The Technical Center

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   March 26, 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 Getting Physical: The Other Smart Textiles. Nonelectronic fabrics can cool, warm aand clean themselves-and enhance the health and perforance. Much attention has been given to textiles that are integrated with electronic sensors and circuitry (e-textiles). Read More.
Future FabricsMEDICAL Futuristic Fabrics: Today's smart fabric products, with embedded or woven technological components, are resonating with consumers, and the market is responding. Woven, nonwoven and knitted textiles are the foundation of the fabrics that make up our daily existence, from the clothes we wear to the upholstered chairs we sit on. Read More.
Air Pollution Masks Are Becoming A Fashion Statement As air pollution worsens, designers are targeting city dwellers in Europe and the United States with couture masks. Read more…

China eyes steady, green growth of textile industry China aims to achieve average annual output growth of 6-7 percent in its textile industry for the 2016-2020 period and for the industry to become more environmentally friendly. The MIIT also set an 18-percent reduction target for the industry's energy intensity and a 10-percent drop in pollutant emission between 2016 and 2020. 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…

China's Sportswear Market is Already Big -- and is Getting bigger “In China the opportunity is massive,” Nike brand president Trevor Edwards told investors. Read more…

Are You Ready To Venture into The Graphene Era? With the power to change how we view clothing, Graphene textile technology is the new material disrupting the smart textile world. Read more…

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