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APPAREL TRENDS 2018: What's New in Comfort Activewear? A Lot! by Kathlyn Swantko

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Comfort remains one of the most important qualities for today's consumers. Feeling comfortable can also make the wearer feel more confident and lead to better performance. For apparel design, one primary objective is the selection of functional fabrics that provide the best possible comfort level. The FabricLink Network reviews several new textile developments presented at the Outdoor Retailer+Snow Show 2018, that offer ideal solutions for wearable comfort in apparel, no matter what the weather condition.

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APPARE ARTICLE Innovation at ORSMTRENDS Take a look at some of the great innovations from the 2018 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market July 23-26 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
EPFL team develops super-elastic fibres The fibers can detect even the slightest pressure and strain and can withstand deformation of close to 500 percent, which make them perfect for applications in smart clothing and prostheses, and for creating artificial nerves for robots. Read more…

Southampton Univ working on e-textile against arthritis The research is exploring the use of e-textile technology as a therapeutic application enabling self-management of healthcare conditions to help people feel better and live longer. Read more…

McLaren Senna in US uses Nanobionic Technology in Car Seats The seats stimulate local blood flow, and increase energy, comfort and overall feeling of wellness for the driver and passengers. Nanobionic coating is applied to athletic apparel, bedding products, everyday apparel, footwear and military apparel. Read more…

3D Printed Ballet Shoes Offer Dancers Support and Protection From Injury A 3D printed a ballet shoe called P-rouette uses a lightweight lattice structure for the sole as well as the insole.The shoes offer extra support, protecting against the kinds of injuries that are common to ballet dancers. Read more…

Could yak wool be the new cashmere? Mongolia is a leading supplier of cashmere, which is made from goat hair. But goats' destructive grazing habits are damaging the country's land. Read more…

The Future Is Knit: Why the Ancient Art of Knitting Is High-Tech Again Whole garment knitting opens the door to far more futuristic applications, like jackets that warm and cool you as needed or shirts that measure your heart rate. Read more…

EPFL team develops super-elastic fibres The fibers can detect even the slightest pressure and strain and can withstand deformation of close to 500 percent, which make them perfect for applications in smart clothing and prostheses, and for creating artificial nerves for robots. Read more…

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