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   November 21, 2017  Facebook Twitter
APPAREL TRENDS 2017-ORSM'17: Versatile Performance Fabrics for Upscale Sportswear by Kathlyn Swantko


The sportswear market is poised for an upscale makeover, as new fiber, fabric, and yarn developments make inroads into the performance fabric market. These high-end innovative technologies have the potential to take traditional performance sportswear to new levels. Lifestyle changes are driving these upscale changes. Consumers want apparel that can easily work with them, going from a professional environment into sports activities and vice versa.

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APPAREL ARTICLES Innovation at ORSMTRENDS Miss ORSM? Or maybe need a second look at the great innovations from the 2017 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market held July 26-29 in Salt Lake City? Review the best. Read More.
vestAPPAREL Sportswear Brands by Women Form a League of Their Own. A number of entrepreneurial women are addressing a lack of diversity in sportswear for women with brands focused on everything from sizing to social causes, these women are in it to win it. 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.
Apparel, Textile Industry Giants Unite Around SDGs at 2017 Textile Sustainability Conference The Textile Exchange 2017 Textile Sustainability Conference provided evidence of the major paradigm shift taking place in the apparel and textile industry. Read more…

A new fashion era – conscious, circular and compassionate The wider fashion industry is now opening up to a fundamental shift from simply being aware and conscious, to also feeling true compassion towards how workers, societies and ecosystems are affected across the supply chains. Read more…

Patagonia launches Worn Wear, an online store for used gear The pop-up events were so successful that the outdoor clothing retailer has made them permanent. Read more…

Target Investing $7 Billion in Future As part of the strategy, the company is launching more than 12 new brands. Read more…

How Millennial Culture Is Driving the Luxury Kidswear Market Brands are cashing in on millennial parents whose Gucci- and Yeezy-clad toddlers are generating thousands of likes on Instagram. Read more…

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