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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Many fibers make it past wastewater treatment facilities and into our waterways and better solutions are needed to capture those that make it through, but consumers can make a big impact starting at home by paying attention to what they buy and how they wash it.