.0 (c) Tenua Group
21.03.2018

Ternua Group chooses Lectra Fashion PLM 4.0

  • Spanish outdoor and sportswear market leader expands international presence thanks to Lectra’s latest product lifecycle management solution

Ismaning/Paris – Lectra, the technological partner for companies using fabrics and leather, is pleased to announce that the Ternua Group, a world-renowned Spanish outdoor clothing and sportswear group, has chosen Lectra Fashion PLM 4.0 to increase their geographical presence by improving global teamwork.

  • Spanish outdoor and sportswear market leader expands international presence thanks to Lectra’s latest product lifecycle management solution

Ismaning/Paris – Lectra, the technological partner for companies using fabrics and leather, is pleased to announce that the Ternua Group, a world-renowned Spanish outdoor clothing and sportswear group, has chosen Lectra Fashion PLM 4.0 to increase their geographical presence by improving global teamwork.

Founded in 1994, the Ternua Group has achieved worldwide success by promoting adventure through respect for nature, producing sustainable technical clothing for outdoor sports enthusiasts worldwide. The group’s strong commitment to the environment is shown through their R&D that focuses on developing their own fabric by using eco-friendly materials such as organic cotton and recycled down.

Today, the group’s portfolio includes three brands Ternua, Astore and Lorpen, currently exporting to more than 50 countries, with operations in Europe, America and Asia. Compounding this global success, the ambitious group plans to penetrate more markets across the globe.

The group is implementing Lectra Fashion PLM 4.0 into their entire production process. Specifically developed to help fashion companies navigate the digital era, this modular and user-friendly solution will help the Ternua Group centralize and store information coming from their brands by digitalizing their supply chain. This will connect all teams involved in the design-to-production process, regardless of geographic location. Team members will also be able to comm unicate better with external suppliers, access accurate information and keep track of every collection’s development progress. The group can hence speed up the entire production process and help their brands deliver their collections to markets all over the world on time.

“We manage our design and product development processes in-house but outsource our production in Europe, north of Africa and Asia. For our business to expand globally, we need to go fully digital. By having a system that consolidates and standardizes data coming from all supply chain actors across the world, we can respond faster to consumer demand,” explains Aitor Barinaga, Chief Operations Officer, Ternua Group. “We have assessed all other vendors—and Lectra Fashion PLM 4.0 is clearly the winner. It has the ability to fully integrate all processes and improve communication and teamwork across all departments through sound data management. We are more than happy to have a trusted partner as Lectra for such an ambitious project.”

“Ternua Group is constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation. This is shown through their desire to help customers achieve their personal best by providing them with high-performance technical wear that is also environmentally friendly. We are thrilled to embark on this new journey with the Ternua Group, and we are confident that our solution and expertise will help them get their collections out to new markets on time,” says Rodrigo Siza, Managing Director, Spain and Portugal, Lectra.

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Lectra