The Technical Center

Textile Resource for Specialty Fabrics and Product Innovation
   March 19, 2019  Facebook Twitter
APPAREL TRENDS ORSS'19: Innovative Ideaas Inspire Unique Products by Kathlyn Swantko

Polygiene Sinterame

"Small is the new BIG! Small innovative brands are taking market share from the big brands in the outdoor industry", notes Matt Powell, Global Industry Expert and VP of NPD Group. He continues, "Consumers increasingly want unique products from brands and retailers. As a result, manufacturers that appeal to market niches have gained market share."

Read the full article.

MORE FROM ORSS'19: Driven by consumer demands for performance fabrics for everyday wear, several technical fabrics have gained importance in today's mainstream apparel. These value-added textiles, are engineered for a wide variety of consumer uses, where fabric performance is the major consideration. Read the full article.

APPARE ARTICLE Innovation at ORSMTRENDS Take a look at some of the great innovations from the 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Jan 30 - Feb 1 in Denver featured in the FabricLink Network's Innovation Watch. Read More.
vest Textile Exchange - Launches new micro site ( to demystify biosynthetics. In the future our clothes could be made from sugars, biomass and plant oils.
Read More.

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.

TERNUA MOUNTAIN SKI SUIT SELECTED GOLD WINNER AT ISPO 2019 Ternua’s Blackcomb mountain ski suit was chosen as best intermediate layer product in the Snow Sports category at the recently held ISPO Munich trade show. Read more…

It’s not just your shirt that’s smart The question may not be if smart fabrics will darn near change the way we interact with our world in hundreds of ways, but rather, “How long will it take?” Read more…

THE SUSTAINABLE SWIMWEAR BRAMDS MAKING A BIG SPLASH THIS SUMMER Given how much the sustainable fashion market has grown over the past few seasons, it’s not surprising there are more options than ever when it comes to sustainable swimwear. Read more…

Mosquito bite-resistant garments developed The garment is described as being able to function favorably for outdoor activities and for military use. Read more…

Watch The Bulletproof Suit Watch a test of a lightweight garment that not only looks professional, but can also act as reliable body armor. Read more…

Content Marketing: What, Why, When Ideal content marketing breaks through the noise online and provides helpful and educational information for your target customer. Read more…

Nike presents digitally powered adjustable footwear The technology works with a cable tightening system routed throughout the shoe, designed as a two-zone operation. Read more…

Graphene One
Jason Mills, LLC
Makes Things Materialize
MMI Textiles
Sympatex Technologies
Recyclable Membrane
Rentex Mills
Connects Form with Function
Functional Fashion Fabrics

Get Indexed for FREE