Within the last edition of ISPO, the specialized winter sports and outdoor trade show held in Munich from 5 to 8 February 2017, a series of awards were granted to most innovative and ground breaking products debuting at the show for fall/winter 2017/2018.
The Gold Winner Award in Ski Outer Layer Category went to Colmar that presented a ski jacket made with a 4-way stretch fabric, which is characterized by a waterproof and breathable Colmar Prooftech membrane. A special plus – and the reason for the award– is the jacket’s special G+Thermocolmar insulation with G+Graphene. Thanks to G+ Thermocolmar, the heat produced by the body, preserved by the jacket’s innovative Thermore filling, is distributed evenly and keeps a constant body temperature of the person wearing it. The graphene-based print is visible through a thin colorful transparent lining added onto the inner lining of the garment. The employ of Graphene was achieved thanks to the collaboration with specialized company Directa Plus.
The jury statement for the award giving by Louisa Smith, Louisa Smith Fashion Trend Consulting, was “The attention to detail on the outer shell of the jacket is super clean and modern, lightweight and fully functional in terms of styling and wear.”
Another award, the ISPO Brandnew Award, was given to the Austrian start-up brand Breddy’s and their Crossover Pants made with the bio-based yarn Evo by Fulgar, leading Italian manufacturer of man-made fibers. The pair of trousers is a cross-function model that is fashionable, functional and high-tech at the same time and can be worn in day-to-day activities, including riding a bike, working at the office, but also hiking. In addition, they are water- and dirt-repellent, as well as temperature-regulating, can be machine-washed and dry very quickly.
The Evo by Fulgar fiber is a yarn obtained from castor oil, derived from the castor oil plant, which grows very fast, even on poor soil, but is not edible.