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Istanbul Innovation

Dec 14, 2017

The Turkish sock trade gathered in Istanbul on 5 December for the latest INVISTA seminar. The invitation-only, half-day event showcased future 2018/2019 legwear trends with a catwalk show combining inspiring legwear garments with fibre developments from INVISTA ’s specific sock fibre portfolio.
Jane Gwyther, EMEA Marketing Manager (Legwear), INVISTA Apparel & Advanced Textiles, lecturing at the INVISTA Istanbul Sock Event 2017

Jane Gwyther, EMEA Marketing Manager (Legwear), INVISTA Apparel & Advanced Textiles

Trends such as Self Improvement, Serious SPORT and Flex denim showed inspirational socks and leggings, while the trend Considerate Consumer highlighted how consumers can now be eco-friendly and fashion-forward at the same time, thanks to COOLMAX® Eco-Made fibre

INVISTA Sock booth at the fourth annual Sock Event in Istanbul - 2017
A technical workshop followed the runway show, where INVISTA introduced new sock-specific fibre types that bring benefits to the consumer. 
Newness such as a new steam-set LYCRA® fibre, T179C, now offers a better sock presentation and fit to sock bodies, with a true-to-size garment knitted with up to 8% less courses. New to the THERMOLITE® brand is a FAR INFRARED technology or FIR fibre that when knitted into socks has been proved to generate heat from the body bringing significant consumer comfort.

Elke Lamberts-Steffes, Technical and Market Development (Legwear), INVISTA Apparel and Advanced Textiles, presenting at the 2017 INVISTA Sock Event in Istanbul
Elke Lamberts-Steffes, Technical and Market Development Manager Specialty Polyester, INVISTA Apparel & Advanced Textiles

The networking session following the seminar proves to be increasingly popular offering the chance for introductions, connections and opportunities to be discussed.

Guests networking at the INVISTA fourth annual Sock Event in Istanbul
INVISTA continues to show commitment to the sock segment, by hosting this annual event, investing in trends and specific fibre innovation. This is set to continue into 2018.

INVISTA Contacts

INVISTA Apparel & Advanced Textiles Fatma OZHAN Office Assistant, INVISTA Turkey +90 (0) 212 337 56 30 Istanbul Turkey
INVISTA Apparel & Advanced Textiles Jane Gwyther Marketing Account Manager (Legwear) - EMEA +44 (0) 7785 574 975 UK