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 their Eco range for 2020, the Ventile Eco 205 fabric was up against a large number of exhibitors from all over the world, at the Performance Days 2020 fair.
In previous years, Ventile has secured commendation from the jury for their Ventile Eco: a recycled 100 per cent 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 per cent premium Hemp fibres with a 68 per cent superior long-staple, organic cotton offering unrivaled breathability and water resistance.
Daniel Odermatt, Ventile production manager, said: “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.