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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.

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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.

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Weather Report

It is not unusual anymore for one day to be 70 degrees, and the next, snowing. Sometimes it can seem as if seasons have disappeared. A walk or ride to work can be completely different than the trek home, temperature and sunlight-wise.

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Cultivating Fresh Ideas

These days the making of the modern ingredient brand involves everything from partnering with regenerative farm programs, staffing creative directors, taking a hybrid digital/physical approach to branding and, most importantly, listening to the voice of the consumer.

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Second Hand Stoke

Last spring’s thredUP report* describes a used apparel market tsunami. Second hand garment sales are increasing significantly around the world and growing exponentially in the United States. Tucked into those numbers is the outdoor industry with its unique combination of fashion and functionality.

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Call to Action

Recent virtual presentations by the Transformers Foundation brought together representatives of the denim supply chain along with industry experts to share ideas, experiences and possible solutions to reform and rebuild chemical management systems.

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A Step Change

Footwear brands are on the move this season leveling up product with the latest material developments. There are two main drivers influencing the direction forward in the footwear market.

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Woolmark Announces Performance Challenge Winners

The Woolmark Company and Salomon recently named prize winners in the Woolmark Performance Challenge 2022, an innovation and ideas incubation program for the sports and performance market. More than 191 universities from 25 countries participated in this year’s program.

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Woolmark Announces Performance Challenge Winners

The Woolmark Company and Salomon recently named prize winners in the Woolmark Performance Challenge 2022, an innovation and ideas incubation program for the sports and performance market. More than 191 universities from 25 countries participated in this year’s program.

Polartec Names 2022 Apex Award Winners

Twelve standout products were recently proclaimed winners in Polartec’s 2022 Apex Awards, an annual design event that celebrates the brands and designers pushing the boundaries to turn Polartec fabric technologies into inspiring products across sport, lifestyle, and performance categories.

Cotton Incorporated Highlights 3D Collection

What would it take to reduce plastic waste and replace it with natural materials that have a better sustainability profile? According to a post from the company, that’s one of the questions researchers at Cotton Incorporated asked themselves before delving into a multi-year project...

Season’s Greeting from Textile Insight

The textile community delivered exciting developments throughout 2022, greeting the season in good spirits. Wishing everyone a happy, healthy holiday and New Year!

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.

Fall/Winter ‘24 Hits the Mark at Functional Fabric Fair

With high levels of innovation, quality and sustainability, material offerings for the upcoming winter season garnered positive reviews at last week’s Functional Fabric Fair in Portland, OR. The two-day event, powered by Performance Days, provided the industry crowd with plenty of...

Execs See Future in Functional Fabric Fair Portland

Bigger in size and broader in scope, the recent Functional Fabric Fair, held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland on October 26-27, gained ground with textile execs evaluating trade show calendars for 2023 and beyond.

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EXTRA Archives

Polartec Names 2022 Apex Award Winners

Twelve standout products were recently proclaimed winners in Polartec’s 2022 Apex Awards, an annual design event that celebrates the brands and designers pushing the boundaries to turn Polartec fabric technologies into inspiring products across sport, lifestyle, and performance categories.

Cotton Incorporated Highlights 3D Collection

What would it take to reduce plastic waste and replace it with natural materials that have a better sustainability profile? According to a post from the company, that’s one of the questions researchers at Cotton Incorporated asked themselves before delving into a multi-year project...

Season’s Greeting from Textile Insight

The textile community delivered exciting developments throughout 2022, greeting the season in good spirits. Wishing everyone a happy, healthy holiday and New Year!

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.

Fall/Winter ‘24 Hits the Mark at Functional Fabric Fair

With high levels of innovation, quality and sustainability, material offerings for the upcoming winter season garnered positive reviews at last week’s Functional Fabric Fair in Portland, OR. The two-day event, powered by Performance Days, provided the industry crowd with plenty of...

Execs See Future in Functional Fabric Fair Portland

Bigger in size and broader in scope, the recent Functional Fabric Fair, held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland on October 26-27, gained ground with textile execs evaluating trade show calendars for 2023 and beyond.

Better Fabrics Better for the Planet Define Season Ahead

To get a quick grasp of the important fabric trends for the winter season 2024/25 attendees at the Portland Functional Fabric Fair needed only to take a look at the winners for the Performance and Eco Performance awards highlighted in the Performance Forum.

