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APPAREL TRENDS 2017-ORSM'17: Versatile Performance Fabrics for Upscale Sportswear by Kathlyn Swantko

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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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