The Functional Lab will be a key feature of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, September 27 to 29. This will provide an interactive experience for buyers seeking the latest functional fabrics.
Highlights include Klinger’s Pure Cool technology, which works by embedding recycled jade into fabrics, resulting in a cooling effect that lowers body temperature. It also controls odor and protects against UV.
Carvico’s new Vita Power range is a sustainable techno-fabric made from Econyl regenerated nylon that offers a muscular compression function. This improves athletes’ recovery of energy by decreasing the production of lactic acid – and, like Klinger’s Pure Cool, also offers UV protection. Plus it is resistant to sun cream, oil and chlorine.
Another exhibitor at the Functional Lab, Xlance, will bring durable, easy-care fabrics that are chemical, oil and cream resistant, establishing the trend for smart products that perform and last well. A growing middle class demographic and access to fitness resources and facilities, not only in China but around the world, has opened up a huge market for fabrics that perform.
These exciting innovations, applicable to a variety of industries including sportswear, swimwear and underwear, are a key example as to why the Functional Lab continues to attract buyers.