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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.
Fabric both insulates and ventilates Univ. of Maryland - The new fabric alternates between insulating and providing ventilation by responding to the wearer’s perspiration. Read more…

This tech can make fabric from old clothing, agricultural waste–and even trees Spinnova’s technology for creating fiber from cellulose is a 2019 World Changing Ideas Award Winner. It could stop the bad environmental effects of cotton production. Read more…

THE SUSTAINABLE SWIMWEAR BRANDS MAKING A BIG SPLASH THIS SUMMER Given how much the sustainable fashion market has grown over the past few seasons, it’s not surprising there are more options than ever when it comes to sustainable swimwear. Read more…

SCHOELLER'S NANOSPHERE PLUS PROTECTS AGAINST GREASY STAINS The special effect of this new development is its protection against fingerprints and greasy stains. Even after being absorbed by the fabric, stains are quickly and easily wiped away without washing. Read more…

First scalable graphene yarns for wearable textiles produced A team of researchers at The University of Manchester have developed a method to produce scalable graphene-based yarn. Read more…

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