The Swiss performance textile manufacturer, Ventile, takes home the accolade for Best Eco Performance fabric for the second year in a row at Performance Days 2020, following the success of the Ventile Eco recycled fabric at the 2019 Performance Days awards.
For this year's competition, Ventile submitted its latest development, Ventile Eco 205 fabric, blend of premium long-staple cotton with hemp fibres. New in its Eco range for 2020, the Ventile Eco 205 fabric was up against a number of exhibitors from all over the world, at Performance Days 2020.
In previous years, Ventile has secured commendation from the jury for its Ventile Eco, a recycled 100% cotton fabric. “This year, the brand fought off stiff competition to win in the ‘Eco Performance’ category with their Ventile Eco 205. The latest textile blend brings to the industry a unique combination of 32 % premium Hemp fibres with a 68% superior long-staple, organic cotton offering unrivalled breathability and water resistance,” the company says.
Ventile Production Manager, Daniel Odermatt commented: “We are delighted to receive such a prestigious accolade for our Ventile Eco range for a second year in a row. It is a real testament to our continuous endeavours here at Ventile; to produce eco-friendly fabrics for brands and designers across the globe. We were excited to show our new hemp fabric at this year’s Performance Days and to come away with an award is the icing on the cake. I am extremely blessed to be part of a development team which truly excels, and I look forward to continuing our fabric development in the sustainability market.”
The Performance Days awards, which were announced this month, celebrate the latest trends in fabric development for the functional textile industry. Winners were carefully selected by a jury made up of experts from universities, apparel brands, purchasing teams, and fabric technologists from across the industry.
Developed in England in 1943, Ventile was originally designed to save the lives of pilots flying over the Atlantic in wartime England. In the cockpit, Ventile proved cool and comfortable, whilst in the water, the fabric proved warm and impenetrable. Ventile suits are still worn by pilots in air forces the world over.
Ventile fabric has also ventured to the Summit of Everest, Annapurna and just about every other major peak in the world and has been used for years by adventurers including most famously, Sir Ranulph Fiennes who crossed the Antarctic clothed in Ventile.
Source: Innovation in Textiles
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