ISPO roadmaps future for industryISPO Munich, the world’s largest trade fair for sporting goods, welcomed around

ISPO roadmaps future for industryISPO Munich, the world’s largest trade fair for sporting goods, welcomed around 80,000 industry visitors fro High IQ Cool Comfort performance programme is designed to allow garments to breathe. © Huntsman Textile Effects Huntsman Textile Effects has extended its High IQ performance assurance programme to help mills, brands and retailers meet consumer demand for garments with durable moisture management. The new High IQ Cool Comfort performance programme is built on advanced moisture management agents to deliver durable, long-lasting performance.  As consumers around the world adopt more active lifestyles and outdoor activities, the need for cool, dry and comfortable sports and athleisure wear is on an upward trend. High IQ Cool Comfort performance programme is designed to allow garments to breathe, while at the same time, transport moisture away from the body. This ensures consumers can stay cool, dry and fresh throughout. The technology supports accelerated evaporation, ensuring garments dry quickly for long-lasting comfort, according to the manufacturer. “Today’s consumer seeks comfort and performance in their active lifestyle. With Huntsman’s...

Unifi, Saint Haven, TreeToTextile Pioneering New Breed of Sustainable Textiles

Unifi, Inc. — global textile solutions provider and one of the world’s leading innovators in manufacturing sustainable synthetic and recycled performance fibers — will launch three new product offerings next week at Outdoor Retailer Snow Show 2019 (Jan 30-Feb 1). Focused on consumer demands for recycled products, Unifi is introducing TruFlexx™ sustainable, engineered stretch fiber made with REPREVE®; along with TruClean™ chemical-free anti-static fiber, and REPREVE nylon staple fiber. “Our customers continue to ask for fibers and technologies that will not only help them meet their sustainability goals, but also provide superior performance,” said Jay Hertwig, group VP of global branded sales for Unifi. “At Unifi, we continue to develop solutions that help our customers make a difference.” TruFlexx engineered stretch fiber is a breakthrough, 100 percent polyester, sustainable stretch fiber that eliminates the need for spandex. When spandex is knit into a fabric, it greatly limits recyclability of the fabric after its useful life. TruFlexx engineered stretch can replace spandex in the 5-10 percent content range for comfort-stretch knits, creating the possibility of a 100 percent ...