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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.

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.

At the Equipment Zone, customers can engage with product experts and run test print samples using their own files on the Epson dye-sublimation, signage, photography and direct-to-garment (DTG) solutions.

By encapsulating lofted fibers within a multilayer, continuous yarn fabric construction, this platform provides advanced thermal efficiency that Polartec reports sheds five times less than other premium ‘mid-layer’ weight fabrics.

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.

The new yarn is made from sustainably sourced wood pulp.

When Frank Herbert launched Frank's Pants in December 2016, he began by offering premium US-made khakis. He still does, but his new hit item came as a total surprise.

After 25 years working as a graphic designer in the corporate world, Caroline Harper was ready for a change. She wanted something more artistic, more tactile. She started working at an art gallery, where shibori designs kept catching her eye. You'll be surprised by what happened next.

SEAQUAL 4U was born of an alliance between ECOALF foundation, textile group SANTANDERINA and spinning mill ANTEX.

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