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Innovative Textile Products Transforming the Textile Industry

ConnectionToday's smart fabric products, with embedded or woven technological components, are resonating with consumers, and the market is responding. Woven, nonwoven and knitted textiles are the foundation of the fabrics that make up our daily existence, from the clothes we wear to the upholstered chairs we sit on. They're also the building blocks of the relatively new market called "wearable technology," or just "wearables."

From IFAI's Specialty Fabrics Review magazine.

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