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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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Fungus can be used as a sustainable sound absorber In the future, fungus-based materials could be used not only to produce sound absorbers and insulating materials, but also clothing, furniture and housings for electrical appliances. Read more…

Scientists awarded a Guinness World Record for the finest woven fabric For the first time, a team of scientists at The University of Manchester have developed a way to weave molecular threads in two-dimensional layers, producing a 2-D-molecularly-woven fabric that has a thread count of 40-60 million. Read more…

MIT TEAM OPENS WAY FOR SMART TEXTILES Scientists have found a way to pattern hundreds-of-metres-long multimaterial fibres with embedded functional elements. Multimaterial fibres that integrate metal, glass and semiconductors will be useful in biomedicine, smart textiles and robotics. Read more…

MIT TEAM DEVELOPS ACOUSTIC FABRIC Scientists have developed an acoustic fabric which is extremely sensitive to vibrations and can detect impact from microscopic high velocity space particles. Read more…

Tom Brady uses clothes to help him sleep better and recover faster after games Brady wears Under Armour Recover clothing collection that includes sleepwear, sportswear, and even outerwear that's designed to help you bounce back faster. Read more…

Multivitamin textile treatment meets Oeko-tex® standard When the treated textiles touch the skin, the friction causes the microcapsules to break, and the active ingredients are then absorbed through the skin. Read more…


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Hyosung’s 100% recycled creora® regen Spandex Grabs Denim Industry Attention (2/22/21)

Protecting people and the planet: Dow introduces innovative durable water repellent finishing for more sustainable textiles (2/11/21)

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