Sciessent Textile Blog

The Importance of How Apparel Retailers Market to their Customers

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Good marketing puts your apparel retail business on the map. Without it, your business is dead in the water. 

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Topics: Apparel, marketing, retail

Consumers Eye Sustainable Apparel From Brands

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It’s no secret, we are in the middle of a fashion revolution and with the help of organizations like the Textile Exchange and the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, that movement is going stronger and stronger by the moment.  It just might need a little help knowing what to do with that newfound ...

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Topics: Apparel, Textile finish, ECO PASSPORT, Sustainability

LAVA XL™ Becomes First ECO PASSPORT  by OEKO-TEX® Certified Product in U.S.

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Sciessent today announced that Lava XL, a next generation odor control technology, has been awarded the ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certification. OEKO-TEX® sets standards and evaluates products for potentially harmful substances.

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Topics: Apparel, odor adsorber, Textile finish, ECO PASSPORT, Sustainability

Will Sustainability Influence Sales At The Consumer Level?

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Just a few years ago, retailers Patagonia and Walmart teamed up with 20 other large clothing companies to create a sustainability index call The Higg Index.

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Topics: Apparel, trends, DWR, Textile finish, Sustainability

The ONE Word That Will Make All the Difference in Your Advertising Campaigns

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Topics: Apparel, trends, Fluorine free, DWR, Textile finish

What The Trans-Pacific Partnership Means for Your Brand

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 Have you heard of a little thing called the TPP? If you are in the outerwear space and this term is new to you, I encourage you to Google it now.

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Topics: Apparel, trends, DWR, Textile finish, TPP

The Digital Age of Outerwear: Staying Ahead of the Game

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Let’s face it. 

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Topics: Apparel, Fluorine free, DWR, Textile finish

Is A Wear Trial A Reliable Odor Test?

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As odor control becomes a more popular finish on various types of apparel, brands are continuously looking for the best ways to test the performance of these finishes. One popular way to test odor control in apparel is an internal wear test, but is this really an effective way to test odor control ...

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Topics: Apparel, Textile finish, odor control, odor test methods

Marketing Odor Control In Your Products

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Recently, we wrote about the “7 Questions Every Apparel Brand Should Ask When Considering Odor Control For Their Product”. One important driver for incorporating an odor control solution can be marketing. More and more brands are competing to have differentiated products versus their competition in ...

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Topics: Antimicrobials, Apparel, odor adsorber, marketing

What Is The Desired Number of Washes For A Treated Garment?

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It is a question that continues to be asked throughout the industry, “what is the desired number of washes for a treated garment?” As a supplier of antimicrobial and anti-odor solutions, our answer is simple: let the brand decide.

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Topics: Antimicrobials, Apparel, odor adsorber