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Home Fabrics Trends: Techtextil NA 2017: Eco-Friendly Interior Design by Kathlyn Swantko

TeijinfiberSustainability is one of the most important fashion trends present in every aspect of home design today. According to the American Society of Interior Design (ASID), sustainable and eco-friendly interior design continues to rise in popularity, as homeowners display an increasing awareness and concern for the environment. In June, Techtextil North America 2017 in Chicago offered the home fashions market a showcase of sustainable products for interior design applications.

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HOME FURNISHING ARTICLES Innovation at ORSMTRENDS Miss ORSM? Or maybe need a second look at the great innovations from the 2017 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market held July 26-29 in Salt Lake City? Review the best. Read More.
Forest of ColorHOME FURNISHINGS A forest in fabric: he Sunbrella Canopy was created using thousands of interlocking embroidery hoops tied together and fitted with the fabric. The exhibit invited visitors to walk through and immerse themselves in a world of color, sounds and senses. Read More.
Future FabricsHOME FURNISHINGS AATCC conference examines new textile developments. It was the largest gathering in ten years with 280 attendees. This year’s conference featured a number of innovations spanning dye chemistry, sustainable dye colors, use of nanotechnology in building advanced products using nanocellulose, and designing fashion and activewear garments. Read More.
HOME FURNISHING NEWS & VIEWS
E-skin is a wearable VR controller that looks and feels just like a regular shirt E-skin is a shirt with sensors that has the ability to track your moves and send inputs to a computer using the movements of your body. Data from the shirt is sent through an attached e-skin Hub over Bluetooth. Read more…

This T-Shirt Sewing Robot Could Radically Shift The Apparel Industry In a soon-to-open Arkansas factory, 21 production lines manned by the Sewbot will be capable of making 1.2 million T-shirts a year–and the ripple effects will soon be felt in garment factories in the developing world. Read more…

A new high-tech fabric could mean the end of bulky layers in the winter Army researchers explained how they’re using a coating of fine silver nanowires on ordinary fabrics, such as cotton or polyester, as a way to potentially keep soldiers warm in extreme cold. The coating makes the fabric conductive, and with just a few volts of electricity, it can generate a substantial amount of heat. Read more…

These Sheets Are Made With Just Three Things: Cotton, Rainwater, and Wind Power Blaynk’s undyed sheets are the color of unadulterated cotton, because they’re not dyed and crafted entirely without chemicals. Read more…

Graphene to make revolutionary changes in smart clothing technology Graphene will revolutionize all sectors, including the textile sector, both from the technical point of view and from the design of intelligent clothing. Read more…

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