Tapping into its expertise in woven technologies, ISKO returns to Performance Days, the go-to fair for high performance functional fabrics and accessories. The company will showcase ISKO Arquas™, the ultimate fabric platform for the sports industry, and groundbreaking ISKO Vital™, advanced woven compression wear.
There is going to be a revolution in the Performance Days (May 8-9, 2019) arena, led by ISKO. Returning to the Messe Munchen (Germany) exhibition grounds once more, the top denim ingredient brand will showcase its latest performance-wear innovation: ISKO Arquas™ and, for the first time, ISKO Vital™.
These two platforms cover a broad range of technical and style applications, offering cutting-edge solutions for those brands seeking new performance-enhancing features and exclusive technologies. Both can be experienced in Hall C6 – Booth F03, where they are inspiring the whole industry with their forefront developments.
ISKO Vital™: advanced woven compression wear
Unveiled this February at ISPO, ISKO Vital™ is the world’s first woven compression technology platform, showcasing unique solutions that prove the company’s long-standing R&D effort. Now in the process of being patented, this revolutionary concept in the field of textile research is the result of a two-year study and it can be easily used across several sectors, from sportswear to wellness to travel.
By applying pressure to the body and improving the blood flow, compression technologies involved in ISKO Vital™ facilitate a pumping mechanism that has proven to be accountable for a wide range of benefits. Among these, fast recovery, superior durability, decreased swelling and enhanced sport performance stand out.
The platform expresses its impressive potential through 18 different inspirational bottom silhouettes, combining both textile and apparel technologies. ISKO Blue Skin™ is an innovative fabric used to create these garments as it offers unrivalled freedom of movement, due to its 4-way stretch technology. Durable and comfortable, it also features 3D shaping technology and holding power for a slimmer, toned look with superb shape recovery.
ISKO Vital™ products have been certified by the independent Hohenstein Institute (Bönnigheim, Germany) and have received the endorsement of a plethora of physicians on account of their several benefits. They are also acknowledged by the US Food and Drug Administration as general wellness products as per section 513(g) of the FD&C Act.
ISKO Arquas™, the ultimate fabric platform for the sports industry
Gathering a collection of cross-functional fabrics, ISKO Arquas™ turned into a must-have from day 1. Greatly influenced by ISKO’s expertise in woven technologies, it provides ideal solutions for the outdoor, sportswear and activewear sectors.
The platform consists of a wide range of textile innovations, bringing specific benefits to shape an advanced collection that features extreme freedom of movement and functionality. Being all woven, fabrics ensure durability and great recovery, making also available a full spectrum of properties such as wind protection, water and stain repellency, UV protection, anti-odor and antibacterial characteristics. This collection has also widened its focus encompassing finish treatments so as to further enhance its qualities and benefits. ISKO Ultradry™ deserves notice as it ensures that moisture levels against the skin are kept to a minimum whilst encouraging speedy surface evaporation, providing comfort as well as style, with a genuine cotton hand feel.
In order to guarantee the highest performance standards, these technical features are combined with benchmarking patented concepts such as:
• ISKO Pop™, a glorious fabric providing outstanding performance with the most luxurious finish. This technology starts from the yarn and stays in the garment.
• ISKO Recall™, a durable shape memory fabric that does not deteriorate over time or use, retaining a flattering fit.
• ISKO Future Face™, the first woven technology with a knitted look. Soft to touch and with enhanced shape retention properties, it grants the typical comfort of a sweat pant.
To highlight the many different potential end-uses of its products, ISKO Arquas™ has been developed into five main demonstrative categories: active, outdoor, hybrid, golf and horse riding.
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.