The Technical Center

Textile Resource for Specialty Fabrics and Product Innovation
   April 1, 2020  Facebook Twitter
Inaugural Functional Fabric Fair-Portland 
Draws Rave Reviews By Kathlyn Swantko TTNA 2020 - A Bright Future Ahead TTNA'19: Medical Non-wovens - Indepensable Versatility Advances in Fabrics for Hazardous Environments Outdoor Markets - Looking Back to Move Forward ORSM '19 - Sustainability Trends - Reducing Water Usage & Waste Athleisurewear - Performance and Sustainability Insulations - Eco-Friendly with improved Performance

Functional Fashion Fabrics
Phase change materials
FEATURED VIDEOS       see all videos

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.

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

Read More at eTC.

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

Read More.

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.

Read More.

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.

Read More.

Sustainable practices in today’s textile industry Adherence to sustainable practices along the value chain is the key to achieving full circularity. For some industries, this is relatively linear, but for advanced textiles sectors are not so straightforward. Read more…

Gore’s Flagship Pro Fabric Technology Gets Trifold Advancement The biggest names in outdoor waterproofing performance gear rely on technology from W.L. Gore & Associates, the Gore-Tex Pro, which just took a tri-fold step forward. Read more…

How Traditional Japanese Boro Textiles Paved the Way for Sustainable Fashion Boro is a 200-year-old handicraft and textile practice native to Japan. These garments are the embodiment of utilitarianism, minimalism, and sustainability. Read more…

Can we create researchers? Research needs to continue its progression from intellectual curiosity to transformational—from carrying out activities to creating high-performance textiles that markets will adopt. This progression requires changes in mindsets and skill sets. Read more…

MILLIKEN & COMPANY HONOURED BY ETHISPHERE INSTITUTE Milliken & Company is one of only seven companies to receive this honor for 14 consecutive years-every year since the award was first introduced. Read more…

SCIENTISTS IN FINLAND DEVELOP SMART JUMPSUIT Scientists in Finland have developed a smart jumpsuit, or a garment that accurately measures the spontaneous and voluntary movement of infants from the age of five months. Read more…

Gerber Technology Using China Experience to help Global Customers and Increase Production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (3/24/20)

Thomaston Mills, USA Manufacturer, has Bed Sheets in stock for Hospitals and Health Centers During the Covid-19 Crisis. By David Trumbull on Mar 24, 2020

Coalition of Iconic American Apparel Brands & Textile Companies Heeds Call of Nation to Produce Medical Face Masks By David Trumbull on Mar 22, 2020 02:31 pm

Winners of Third Annual Outdoor Weber Student Entrepreneurship Competition Announced (3/21/20)

More News Releases

What is Sustainable Fashion? Be Educated