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   July 23, 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
Paris Concept Store Colette Closing After 20 Years Store statement indicated that all good things must come to an end, after 20 wonderful years, Colette should be closing its doors on Dec. 20 of this year. Read more…

Shoes With Algae-Based Foams Are Coming Soon British brand Vivobarefoot is partnering with Bloom, an American performance-driven materials manufacturer that uses algae biomass to create eco-friendly foams used in footwear. Read more…

Meet the designer making clothes for diabetic women Budding fashion designer Natalie Balmain has type 1 diabetes and created a range of clothes which she says will help women manage the condition. Read more…

The NPD Group’s New Trend Tracker Product Delivers New View of Apparel Trends The Trend Tracker provides access to data dashboards, insight reports, curated news, and industry analyst expertise, highlighting the sales performance of major fashion trends. Read more…

Fast fashion just got even faster. Zara, once a fast-fashion pioneer, has been knocked off its perch by online brands that are able to design a product and have it ready for sale in as little as a week. Read more…

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