Functional Fabric Fair Fall 2023: Defining the Future of Performance

FUNCTIONAL FABRIC FAIR Portland —powered by PERFORMANCE DAYS®—is a trade-exclusive event dedicated to outdoor and active apparel. The fall Portland edition will feature innovative textiles for the Autumn/Winter 2025 season alongside informative expert-led talks. 

WHEN IS FUNCTIONAL FABRIC FAIR FALL 2023?

Functional Fabric Fair Portland will take place on November 1st and 2nd from 9am-6pm at the Oregon Convention Center Halls C & D, located at 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232. The fair is open – free of charge – to verified designers, product, purchasing or material managers looking to source fabrics and accessories for outdoor, sportive performance and lifestyle apparel. Following Portland Spring and New York Summer, we are thrilled to announce that CELLIANT® will be exhibiting at this year’s fall Portland edition, making it our third time exhibiting at a Functional Fabric Fair show in 2023. Previous attendees include many world-renowned brands in the athleisure and outdoor sports space including Eddie Bauer, Carhartt, Columbia, and Nike. Past exhibitors include The Woolmark Company and 37.5 Technology.

VISIT CELLIANT AT FUNCTIONAL FABRIC FAIR SPRING 2023

Hologenix’s flagship product, CELLIANT is proud to be alongside top textile industry movers and shakers for November’s Functional Fabric Fair. Located at stand location 1042, exhibitors and attendees will have the opportunity to see the latest innovations in bio-responsive textiles, view samples and sit down with members of the CELLIANT team to further discuss differentiating their brand with CELLIANT’s cutting-edge infrared technology

CELLIANT is a proprietary blend of naturally occurring minerals that capture and convert body heat into infrared energy. CELLIANT is a clinically-demonstrated, bio-responsive textile additive that harnesses the body’s natural energy to boost performance and maximize human potential, making it the perfect fit for exhibition at the Functional Fabric Fair.  

CELLIANT is embedded into fibers and yarns or applied as a coating on fabrics and is a key ingredient in many world-class outdoor and active apparel brands including Under Armour, DFND, DECATHLON, Oxeego, Duluth Trading Company and KT Tape

Functional Fabric Fair 2022
Display at Functional Fabric Fair 2022 (Photo credit: Functional Fabric Fair)

WHAT TO EXPECT AT FUNCTIONAL FABRIC FAIR

This seasons Functional Fabric Fair is focused on outdoor and active apparel and is based on the following themes:  

These topics align well with what CELLIANT stands behind and we are very excited to showcase this to future brand partners. Let’s take a deeper look into the above themes as they pertain to CELLIANT. 

TEXTILE INNOVATION

The CELLIANT brand was built around an ethos of product innovation. We are committed to constantly innovating new applications to CELLIANT’s core formulas. Last year, CELLIANT entered a strategic partnership with UNIFI®, a global leader in textile solutions, to introduce groundbreaking infrared technology into REPREVE®. This partnership started with recycled polyester, dubbing the product CELLIANT with REPREVE Polyester. REPREVE stands as the foremost trusted performance fiber brand, renowned for its commitment to sustainability by repurposing recycled materials, specifically plastic bottles and fiber waste, into premium fibers and yarn. 

Recognizing the pressing need for more sustainable textile options and acknowledging the equivalent attributes of recycled nylon to recycled polyester, CELLIANT and REPREVE have advanced their collaboration, introducing recycled nylon into their product lineup. This innovative offering, known as CELLIANT with REPREVE Nylon, boasts a unique fusion of recycled fibers from REPREVE with the superior qualities of CELLIANT infrared technology 

Prior innovations include CELLIANT Print and our ISPO Textrends award-winnining innovations of pure white CELLIANT and CELLIANT Viscose.  

When it comes to any innovation that is moving towards improving health, wellness and performance, there is nothing that we enjoy more. The opportunity to build passive benefits into the clothes we wear is endless — especially in the outdoor and active wear space, where people need it most  

FUNCTIONAL FOOTWEAR

This season’s Functional Fabric Fair Portland will house a ‘functional footwear’ area which will consist of several footwear brands specific to the outdoor industry and a Footwear Forum where industry professionals will host talks on the topic. While CELLIANT will not be speaking at the Footwear Forum, CELLIANT powered products do have the ability to capture heat from your feet and convert it into infrared energy, helping improve endurance and keep your feet at the right temperature. With footwear and IR at top of mind, CELLIANT has a partnered with brands such as Oxeego for their technical socks and Tecnica for their ski boots. In partnership with Decathlon, our most recent product line consists of an IR compression Wedze sock. Ultimately, we see a lot of room in the marketplace to embed IR into various footwear options. That said, we are looking forward to having conversations with potential partners in the functional footwear space.

THE JOURNEY TO CARBON NEUTRALITY

In April of 2022, in an effort to provide full transparency to the eco consumer and brand partners, Functional Fabric Fair began putting a spotlight on CO2 reducing innovations within brands. As of November 2022, Functional Fabric Fair has officially been able to indicate the CO2 emissions for each product within their Focus Topic Category, called “The Journey to Carbon Neutrality”. This marks a huge step forward for the textile industry at large as it pertains to sustainability. CELLIANT is excited to participate in these conversations at the Functional Fabric Fair Portland  

SEE YOU AT FUNCTIONAL FABRIC FAIR PORTLAND

For those planning to attend Functional Fabric Fair Portland, the team looks forward to greeting you. VP of International Business and Supply Chain, Stephen Kelly and Senior Business Developer, Lucas Tyson will be on-site representing the brand and taking meetings. Scan your badge for a chance to win a swag bag of CELLIANT powered-products, including bed sheets and apparel. Click below to set up a meeting directly with our team.

If you’re not able to be in attendance, but are interested in learning more about CELLIANT, please get in touch with our team by filling out the form below.

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