• NOVEMBER 18-19, 2020
  • PORTLAND

DEFINING THE FUTURE OF PERFORMANCE

FUNCTIONAL FABRIC FAIR PORTLAND—powered by PERFORMANCE DAYS® will launch in the Fall of 2019 as a standalone event addressing a market need for a curated sourcing platform dedicated to outdoor, lifestyle and active wear functional textiles and accessories. The October, west coast edition will feature products and technologies that will enter the market for the Winter 2021 season.

The fair is open – free of charge – to verified designers, product, purchasing or material managers looking to source fabrics and accessories for outdoor, sportive performance and lifestyle apparel.

2020 FOCUS TOPIC

Inspired by Nature – From Fibers to Green Treatments

After many years of inaction, everybody is jumping on the bandwagon in terms of sustainability and ecological responsibility. Our best choice is just around the corner: Sustainable fabrics, local production and gentle natural finishings are becoming increasingly important. As a result, people are turning to authentic natural materials, the simplest way to care about our environment: Garments made of natural fibers are predominantly biodegradable, while the brushed inside of a wool-, hemp- or Tencel sweater refrains from releasing hazardous micro-plastic into the sea.

RELIVE OUR FAVORITE MOMENTS FROM PORTLAND 2019

2019 EXPERT TALKS SERIES

Download the presentations from Functional Fabric Fair Portland 2019.

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Alexa Dehmel

Active Sports & Design Consultant

Andrea Olsen

Assistant Professor, Utah State University

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Ben Mead

Managing Director , Hohenstein

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Bob Ryan

Senior Vice President of Frontier.cool

Brett Stern

Inventor of the Formafit Technology

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John Frazier

Senior Technical Director, Hohenstein Inst.

Nora Kühner

Independent Fashion & Design Consultant

Susan Sokolowski, PHD

Professor, University of Oregon Portland

Tricia Langman

Portland Fashion Institute

Emily Waltzer

Editor, Textile Insight

SHOW LOCATION

Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd,
Portland, OR 97232

SHOW DATES / HOURS

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Thursday, November 19, 2020

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

OUR PLEDGE—MINIMAL WASTE EXHIBITS

FUNCTIONAL FABRIC FAIR—Powered by PERFORMANCE DAYS®—makes sustainability a priority at our events. We put forth our best effort to adapt green meeting practices by partnering with meeting centers who are dedicated to minimizing waste and boosting efficiencies.

With annual Focus Topics weaved seamlessly into our program, our goal is to leave each of our customers with a lasting impression while improving the quality of life for our partnering communities and ecosystem.

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