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   May 18, 2021  Facebook Twitter
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For the past year COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of daily life, including our ability to be outside. Even though vaccines are now available, it is expected things may not return to normalcy until the end of 2021. The need to shelter in-place, avoid crowds, and social distance has changed, not only how we work and recreate, but also how and where we shop. This has had an effect on the Outdoor Industry, including the purchasing of outdoor apparel and equipment. The decrease in family incomes, due to lost jobs or reduced working hours, along with the closure of malls and retail brick-and-mortar stores, has changed the amount of money spent across the board, and has accelerated online buying.
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TECHNICAL TEXTILE ARTICLES Innovation at ORSS2020 TRENDS: Take a look at some of the new innovations from the 2020 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market + Snow Show, January 29 - 31, in Denver featured in the FabricLink Network's Innovation Watch. Read More.
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Introduction To E-Clothing Its functions include sensing and monitoring of human body metabolism, including moisture, temperature and respiratory rhythm patterns, habits, behaviours, and maintenance of emotional and physical wellness. Read more…

CHINESE UNIVERSITY CREATES ELECTRONIC TEXTILE WITH LARGE DISPLAY Scientists have created an electronic textile with a large-area display that could be used in communications, navigation and healthcare. The textile is flexible, breathable and durable, therefore, ideal material for practical uses. Read more…

Conference on the sustainable finishing of textiles scheduled The conference will take place live online Sept. 30–Oct. 1 and Oct. 7–8, 2021. The event will explore the materials, processes and machinery that can help dyers, finishers, coaters and laminators achieve sustainability goals rapidly, economically and practically. Read more…

NEW 'ELECTRONIC TEXTILES' CAN CHANGE FUTURE OF APPAREL, DISPLAY The new fabric represents a breakthrough because it is the first time a textile has been able to include a large and functioning display that both withstands being worn and can be easily integrated into clothing. Read more…

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