Textile Insight

November / December 2017

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06 / In The Market A recap of trade events from China and Charlotte, plus industry news: a management-led buyout, big corporate collab and the latest sustainability report findings about consumer behavior. 15 / Education FabricLink founder Kathy Swantko reports on Harvard's advanced research on a wearable robotic exosuit that aids post-stroke patients among others. 16 / Made in America Fall River, MA is a city with a long textile history that now appears ripe for revitalization. Local execs weigh in on the possibilities, and challenges that exist locally. 20 / TrendSetters We profile the influencers and innova- tors shaping the future of textiles and active/outdoor lifestyle in a format designed to provide a glimpse of indi- vidual personalities and passions. 26 / Technology Fabrications with both technical properties and comfort features are a good fit for today's "destination run" trend, as these travel-worthy textiles transition seamlessly from sport to sightseeing. 28 / In the Studio Increasingly outdoor gear is crossing over to the run market as participants look to expand experiences beyond race day. Suzanne Blecher previews a roster of products ideal for active getaways. 30 / Footwear These days there are as many different types of runners as there are events. Contributor Jennifer Ernst Beaudry identifies five unique running needs and the footwear styles that match. 32 / A Running Survey This installment of Trend Insight Consumer delivers research on issues related specifically to the running market with feedback conducted on MESH1's Insight Platform. 34 / Outside the Box Patagonia Provisions exec Birgit Cameron describes her company as an "incubator of ideas." Here we explore how her food company directly relates to textiles. (Hint: it does!) Photo: EastmanNaia November/December 2017 Executive Editor Mark Sullivan msullivan@formula4media.com 646-319-7878 Editor /Associate Publisher Emily Walzer emilywalzer@sbcglobal.net Managing Editor Cara Griffin Art Director Francis Klaess Associate Art Director Mary McGann Contributing Editors Suzanne Blecher Kurt Gray Jennifer Ernst Beaudry Kathlyn Swantko Publisher Jeff Nott jnott@formula4media.com 516-305-4711 Production Brandon Christie 516 305-4710 bchristie@formula4media.com Business Manager Marianna Rukhvarger 516-305-4709 mrukhvarger@formula4media.com Advertising Jeff Gruenhut jgruenhut@formula4media.com 404-467-9980 Christina Henderson 516-305-4712 chenderson@formula4media.com Troy Leonard tleonard@formula4media.com 352-624-1561 Katie O'Donohue kodonohue@formula4media.com 828-244-3043 Sam Selvaggio sselvaggio@formula4media.com 212-398-5021 Subscriptions: store.formula4media.com One year, $24.00 (U.S. Funds) in the United States. All other countries, $54.00 (U.S. Funds). Formula4 Media Publications Sports Insight SportsInsightExtra Outdoor Insight Footwear Insight Team Insight Textile Insight Running Insight Trend Insight sportstyle PO Box 23-1318, Great Neck , NY 11023 Phone: 516-305-4710 Fax: 516-441-5692 www.formula4media.com Textile Insight ® is a registered trademark of Formula4 Media, LLC. ©2017 All rights reserved. The opinions expressed by authors and contributors to Textile Insight are not necessarily those of the editors or publishers. Textile Insight is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts, photographs or artwork. Articles appearing in Textile Insight may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the express permission of the publisher. Textile Insight is published bi-monthly: Jan/Feb; Mar/Apr; May/Jun; Jul/ Aug; Sep/Oct; and Nov/Dec. Postmaster: Send address changes to Textile Insight, P.O. Box 23-1318 Great Neck, NY 11023 TEXTILE INSIGHT ® Eastman's latest textile development, shown here, is on trend with its print-ability, easy care, and silk- like hand with "athletic allure" a strong look for next season as the crossover between intimates and athleisure continues. PAGE 9.

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