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ISPO TEXTRENDS Award-Winning CORDURA® Fabrics Engineered to Meet 2020-2021 Global Textile Trends (1/7/19)
INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand has been recognized by ISPO TEXTRENDS 2019 for the fifth year running
for outstanding innovation, with fabrics awarded by a jury of international industry experts based on
the opportunities they present for designers and product managers. Comprised of a wide portfolio of
forward-looking technologies, this year’s winners aligned with three of the key textile trends identified
by the ISPO TEXTRENDS team as shaping the global market for Fall/Winter 2020-2021.
ISPO TEXTREND ‘GRAVITAS’ – the desire to get far more out of outdoor gear and apparel
‘Gravitas’ spotlights durable lightweight fabrics that deliver the high-tenacity appeal, enhancement
and protection of their heavier predecessors, but with new dynamics.
CORDURA® 4EVER™ knit fabric from Yoonia was awarded ‘Best Product’ in the Second Layer category.
Made with 100 percent synthetic yarns, this soft—yet-strong, technical mid-layer fabric delivers long-
lasting durable performance and power for technical hoodies for running, climbing, hiking and other
active outdoor applications.
According to ISPO TEXTRENDS, “fabrics such as these are in harmony with the megatrends that
provide a good vision of where the future of textiles will take us.”
ISPO TEXTREND ‘ALTRUISTIC’ – remastering tradition for today
‘Altruistic’ honors traditional processes and ingredients that have been reimagined in new ways to
create cleaner, more efficient products and more sustainable concepts.
CORDURA® 4EVER™ NYCO knit fabric from Yoonia was selected as a ‘Top 10’ product in the Second
Layer category. This fabric provides a traditional, natural look with enhanced abrasion resistance, and
is made from an intimate blend of INVISTA T420 nylon 6,6 with cotton.
ISPO TEXTREND ‘DISRUPTION’ – blazing new trails
‘Disruption’ nods to fundamental forms of the past, enhanced with a rebellious streak and avant-garde
CORDURA® TrueLock™ fabric in the new Wolf Gray shade won in the Soft Equipment category – a
durable, sustainable solution for bags, packs and accessories. The process of color encapsulation
used in CORDURA® TrueLock™ fiber offers several environmental benefits such as reduced water and
energy consumption*, and reduced dye and chemical usage in textile processing. With color-fastness
locked in at the fiber level, excellent shade consistency, long-lasting vibrancy and UV strength stability
are also made possible.
CORDURA® Naturalle™ fabrics from HuaMao and U-Long were ‘Top 10’ winners in the Street Sports
and Second Layer categories. CORDURA® Naturalle™ fabrics are outer layer fabrics designed for
active endurance sports apparel worn in the urban jungle or on the mountain slopes. Weighing in at
less than 200 gsm, these lightweight, durable fabrics offer a high strength-to-weight ratio and
enhanced resistance to tensile, tear, and abrasion.
CORDURA® AFT fabrics from Tiong Liong Corporation were Soft Equipment category ‘Top 10’ winners.
Designed for the footwear of the future, these fabric technologies offer lightweight, breathable knit/3D
mesh fabric constructions that combine tactile and optical appeal with enhanced durability and long-
“By building durable bonds with our supply chain partners and collectively listening to the voices of
our customers, we seek to develop fabrics that are not only creative from a technical and problem-
solving standpoint, but that also elicit an emotional connection between the end-user and final
product. says Cindy McNaull, global CORDURA® brand business development director. “Our team is
dedicated to developing innovative, durable fabric solutions and we’re honored to be recognized in this
year’s ISPO TEXTRENDS awards for on-trend fabrics.”
To learn more about the ISPO TEXTRENDS award-winning CORDURA® fabrics, end-use products and
marketing tools, please visit www.CORDURA.com.
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