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   April 19, 2019  Facebook Twitter
Technical Textile Trends: Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show'19: In a Word -- Sustainability
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In today's high-performance fabric market, Cooling Technology has become an important science. In response to consumer demands in the outdoor and activewear markets, fabrics that involve cooling technologies have become increasingly popular. Manufacturers involved in the development of fabrics and apparel for these markets have also increased their R&D target towards new cooling technologies. Read the full article.

MORE FROM ORSS'19: Biotechnology, nanotechnology, fiber engineering and material science are playing important roles in advancing fiber development. Recent research has led to the development of textile fibers that are more durable, stronger, last longer, are more sustainable, and protect the environment. Read the full article

TECHNICAL TEXTILE ARTICLES 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.
vestAPPAREL Eco-aware Swedish sportswear brand Houdini has a trick up its sleeve with edible clothing. The biodegradable garments were composted and turned into soil and fertilizer for growing vegetables. Read More.
Future FabricsTECHNICAL TEXTILES North Sails has established dominance in the world of sailmaking, and are now using that same dedication to innovation, smart design and passion to lifestyle clothing.Today'sNorth Sails is bring their lifestyle clothing to a global stage. Read More.
TECHNICAL TEXTILE NEWS & VIEWS
This Comfortable, Wrinkle-resistant Suit Is a Business Traveler’s Secret for Always Looking Polished The direct-to-consumer brand was founded at MIT with the intention of solving “the problems of stiff, high-maintenance dress clothes by engineering high-performing, comfortable apparel” — and it seems the brand’s goal has been achieved. Read more…

Partnership to curb the impact of microfibers in the environment Sympatex Technologies says that experts believe that a viable future for the global apparel industry lies in a closed loop, in which raw materials in textiles are separated, recycled and re-used for new products. Read more…

This new fabric will automatically cool you down when you get hot and sweaty A new fabric, developed by a team at the University of Maryland, is the first to automatically warm wearers up or cool them down as needed. Read more…

Advances in smart medical textiles A series of novel developments in medical textiles see smart textiles coupled with smart design to deliver benefits to both patients and medical professionals. Read more…

NEW THERAPEDIC BRRR BED SHEETS OFFER BETTER SLEEP The sheets use technology that combines the power of natural cooling minerals, active wicking and rapid drying to create a ‘triple chill effect’. The effect instantly and continuously draws heat and moisture away from the body Read more…

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