Taiwanese textile brands showcased the latest trends in sustainable textile and performance fabrics at Outdoor Retailer this summer. A roster of seven speakers discussed the vision for Taiwan’s textile industry, including trends in eco-textiles and performance fabrics; evaporative cooling and thermoregulation of wool blends for performance enhancement; reducing carbon footprints by choosing the right fabric; and a sustainable and functional natural-fiber blended fabric collection.
The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) says that Taiwan has a competitive advantage in functional, environmental and smart fabrics including strong development and integration abilities for functional artificial fibers and the ability to provide a wide variety of differentiated and customized fabrics in small quantities.
The country’s manufacturers also offer low pollution and energy consumption in the production process, innovative technologies in the semiconductor and biomedical industries, electronic components, and cross-industry integration, according to TAITRA.
Taiwanese companies that presented new products include Evertex Fabrinology, Singtex Industrial Co., Tex-Ray Industrial Co. and Toung Loong Textile Manufacturing Co.