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ORSS'19 In a Word -- Sustainability ORSS '19 - Innovative Ideas Inspire Unique Products Insulations: Lightweight and Comfortable for Winter Weather By Kathlyn Swantko ORSS'19 Fibers That Strengthen, Cool and Protect the Environment Celebrate Sensil 2019 Trendbook TechTextil North America 2018: Interior Design Trends with Technical Textiles ORSS '19 - Performance Fabrics at ORSS'19 Innovative Fabric Developments for a New Outdoor Consumer

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Recyclable Membrane
MMI Textiles
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Jason Mills, LLC
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Innovation at ORSMTRENDS Take a look at some of the great innovations from the 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Jan 30 - Feb 1 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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It’s not just your shirt that’s smart The question may not be if smart fabrics will darn near change the way we interact with our world in hundreds of ways, but rather, “How long will it take?” Read more…

How to Use Pantone’s Color of the Year, Living Coral, In Your 2019 Products The easiest way to use a strong color effectively is to surround it with supporting warm neutrals. Living Coral is an excellent accent color that looks great with khaki, gold metallic, navy, white and cream. Read more…

Loomia launches self-heating jacket for women Loomia will launch its first direct-to-consumer product March 15, a women’s self-heating jacket that features Loomia’s wire-free, soft-circuit system. Most heated jackets in the market are designed for men and altered to make a women’s version. Read more…

IFAI 2019 State of the Industry The scope of this article covers the U.S. and Canadian specialty fabrics marketplace—with an emphasis on the United States—with brief summaries for each of the eleven U.S. and Canadian specialty fabrics market segments served by IFAI. Read more…

Spider Silk Could Be Used to Make Artificial Muscles Spider Silk may be turned into artificial muscles or robotic actuators, thanks to a team of MIT engineers. Read more…

BRANDS PARTNER WITH NOBLE BIOMATERIALS FOR SMART FABRICS As the consumer trend of demanding premium-quality apparel for multi-use is on the rise, more brands are partnering with Noble Biomaterials, allowing them to stay current in the ever-evolving apparel industry. Read more…


Archroma moves forward with full scale production of its new aniline-free Denisol® Pure Indigo (3/4)


Revitalife and Hologenix, LLC Enter into Licensing Agreement to use Celliant® for Therapeutic and Adjustable Beds (3/1/19)

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