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Eddie Bauer introduced the EverTherm Down Jacket.

When it launched its heated jacket on Kickstarter, it became the second-most-funded apparel item in crowdfunding history.

Body positive women, led by vocal Millennials, are prompting HanesBrands to change how it meets the needs of the full-figure/plus-size consumer. For starters, Millennials and other body positive women of all ages prefer the term “curvy” to describe themselves and the apparel they wear.

New software solutions and processes along with rising digitalization will play a cardinal role in the textile industry’s technology-based future development.

Tested in the California peaks of Mammoth Valley and using technology similar to that of a fighter pilot jacket, the zip top fits close to the body to ensure efficient transmission of heat.

Two more American apparel brands are now capitalizing on the technical textile finishing products from the Swiss technology innovator HeiQ, joining its extensive list of more than 150 brand partners.

“Athleisure is nothing more than comfort and ease of use,” CEO Lisa Collier explains, adding that athletic and outdoor activities are influencing the technologies that are finding their way into a new generation of denim.

The Super Stretch Skinny jean was designed with Lane Bryant’s customers, for Lane Bryant’s customers.

Barco™ Uniforms, reveals that the success of its high-performance uniform brand, Barco One™,  is due to the groundbreaking proprietary fabric technology called arctech™, a first in the healthcare industry.

Heat Factory USA will have an exclusive license to Schawbel’s heated products patented technology in the United States and Canada and will assume the day-to-day management of Schawbel’s existing heated products business.

Is there room for improvement in patient care apparel? You betcha.

It will be showing the new fabrics at Outdoor Retailer.

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