Swiss company Schoeller Textil AG has won the Design Prize Switzerland 2017/18. The company won the award for Excellent Swiss Design in the textile category for its E-softshell. a laminate consisting of bi-elastic tissue, machined lining and a functional cork shell coating.
The heating technology is integrated with the fabric in a diamond-shaped geometrical pattern. Because it’s based on metallic yarns, it makes it possible for the material to be evenly heated at standard voltages. Among the evaluation criteria were technologies, material combinations, zeitgeist and innovation.
The fabric is designed to be sold off the roll and can be cut up without affecting the embedded technology. It is well suited for use in clothing for outdoor activities or motorcycling, but it may have applications in the fashion or wellness worlds also.
Schoeller Textil AG is a global textile company that specializes in the development and manufacturing of functional fabrics and textile technologies for athletic, outdoor, fashion and workwear markets.