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    The global impact of functional fabrics and trims


    Two very successful fabric fairs have just presented the trends for winter 24 to the sports and functional apparel industry. From Oct. 26 to 27, the Functional Fabric Fair powered by Performance Days took place in Portland, Oregon (1,200 visitors/ 185 exhibitors), followed by the Performance Days at the MOC ...

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    The place to be for fabric geeks: Performance Days (and the Functional Fabric Fair)


    With ISPO moving forward to the slot in the calendar that the ingredient-sourcing exhibitions of the outdoor and sports industries had, those shows have come forward too. Last week was the Functional Fabric Fair (FFF; the U.S. version), and at the end of this week will be the original show: ...

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    Performance Days: Performance Award winners announced


    In the run-up to the winter season’s Performance Days and Functional Fabric Fair, the winners of the 2024/25 Performance Awards were announced this week. This year, two prizes were awarded, with the Performance Award going to Long Advance for its fabric, LPD-22015- Y4E, and the new Eco Performance Award going ...

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    Opinion: What place do trade shows have in the future of the Outdoor community?


    As the debrief from the re-connection of the industry at OutDoor by ISPO continues, those responsible for the marketing budgets are debating whether the gatherings are still the best investment of resources. For those who did not make it to the Munich Order Center – you missed the energy and ...

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    Pyua integrates circular Sympatex laminate into collection


    The Banff laminate by Sympatex, which premiered as a 2-layer product at the Performance Days in 2020, is an integral part of Pyua’s new Spring 2023 collection. Pyua uses a mono-material polyester 3-layer laminate made with a face fabric consisting of 60 percent post-industry and 40 percent post-consumer waste, a ...

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    Two product awards granted to exhibitors at Performance Days


    With two trade show events for functional fabrics taking place in the U.S. and Europe, Performance Days Loops is almost back to a pre-pandemic status. The Functional Fabric Fair by Performance Days in Portland, Oregon, are held on April 4-5, while the spring/summer edition of the European show – the ...

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    The Journey to Carbon Neutrality: The detail of the future for outdoor industry ingredients


    Exhibitions need something to get people to turn up in person now that we have all lived in the virtual world of Zoom and Teams; fortunately, the Outdoor Industry is focused on apparel, and there is nothing stronger than getting to handle the garment / see the finish / try ...

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    ​HD Wool and Rudholm Group form partnership to grow HD Wool Apparel Insulation in Europe


    To expand its growing customer base in Europe and Scandinavia and develop sustainable opportunities between its HD Wool Apparel Insulation and European outdoor, lifestyle and fashion brands, U.K.-based HD Wool Ltd. entered into a partnership with Sweden-based Rudholm Group, a global provider of sustainable apparel accessories, sustainable packaging, digital solutions ...

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    Join Performance Days Loop on Dec. 1-2


    Following the Covid-related cancellation of the physical Performance Days in Munich, The Loop allows visitors to digitally view and explore all fabric innovations for the H/W 2023/24 season, the focus topic Sustainable Nylon and the new color trends in the digital space on Dec. 1-2. In the Marketplace, visitors can ...

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    Performance Days in Munich canceled due to Covid; digital show instead


    The physical edition of Performance Days – initially planned for Dec. 1-2 – had to be canceled at short notice due to the current sharp rise in Covid infections in Munich. The winter edition of the show will now be moved entirely into the digital space. “Extraordinary situations require extraordinary ...

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    Review: Performance Days / Functional Fabric Fair Fabric Forum Jury


    …or in other words: what will be seen in a year’s time! Quite a mouthful, but having seen over 1,000 samples of curated fabric swatches over the second half of a week – the Outdoor & Sports industry should be proud that lockdown did not stop the development of fabric. ...

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    The Loop: platform for performance apparel experts


    Organized as an entirely digital format from May 17 to 21, the interactive show experience The Loop , run by the Performance Days (produced by Design Development GmbH ), is replacing the physical experience of the fabrics show usually held in Munich. ...

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    Digital is here - but what is it missing for the Ingredient Sourcing Industry?


    The one positive thing agreed is that Covid-19 has accelerated the transformation to digital. It has offered more than a stop-gap solution, but has it provided a complete solution? If this question had been asked 18 months ago, everyone had made plans for a digital version this decade, but not ...

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    Performance Days opt for another digital-only trade show week this spring


    Due to travel restrictions and the uncertain pandemic situation, the Performance Days in Munich will not take place as a physical event on May 19-20, as previously announced. Instead, the digital sourcing platform “ Performance Days Loop ” will host the digital trade show. The platform was launched in ...

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    Performance Days and Reed launch global digital sourcing platform


    Design Development Textile Consult , the organizer of Performance Days in Munich, and Reed Exhibitions ’ Functional Fabric Fair powered by Performance Days , its U.S. counterpart since 2018, have announced the launch of Performance Days Loop . The new digital platform provides access to a comprehensive, ...

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    December Performance Days go fully digital


    Due to the current Covid-19 situation, the December 2020 edition of the Performance Days will not take place at the Messe München trade show center as initially planned, but as a fully digital event on the original dates of Dec. 09-10. Back in April 2020, Performance Days ...

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    New date for the next Performance Days in Munich


    Thanks to new Covid-19 regulations in the German state of Bavaria, which allow trade shows to be held again from Sept. 1 if the pandemic continues to develop favorably, the organizer of the Performance Days has announced that the next event (Kickoff Winter 2022/23 and Update Summer 2022) will ...

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    April 22 webinar on activewear colors and trends


    A webinar on activewear color and fashion trends for the autumn/winter 2021/22 and spring/summer 2022 seasons is being offered at 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22 by Nora Kühner , a former member of the Ideas group of independent activewear designers. The German expert would normally gives her speech ...

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    BenQ and Stotz win Performance Days awards (digitally)


    Performance Days , the trade show devoted to functional fabrics, was scheduled to take place in Munich on April 22-30, and was cancelled with no alternative event date due to the Covid-19 crisis. However, a digital fair was put in place that allows the industry to keep informed about ...

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    Digital Performance Days are partially open for business


    The Performance Days have given an update on the state of affairs of the digital fair, which will partially replace the cancelled event originally scheduled for April 22-23 in Munich. The focus topic of the digital summer edition called “Inspired by nature - from fibers to green treatments” is ...