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   April 25, 2017  Facebook Twitter
APPAREL TRENDS 2017: Athleisure Flexible, Wearable & Environmentally Focused at ORWM'17 by Kathlyn Swantko

AvalancheJacketFlexibility and wear-ability were strong apparel trends evident at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2017. Millennial thinking is clearly at the heart of this athleisure focus, as manufacturers continue to look to engage this generation, and entice them with apparel that suits their all-encompassing, transitional fashion and lifestyle needs.

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APPAREL ARTICLES Innovation at ORSMTRENDS Miss ORWM? Or maybe need a second look at the great innovations from the 2017 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market held January 10-12 in Salt Lake City? Review the best. Read More.
vestAPPAREL Getting Physical: The Other Smart Textiles. Nonelectronic fabrics can cool, warm aand clean themselves-and enhance the health and perforance. Much attention has been given to textiles that are integrated with electronic sensors and circuitry (e-textiles). Read More.
Future FabricsMEDICAL Futuristic Fabrics: Today's smart fabric products, with embedded or woven technological components, are resonating with consumers, and the market is responding. Woven, nonwoven and knitted textiles are the foundation of the fabrics that make up our daily existence, from the clothes we wear to the upholstered chairs we sit on. Read More.
The Economics Of Environmentalism Environmentalism can strengthen and support business. A prominent example is Patagonia, and the very way the products are made and the business is run. Read more…

10 high-tech gadgets to help you get to sleep These are some of the dreamiest innovations unveiled at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in La Vegas. Read more…

Wedding Dress Trends 2017: The Hottest Bridal Styles Of The Season If you need some inspiration for your wedding day look, check out these 10 dresses and trends. Read more…

Timberland's New Line Is Made From Trash Collected From The Streets In Haiti Working in collaboration with recycling organization Thread. Read more…

Six Fashion Careers of the Future The fashion industry has significantly evolved over the last 10 years and emerging trends are shifting companies’ priorities and the roles they are hiring for. Read more…

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