Trade Shows: Pitti Uomo: A slow start but a great show

Among the novelties seen during the show were bright and energetic hues including orange, red and bordeaux tones along with many blue and military green hues (Ten C, Ciesse Piumini, Baracuta, Woolrich). A strong return of military and workwear inspiration was around together with traditional woolen fabrics–checked, houndstooth or tweed effect fabrics (Ten C, Blauer, Closed x Nigel Cabourn, Chevignon, MCS, Guabello x Camo, Nine In The Morning). Lots of sheepskin was spied as an inner layer or as coats and jackets (Ten C and Closed x Nigel Cabourn among others). Metallic hues, technical and different surfaces mixed together played an important part (Mackage, RRD, Fila, Blauer). The most innovative were some newly developed eco-friendly and sustainable items. Eco-friendliness meets technicalAmong innovative developments some sportswear brands have developed jackets using graphene, a very good warmth conductor obtained from carbonium. This material is highly resistant therefore garments made with it last longer. Brands using it include Woolrich, offering a jacket made with graphene fibers and padded with it, while, among others, Momodesign also used it.   More innovation on showUyn ...

As summer rolls in and the temperature in your bedroom get hotter and hotter, sleep can

As summer rolls in and the temperature in your bedroom get hotter and hotter, sleep can feel impossible (even with the best sleep products). Blasting the AC and skyrocketing your electric bill is not the only solution: dressing your bed with cooling sheets can help you get quality shut-eye and stay cozy all summer long. The Good Housekeeping Institute Textiles Lab found the best cooling sheets from brands with excellent laboratory performance, reviews from real customers, and unique cooling features like cooling technology to prevent night sweats, moisture wicking fabrics, and super lightweight and breathable construction. If you are a sweaty sleeper or going through menopause, these cooling sheets can help your night sweats be more manageable. But remember that cooling sheets are not miracle workers: Cooling sheets will not necessarily cure your hot flashes, but they can help make them more bearable. For best results, pair your cooling sheets with a cooling mattress protector, cooling comforter, or cooling blanket. Best Overall: SlumberCloud Stratus Sheet SetBest Value: Comfort Spaces Coolmax Sheet SetBest Sateen: SleepNumber True Temp Sheet SetBest Percale: Parachute Percale ...