Technical textile manufacturer Ventile has winessed year-to-date (YTD) sales of its performance fabric increase with 35% growth on the same sales period in 2021.
Though experts predicting a European economic downturn, the manufacturer has demonstrated an upward trend in consumer interest.
According to Ventile, cumulative sales across the entire range were up 35% in Q1 and Q2, from January through to June 2022, versus the same period in 2021.
Also, in the same period, orders of its ECO range accounted for half of all sales when reviewing total sales from across its global territories.
Besides that, the ECO range is made up of fabrics that offer increased sustainable credentials such as recycled cotton as well as a choice of blended fabrications such as hemp and lyocell options.
On the other hand, Ventile announced that from January 2022 it has witnessed an increased interest in designers looking for darker shade fabrics for their collections with 28% of sales coming from black or dark navy colour options.
Sales of olive are also up and now account for nearly 10% of all colours requested, and for the YTD indicate a drive for sustainable and innovative textiles in 2022.
Ventile fabric was developed in England in 1943 and is a breathable, all-weather natural fabric.It announced its move to a PFC-free company in response to the growing demand for sustainable practices in the textile trade in 2021.