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   April 19, 2019  Facebook Twitter
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 ( 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.

This Comfortable, Wrinkle-resistant Suit Is a Business Traveler’s Secret for Always Looking Polished The direct-to-consumer brand was founded at MIT with the intention of solving “the problems of stiff, high-maintenance dress clothes by engineering high-performing, comfortable apparel” — and it seems the brand’s goal has been achieved. 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…

CHINESE TEAM REPORTS BREAKTHROUGH IN POWER-GENERATING YARN Researchers at Shanghai’s Donghua University have developed power-generating yarns that can also be woven with other fibers, such as nylon fiber and polyacrylonitrile fibers, so that the breathability, comfort level and power generation of textiles can be effectively controlled. Read more…

Fabric both insulates and ventilates Univ. of Maryland - The new fabric alternates between insulating and providing ventilation by responding to the wearer’s perspiration. Read more…

Hybrid fiber combines strength of metal and elasticity of rubber Scientists at North Carolina State University have combined the selling points of both metal & elastic material into one type of hybrid fiber. It could be used in applications such as soft robotics, packaging materials, or high-tech textiles. Read more…

Loomia launches self-heating jacket for women Loomia will launch its first direct-to-consumer product March 15, a women’s self-heating jacket that features Loomia’s wire-free, soft-circuit system. Most heated jackets in the market are designed for men and altered to make a women’s version. Read more…

First scalable graphene yarns for wearable textiles produced A team of researchers at The University of Manchester have developed a method to produce scalable graphene-based yarn. Read more…

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