Functional Fabric Fair USA - OCT 22-23, 2019 -  OREGON CONVENTION CENTER | PORTLAND OR, USA
OCT. 27-28

Materials Story

Nylon & Polyester Blends

Aligned with this season’s Focus Topic: Nothing to Waste - Closing the Loop

Safety & durability performance fabrics have highly improved in construction the last couple of years. In this edition we are highlighting Nylon and Polyester blends.

These fabrics are engineered for tough sportswear and safety gear. As an add-on to some aspects, such as its elasticity, lightness, durability and strength, most materials have additional elastane in their composistion to improve comfort and performance. Others have sustainable and innovative constructions.

When it comes to blended fabrics, especially with elastane, the circular “Closed Loop” process is no longer possible as it is for mono component textiles. Here it is even more important to reconsider design aspects from the beginning and develop long life products that are reusable, for rent or repairable.

This challenge is giving rise to a new relationship between brands and their products by putting a greater focus on reuse and resale of their higher quality fabrics and garments.

Be inspired by the following fabric choices offered by Functional Fabric Fair exhibitors

HUI LIANG INDUSTRIAL
NL10GD1353A

Thermal Stretch knit
97% Nylon TACTEL®, 3% LYCRA®
275g

Nylon TACTEL® + LYCRA® is very stretchable, provides a good breathability and soft hand feel with good abrasion resistance

High Abrasion, Stretch,
UV 50+



 

AT INTERNATIONAL
00KS9357

CORDURA® Stretch knit fabric
58% CORDURA® (Nylon), 31% Nylon TACTEL®, 11% Elastan/Spandex
285g

This fabric passed stringent test criteria from INVISTA like abrasion, tear strength, grab strength and snagging. Garments made from CORDURA® fabrics feature stubborn tear, high abrasion resistance and long garment life.

High Abrasion, Quick Dry,
Safety & Durability, Stretch,
Thermoregulation, UV 50+

CONCEPT III TEXTILES
DT-2026

Woven Stretch, 3D back side
53% Nylon, 40% Polyester, 7% Elastan/Spandex
210g

This durable Nylon double weave is suitable for workwear pants.

Safety & Durability, Stretch,
Bluesign



 

IBQ FABRICS
TURTLE

Woven
100% Polyamide ECONYL®
240g

Fabric for reinforcements, backpacks, accessories and many more… Using regenerated nylon ECONYL® means working on cleaning our oceans, reducing pollution and using a premium product.

High Abrasion, Safety & Durability,
Bluesign, Flurocarbon Free Repellent,
Recycled, Mono Component

HSU PAI ENTERPRISE
SEND 496

Woven Stretch Ripstop
65% CORDURA®, 30% Nylon, 5% Elastan/Spandex
159g

This fabric performs well with the stretch and features abrasion resistance at the same time.

High Abrasion, Safety & Durability,
Stretch


 

N-STARS FASHION
WNN006835/F1

Woven Stretch with subtle crinkle
61% Polyamide (CORDURA®), 29% Polyamide, 10% Elastan/Spandex
163g

CORDURA® yarn for excellent anti-abrasion performance and Nylon6.6 for full dull look as well as good hand feel. Non-PFC DWR and good stretch properties.

High Abrasion, Safety & Durability,
Stretch, UV 50+,
Bluesign

HUI LIANG INDUSTRIAL
NL12GF2498RF2

Reflective Outer Midlayer/ Softshell

90% Polyester, 10% Elastan/Spandex with reflective 480g

Fleece with Black Reflective coating. 3D Fleece backside

Reflective/ High Visibility

 

 

 



ASAHI KASEI ADVANCE CORPORATION
AXA292HDWR

Double weave lightweight/ 3D backside
92% Nylon, 8% Polyurethane
55g

Recycled 20d based fabric with 12d fine polyurethane yarn. The uniqueness of this fabric is softness and toughness. It provides a high abrasion resistance through its special fabric construction and special yarn. Weft stretch and air permeable.

High Abrasion, Stretch,
Safety & Durability,
Windproof, Recycled

POLAR TEC LLC
Polartec Hardface, 1720

Midlayer knit/ 3D chamber one side
92% Polyester, 8% Elastan/Spandex
356g

Hardface technology adds durability to an already strong sustainable story. Power Air represents a major step forward in sustainable and efficient warmth retention thanks to its trademark air and fiber-trapping bubbles. Snag and pick resistant, PFC-free DWR.

Safety & Durability, Thermoregulation,
Bluesign, Flurocarbon Free Repellent,
Recycled

MERRY SON CORP.
11432

Seamless Engineered Fabric/ Zonal Protection Areas
94% Biodegradable & recycled Polyester, 6% Cotton
240g

Outstanding Body-mapping concept with high Visibility-Pass EN20471. Ecofriendly through bio-degradable and recycled polyester.

Reflective / High Visibility,
Safety & Durability, Stretch
Recycled, Biodegradable


 

Stream Closing the Loop - The exciting challenge to develop circular winter apparel

Join Alexa Dehmel, Design Expert and Principal, Active Sports Design, virtually, for an inspirational presentation on using Biodegradable materials, Circular Polyester and Circular Nylon in the design of more circular winter apparel.

A Special thank you to Alexa Dehmel, Material Stories Curator, for providing the stories, imagery and incredible insight into our industry.

Alexa Dehmel
Active Sports Design & Consulting


Alexa Dehmel has over 30 years of broad and deep expertise in the fashion industry and a high level of professional competence. She maintains an extensive network of leading experts as well as personal connections to relevant cooperation partners and supporters, which she contributes profitably to her customers and the industry. Her work in various roles in the fashion, textile and sportswear industry with a focus on design and collection development, in teaching, as an independent entrepreneur and as a recognized contributor to the industry, makes her a valued contact. After her visionary start-up project, BARTENSTEIN Academy had to close due to the 2020 situation, she is now offering her market experience and service for new projects via her agency again.