At ISPO TEXTRENDS, which took place during ISPO MUNICH last month, vertically integrated fabric and garment producer GAMATEKS submitted 18 fabrics for judging. An independent jury of textile experts selected 11 of these fabrics for special recognition, including three featuring LYCRA® fibre innovations.
The three innovations were recognised in the Eco Era category, which featured more sustainable and energy-saving products.
The winning technologies
GAMATEKS, a Turkish-based firm that specialises in circular knitting, has developed a special black circular knitted legging fabric called SOFT COMFORT 2. Made with LYCRA® SOFT COMFORT Technology (T902C fibre), this fabric delivers exquisite comfort and fit and will appeal to premium brands and their consumers.
NEXT400 contains LYCRA® T400® fibre and COOLMAX® technology to keep athletes cool and dry. GAMATEKS believes this innovative fabric will be a popular choice at ISPO, as it can be used from ready-to-wear to stretch activewear collections.
WOODERER is another fabric with LYCRA® T400® fibre offering COOLMAX® technology benefits; it is a viscose and LYCRA® T400® pique fabric blend developed primarily for men’s golf and tennis lines.