Bemis Associates’ Sewfree® Products Given “Best in Category” Awards from ISPO Texttrends 2016 and Material ConneXion

, the design and development partner for the world’s
greatest technical, performance, lifestyle and luxury brands, announced
today that ISPO Texttrends 2016 awarded Natural
best in category for “Trims” and Material ConneXion awarded Flowfree
best in category for “Polymers.” Bemis will be showcasing both Natural
Fibers and Flowfree at Hall C3, Stand #200 during ISPO
from January 24-27th, 2016.

ISPO Textrends, a platform for innovative materials and components for
sportswear production, provides designers with a preview of leading
innovations in fabrics, fibers and accessories. Natural Fiber was
formulated for natural textiles including wool, cotton, poly-blends and
taffeta and is perfect for brands looking to integrate performance into
their natural fiber garments. The Sewfree product’s selection as the top
Trim stems from the fact that it is ideal for incorporating
non-synthetics and blends into design concepts through overlap seams,
fabric overlays, panel to panel and fold over finishes. Bemis’ Natural
Fibers trim is now changing the way designers can create with a classic
fabric like wool as its popularity continues to grow in today’s athletic
apparel industry.

In addition to being recognized as best in category for “Trims”, Bemis’ Exoflex
was also chosen as top 5 in the “Trims” category.

Material ConneXion, the world’s leader in material innovation, inspires
creative and sustainable designs of the future. Flowfree film was
given the Material ConneXion award due to its innovation and unique
perforation system designed to increase airflow. Flowfree allows for up
to 50 percent more stretch to garments and is 17X more effective at
wicking moisture than solid films. This award is further validation that
Bemis’ products provide the design community with viable alternatives to
traditional cut-and-sew techniques to provide their garments with
enhanced performance, stretch and breathability.

“Bemis is honored and humbled to be recognized by these amazing
organizations,” said Steve Howard CEO at Bemis Associates. “We believe
cut-and-bond techniques offer global brands major competitive
differentiators in terms of making garments lighter, stronger,
waterproof and breathable, which is they cannot get from cut-and-sew.
These awards are validation that the message is resonating within the
design community and we look forward to another year of innovation and
collaboration with our brand partners in 2016.”

About Bemis Associates

At Bemis, we partner with the world’s great technical, performance,
luxury and lifestyle brands to design, create and construct cool stuff.
Collaborating closely with designers and developers, we devise solutions
to help make their products higher performance, lower profile and better
fitting. For over a hundred years we have spanned the globe to work with
clients seeking ways to go beyond the limits, to engineer imagination.
We make your ideas happen. For more information on the company and its
innovative line of seamless construction and Sewfree bonding products,
you can visit the company’s website,
or Facebook.


Cait Hagaman, 617-399-0635