Latest Issue - November 22, 2019

The Show Itself: Energetically Eco-Centric

Performance Days was off and running from the get go. An upbeat atmosphere, steady traffic in the aisles and packed attendance at Expert Talk presentations defined Day 1 of the show, which was held at the Munich fairgrounds on November 13-14. (Read More)

Talking Points & Trends to Watch

New sustainability lingo surfaced at Performance Days in Munich. Let’s start with “monomaterial fabrics,” a term that begs the question, “to blend or not to blend?” A case for monomaterial fabrics is being made as a way to simplify the complexity of circularity.(Read More)

How to Move Forward Sustainably

Did one remarkable product emerge at Performance Days? No. Did something other than product stand out as game changing? Yes!  Panelists debated, audience members questioned speakers’ research, and executives gave no-nonsense company reports on ways to improve sustainable status. (Read More)

Archives - October 28, 2019

New Textile Show Fit for an Outdoor Crowd

The Functional Fabric Fair, powered by Performance Days, launched in Portland, Oregon this week and from the get go the show felt right at home in this outdoor innovation hub. (Read More)

The Season of Sustainability

Interest in sustainability at the Functional Fabric Fair was evident by the standing room only crowd that attended a panel discussion on What’s New, What’s Next in sustainable innovation. (Read More)

Outdoor Performance: Yesterday & Today & Always

A retrospective of performance product was smartly exhibited down the main aisle of the show floor at the Functional Fabric Fair. The exhibit served as a reminder of how functional materials evolved and sparked a new era of outdoor wear. (Read More)

Archives - 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)

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