FutureFinders spots key emerging trends and the products on Global Sources that drive these trends.
The first FutureFinders episode focused on the latest developments in the ever-evolving world of fashion.
Over the past several weeks, we have taken a closer look at the hottest fashion trends and how these are interpreted in key product groups:
- Functionality in sling bags and sneakers
- Sustainability in garments and bags
- Infusion of tech in garments and accessories
- Performance tech in antimicrobial and water-repellent fabrics
Today, we look at breathability, which measures how quickly moisture passes through fabric, keeping the wearer dry, cool and comfortable.
Commonly associated with water repellence, breathability is naturally found in certain fabrics or as a result of how the fabric is constructed, but can also be achieved via performance tech infusion.
Examples of the last are detailed in ScienceDirect, where several articles identify the additives and the methods used to apply them to make fabrics breathable.
Similar to antimicrobial and water-repellent fabrics, breathable fabrics are commonly used in active- and sportswear, summer and winter clothes, trekking clothes, work- and protective wear.
|The model XWC-2007 from Xiamen Chenxuan Trading Co. Ltd is polyester ripstop with TPU laminate. The woven fabric is suitable for garments.|
|This breathable water-repellent fabric from BSP (Taiwan) Co. Ltd is made of 100 percent polyester. Weighing 140gsm, model BSP-41T3758 can be used to make ski jackets and pants.|
|Designed for garments, including sportswear, the C000591 model from Wujiang Sarytex Co. Ltd has grade 4 colorfastness and carries Oeko-Tex 100 approval. It is made of PU-coated nylon.|
|This 600D ripstop fabric from Win Yang Textile Co. Ltd is designed for horse rugs and blankets. It is made of 100 percent polyester and is 58in wide.|
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