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   April 21, 2018  Facebook Twitter
APPAREL TRENDS 2018: What's New in Comfort Activewear? A Lot! by Kathlyn Swantko

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Comfort remains one of the most important qualities for today's consumers. Feeling comfortable can also make the wearer feel more confident and lead to better performance. For apparel design, one primary objective is the selection of functional fabrics that provide the best possible comfort level. The FabricLink Network reviews several new textile developments presented at the Outdoor Retailer+Snow Show 2018, that offer ideal solutions for wearable comfort in apparel, no matter what the weather condition.

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Textile Exchange - Launches new micro site (aboutbiosynthetics.org) 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.

APPAREL NEWS & VIEWS
Electric textile lights a lamp when stretched Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed a fabric that converts kinetic energy into electric power. The greater the load applied to the textile and the wetter it becomes, the more electricity it generates. Read more…

Beaulieu Yarns’ inspiration for high-end contract carpet tiles Beaulieu Yarns has unveiled what it calls “exciting potential for the high-end carpet tile market to fullfill its boldest color and multilevel design desires with its series of multi-color Solution Dyed Yarns.” Read more…

Focus: Rinsing is Key to Removing Stains Rinsing soapy, stained cotton with fresh water works far better than rinsing with detergent-filled water. Read more…

Researchers print flexible silver nanowire circuits Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new technique that allows them to print circuits on flexible, stretchable substrates using silver nanowires. Read more…

Reebok launches new Fast Flexweave running shoe Designed and engineered to deliver comfort, durability, and speed the magic in the Flexweave material lies within the proprietary construction itself or what Sis called, “The Power of 8.” Read more…

Pantone Color of the Year 2018 Inventive and imaginative, Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come. Read more…

Focus: Rinsing is Key to Removing Stains Rinsing soapy, stained cotton with fresh water works far better than rinsing with detergent-filled water. Read more…

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