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Seeking to bring stylish comfort to the high heels market, a new company, Runway Heels, is launching the industry's first patented, retractable high heels, enabling consumers to instantly transform heels into comfortable flats at the touch of a button.

Form and Function: These High Heels Transform Into Flats to Keep Wearers Comfortable

Seeking to bring stylish comfort to the high heels market, a new company, Runway Heels, is launching the industry's first patented, retractable high heels, enabling consumers to instantly transform heels into comfortable flats at the touch of a button.

Cocona Inc.'s lawsuit against Columbia Sportswear and The North Face for violating U.S. Patent No. 8,945,287 B2 is moving forward in Colorado.

Cocona Inc.'s lawsuit against Columbia Sportswear and The North Face for violating U.S. Patent No. 8,945,287 B2 is moving forward in Colorado.

WTiN Intelligence: Medical Textiles' new technical report entitled "Absorbent nonwovens for medical and hygiene textiles applications" aims to provide an overview of the use of absorptive nonwovens in both medical and hygiene applications, examining issues over their continued use for the global population, and exploring innovations and new technologies coming from both research bodies and manufacturers.

WTiN Intelligence: Medical Textiles' new technical report entitled "Absorbent nonwovens for medical and hygiene textiles applications" aims to provide an overview of the use of absorptive nonwovens in both medical and hygiene applications, examining issues over their continued use for the

Scabrenta, using its proprietary technology and deep knowledge of Italian leather making, will be an important R&D hub for various kinds of leather solutions within the ISA group.

Gerber and Avametric, an innovator  in fabric simulation and 3D consumer applications, are combining forces to offer the first end-to-end 3D platform, from consumer-facing virtual try-on applications to design, development and manufacturing.

Andrew Epprecht, a 2017 graduate of The Hotchkiss School, in Lakeville, Conn., designed and manufactured custom socks for his alma mater to great success, which led to the birth of OurSock.com.

Eighteen-year-old Andrew Epprecht has turned his custom-designed and manufactured school-pride socks into a full-fledged business with the launch of OurSock.com.

Nicola Glass is expected to begin her role early in the new calendar year, and will succeed Deborah Lloyd, the brand’s current creative director who, in the wake of the Tapestry, Inc. acquisition, made the decision to exit the brand in 2018.

Tapestry, Inc. reports that Nicola Glass is joining the company as creative director of Kate Spade.

The vest features a unique Universal Fit design and a run time of up to 44 hours with the company's lithium-ion battery packs, or indefinite run-time when plugged into a vehicle power source.

The vest features a unique Universal Fit design and a run time of up to 44 hours with the company's lithium-ion battery packs, or indefinite run-time when plugged into a vehicle power source.

The combined companies will have a stronger product portfolio, increased innovation power and more transparency in the supply chain.

HeiQ No Fuzz is based on novel adhesive polymer structures that give targeted, localized and non-homogeneous “bridging” reinforcement inside yarns and/or on the outer surface of yarns.

If you're considering using an artist's original work in your apparel design, here are some tips to keep in mind.

If you're considering using an artist's original work in your apparel design, here are some tips to keep in mind.

At investors day, NIKE unveiled plans to grow its leading share in women's athletic bottoms with a new Pants Studio, and also detailed its NIKE Sneaker Boutique spotlighting premium, fashion-forward footwear that captures the street-style movement.

At EDITED's panel discussion on activewear, executives from PUMA, ADAY, J.Crew and Barneys shared their experiences in addressing the consumer addiction to athleisure.

VF Corporation signed an agreement to purchase New Zealand outerwear innovator Icebreaker Holdings for an undisclosed sum. On a trailing 12-month basis, Icebreaker Holdings generated approximately $150 million of revenue.

"Fit is now the most important factor in high-end fashion," says Kauno Baltija CEO Vidas Butkus.

"Fit is now the most important factor in high-end fashion," says Kauno Baltija CEO Vidas Butkus.

Digitalization is underway and at the annual ideation fashion technology conference, Gerber Technology announced major advancements in its software product lines to help make it easier for customers to adopt technology and achieve optimization through improvements in their digital workflow.

Earlier this year INVISTA announced its intention to shed the Apparel & Advanced Textiles business unit — one of four major divisions — and it finally found a buyer.

UR (Urban Revivo), a Chinese fast-fashion retailer, selected Centric Software to provide its PLM solution.

UR (Urban Revivo), a Chinese fast-fashion retailer, selected Centric Software to provide its Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution.

Iconix Brand Group, Inc. launched an exclusive STARTER collection on Amazon, available only to Prime members at  www.amazon.com/starter.

Iconix Brand Group, Inc. launched an exclusive STARTER collection on Amazon, available only to Prime members at  www.amazon.com/starter.

Featuring COMFORT FLEX® knitting, these anatomically correct, luxury tights provide a precise front and back that conforms to the body for optimal comfort and fit.

Cone Denim, Lenzing and Unifi collaborated on the launch of Future BLACK+ denim featuring Lenzing Modal® branded fibers and REPREVE® Black recycled fibers.

The new short documentary ‘Love of the Fall’ follows skateboarders testing abrasion and tear-resistant concept jeans made of Durable Denim with Dyneema® at the legendary Prado Bowl in Marseille.

The short film ‘Love of the Fall’ follows skateboarders testing abrasion and tear-resistant concept jeans at Marseille's legendary Prado Bowl.

Gerber Technology is partnering with Fashion Enter/FashionCapital, London, by supporting both its commercial factory and training academy.

"We are very pleased about the integration of our AccuMark® software and digitizing solution into the curriculum of Fashion Enter and look forward to a successful partnership," said Yvonne Heinen-Foudeh, marketing and communications director, EMEA for Gerber Technology.

As the time from catwalk to consumer shortens, so must processes across the supply chain, from product development and bill of materials creation to sourcing and inventory management.

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