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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
This tech can make fabric from old clothing, agricultural waste–and even trees Spinnova’s technology for creating fiber from cellulose is a 2019 World Changing Ideas Award Winner. It could stop the bad environmental effects of cotton production. Read more…

HUMIDITY-RESPONSIVE SMART TEXTILE USING SILK IN CHINA Sleeves made from the fiber can vertically shrink by 45 per cent when exposed to moisture and then recover to its initial length in dry conditions. Read more…

Polartec and Kraig to bring Spider Silk fabrics to market Initially developed for specialized military applications, these materials made from recombinant spider silk will eventually service the global market for high performance textiles and apparel. Read more…

USTER TO SHOW EVS FABRIC INSPECTION SYSTEMS AT TECHTEXTIL The system’s ability to capture any visible fabric faults – with a proven and consistently high rate of defect detection – and its optimized fabric grading makes accurate automatic quality control an integral part of manufacturing. Read more…

COVESTRO'S IMPRANIL DLN-SD ENSURES SUSTAINABILITY Covestro has introduced Impranil DLN-SD, a water-based polyurethane (PU) dispersion, which can be used to manufacture biodegradable textile coatings. Read more…

Why The 1930s Are Having A Fashion Moment The blast of power shoulders and sexy slips at Givenchy pre-fall 2019, plus the recent Night and Day: 1930s Fashion and Photographs exhibition at London’s Fashion and Textiles Museum, fin d that suddenly the 1930's is no longer the decade that fashion forgot. Read more…

Why The 1930s Are Having A Fashion Moment The blast of power shoulders and sexy slips at Givenchy pre-fall 2019, plus the recent Night and Day: 1930s Fashion and Photographs exhibition at London’s Fashion and Textiles Museum, fin d that suddenly the 1930's is no longer the decade that fashion forgot. Read more…

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