November/December 2022 Issue

Directional Developments

The upcoming Fall/Winter 2024/25 season is packed with possibilities. Innovation is rampant in today’s textile offerings achieving new levels of eco-performance as suppliers continue to create trendsetting solutions that feature functionality and maximum sustainability.

Past Magazine Features

Circularity Rolls

There is progress on the circularity front these days, as suppliers prioritize actions to advance textile-to-textile recycling, establish comprehensive cross-sector collaboration and bring to market materials developed for circularity.

Transformative Thinking

Most of us are somewhat familiar with textile recycling, with recycled polyester, and recycled nylon, well-commercialized, yet the share of post-consumer textile waste recycled into new textiles is shocking — less than 0.5 percent in 2021, according to Textile Exchange.

Making an Impact

Remember when an image of a green leaf on a product told the story of sustainability? Or the mention of bluesign certification defined a brand’s eco cred?

It’s a Bag World

We are a bag culture. Shopping bags, cross body bags, duffel bags, day packs, and totes. Bags for fishing poles, tools, and computers, the list goes on. In today’s go-go lifestyle, bags are what keep us and all our stuff together and functioning. We love bags because they are useful.

Through the Looking Glass

Have you ever wondered what Alice felt when she went through the looking glass? To enter a fantastical world, recognizable yet different? If so, then Techtextil Frankfurt is the place to go, as it does have the connection to the performance textiles we source and pursue for...

A Movement Afoot

Shoes are a relatively new category to feature in the Performance Forum, a prime section of the Functional Fabric Fair, where the latest, must-see fabrications are displayed. But based on attendee interest and textile innovation during the New York City trade event this summer...

Trend Tracking In House

Using trend forecasting firms is nothing new for apparel and footwear companies. But often before those thought-provoking presentation decks are prepared, fabric and technology suppliers/marketers already know what’s next.

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.

Unitex Pioneers Cleaner, Greener Textile Manufacturing

Across the textile industry there is a shift towards more sustainable developments, from water-saving processes to recycled and bio-based ingredients, to new-naturals, and next-generation bestsellers.

Hyosung Presents FW 23/24 Textile Trends at ISPO

Hyosung’s Fashion Design Center’s textile mega-trend for FW 23/24 is called Interconnected Future. Divided into four sub-trends and subsequent themes, the Fashion Design Center (FDC) team recommends a number of Hyosung’s multi-functional and sustainable yarns and apparel applications...

Gore-Tex Laminates with Recycled Bionic Textile Debut

In an ongoing journey to sustainability, the consumer business of Gore’s Fabric Division brings to market 2-layer Gore-Tex laminates with Bionic textile made from plastic waste collected from coastal environments.

Schoeller Partners with Nativa Ethically-Produced Wool

Schoeller looks to produce high-quality fabrics made with sustainable, fully-traceable wool from Nativa that comes from certified farms and provides complete transparency over the supply chain and product transformation.

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