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Techtextil North America/Texprocess Americas 2018 - Economic Optimism Leads the Way Celebrate Sensil 2019 Trendbook LA Textile Show, 2019: Home Decor Fabric Trends are Center Stage Techtextil NA 2017: Industrial Fabric Innovations Innovative Fabric Developments for a New Outdoor Consumer ORSS '18 - What's New in Comfort Activewear? A Lot! TTNA'17 - Safety & Protective Trends ORSS'18 Sustainability & the Snow Sports Market

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FEATURED ARTICLES Innovation at ORSSTRENDS Take a look at some of the great innovations from the 2018 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show January 25-28 in Denver featured in the FabricLink Network's Innovation Watch. Read More.

2018 SurveyeTextilesCommunications - Leaders in the Textile & Apparel Industry supply chain look back at 2017 and share generally optimistic expectations for 2018.

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BiosyntheticsTextile Exchange - Launches new micro site ( to demystify biosynthetics. In the future our clothes could be made from sugars, biomass and plant oils.

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BiosyntheticsTHE CUTTING EDGE - Innovative Fabric Developments for a New Outdoor Consumer- Driven by the 80 million Millennial consumers, along with the younger Gen-Z generation, born in the mid-90s and expected to reach 84.7 million by 2020, today's primary shopper groups have a See now—wear now buying attitude.

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BiosyntheticsWhat's New in Comfort Activewear? A Lot! - Comfort remains one of the most important qualities for today's consumers. Feeling comfortable can also make the wearer feel more confident and lead to better performance.

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Spacetex2 examines functional textiles under zero gravity The Spacetex2 project will investigate the interaction of the body, clothing, and climate under zero gravity conditions with regard to wear comfort. Read more…

DuPont increasing Tyvek Production DuPont, along with its customers, continue to develop new Tyvek products and applications to meet evolving marketplace needs. Read more…

Hello, Recommerce: The North Face Launches Used Clothing Line The North Face, looking to increase its environmental cred in the outdoor adventure category, is testing the North Face Renewed, a collection of refurbished clothing. Read more…

Kraig Biocraft unveils first roll of dragon silk fabric Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, leading developer of spider silk based fibres, has produced its first roll of pure dragon silk fabric and will now use it in ballistic shoot packs, per the US Army specifications. Read more…

Ultrathin "stealth sheet" can hide and fake heat signatures Engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed an ultrathin, lightweight sheet that absorbs heat signatures and can even present false ones. Read more…

Gore & Bonbouton work for smart fabrics in medical apparel The initial phase of the agreement will focus on collaborative research in the area of temperature sensing materials, and will lay a foundation for future applications of sensor technology and conductive inks in digital health. Read more…

With OmniBloq™ Bolger & O’Hearn ushers in Stormproof/Breathable™ -- a revolutionary, new DWR category (7/19/18)

HeiQ Announces New Partnership with Concept III in North America(7/18/18)

Gore Presents GORE-TEX Products with a PFCEC Free DWR at Outdoor Retailer Show (7/18/18)

CoolVisions® Brings Refreshed Vision to Outdoor Retailer (7/18/18)

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