Latest Issue - January 24, 2020

ISPO Textrends: Fashionable Technicity
for Active Outdoor

Responsible manufacturing, sustainability, and transparency are key for Fall/Winter 21/22 with new innovations also notable for a strong creative element that sets the latest developments apart from seasons past.(Read More)

Texworld Spotlights Sustainability & Millennial Style Functionality

A crop of new plant-based material developments drew considerable attendee interest at Texworld USA held in NYC earlier this week. Show goers crowded around displays of textile products made from citrus, pineapple, mushroom, coconut... (Read More)

New & Notable at Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show

A preview of introductions to watch for on the show floor at the upcoming Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show in Denver, CO, scheduled for Jan 29-31... (Read More)

How Textiles Shape Consumer Trends in 2020

Along with New Year resolutions January brings a flurry of articles on predictions about consumer trends in the year ahead. In recent Wall Street Journal reports textiles play a role in determining what consumers will wear and their shopping behavior in 2020. Here are three good examples... (Read More)

Archives - November 22, 2019

New Textiles on Tap for F/W 20 at Outdoor Retailer

Innovation is in high gear for the season ahead with textile suppliers planning to debut a flurry of sustainable performance solutions for cold weather wear at the upcoming Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show in Denver this January.(Read More)

Biotech Gets Green Light at Gore Innovation Center

Recent news of the partnership between Berkeley-based biotech start-up Checkerspot and W.L. Gore’s Innovation Center in Silicon Valley shines a light on what’s next in performance materials. Specifically synthetic biology enabled functionality. (Read More)

Patagonia’s “Rent, Don’t Buy” Business Model

At Patagonia’s new flagship retail store in Denver’s RiNo District, consumers can have themselves a Patagonia Powslayer jacket, or Snowdrifter 30L pack for the price of $30-$40 a day. And for the little snowsports fan, there’s a Snowpile Bib in rosebud pink for that price of $20-$30 per day. (Read More)

It’s a Holly Jolly Season for Resale

The bottom line is nine million more people bought second hand clothes in 2017 than in 2016 and strong growth in this category is projected to continue in years to come. According to First Research, there are combined more than... (Read More)

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