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Textile Insight

EXTRA Archives

Woolmark Announces Performance Challenge Winners

The Woolmark Company and Salomon recently named prize winners in the Woolmark Performance Challenge 2022, an innovation and ideas incubation program for the sports and performance market. More than 191 universities from 25 countries participated in this year’s program.

Read More

Polartec Names 2022 Apex Award Winners

Twelve standout products were recently proclaimed winners in Polartec’s 2022 Apex Awards, an annual design event that celebrates the brands and designers pushing the boundaries to turn Polartec fabric technologies into inspiring products across sport, lifestyle, and performance categories.

Read More

Cotton Incorporated Highlights 3D Collection

What would it take to reduce plastic waste and replace it with natural materials that have a better sustainability profile? According to a post from the company, that’s one of the questions researchers at Cotton Incorporated asked themselves before delving into a multi-year project...

Read More

Season’s Greeting from Textile Insight

The textile community delivered exciting developments throughout 2022, greeting the season in good spirits. Wishing everyone a happy, healthy holiday and New Year!

Read More

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.

Read More

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...

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

FOOTWEAR INSIGHT INDEX

With the second quarter closing next week, ominous signs remain for the U.S. economy in this persistent pandemic environment as the number of active U.S. cases rose for a 10th straight day on June 22 to 1.26 million and 23 states reported increases in the number of cases. The Congressional Budget Office estimates the U.S. economy will generate $8 trillion less in economic activity over the next decade than it predicted months ago. And a report in The Atlantic suggests four factors — a great business die-off, the household fiscal cliff, state and local budget shortfalls and the persistent pandemic crisis — put the U.S. risk for a depression. Amid this backdrop, the Dow generated nearly 59 percent of its weekly 261.80-point gain for the week on the period’s final day, June 22. The action helped the Dow post a 1.02 percent increase for the period, about even with the Segment’s 1.06 percent increase as 12 stocks rose and eight declined. Aside from Mizuno, which benefited from currency effects, Nike and Deckers were the period’s biggest gainers. The Swoosh received four stock price target hikes from investment banks ahead of its scheduled fourth-quarter earnings report on June 25. Meanwhile, Nike and Puma are merging running technology and style into styles for the golf course, including The Cat’s RS-G and The Swoosh’s Air Max 270. Shoe Carnival reported that its 389 re-opened U.S. and Puerto Rico stores experienced a 28.1 percent rise in second quarter comparable store sales through  June 22, with brick-and-mortar up 4.0 percent and e-commerce gaining nearly 470 percent year-over-year. Under Armour Founder Kevin Plank has sold his Washington, D.C. mansion for $17.3 million after a reported two years on the market at a 41 percent discount from his 2018 asking price of $29.5 million. — Bob McGee 
The Footwear Insight Index tracks 20 of the most important publicly traded companies that have a substantial footwear business (6 retailers, 14 brands).
Index base of 100 is key to the closing prices of 12/29/17

INDEX: 123

1.06%

Weekly Review

Company name
(Ticker Symbol)

% Change over week
Price 06/15/20 • Price 06/22/20

ASICS Corp.
7936.T

0.35%

$11.38 • $11.34

Boot Barn
BOOT

1.09%

$22.84 • $22.59

Crocs
CROX

2.46%

$31.71 • $32.49

Designer Brands
DBI

4.49%

$7.13 • $6.81

Genesco
GCO

6.41%

$22.51 • $20.73

Mizuno
8022.T

14.12%

$18.41 • $21.01

Puma
PMMAF

1.65%

$72.90 • $74.10

Shoe Carnival
SKVL

0.26%

$27.02 • $27.09

Steve Madden
SHOO

0.13%

$23.30 • $23.33

VF Corp.
VFC

0.82%

$63.12 • $62.60

Company name
(Ticker Symbol)

% Change over week
Price 06/15/20 • Price 06/22/20

Adidas
addyy

0.72%

$132.53 • $133.49

Caleres
CAL

5.71%

$8.58 • $8.09

Deckers
DECK

3.71%

$193.55 • $200.73

Foot Locker
FL

0.99%

$29.23 • $29.52

GEOX
GEO.MI

4.49%

$0.89 • $0.85

Nike
NKE

1.72%

$97.83 • $99.51

Rocky Brands
RCKY

2.74%

$20.78 • $20.21

Skechers
SKX

5.66%

$33.20 • $31.32

Under Armour
UAA

3.55%

$9.86 • $9.51

Wolverine
WWW

0.26%

$23.08 • $23.14

TOTAL
Week over week

1.06%

$849.49 • $858.46