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   June 22, 2018  Facebook Twitter
APPAREL TRENDS 2018: What's New in Comfort Activewear? A Lot! by Kathlyn Swantko

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Comfort remains one of the most important qualities for today's consumers. Feeling comfortable can also make the wearer feel more confident and lead to better performance. For apparel design, one primary objective is the selection of functional fabrics that provide the best possible comfort level. The FabricLink Network reviews several new textile developments presented at the Outdoor Retailer+Snow Show 2018, that offer ideal solutions for wearable comfort in apparel, no matter what the weather condition.

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APPARE ARTICLE Innovation at ORSSTRENDS Visiting ORSS? Or maybe need a second look at the great innovations from the 2018 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show January 25-28 in Denver? Checkout the best in Innovation watch. Read More.
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Textile Exchange - Launches new micro site (aboutbiosynthetics.org) to demystify biosynthetics. In the future our clothes could be made from sugars, biomass and plant oils.

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WhatsnextAPPAREL Purdue researcher wants to use body heat to charge your wearables. Thermoelectric semiconductor strings woven into fabric or other surfaces that generate heat and convert that energy into electrical power. Read More.

APPAREL NEWS & VIEWS
Pressure-Sensing Fibers Change Color When Stretched The new material could make compression bandages more effective and easier to use, as well as provide benefits for other purposes. Read more…

This amazing fabric can change its color on demand Made from the fibrous leaves of the plant, Piñatex is a durable, biodegradable fabric. Read more…

The Future Is Knit: Why the Ancient Art of Knitting Is High-Tech Again Whole garment knitting opens the door to far more futuristic applications, like jackets that warm and cool you as needed or shirts that measure your heart rate. Read more…

Smart Textiles, Wearable Technologies and the New Industrial Revolution Called the 4th industrial revolution by some, smart textile companies represent a significant opportunity for manufacturers to use advanced materials in their manufacturing. Read more…

Siren unveils new diabetic sock and foot monitoring system Siren Diabetic Socks continuously monitor foot temperature to detect signs of inflammation, the precursor to diabetic foot ulcers. Read more…

Manufacturers find new ways to enhance product performance with textiles The attributes that textiles bring to "hybrid" materials in turn ranges from flexibility, additional performance characteristics and aesthetics. Read more…

Oeko-Tex launches GMO test for organic cotton Oeko-Tex is offering new testing to help companies throughout the global supply chain easily test their organic cotton products for genetically modified organisms. Read more…

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