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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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GERMANY'S WACKER USES BIOMETHANOL TO PRODUCE SILICON-TEXTILE SOFTENERS Instead of fossil methanol, plant-based methanol is used for the manufacture of these products, as stated in the company press release. Read more…

FINLAND'S NORDIC BIOPRODUCTS SPINS NEW PLANT-BASED TEXTILE FIBRE The company has created a new plant-based textile fibre, Norratex, which is manufactured without any toxic chemicals or expensive solvents. 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…

SCIENTISTS UNCOVER THE SECRETS OF A PLASTIC-DESTROYING ENZYME Chemists unlock the secrets of a plastic-eating bacterium, hoping to harness them for good. Read more…

Is Stella McCartney The Queen Of Sustainability? Despite doubters along the way, Stella McCartney's remained the industry's gold standard for how to run a high-fashion brand while abstaining from textiles that have traditionally defined luxury. Read more…

IFAI selects Advanced Textiles Association as new name The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will become the Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) effective June 1. Read more…


Nominations Are Open for Prestigious RISEĀ® Innovation Award (6/22/22)

Celebrating 75 years of sustainable innovation, Texon will showcase latest products at NE & NW Material Shows (6/21/22)

Beaulieu Technical Textiles: go green with some of the most sustainable geotextiles in the industry (6/17/22)

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