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Innovation at ORSM2022 TRENDS: Take a look at some of the new innovations from the 2021 Outdoor Retailer Sumer Market, August 10 - 11, in Denver featured in the FabricLink Network's Innovation Watch. Read More.

Innovation at ORSSTHE TEXTILE INDUSTRY FIGHTS COVID-19: The COVID-19 pandemic has still not reached its peak, and conditions are expected to worsen in the weeks ahead. Many in the textile/apparel industries have already provided their assistance in fighting the impact of the virus. Read More.

BiosyntheticsTextile Exchange - Launches new micro site ( to demystify biosynthetics. In the future our clothes could be made from sugars, biomass and plant oils.

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BiosyntheticsTHE CUTTING EDGE - Innovative Fabric Developments for a New Outdoor Consumer- Driven by the 80 million Millennial consumers, along with the younger Gen-Z generation, born in the mid-90s and expected to reach 84.7 million by 2020, today's primary shopper groups have a See now – wear now buying attitude.

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BiosyntheticsWhat's New in Comfort Activewear? A Lot! - Comfort remains one of the most important qualities for today's consumers. Feeling comfortable can also make the wearer feel more confident and lead to better performance.

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US' XERIANT COMPLETES TESTING OF RETACELL ON SYNTHETIC FABRICS These polymer-based textiles have been widely adopted for their cost-effectiveness and durability, and are found in carpeting, upholstery and filtration products. Read more…

CANADIAN RESEARCHERS WEAVE 'THREADS' OF WI-FI INTO FABRIC A textile Wi-Fi antenna has been created by weaving a conductive material directly into a tapestry fabric. It was conceived as a way to understand human relationship with home routers and the Internet. Read more…

Lose the Shoelaces With This Low-Tech Shoe Hack That Will Change Your Footwear Life For less than $10, I retrofitted all my lace-up shoes with no-tie elastic shoelaces, and I've never been happier. Read more…

FUTURISTIC FOOTWEAR THAT ARE THE ULTIMATE CULMINATION OF FASHION AND ERGONOMICS Shoes started off as functional designs meant to protect our feet, however with time they’ve now turned into style statements, a representation of our personality and our personal fashion sense. Read more…

GOLDSHIELD ANTIMICROBIAL KILLS COVID-19 100% ON PPE: STUDY The US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has published a peer-reviewed study confirming that patented Goldshield antimicrobial continuously kills COVID-19 and its variants 100 per cent on PPE and other materials for days. Read more…

CANADIAN RESEARCHERS WEAVE 'THREADS' OF WI-FI INTO FABRIC Canadian researchers have woven ‘threads’ of Wi-Fi into fabric as a way of pushing boundaries to further understand how technology impacts lives. A textile Wi-Fi antenna has been created by weaving a conductive material directly into a tapestry fabric. Read more…


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