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Taiwan Excellence Showcases Latest Innovative Smart & Functional Textiles
Date published 2020-08-07

Taiwan Excellence’s Functional Fabric Online Press Conference will be at GMT+8 15:30, August 25, live streaming on the Taiwan Excellence YouTube channel and Facebook fan page. Hosted by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), the event features presentations from five of Taiwan’s leading manufacturers of sustainable functional fabrics – including Singtex Industrial Co., Ltd., Sun Own Industrial Co., Ltd. (ATUNAS), Asiatic Fiber Corporation, Toung Loong Textile MFG. CO., LTD, and BenQ Materials Corporation.

Taiwan's textile industry is without doubt one of the most important supply partnersof world-renowned brands. The functional fabrics produced by Taiwanese textile manufacturers are well-known far and wide, attracting popular brands to directly purchase high-quality fabrics from Taiwan.

Taiwan has also successfully transformed since the turn of the millennium, actively investing in the development of functional textiles, and now has a market share of up to 70% in the global sports and outdoor markets.

This press conference focuses on ecologically sustainable waterproof and breathable technological fabrics and apparel, smart textiles, elastic fiber technology and more. It will introduce five influential companies within Taiwan’s textile industries including:

  • Singtex Industrial Co., Ltd., one of Taiwan’s most prominent fabric manufacturers, who have been working closely with brands such as Patagonia, L. L. Bean, HUGO BOSS, The North Face, Schoffel, Timberland and Vaude among others. We will introduce its AIRMEM COLORSHELL coffee bio-jacket to the audience. The jacket uses microporous membrane technology that not only provides windproof, waterproof, and oil repellence but also permits excellent moisture vapor permeability to keep the wearer dry and not feel cold.
  • Sun Own Industrial Co., Ltd. (ATUNAS), a leading sporting goods manufacturer with 45 years of experience, presents its two collections, including its “Supercooling Shirt Collection” that is UPF50+ resistant and can block 70% of infrared and harmful UV Rays and its “Wearable Skincare Products: Pretty Skin Light Collection, iRoller and DIY Assemble Foam Roller.”
  • Asiatic Fiber Corporation, an innovation leader in the textile industry, is expert at using conductive fiber to create a smarter lifestyle and will showcase its iQmax Wearable Smart Textiles.
  • Toung Loong Textile MFG. CO., LTD, a professional athleisure textured yarn supplier in Taiwan which has close partnerships with many world-class sports brands, demonstrates its Stretch/Recovery fiber.
  • BenQ Materials Corporation, known as the world’s No.4 polarizer manufacturer specializing in material science, will introduce Xpore, its Eco-sustainable waterproof-breathable Textile Technology.

Although the coronavirus has badly affected the global economy, Taiwan's functional textile industry is still actively responding to technology and fashion trends. Being environmentally friendly, the industry is producing a variety of functional fabrics, ready-to-wear and smart textiles, and developing brands to create greater business opportunities with partners in the global textile industry. 

To register for the press conference, please go online to: https://taiwantrade.pse.is/FFOPC_SITE 


Taiwan Excellence

The symbol of Taiwan Excellence was established in 1992 by Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs, and subsequently, the Taiwan Excellence Selection was launched the following year. The selection is based on the distinct criteria of R&D, quality, design, and marketing. Products that have been selected for the Taiwan Excellence Awards serve as examples of the domestic industries and are promoted by the government in the international market in an effort to shape the creative image of Taiwanese businesses. This year marks the 27th selection, making the symbol of Taiwan Excellence a prestigious brand for enterprises in Taiwan to strive for and be recognized by, and is highly thought of around the world. Please visit www.taiwanexcellence.org for more information.


Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is the foremost non-profit, semi-governmental trade promotion organization in Taiwan. Founded in 1970 to help promote foreign trade, TAITRA is jointly sponsored by the government, industry associations, and several commercial organizations. TAITRA assists Taiwanese businesses in strengthening their international competitiveness and in dealing with the challenges they face in foreign markets. TAITRA boasts a well-coordinated trade promotion and information network consisting of over 1,200 trained specialists stationed throughout its Taipei headquarters and 60 branches worldwide. Together with sister organizations, the Taiwan Trade Center (TTC), and Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC), TAITRA has created a wealth of trade opportunities through effective promotion strategies.




Angela Yang

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