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ISPO Award 2017

Every year the ISPO AWARD shine the spotlight on outstanding sports products. Retailers look to the award
for guidance when choosing products while end consumers view it as an indication of new innovations.

The independent expert jury works in line with specifically defined criteria to select winners from several hundred entries across the various categories.

Based in Upper Bavaria, lingerie specialist ANITA is thrilled to be named GOLD WINNER this year:

the air control DeltaPad sports bra from the Anita active range wowed the jury in the Health & Fitness / Base Layer category.


"We developed a highly innovative foam cup for the new air control DeltaPad. Together with the ultra lightweight outer mesh fabric, the cup ensures optimal support, perfect compression and a balanced body temperature", explains designer Katrin Prillwitz.

With its triangular shape, breathability and cut-out sections at the bottom and to the sides, the DeltaPad guarantees permanent air circulation. Various functional materials are brought together with the Anita perspiration management in mind. The perforated foam used in the DeltaPad is covered with an airy eyelet fabric on the outside and hydrophilic terry cloth featuring a 3D structure on the inside.

The air control DeltaPad has a focus on functionality seen in the smallest of details: ergonomically shaped, fully padded straps, a breathable mesh back lined with strong power tulle for stable support, as well as extra-flat seams and soft, flat edging bands that run around the neckline and arms. The perforated underbust band is particularly soft and air-permeable while offering excellent support.

Aesthetically the bra plays with contours and contrasts, while the design accentuates its functional elements.

"The air control DeltaPad combines different materials, both transparent and opaque, and places emphasis on function through its tailoring and design. The triangular cup, for instance, has a particularly slim cut, allowing a sexy glimpse of skin through the airy mesh along the edge of the neckline.

At the same time, both the cut and the interplay with the outer mesh fabric serve to enhance functionality while also ensuring support and compression", comments designer Katrin, adding: "As a family-run company specialising in women's lingerie, Anita has decades of expertise in cup design.This knowledge is crucial to guaranteeing perfect fit and optimal support right through to larger cups and sizes.”