Invista’s brand Cordura which makes cutting edge fabrics across key textile categories has got more than 50 awards in its 50th anniversary year at ISPO Textrends, making it its first best in category product win with Cordura 4ever knit by Yoonia (Korea). In all 51 Cordura fabrics across six key textile categories emerged winners. These cutting-edge fabrics are on display at ISPO Textrends, as part of the ISPO Munich exhibition, taking place this week. Many of the winning fabrics selected were in the soft equipment category, a reflection of the Cordura brand's durable heritage, which has its roots in technical backpacks. The brand produces fabrics for tents, backpacks, sleeping bags, shoes and more. They are lightweight, durable, abrasion resistant, offer UV protection and are waterproof.
Fabrics in the street sports category range from denim with new performance levels to lighter functional fabrics and finishes with a fashionable edge. The base layer category features next-to-skin fabrics for technical underwear, with pre-shaping, support, thermal or moisture management performance. Softness, comfort, anti-bacterial or eco-friendly properties are added values.
In the second layer category are fleeces, lightweight protective fabrics and performance linings usable for maximum thermal characteristics. Technical membranes are featured in the membranes and coatings category often including two-to-three layer fabrics with stretch that are waterproof, windproof and UV-resistant for ultimate protection against the elements.
In addition Cordura has three outdoor product innovations for 2017 –Authentic Heritage, Simplicity in Style and Going the Distance. Authentic Heritage fabrics aim to help achieve real performance, real results, versatility and reliability. Simplicity in Style has bags, packs and apparel with clean simple minimalistic lines and all around durable style. Going the Distance trend is about multi-functional fabrics that bring a range of hidden benefits. These combine the best of both worlds – strong with soft, fashion and function, durability with definition.