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Making better, more comfortable product and keeping the Pacific Garbage Patch from growing are two goals of OR exhibitors.

Creating sustainable footwear is not an easy process, but new developments in footwear production are gaining popularity and are becoming increasingly available at attainable price points and with great comfort and style.

This year’s group of 26 Apparel Innovator Award winners is pushing the barriers when it comes to satisfying consumer demand. Read on to learn about a wide range of innovations ranging from unique product offerings to smart uses of technology.

The U.S. sustainable cotton apparel market has been growing tremendously in recent years, yet overall remains a niche product in the U.S. retail market, accounting for only 1.6% of total cotton apparel carried by U.S. fashion brands and retailers in 2018.

The brand acquisition bolsters Milliken’s capabilities to include fleece, performance textiles for consumer, workwear and military outdoor apparel.

The international sourcing trade show, Texworld USA, will return to the Javits Convention Center in NYC this July 22 – 24, 2019.

Color shouldn’t be an afterthought, but rather one of the first items considered when preparing for next season’s apparel line.

Among the strongest fibers produced in nature, scalable and cost-effective production of spider silk represents a ‘holy grail’ of material science.

You might be surprised to find out what’s made here in the States.

In case you missed these in 2018, it's not to late to catch the top 10 stories of last year.

Innovators

From sustainability and artificial intelligence to automating workflows, doubling down on fit technology and perfecting patterns, this year’s innovative cohort shows that there’s no wrong way to move your business forward and rise above the competition - even as the stakes get higher every day.

For more than a decade, Apparel magazine and Kurt Salmon, part of Accenture Strategy, have teamed up to look at the elements involved in global sourcing excellence for apparel.

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