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   March 28, 2017  Facebook Twitter
Safety & Protective: Outdoor Products Showcased at ORSM'16

Gore-TexAn emphasis on health and safety issues has become an important focus for textiles targeted towards the outdoor market. Safety and protective textiles have now moved across markets, as consumer needs have broadened into environmental awareness, personal safety, comfort, and performance features, such as providing protection from extreme environmental conditions.

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SAFETY & PROTECTIVE 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.
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Air Pollution Masks Are Becoming A Fashion Statement As air pollution worsens, designers are targeting city dwellers in Europe and the United States with couture masks. 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…

Long distance supply chains are no longer meeting the impatient demands of the fashion consumer. Burberry’s pop-up shop next to the catwalk of this year’s London Fashion Week, allowed fans to make instant purchases on pieces that just swept past them on the runway, demonstrates just how much has changed in the UK textiles industry. Read more…

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