NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2021 Issue

Textile Show & Tell: New Ideas, Business Models Transform How Industry Connects

Want to learn the latest developments in materials, sourcing and sustainability happening in denim? The Turkish denim mill ORTA invites textile execs to hop on a hot air balloon ride through the Turkish countryside and enjoy an immersive sensory virtual reality experience...

Cotton is the world’s friendliest fabric. It has clothed and comforted each and every one of us around the world for generations. And no one knows the importance of family and wellbeing better than the tens of thousands of farmers and collaborators that make the cotton industry possible.

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Textile Show & Tell: New Ideas, Business Models Transform How Industry Connects

Want to learn the latest developments in materials, sourcing and sustainability happening in denim? The Turkish denim mill ORTA invites textile execs to hop on a hot air balloon ride through the Turkish countryside and enjoy an immersive sensory virtual reality experience...

What’s New & Niche-y

A grab bag of market trends set the pace for this season’s footwear collections. Sustainability, vegan, plant-based, and performance all come into play in styles that feature material innovations developed for a modern eco-active, value-driven consumer lifestyle. In other words, shoes launched...

The ABC’s of Brand Strategy

In the life of a brand, companies make many attempts to meet specific, long-term goals. While the road may wind, the ultimate endpoint is to sell, sell, sell. We’ve chatted up some top industry executives to see what they are doing now, during a difficult time, to stand out...

A Salute to Sustainability

The uniform market is underserved when it comes to sustainability and circular economy,” states Amelia Eleiter, Debrand co-founder, who points out the importance of the uniform supply industry.

A Healthy Bedtime Story

Hologenix CEO Seth Casden reviews the wellness sleepwear market and explains why his Celliant product is a healthy fit for this growth category.

Color it Green

Whether it’s a product concept, a marketing campaign, or a design development, shades of sustainability dominate the denim landscape. At the recent Kingpins24 virtual trade event panel discussions were rife with eco commentary and talk of circularity.

Magazine Archives

Designed to serve members of the performance textile industry throughout the entire supply chain.

With an eye on innovation, and focus on active apparel and footwear, our skilled editorial team provides corporate executives, material developers and designers information and expert commentary needed to succeed in today’s competitive textile business.

In Every Issue: In The Market, Eco-Update, Made In America, Technology, Footwear, In the Studio, Supply Chain, Trendsetters, Strategies, Education, Out of Context.

Sustainability 4.0 Takes Shape at Performance Days

“Not quite as expected but successful,” is an apt description from show organizers regarding the recent Performance Days fair. Last minute pandemic-related concerns regarding in-person attendance at the Munich event required the PD team to turn on a dime and be digital only for the December edition.

From Fashion to Football, Eco-Friendly Fabrics are On Trend

Unifi and Sorona may target different audiences, but both firms are finding success optimizing sustainable solutions, whether that is on fashion’s red carpet or the green turf of the football field.

Company News: Eco Updates from Cordura, Primaloft & Gildan

CORDURA is offering a new, cutting-edge GRS certified 100 percent recycled nylon 6,6 fabric with the launch of re-core, the company’s advanced sustainability platform built on a mission to “expect more, waste less.”

On the Path to Circularity, Smartwool Launches “Pet” Project

Smartwool’s new recycling campaign turns used socks into sustainable dog beds. The program kicked off earlier this month in celebration of National Sock Day with the launch of the Second Cut K9 Camp Cushion, a dog bed made from recycled sock shreddings to help reduce...

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