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   August 22, 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 ORSM? Or maybe need a second look at the great innovations from the 2017 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market held July 26-29 in Salt Lake City? Review the best. Read More.
vestAPPAREL Sportswear Brands by Women Form a League of Their Own. A number of entrepreneurial women are addressing a lack of diversity in sportswear for women with brands focused on everything from sizing to social causes, these women are in it to win it. Read More.
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.
Rethinking odor control New antimicrobial technologies focus on treatments for ‘permastink,’the unpleasant smell that won’t wash out of textile product, which has become a topic of conversation for consumers and brands alike. Read more…

Wearable technology faces rising legal questions. With the trend set to increase over the next five years, it is worthwhile to ask, “What could this mean for intellectual property (IP) and data ownership?” Read more…

Patagonia Tackles Workwear If you work for a living, you should know that Patagonia has a new brand of workwear, called Patagucci. Read more…

This flexible, expandable 3D printed dress adapts to your body's movement “I believe that 3D printing is the future of fashion,” says Mora-Sanchez. “With the current developments we are experiencing in this technology there are a great number of opportunities to create amazing new products and materials.” Read more…

Thermetrics introduces a new baby thermal manikin Thermetrics LLC’s latest custom thermal manikin has been announced: an 11-zone thermal manikin named “Baby Ruth.” Read more…

Gehring Tricot
Long-Lasting Durability
Jason Mills, LLC
Makes Things Materialize
Fashioning Nylon 6.6