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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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New super-enzyme eats plastic bottles six times faster A super-enzyme that degrades plastic bottles six times faster than before has been created by scientists and could be used for recycling within a year or two. Read more…

The Best Daypacks of 2020 Daypacks are a simple piece of gear, but it can be tricky to find the right one based on style, fit, and your needs. We’ve broken down the best daypacks of 2020 into a few different categories to help you choose. Read more…

Returns are bad for the environment. Pottery Barn wants to do something about home textiles The company is taking a cue from the fashion industry by giving returned bedding, towels, and curtains a second life with the help of the Renewal Workshop. Read more…

New Super Material Is a Game Changer for Firefighters, Soldiers It's just as strong as Kevlar, but incredibly heat-resistant. Read more…

YKK and Polygiene zaps viruses in zippers YKK has developed a line of zippers with tape treated with Polygiene's ViralOff®, so these parts are essentially self-cleaning. Read more…

How much more would you pay for a sustainable T-shirt? Gen Z will pay 50 per cent more for something sustainably made, but older shoppers are less interested. Read more…

SAYA Recycles Fabric Scrap & Overstock into Performance Fiber (10/20/20)

Outdoor Retailer going virtual this winter season (10/14/20)

Allied Home Teams Up with 37.5® Technology In its Declaration to End Sleepless Too-Hot or Too-Cold Nights (10/13/20)

Frontier Digital Textile Collaboration Platform Seamlessly Connects Brands with Supply Chain at TITAS and Beyond (10/12/20)

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