Outdoor Retailer Launches Designer Webinar Series
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, California – (August 13, 2020) – Outdoor Retailer will host a three-day Designer Webinar Series with free online education for the design community. Key sourcing companies will discuss trends in materials, performance fibers, and sustainable alternatives over three days from August 25-27, 2020. Registration is now available for each session at outdoorretailer.com.
“The future of outdoor products is shaped by designers and the materials they use, and this Designer Webinar Series is a great opportunity to learn about the trends and innovations in materials that will transform the next generation of gear,” said Marisa Nicholson, Outdoor Retailer senior vice president and show director. “We’re excited to partner with Cotton Incorporated, Brrr, and Life Natural to dive into what’s ahead for textiles and product development.”
A new education session will be held each day at 12 p.m. EST via online webinar, and each offers an opportunity for the design community to interact with the panelists. The series schedule:
Cotton Incorporated: Spring Summer 2022 Active Trend Review – Technical Craft
Tuesday, August 25 at 12 p.m. EST (9 a.m. PST) – REGISTER
- Join Jenna Caccavo of Cotton Incorporated for a comprehensive breakdown of design trends forecasted for Spring Summer 2022 that will impact most market segments: review lifestyle influences, color selection, fabric trend direction and newly digitized fabric files.
Brrr: Comfort & Anti-Microbial Functional Performance for Textile Applications; Performance Fibers vs. Topical Finishes
Wednesday, August 26 at 12 p.m. EST (9 a.m. PST) – REGISTER
- What are the best ways fabrics can be treated with antimicrobial and antibacterial finishes to mitigate the growth of microbes and bacteria? Join Courtney Cruzan of Brrr to learn why investing in performance fibers is the best solution for the health of your brand and the world.
Life Natural: Sustainable Odor Control for Outdoor Apparel, Footwear and Accessories
Thursday, August 27 at 12 p.m. EST (9 a.m. PST) – REGISTER
- Regulatory changes as well as increased consumer, retailer and brand awareness of downstream textile impacts are driving change in odor control technology selection. Join Tom E. S. Ellefsen of Life Material Technologies to learn more about these challenges and the advantages of a more sustainable alternative.
All sessions will run live and be available on-demand at outdoorretailer.com once concluded.
Outdoor Retailer’s new online event, Outdoor Retailer Online, is the platform for the outdoor community to learn and connect this summer. Access to exhibitor booths, business tools, and the education library is ongoing through Aug. 31, 2020, and free registration is available at outdoorretaileronline.com.
About Outdoor Retailer
Outdoor Retailer, the largest U.S. tradeshow and premier business event for the outdoor industry, brings together retailers, manufacturers, industry advocates and media to conduct the business of outdoor recreation through trade shows, Outdoor Retailer Magazine, product demo events, media events and web-based business solutions. The Outdoor Retailer trade shows are the premier outdoor industry events for North America, providing platforms for critical face-to-face business initiatives, line previews, innovations, launches, networking and retailer education. Visit outdoorretailer.com for more information.
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