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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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Seaweed, Edible Plastic Packaging Substitute That ‘Disappears’ After Single Use A London-based startup, Notpla, is creating a new form of sustainable plastic that has the potential to replace single-use packaging...and it's edible too! Read more…

GERMANY'S FREUDENBERG DISPLAYS SUSTAINABLE WOUNDCARE AT COMPAMED The company offers two outstanding solutions to design sustainable wound plasters. These plasters use bio-based raw materials that allow biodegradation in an industrial composting setting after the product has been used. Read more…

GERMANY'S BASF LAUNCHES ELASTOLLAN SOLUTION FOR LEATHER APPLICATIONS BASF has unveiled Elastollan Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU), that offers a high-performance and sustainable drop-in solution for premium synthetic leather applications in fashion consumables, furniture, and automotive segments Read more…

US' NOBLE BIOMATERIALS ADDS ANTIMICROBIAL FEATURES IN SILVON PRODUCTS Permanently embedded into the fabric for lasting protection, the introduction of Ionic+ in Silvon’s products means towels, sheets, pillowcases and more will require fewer washes in between uses, and a significant reduction of microbes. Read more…

Agro Textiles - A Review The word "Agro textiles" now is used to classify the woven, nonwoven and knitted fabrics applied for agricultural and horticultural uses covering livestock protection, shading, weed and insect control, and extension of the growing season. Read more…

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, SOUTH KOREAN UNIVERSITY DEVELOP LOW COST SENSOR The Unv. of Utah and Gyeongsang National Unv. in South Korea have developed a bioelectrical sensor which is convenient to use and low-cost. The biosensor is integrated onto a piece of clothing.. Soft clothing means better contact with the skin and a better signal. Read more…

Mount Vernon Mills Acquiring Rockingham, N.C., Spinning and Weaving Facility from Wade Manufacturing Company (1/20/22)

Krimson Klover RDS Down for Winter Snow Fashion 2022 (1/18/22) Collection of Down Jackets are 100% certified Responsible Down Standard (RDS)

Archroma and Jeanologia launch eco-conscious denim cleaning (1/17/22)

HeiQ Launches World’s First Dual Action Textile Cooling Technology (1/13/22)

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