SPONSORED CONTENT - Unitex to unveil greenest circular and warp knit collection for sports and outdoors market at ISPO Munich
Combining sustainability with performance textiles can be challenging. Unitex has pursued its green vision and is launching innovative knits with high-level performance and solid and sustainable processes for Fall/Winter 25/26.
Premium brand ingredients ensure a transparent alliance to cleaner products, with leading names featuring in the latest sports and outdoors collection from Unitex, a global partner with Hyosung Performance Textiles. Lycra, Nilit and HeiQ are just some of the ingredients used to create stylish and functional fabrics with a sustainable core, guaranteed performance, transparency and traceability.
As the sports and outdoors business continues to grow, with health, wellness and outdoors activities coming onto consumers' radar, circular and warp knitter Unitex has also formed a collaboration with international textile trend consultant Louisa Smith in defining how the market is shaping up in terms of consumer attitudes and trends combined with internal textile developments.
The information comprises four key Autumn/Winter 25/26 directions and highlights emerging consumer attitudes and target markets. The fabric developments combine sustainability and performance with bio-based synthetics in nylon and nylon 6.6, mono fabrics, dope-dyed yarns and recycled yarns.
On a functionality level, moisture management, quick drying and increasing interest in thermal regulating materials for base layers to the outer are all highlighted.
The Unitex x Louisa Smith collaboration was born from an association between the two parties since the inception of Unitex as a green-driven factory.
"It has been fantastic to see Unitex reach its objective of being a responsible textile manufacturer. The use of premium brand ingredient partners is important, but the efficient textile processing at the factory also maintains the strong eco message. Whilst sustainability runs throughout textile manufacturing, it is also the young and dynamic Unitex team is taking performance textiles to a new level," said Louisa Smith.
Since its formation in 2012, the Fuzhou-based factory has been built up with all areas focused on a cleaner textile process. Utilizing renewable energy in the form of wind turbines and solar panels is an integral part of their sustainable story, receiving the award for the China National Level Green factory in 2022.
Investing in the most efficient equipment globally, from Karl Mayer machines to Italian Danitech's water-saving dyeing machines and Datacolor lab technology. The entire supply chain has some form of sustainable solutions, from the electric transport at the textile plant to the recycled card used for the sample headers for the sample collection.
The digital Unitex x Louisa Smith trend book for Fall/Winter 25/26 will be launched at the Unitex booth C2.119-1 at ISPO and available at www.sinounitex.com
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