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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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APPARE ARTICLE 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.
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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
This amazing fabric can change its color on demand Made from the fibrous leaves of the plant, Piñatex is a durable, biodegradable fabric. Read more…

Think Tank: Welcome to Fashion’s Eco-Label Jungle Given the ambiguity and confusion, it might be beneficial to share a short list of the “best in class” labels that you can trust, explained in a simple and accessible way. Read more…

Soaking up the water and the sweat – a new super desiccant for shoes and more The new super dessicant, made from graphene oxide, significantly outperforms current drying agents, and is twice as absorbent as the industry standard, silica gel. Read more…

RadiciGroup unveils recyclable nylon gilet for ski club The mono-material garment was developed within an eco-design framework and can, therefore, be easily recycled mechanically at the end of its life, thus becoming a secondary raw plastic material to be used for technical and industrial applications. Read more…

Spider silk and mushroom root-derived leather materials for the fashion industry Bolt Threads is a biotech company based in Emeryville, California, that produces sustainable materials to supply the apparel industry. Read more…

The Future Is Knit: Why the Ancient Art of Knitting Is High-Tech Again Whole garment knitting opens the door to far more futuristic applications, like jackets that warm and cool you as needed or shirts that measure your heart rate. Read more…

Oeko-Tex launches GMO test for organic cotton Oeko-Tex is offering new testing to help companies throughout the global supply chain easily test their organic cotton products for genetically modified organisms. Read more…

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