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   March 29, 2017  Facebook Twitter
Safety & Protective: Outdoor Products Showcased at ORSM'16

Gore-TexAn emphasis on health and safety issues has become an important focus for textiles targeted towards the outdoor market. Safety and protective textiles have now moved across markets, as consumer needs have broadened into environmental awareness, personal safety, comfort, and performance features, such as providing protection from extreme environmental conditions.

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SAFETY & PROTECTIVE ARTICLES Innovation at ORSMTRENDS Miss ORWM? Or maybe need a second look at the great innovations from the 2017 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market held January 10-12 in Salt Lake City? Review the best. Read More.
vestAPPAREL Getting Physical: The Other Smart Textiles. Nonelectronic fabrics can cool, warm aand clean themselves-and enhance the health and perforance. Much attention has been given to textiles that are integrated with electronic sensors and circuitry (e-textiles). Read More.
Future FabricsMEDICAL Futuristic Fabrics: Today'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. Read More.
SAFETY & PROTECTIVE NEWS & VIEWS
New US defense bill to support Made in USA products The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), a DC-based trade association that represents domestic textile manufacturers, applauded the Senate’s vote to pass S.2943, the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which supports American troops, strengthens national security, and includes provisions important to US textile industry. Read more…

Antibiotic-Laced Synthetic Spider Silk Developed Scientists in the UK have found a way to create synthetic spider silk that’s loaded with antibiotic properties, which can deliver drugs and close open wounds with a decreased risk of infection. Read more…

Long distance supply chains are no longer meeting the impatient demands of the fashion consumer. Burberry’s pop-up shop next to the catwalk of this year’s London Fashion Week, allowed fans to make instant purchases on pieces that just swept past them on the runway, demonstrates just how much has changed in the UK textiles industry. Read more…

Cotton Inc to develop textile dyes from cotton biomass for dyeing cotton Cotton Inc and Archroma have joined forces to develop the first ever cellulosic textile dyes derived from cotton biomass, the technology to dye cotton from cotton. It is the latest addition to Archroma’s ‘EarthColors’ range of sulphur-based dyes that are derived from waste biomass, as opposed to being synthesized ... Read more…

Progress is About the Convergence of Technologies The next wave of awesome and magical new inventions will be born when two or more technologies converge. Read more…

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