Latest Issue - September 26, 2019

A Climate Call to Action

A teenager from Sweden was in the spotlight at the UN Climate Action Summit this week in New York City. “The eyes of all future generations are upon you,” said Greta Thunberg, the 16 year-old climate activist who dared dignitaries and world leaders to ignore the urgency of the climate change. (Read More)

A Season of Sustainability

At trade fairs this Fall suppliers are unveiling eco innovations in an effort to keep pace with increasing consumer demand for environmentally responsible textile products. (Read More)

Polartec Awards Standout Style

Polartec’s annual Apex Design Award was given out recently to 13 winners based on skill and creative use of Polartec textile technologies. (Read More)

Backcountry Goes with Gore

A new house brand from Backcountry.com features Gore-tex fabrications in varying tiers of performance in a Winter Pursuit collection for men and women that goes on sale today. (Read More)

Eco Looks that Caught our Eye

In New York City showrooms and retail storefronts, sustainability is on full display. Veja footwear is front and center at Paragon Sports, while PrAna shows off... (Read More)

Archives - August 22, 2019

November OR Winter Market Show Folds

Yesterday, the Outdoor Retailer team announced a decision to not hold the Winter Market show scheduled for November and instead return to a previous event schedule of a single trade gathering, Outdoor + Snow Show, staged January 29-31, 2020 in Denver. (Read More)

UK Wool Specialist Puts Modern Spin on Sustainability

HDWool’s eco-savvy applications for this naturally renewable material is attracting outside investment to support further business development focused on sustainable development. Recently the UK-based company received funding from Sky Ocean Ventures and Innovate UK.(Read More)

Bombyx Re-Sets the Bar on High-End, Environmentally-Conscious Silk

PFGHL Group, Hong Kong, has introduced the brand Bombyx to the United States market to provide high-end sustainably made silk fabric. The company looks to manufacture Bombyx silk from an organic growing and production process with certified eco-friendly practices. (Read More)

Patagonia Advocates Recycled Content in Bag Collection

Understanding that using recycled polyester lessens our dependence on fossil fuels and keeps plastic bottles out of landfills, Patagonia brings to market a new collection of Recycled Black Hole bags. Ten million plastic bottles were used to build the 100 percent recycled body fabric and webbing used to make the fabric of these trusty travel bags. (Read More)

Archives - July 26, 2019

Trend Watch: Spring/Summer 2021  

The Trend Forum, a neutral platform showcasing the latest, most inspired, and directional fabrications for the season ahead, greets attendees at the Functional Fabric Fair NY. (Read More)

Perspectives on Performance

Industry collaboration, clarity around sustainability and advancing a leadership position in the development of eco performance technologies were topics front and center during a panel discussion on Day One of the Functional Fabric Fair NY Show.(Read More)

The Show Itself

This was the second go’round for the Functional Fabric Fair NY and the event has established its presence in a New York minute. According to show organizers Reed Exhibitions, the number of exhibitors doubled from last year, and over 1000 attendees came through the door... (Read More)

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