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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
MADE IN GREEN HELPING PARENTS CHOOSE SUSTAINABILITY With the "Made in Green" label, retailers and manufacturers have the opportunity to communicate on the product directly to responsibility-conscious parents that they are committed to high product safety as well as ecological and social production conditions. Read more…

Ready-to-Wear and Re-Wear — Meet Sustainable Fashion Apparel makers for all budgets are committing to making fashion more sustainable. Is green the new black? Read more…

more than half of british and american consumers want a more sustainable fashion industry As brands from Wrangler to Chanel have begun investing in sustainable production, is the fashion industry finally making progress? Read more…

OUTLAST PRESENTS PROACTIVE TEMPERATURE REGULATION TECH New is a nylon filament yarn that integrates the PCM technology directly into the polyamide fibre which should further expand the range of next-to-skin applications, such as under garments, compression, sports and hosiery wear. 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…

TRUTZSCHLER OPENS TECHNOLOGY CENTRE FOR NONWOVENS The technology centre presents two complete production lines: an inline carding line with thermobonding and spunlacing equipment and a spunlace-crosslapper line in an industrial working width. 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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