Event type:
Trade fair
Subject area:
Javits Center
New York
United States

Hohenstein Booth #504

The Premier Sourcing Event – Where Function Meets Fashion

FUNCTIONAL FABRIC FAIR—powered by PERFORMANCE DAYS®— is the premier marketplace in the United States where apparel CEOs, designers and product development executives source the most current innovations in high performance functional fabrics, finishes, trims and accessories from a carefully curated selection of fabric mills and branded technology companies—all presented in a sustainable/minimal waste exhibition.

FUNCTIONAL FABRIC FAIR New York is an intimate sourcing event staged during New York’s Textile Market Week in July where high-performance functional textiles, trim and accessories are on display alongside multiple fashion market events at the Javits Convention Center.

Compression and Fit for Shapewear - Compression and fit go hand in hand. Combining 3D scanning, fit and compression testing and the right pattern is essential to developing effective shapewear for the target, choosing or developing better materials and patterns, and verify your claims. Monday 12:30pm

Comfort and Cooling - This session focuses on evaporative heat loss i.e. “cooling”. Dr. Jan Beringer will explain the WATson testing method and give guidance on what these results actually mean for the human perception and impact on comfort. Monday 4:30pm

Input Control - What goes into a factory must come out. There are countless chemicals, auxiliaries and dyes used in textiles, leather and footwear. How do you verify input chemistry in an industry with closely guarded formulations? How do you know which chemicals are greener than others? And, how do you stay compliant with differing and changing global regulations, customer demands and technologies? A systematic change is needed. Tuesday 11:30am

Process Control - Consumers, NGOs and regulators are demanding the reduction or elimination of harmful chemicals from the textile chain. Greener chemical use and management, waste water and sludge testing and continuous improvement must be built into a transparent system. How can brands affect change in factories they don't own? Where do factories turn for guidance? How can anyone trust the results? Tuesday 12:30pm

Industry Solutions - TBA Tuesday 2:30pm

Detecting Microplastics from Textile Materials - A New Analytical Approach - Learn about: 

1.) Limitations of current microplastic fiber detection methods

2). Materials, methods, and approach for the current Hohenstein study on fiber emissions from laundry of workwear fabrics.

3.) Further market applications for these research results and analytical approach. Tuesday 3:30pm