“Starting with the wrinkle-free shirt and washable suit, performance fabrics now account for about a fourth of clothing sales. And J.C. Penney is working on new fabric innovations, including microbial-fueled odor-eating underwear and collagen-injected socks to help keep your feet sleek. In addition, while many other companies use external R&D labs for new fabrics, J.C. Penney supports three testing factories, which employ almost 50 employees.”

Read the FastCompany Blog Post here and the complete article on the New York Post, here.