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   June 29, 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 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.
APPAREL NEWS & VIEWS
Clothing to make you better, faster, safer, smarter Eurecat, the Technological Centre of Catalonia, in Mataró, Spain, is at the forefront of smart textile innovation. Read more…

Orange is new black for sustainable fashion Orange Fiber, a start-up company in Sicily, creates a sustainable textile from the reuse of citrus waste that would otherwise pollute the environment. Ee are seeing a growing trend of large companies partnering with social ventures to increase the impact of their CSR. Read more…

After Dominating the Ocean, a Leading Sailing Brand Enters the World of Sportswear North Sails is bring their lifestyle clothing to a global stage. Read more…

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…

Study Reveals Compression Tights Don't Help Runners Reach Finish Line The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center finds compression tights don’t help runners go farther or faster. Read more…

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