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

Functional Fabric Fair

Materials Stories

Stay informed you about the newest fabric and material developments from Functional Fabric Fair powered by Performance Days exhibitors.

Newsletter #15: Climbing – Bouldering

Climbing and bouldering have established themselves as recreational sports suitable for the masses. The USA plays a leading role in this sport.

Newsletter #14: Natural Fibers & Blends for the Active Apparel Market

Many innovative fabric mills are now incorporating natural fibers and blend development into their textiles. 

Newsletter #13: Jury Favorites of Summer 2023

In this Material Story we showcase the personal favorites of Marco Weichert, founder of PERFORMANCE DAYS, from the Digital Fair. The third-generation owner of the Munich based textile agency Weichert Agencies, has textile expertise in his DNA, including the construction, composition, lamination, etc. of functional fabrics. 

NEWSLETTER #12: Recap Digital Fair Week Summer 2023

NEWSLETTER #11: ADVANCED NATURAL WELLBEING FABRICS FOR SUMMER 2023

NEWSLETTER #10: HIKING & OUTDOOR ACTIVITES

Outside begins at the front door which means sports that can easily take place on your doorstep are booming. Hiking, other outdoor activities and outdoor individual sports are experiencing real growth. As the days are finally getting longer, everyone is drawn outside. Not even a pandemic can change that.

Today the combination of different sports is becoming more and more prevalent, which is why the focus for new collection styles lies on multi-talents for more adventure and...

NEWSLETTER #9: FUTUREPROOF FITNESS MATERIALS

We live in a new time where COVID-19 is acting as a catalyst for change in the textile industry. Health, comfort and beauty conscious clothes are key demands for our hybrid lives. Our homes have become multipurpose spaces, such as offices, school or places for activity. We have experienced a new work-life balance and self-care.

The focus of this newsletter is beauty, defense, wellness, anti-aging, healing and restoring. We also welcome more purposeful and innovative approaches for sustainability.

NEWSLETTER #8: INNOVATION & CONNECTIVITY BY USING 3D FABRICS - CURATED SELECTION SUMMER 22 PART III

In this newsletter, we talk about our feelings of departure as well as what the new story will be after the pandemic, which we want to bring to consumers with the collection developments for summer ‘22.

With the freedom of digital 3D software programs, we can live out the creation of collections in new ways...

NEWSLETTER #7: ANTI-VIRAL & ANTI-BACTERIAL DEFENSES

We are still globally challenged every day with the COVID-19 pandemic. Keeping social distance and wearing masks is a daily routine in almost every country.

Masks and protective materials will continue to stay relevant. Consumers fears about further outbreaks will lead to a demand for material innovations that can safeguard health. Companies are racing to bring anti-viral tech to the...

NEWSLETTER #6: RESOURCEFUL SUMMER ’22 DEVELOPMENTS

With the present Covid-19 situation, where we are told that staycations are on the rise and the future of gyms uncertain, do we have to think about stay-at-home styles, homecycling, backyard camping and garden workout?

We must if the industry stands for a more respectful and sustainable future. The following keywords are important for...

NEWSLETTER #5: ENHANCED CONNECTIVITY BY USING 3D FABRICS

Last webinar, “The importance of implementing 3D Fabrics in our textile life,” got great feedback, so we decided to present another beautiful fabric selection following “active trends summer 22.”

In this newsletter you will be able to order physical samples and/or download the 3D files of the fabrics. Your friends at Reed Exhibitions have invested in digital technology from X-Rite/Pantone to provide you with digital (.axf) versions of fabrics.

NEWSLETTER #4: SAFETY & DURABILITY - 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 ...

NEWSLETTER #3: CIRCULAR NYLON MONOCOMPONENT

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

The fibre that is mainly used safety and durability is Nylon e.g. Polyamide. Nylon fibre is a polymer, which means that it is composed of a long chain of carbon-based molecules called monomers. This type of fabric is commonly used in tough sportswear and safety gear, because certain aspects of this fabric, such as its elasticity, lightness, durability and strength are desired in these functional garments.

NEWSLETTER #2: CIRCULAR POLYESTER MATERIALS

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

The transition towards a circular textile industry will require fundamental changes in the way products are designed and used, business is conducted and progress is measured at the corporate level. 

NEWSLETTER #1: BIODEGRADABLE MATERIALS

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

We are all aware that the textile industry, as the second largest polluter in the world, must take responsibility for making the best possible contribution to a sustainable circular economy in the value chain.