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   February 20, 2018  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 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.

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.
The 9 Best Selling Wedding Dresses of All Time Discover which designs top the best selling dresses of all time list. Read more…

Embossed Textiles by Tiffany Loy One of the particularly interesting things about the way these textiles have been developed is the way that Loy has created “The Emboss Machine”. Read more…

One garbage truck of textiles wasted every second: report creates vision for change The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s new report "A new textiles economy: Redesigning fashion's future in London," created by the Circular Fibres Initiative, calls for the fashion industry to adopt this new vision and create cross industry collaborations to achieve it. Read more…

The Athleisure Trend Is Far From Dead — and Here’s $9.6 Billion in Proof Among the best-selling brands were Nike, Skechers, Under Armour, New Balance and Adidas — with Nike dominating the list and Adidas earning its stripes as the fastest-growing market player. Read more…

Online Consumer Data Reveal ‘White Dress’ As Most Searched SEMrush analyzed the most popular search terms online. Read more…

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