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Technical Textile Trends: New Innovations Heat Up ORSM'176 by Kathlyn Swantko

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Retail sales in the outdoor industry suffered a major blow from the demise of two large specialty retailers, Sports Authority and Sport Chalet, which occurred during the third quarter of 2016. In spite of this, the Outdoor Specialty market, which covers a broad range of categories, including physical exercise, culture and health, recreation and lifestyle, still showed positive growth trends, as consumer interest in outdoor sports and lifestyle continued to remain constant.

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