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APPAREL TRENDS ORSS'19: Innovative Ideaas Inspire Unique Products by Kathlyn Swantko

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"Small is the new BIG! Small innovative brands are taking market share from the big brands in the outdoor industry", notes Matt Powell, Global Industry Expert and VP of NPD Group. He continues, "Consumers increasingly want unique products from brands and retailers. As a result, manufacturers that appeal to market niches have gained market share."

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MORE FROM ORSS'19: Driven by consumer demands for performance fabrics for everyday wear, several technical fabrics have gained importance in today's mainstream apparel. These value-added textiles, are engineered for a wide variety of consumer uses, where fabric performance is the major consideration. Read the full article.

APPARE ARTICLE 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.
vest 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
HUNTSMAN TO PRESENT HIGH IQ INTELLIGENT TEXTILE EFFECTS Through its cutting-edge technology and expert technical knowledge, High IQ delivers the industry‚Äôs leading range of innovative, eco-friendly intelligent textile effects. Read more…

OEKO-TEX LABELS FOR PROVING ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE With the label "Made in Green by Oeko-Tex," procurers can trace the production process of the finished garment. Through a bar code or the product ID on the label, the different stages of production can be viewed. Read more…

KIST MAKES FIBROUS TRANSISTOR FOR ELECTRONIC TEXTILES Marking a significant step towards development of comfortable wearable electronic devices, the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) has constructed a fibrous transistor which has the characteristics of a textile. Read more…

PORCHER TO PRESENT LATEST TECHNOLOGIES Innovations include the latest thermoplastic 5G radome technology developed in cooperation with Meggitt, the award winning non-combustible Flamline fabric as well as a recycled ultra-lightweight fabric for the outdoor sports apparel market. Read more…

These Ultra-Stylish Kinetic Dress Pants Use Body Heat to Stay Wrinkle Free They're made from high-tech fabrics that are scientifically wrinkle free. Read more…

ESSITY INVESTS IN SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVE FIBRE TECHNOLOGY Global hygiene and health company Essity is investing $41.5 million in an integrated facility for the production of pulp based on alternative fibre from plant-based agricultural by-products. Read more…

POLYU DEVELOPS HIGH-ENERGY TEXTILE LITHIUM BATTERY Researchers at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have developed a highly flexible, high-energy textile lithium battery that offers more stable, durable and safe energy supply for wearable electronics. Read more…

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