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Performance Days to discuss latest trends and sustainability

The first day of the Performance Days will feature a great number of presentations on topics of sustainability and fabric trends.

21st October 2015

Knitting Industry
 |  Munich

Knitted Outerwear, Sports/​Activewear, Technical Textiles, Collections, Colours/​Trends

Starting off with the highlights of the Performance Forum as part of Ulrike Arlt’s Functional Fabric Trends presentation and complemented by Nora Kühner’s Colour Trend presentation, a Trend and Technology Day of the Performance Days event will explore latest innovations and trends in sustainability.

The first day of the Performance Days, the hot spot first place for innovations, trends and new fabrics in active wear that takes place from 3-4 November in Munich, will feature a great number of presentations and networking opportunities.

Trends and fabrics

The day will start with the fabric presentation by Ulrike Arlt, who will inform about the latest performance trends in functional fabrics for the sports garment business. Ms Ulrike Arlt will inform about all novelties for winter 2017/18 as well as giving an update of the summer 2017 collections.

This will be followed by a trend presentation by Nora Kühner, an experienced freelance fashion designer, who will give a detailed insight into the new seasons` colour inspirations, with hints to fabric textures, surfaces, finishes and graphics.


The day will continue with an increased focus on sustainability. In particular, a special highlight will be Sophie Bramel’s panel discussion with JRC Reflex, Regine IQtrim, 3M and Safe Reflections on the technology behind retro-reflection and what new developments may change the way these smart, light-catching materials are used.

Philipp Skal, Head of Global Sustainable Branding Solutions of Avery Dennison, will discuss the influence of sustainability on innovation. Angela Walters, Brand Manager of XRD Impact Protection Technologies, will give a technical presentation on innovative protection in apparel. Peter Sjösten, Vice-President of Polygiene, will explore ways how the textile supply chain and the brands can reduce the human footprint in the area of washing and drying.

The day will finish off with the presentation on The Federal Ministry's Plans for the Textile Industry by Hubertus Drinkuth, Managing Director of Systain Consulting, who will talk about the Textiles Partnership, its objectives and goals.

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