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Innovation at ORSSTHE TEXTILE INDUSTRY FIGHTS COVID-19: The COVID-19 pandemic has still not reached its peak, and conditions are expected to worsen in the weeks ahead. Many in the textile/apparel industries have already provided their assistance in fighting the impact of the virus. Read More.

Innovation at ORSS2020 TRENDS: Take a look at some of the new innovations from the 2020 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market + Snow Show, January 29 - 31, in Denver featured in the FabricLink Network's Innovation Watch. Read More.

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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Secondhand clothing sales are booming—and may help solve fashion’s sustainability crisis A massive force is reshaping the fashion industry: secondhand clothing. According to a new report, the US secondhand clothing market is projected to more than triple in value in the next 10 years. Read more…

Sustainable Footwear Statistics Trends & Tips This article explores the sustainable footwear market, & looks at how consumers can still enjoy the leather shoes they are used to as manufacturers embrace more sustainable production methods that focus on environmental protection and saving energy. Read more…

HARVARD TEAM DEVELOPS ULTRA-SENSITIVE, RESILIENT SENSOR Unlike current highly sensitive stretchable sensors which need exotic materials, this sensor doesn’t require special manufacturing techniques. Read more…

The expanding world of e-textiles New technologies and applications in e-textiles continue to be developed and show the promise of expanding growth. Read more…

TORAY DEVELOPS TEXTILE TO PREVENT ODOUR Toray Industries has developed a new textile - Mushon 4X - has applied proprietary nanotechnology to combine several functional processing techniques and deliver odour prevention and elimination, antibacterial, and antioxidant performance. Read more…

The Best Face Coverings for Skiing & Snowboarding in 2020 kiing in 2020 will look a lot different than in the pre-COVID days. For one, you will likely need to wear a face covering while in line, on lifts, and riding. Fortunately, we’ve already been using them for years to keep warm! Read more…

Ethically Sourced Down Supply Chain Localized through Allied Feather & Down’s Post-COVID Expansion Efforts (11/13/20)

NexTex Introduces ParticleScreen™ Face Covering Fabric Powered by TurboDry® Technology (11/23/20)

HeiQ Viroblock Wins Prestigious and Coveted Swiss Technology Award 2020 (11/20/20)


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