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   May 27, 2017  Facebook Twitter
APPAREL TRENDS 2017: Athleisure Flexible, Wearable & Environmentally Focused at ORWM'17 by Kathlyn Swantko

AvalancheJacketFlexibility and wear-ability were strong apparel trends evident at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2017. Millennial thinking is clearly at the heart of this athleisure focus, as manufacturers continue to look to engage this generation, and entice them with apparel that suits their all-encompassing, transitional fashion and lifestyle needs.

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APPAREL ARTICLES Innovation at ORSMTRENDS Miss ORWM? Or maybe need a second look at the great innovations from the 2017 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market held January 10-12 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 NEWS & VIEWS
After Dominating the Ocean, a Leading Sailing Brand Enters the World of Sportswear North Sails is bring their lifestyle clothing to a global stage. Read more…

Department stores are failing — here's where everyone is buying clothing instead Department stores once dominated the apparel market. Now they're failing and closing hundreds of stores due declining customer traffic and sales. Read more…

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…

Athleisure Shows Stability In Choppy 2016 For $87 Billion Sports Manufacturers Industry The sustainability of the ‘athleisure’ phenomenon continues to be a strong positive sign. Read more…

New clothing care label wants you to stop overwashing The Care Label Project will add a label to thousands of clothes in hopes that people will adopt laundry habits that are better for both fabric and the Earth. Read more…

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