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Recycled, circular and bio-based innovations at ISPO

Anne Prahl

ISPO 2022 showcases a wide range of recycled and bio-based materials, and solutions to accelerate the transformation to a circular sports and outdoor industry.

6th December 2022

Anne Prahl
 |  Munich, Germany


After an enforced three-year absence, sports trade fair ISPO Munich returned under the motto ‘New perspectives on sports’, which aimed to examine topics including technology, sustainability, diversity and retail. From a material and product perspective, the focus on sustainability continued to grow in importance, as fabric suppliers and brands showcased a wide range of recycled and bio-based materials, as well as presenting solutions to accelerate the transformation towards a circular sports and outdoor industry. 

Recycled textiles trend continues

Following industry-wide commitment to reduce the reliance on virgin fossil fuel based raw materials, sports and outdoor brands have rapidly increased the use of recycled synthetics. As recycled polyester and polyamide performance fabrics made from single-use plastic waste are becoming mainstream, rather than being considered an exceptional sustainability feature, brands are looking to explore additional innovative feedstocks and sustainability features.

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