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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.

Innovation at ORSS2020 TRENDS: Take a look at some of the new innovations from the 2020 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market + Snow Show, January 29 - 31, in Denver featured in the FabricLink Network's Innovation Watch. 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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Patchwork is trending – these are some favourite fashion pieces to buy now The ‘I-began-life-as-a-bedspread’ trend is huge news for summer thanks to a clutch of brands including the Harry Styles-approved Bode and London labels Chopova Lowena and Asai. Read more…

A CRASH COURSE ON ADIDAS FUTURECRAFT STRUNG & HOW IT WORKS It's not knitting & not weaving. It's an entirely new design process, machine, and software created to make textiles. Read more…

UK'S NCC WORKING TO SHOW COMPOSITES CAN BE RECYCLED AND USED AGAIN Recycling of composites addresses the challenge of composite waste and reduces the environmental impact of advanced materials. Read more…

A Solution f0r breaking down polyester-cotton blends without degrading fibres or polymer Fashion waste is a global problem, with hard-to-recycle polyester-cotton fabrics commonly ending up in landfills. Two US entrepreneurs developed a machine that breaks down the mix of artificial and natural fibres. Read more…

A “smart foam” could give machines a sense of touch Called artificially innervated foam, or AiFoam, the new material, which is soft and feels like a sponge, mimics the human sense of touch, can sense nearby objects without actually touching, and repairs itself when damaged. Read more…

US COMPANY COTERIE UNVEILS WIPES MADE OF BIODEGRADABLE LYOCELL FIBRES Designed in partnership with the Veocel brand, the Coterie Wipes comprise 99 per cent water, and are the most sustainable and the largest - up to 30 per cent bigger - baby wipes in the US market. Read more…

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Mizuno China expands versatility of its products with Polygiene technology (7/27/21)

UNIFI’s REPREVE® Receives First Higg MSI Scores (7/26/21)

Moov&Cool supporting elite sport in the UK and Belgium (7/21/21)

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