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Performance Days: Closed loop functional fabrics still some way off

Reduced waste and closed-loop concepts provide a clear vision for a circular fabrics’ future but closing both technical and biological loops requires increased collaborative work.

17th December 2020

Knitting Industry
 |  Munich, Germany

Sports/​Activewear, Technical Textiles

Functional fabrics fair Performance Days took place digitally on the 9th and 10th of December to showcase new developments for autumn/ winter 22/23. Following on from previous seasons, the trend for natural and renewable fibres continued, while the focus topic ’Nothing to waste – closing the loop’, allowed for an in-depth look at recycled, mono-material and biodegradable polyester and nylon fabrics. 

Shift towards recycled synthetics

Due to the growing demand from designers and developers, fabric mills have increased their offer of recycled synthetics over the last few seasons. Performance Forum highlights combined eye-catching aesthetics, interesting textures and performance features to provide a substantial range of reduced environmental impact fabric options.

Read the full Performance Days report on Innovation in Textiles

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