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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 ORSSTRENDS Visiting ORSS? Or maybe need a second look at the great innovations from the 2018 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show January 25-28 in Denver? Checkout the best in Innovation watch. Read More.
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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
Smart Textiles, Wearable Technologies and the New Industrial Revolution Called the 4th industrial revolution by some, smart textile companies represent a significant opportunity for manufacturers to use advanced materials in their manufacturing. Read more…

Indian Technical textiles market to double in four years: With a growing economy and rising disposable income, the demand for technical textile products is projected to increase, creating lucrative opportunities for investment. Read more…

Gore & Bonbouton work for smart fabrics in medical apparel The initial phase of the agreement will focus on collaborative research in the area of temperature sensing materials, and will lay a foundation for future applications of sensor technology and conductive inks in digital health. Read more…

Sustainable textile innovations: bio yarn made from kelp fibres New York-based AlgiKnit is a biomaterials research company that has developed a compostable yarn from kelp, seaweed or algae. Read more…

Oeko-Tex launches GMO test for organic cotton Oeko-Tex is offering new testing to help companies throughout the global supply chain easily test their organic cotton products for genetically modified organisms. Read more…

RadiciGroup unveils recyclable nylon gilet for ski club The mono-material garment was developed within an eco-design framework and can, therefore, be easily recycled mechanically at the end of its life, thus becoming a secondary raw plastic material to be used for technical and industrial applications. Read more…

Oeko-Tex launches GMO test for organic cotton Oeko-Tex is offering new testing to help companies throughout the global supply chain easily test their organic cotton products for genetically modified organisms. Read more…

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