ISKO launches ISKO Vital™, the world’s first woven compression technology system

When it comes to denim innovation, ISKO is always a step ahead and this attitude is clearly embodied in its latest creation, ISKO Vital™. The platform will be unveiled at ISPO Munich (February 3-6, Hall C4 – Booth 428) following in-depth and cutting- edge fabric research.

The Messe München exhibition grounds are the designated stage for leading denim ingredient brand ISKO to premiere its latest innovation, ISKO Vital™. This is the world’s first woven compression technology platform, showcasing unique textile solutions that are a testament to the company’s long-standing R&D effort. A revolutionary concept in the field of textile research, this platform is now in the process of being patented.

After a two-year study, ISKO is introducing a collection of fabrics that can easily be used across several sectors, from sportswear to wellness to travel. By applying pressure to the body and improving the blood flow, these compression technologies facilitate a pumping mechanism that is at the very heart of a wide range of benefits, including:

•             Reduced muscle fatigue and soreness;

•             Strain prevention;

•             Decreased muscle soreness;

•             Less feet-swelling after prolonged time of sitting (ECS);

•             Improved sport performance;

•             More efficient body movement (body awareness) and improved posture;

•             Better muscle oxygenation;

•             Better recovery after strenuous exercise;

•             Micro-massages onto the skin of extremity to increase blood circulation;

•             Prevention of economy class syndrome MV.

Serkan Mert, ISKO R&D, claimed: “ISKO Vital™ provides cutting-edge solutions for those who choose to follow an active, dynamic and healthy lifestyle. We could not imagine a better occasion than ISPO to showcase this platform, the first of its kind. A long effort invested in technical research has led us to this event, where we are proud to share with the world something that will level up the game of performance wear.”

To demonstrate the versatility of these cross-functional fabrics, a collection of 18 different bottom silhouettes was created to provide inspiration on ISKO Vital™ possible end uses, such as cycling, high impact training, yoga, wellness, post exercise recovery and travel.

“Starting from state-of-the-art technologies, the designing of this collection has been a very stimulating project”, stated Jacqueline Haeberle, Designer. “Different styles, with a sleek, modern and contemporary look, show the platform’s extreme adaptability in terms of product development.”

All the products included in the platform are certified by the Hohenstein Institute (Bönnigheim, Germany). This internationally accredited test laboratory and research institute specialized in textiles has played a pivotal role in providing an independent certification of the benefits and features of ISKO Vital™ fabrics. Endorsed by a plethora of physicians, this platform is also acknowledged by the US Food and Drug Administration as a general wellness product as per section 513(g) of the FD&C Act.

A key aspect of ISKO Vital™ fabrics is that they are all woven. Offering users a higher durability and a superior performance level, these products do not degrade over time and have a far greater level of recovery than any other knitted equivalents available on the market. In other words, garments won’t have to be replaced so frequently.

As a world-leading ingredient brand, ISKO is the only denim mill in the world to have been awarded both the Nordic Swan Ecolabel and the EU Ecolabel. The company has a production capacity of 300 million meters of fabric per year with 2000 high-tech automated looms. ISKO has a global presence, with offices in 35 countries, and is part of SANKO TEKSTIL, the textiles division of the SANKO Group. The SANKO Group is one of the largest conglomerates in the world, active in a wide range of sectors from  construction and energy, to packaging, financial services, health care and education. It is also a major investor in renewable energy, including hydroelectric and wind power plants.

ISKO is a trademark of SANKO TEKSTIL.