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Textile Insight is focused on textile and footwear design, innovation and its exciting product applications. Edited for apparel and footwear manufacturers, as well as retailers focused on the design and development of their private label collections.

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Cover Story: A new age of manufacturing is taking shape with automation, innovation and a high-tech approach to production. This is not
your granddaddy’s factory work.


Footwear:
The New England and Northwest
Materials Shows have evolved into must-see Spring events for footwear talent. We highlight the
key take aways.

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10 U.S. Hot Spots For Design
& Manufacturing. Emerging hubs
around the country that are making
an impact with thriving design centers and production facilities.


Footwear: Wool is fast becoming a material of
choice for Fall 2015 styles, which execs say is fueled
by continued consumer interest in the heritage/
Americana trend.

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Authenticity In a Q&A with leading
textile brands on the topic of
authenticity, execs explore how implementing and promoting
truthfulness is good for business.

Technology:
An influx of innovation is changing
things up in the outerwear category as start-ups as
well as established brands usher in a new era of
performance product.
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Trendsetters 2014. An insider’s view
of the design process: Who are the innovators and what inspires their ideas.

Technology: We look at the latest in intelligent
/interactive fabrics.
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Sustainability. The textile community
is focused on achieving transparency from fiber to finished product.
Compliance and new chemistry is
helping to attain that lofty goal.

Technology: The wool category evolves with new
wool blends that elevate collections with enhanced functionality and versatility for year-round applications.
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Modern Outdoor Moves to
Urban Technical.

More than just a maturing industry, outdoor is experiencing change on many levels.
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Big Ideas. Taking tech to the next
level with investment in R&D.

Women's Specific: New tech in trends.
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Outlook 2014. We outline big picture themes of Globalization, Compliance,
Lifestyle Tech and Internet along with smaller, yet directional themes.

Made In America: Today's domestic mills are changing their image and making a name for their companies
by launching their own branded product lines.
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Winter Weather Report 2014.
The influence of weather on textile
and footwear development and
product design.

Tech: Consumer safety demands and
advancing tech drive development of
reflectivity options in apparel and footwear.

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Trendsetters 2013. A look at the individuals and brands influencing
the direction of the industry.

Strategies: How the FTC's proposed wool
product labeling update impacts brands
and consumers
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Targeting Sustainability:
From mid-scale domestic companies
to emerging Asian brands, as well as industry powerhouses here and
abroad, textile businessess are addressing sustainability in new
and more diverse ways.

Technology: Technology has returned to the spotlight
in the world of athletic footwear as cushioning,
comfort and visible tech are back in vogue.
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Cool Tech: Innovations in
cooling materials

Footwear: Big strides are being made in material
innovation, with energy return technology, super-
absorbent polymers and responsive cushioning.
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Industry Outlook – A round-up of fast facts, stats and studies on everything from anitmicrobials to zipper tech

Tech: Advances in color-changing processes capture
the imagination of product developers and consumers.
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A variety of points of view are emerging to describe performance in today’s marketplace. We reach out to brands, designers, forecasters and marketers
to help solve this performance puzzle.

In The Studio: Individuality is a strong theme for the
season ahead. We profile activewear designers who developed Fall 13 garments that express this new
outdoor free-spirit.

 

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These days shoes are setting the
pace for exciting development in
the outdoor market and the textile community keeps pace with new footwear portfolios and material innovations.

Technology: The latest performance pieces and
lifestyle layers are changing the way we keep
warm and dry.

 

   
 
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