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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
DUNMORE WORKS WITH DUPONT ON WEARABLE ELECTRONICS Dunmore has been working with the DuPont Advanced Materials group on a unique wearable electronics project. 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…

Polartec Makes A Clear Commitment To 100% Recycled Materials And Biodegradability The initiative is in line with what promises to be a ‘triple bottom line’ standard for the textile industry - fully recycled inputs, fully recyclable fabrics and complete biodegradability. 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…

SCHOELLER'S NANOSPHERE PLUS PROTECTS AGAINST GREASY STAINS The special effect of this new development is its protection against fingerprints and greasy stains. Even after being absorbed by the fabric, stains are quickly and easily wiped away without washing. Read more…

Researchers 3D print electronic fibers onto textiles? To make comfortable, wearable electronics, a group of researchers in China has developed a 3D printer that deposits electronic flexible fibers onto transitional textiles or clothes. 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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