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   February 23, 2019  Facebook Twitter
Technical Textile Trends: Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show'19: In a Word -- Sustainability
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In today's high-performance fabric market, Cooling Technology has become an important science. In response to consumer demands in the outdoor and activewear markets, fabrics that involve cooling technologies have become increasingly popular. Manufacturers involved in the development of fabrics and apparel for these markets have also increased their R&D target towards new cooling technologies. Read the full article.

MORE FROM ORSS'19: Biotechnology, nanotechnology, fiber engineering and material science are playing important roles in advancing fiber development. Recent research has led to the development of textile fibers that are more durable, stronger, last longer, are more sustainable, and protect the environment. Read the full article

TECHNICAL TEXTILE ARTICLES Innovation at ORSMTRENDS Take a look at some of the great innovations from the 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Jan 30 - Feb 1 in Denver featured in the FabricLink Network's Innovation Watch. Read More.
vestAPPAREL Eco-aware Swedish sportswear brand Houdini has a trick up its sleeve with edible clothing. The biodegradable garments were composted and turned into soil and fertilizer for growing vegetables. Read More.
Future FabricsTECHNICAL TEXTILES North Sails has established dominance in the world of sailmaking, and are now using that same dedication to innovation, smart design and passion to lifestyle clothing.Today'sNorth Sails is bring their lifestyle clothing to a global stage. Read More.
New Fiber Could Be the Foundation for Futuristic Smart Garments A new type of self-assembling silver nanowire, inspired by the capillaries in your cardiovascular system, could be the most practical attempt yet. Read more…

Consumers Cast Their Votes and Here is the Verdict Consumers were asked how environmental issues & politics influenced buying decisions, and which fabric properties were most important. Read more…

The Eight (New) Commandments Of Content The days of hiring one big agency to manage everything is over, as brands look to work with the smaller industry players who can help shape, not control, their brand narrative in the market. Read more…

IMPERIAL COLLEGE TEAM PRINTS METALS ON NATURAL FABRICS Scientists have developed technology to print metals such as silver, gold and platinum onto natural fabrics and shown that it could be used to incorporate batteries, wireless technologies and sensors into paper and cotton textiles. Read more…

Flexible TPE body protection introduced by Hexaflex The design uses a thermoplastic elastomer compound and is intended to provide flexibility, lightweight and full articulation characteristics for shock- and vibration-absorbing applications for sportswear, personal protection equipment, health care and other industries. Read more…

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