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Debra Cobb

  • 28th July 2014

    SPINEXPO New York Exhibits a New-Found Sense of Confidence

    The mood at the fair was one of new-found confidence, with exhibitors who are at the top of the game in their sectors, Debra Cobb reports.

  • 6th February 2014

    Outdoor Industry Seeking Paths to Growth

    The US Outdoor Retailer show, which just completed its four-day Winter Market on January 25, showcases the best in winter apparel and cold weather gear. The outdoor industry creates $646 billion in annual consumer spending in the US, not to mention 6.1 million

  • 7th August 2013

    American Innovation Shines at OR Summer Market

    Made-in-America was an important topic at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, held July 31 – August 3 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. With 1400 exhibitors and over 27,000 visitors expected, the show was alive with new product and idea

  • 19th April 2013

    Part 2: Ancient wisdom inspires ‘responsive’ Far Infrared fibres

    In this two part feature, Debra Cobb takes a look at a new high-tech wave of interactive functional yarns and fabrics which are designed to deliver a whole range of benefits to wearers. You can read Part 1 at Ancient wisdom inspires ‘responsive’ Far Infrar

  • 4th April 2013

    Knitted screen offers flexible light management for greenhouses

    Horticulture in the Netherlands is big business. Not only is the country an international leader in flowers, plants, bulbs, and food products; it is also in innovator in solutions for greenhouse horticulture. According to the NL Agency, a division of the Minis

  • 15th February 2013

    New Research and Technologies Benefit Cold Weather Knitwear at ISPO

    Beyond the world of outerwear and protective gear, cold weather performance also requires base and mid-layers that have evolved to be much more than “long-johns” or “thermals.” At the ISPO Munich trade fair, held February 3 – 6, some of the newest co

  • 28th January 2013

    Interfilière’s Winter Wonderland

    Outside was snow, on snow, on snow; inside Hall 1 of Paris’ Porte de Versailles some 26,373 designers, buyers, retailers, and decision makers gathered at the January 2013 Interfilière and Salon International de la Lingerie in search of new concepts in fabri

  • 15th October 2012

    RITE Conference Explores Issues of Consumption

    Focusing on the topic of “consumption,” over 135 delegates from brands, retailers, government organizations, NGOs and academia joined in the 6th annual conference of the RITE Group (Reducing the Impact of Textiles on the Environment).

  • 1st October 2012

    Fashion fabrics get technical at Première Vision

    This article was written by Debra Cobb for our sister site Innovation in Textiles which has a technical textiles focus. However, the ‘fashion fabrics get technical’ message was so powerful and knits featured so heavily, that we thought we would publish it

  • 25th September 2012

    Première Vision’s Knitters Combine Fashion and Function

    Fabrics for Autumn/Winter 2013/14 contrasted opulent surfaces and handles with compact density and functional technicity at the September 2012 edition of Première Vision Pluriel in Paris. Visitor traffic was strong over the first two days of the fair, accor

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