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   April 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."

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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.
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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.

Advances in smart medical textiles A series of novel developments in medical textiles see smart textiles coupled with smart design to deliver benefits to both patients and medical professionals. Read more…

Growing interest in using natural “smart” fibers The textile world is rediscovering the properties of natural fibers. Stronger, smarter and more adaptable than we ever expected, they can compete with synthetics in many end uses—and provide sustainable options for the future. Read more…

CHINESE TEAM REPORTS BREAKTHROUGH IN POWER-GENERATING YARN Researchers at Shanghai’s Donghua University have developed power-generating yarns that can also be woven with other fibers, such as nylon fiber and polyacrylonitrile fibers, so that the breathability, comfort level and power generation of textiles can be effectively controlled. Read more…

Polartec Makes A Clear Commitment To 100% Recycled Materials And Biodegradability The initiative is in line with what promises to be a ‘triple bottom line’ standard for the textile industry - fully recycled inputs, fully recyclable fabrics and complete biodegradability. Read more…

COVESTRO'S IMPRANIL DLN-SD ENSURES SUSTAINABILITY Covestro has introduced Impranil DLN-SD, a water-based polyurethane (PU) dispersion, which can be used to manufacture biodegradable textile coatings. Read more…

Thread technologies breaking through barriers For markets including military, protective, medical, automotive and even fashion, perhaps one of the most sought after yarn innovation trends is conductivity. Read more…

First scalable graphene yarns for wearable textiles produced A team of researchers at The University of Manchester have developed a method to produce scalable graphene-based yarn. Read more…

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