Jul 20, 2015
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ISPO Textrends. Textile Trend 3: Schismatic

Jul 20, 2015

There is a frisson of spirited thinking combined with the notion that it doesn’t have to be perfect, but at the same time it still has to deliver performance. In this way we are looking away from traditional perfect surface applications to something more unruly and unique.

Let’s try and do something different, yet discerning. It’s all about pushing the boundaries. Looking to innovative fiber content through to textures, finishes and printing - multiple performances and multiple applications in delivering apparel with an edge and more importantly, next generation attitude. These are fabrics and trims that have a true personality through optical aspects or the haptic.

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  • Natural fibers – recycled cotton, BCI cotton, merino wool
  • Modal and viscose
  • Recycled nylon and polyester
  • Dull synthetic yarns for a matte appearance
  • Eco friendly matte lamination and coatings
  • Aramid fibers for lightweight robust finishes
  • Hollow synthetic fibers deliver warmth without the weight
  • Discreet membrane technology for DWR for second and outer layers
  • Multifunctional protection in micro porous membrane technology from waterproof, breathable and windproof


  • Brushed surfaces on knits and wovens
  • Distressed finishes
  • Reworked camouflage and urban-inspired prints in delustered effects on bright surfaces
  • High performance denim – tough, slubby structures but with invisible function and soft hand
  • Rugged fleece for second layers or bonded onto wovens for double sided outer layers
  • Aged single knits
  • Natural touch through fibers – whether they are natural or synthetics mimicking the natural feel
  • Hybrid blends – break the rules and push the unlikely
  • Embossed surfaces
  • Distressed and unruly structures in knits and wovens
  • Spaced dyed yarns for base layers
  • 3 layer fabrics equates to multi function and contrasting textures
  • Contrasting bonded textures and colors
  • Compact and delustered high performance woven fabrics from rip stops to gabardine structures for an edgy look
  • Thermal fleece for shells or linings
  • Burn-out effects
  • Mash up different techniques to create innovative surface effects
  • Team completely contrasting textures through double sided and bonded
  • Galvanized metal trims – consider recycled metal
  • 3D spacer fabrics
  • Wool and cotton mesh – blend with polyester for lighter results
  • Raised blistered effects and jacquards – work with contrasting yarns for added detail
  • Double up – prints feature on textured and solid surfaces, finished with a colored coating or matte transparent finish


  • Urban sportswear
  • Snowboarding and skiing
  • Cross training
  • Athleisure
  • Soft equipment



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