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   March 28, 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.
Introducing the little black graphene dress Science and fashion have been brought together to create the world’s most technically advanced dress, the intu Little Black Graphene Dress. Read more…

adidas Is Winning the Sportswear Game With a Strong Digital Strategy The Adidas dot-com store is their single most important store, and plans are to aggressively invest in all of the digital aspects of the company. Read more…

Athleisure Shows Stability In Choppy 2016 For $87 Billion Sports Manufacturers Industry The sustainability of the ‘athleisure’ phenomenon continues to be a strong positive sign. Read more…

Textile muscles could find use in a literal "power suit" Scientists have coated mass-producible cellulose yarn with a flexible electroactive polymer to create "Textile Muscles." Read more…

Textile Wars: Will 'Made In Italy' Replace 'Made In China'? China is caught between rising domestic costs, persistent technical and distribution advantages elsewhere. Read more…

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