FRANKFURT — Technologies ranging from jackets that can be inflated to increase their insulating capacity to clothing that uses the wearer’s body heat to generate electricity were trotted out at last month’s Avantex International Innovation Forum and Symposium for High-Tech Apparel Textiles, where executives debated what it would take to bring them to the consumer.

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