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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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Anti-viral textiles wage war on COVID-19 A mask that disinfects itself at the touch of a button has been developed by scientists at Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) and Swiss research and development company Osmotex AG. Read more…

Authentication Ecosystem Needed To Control Counterfeiting Counterfeiting and piracy are plaguing the global economy at an enormous scale, impacting virtually every industry sector, and healthcare is no exception. Read more…

5 Unlikely Materials That Are Innovating Garment Textiles It's no secret that the fashion industry is rife with harmful practices. However, here are some of the most exciting, unlikely materials that are revolutionizing garment textiles. Read more…

US UNIVERSITY PURDUE'S FLEXILAB MAKING INTERNET OF THINGS PRACTICAL The FlexiLab has already come out with innovations such as the ones which allow any paper notebook to be used as a tablet, change of the volume of music just by touching one’s clothes, and disposable smart bandages which monitor and heal the wound. Read more…

RICE UNIVERSITY SHOWS C NANOTUBES FIBRES CAN CONVERT HEAT INTO ENERGY Scientists have shown that invisibly small carbon nanotubes aligned as fibres and sewn into fabrics can act as a thermoelectric generator & convert heat from the sun or other sources into energy. These flexible generators could also be a way to make carbon ‘green’. Read more…

US & SWEDISH TEAM DEVELOPS FIBRES TO MAKE BREATH-REGULATING GARMENTS Such fabrics, the team suggests, could be used in garments that help train singers or athletes to better control their breathing, or that help patients recovering from disease or surgery to recover their breathing patterns, according to an MIT news release. Read more…


Dimension-Polyant Introduces Sustainable X-Pac® Fabric Collection (11/17/21)

Early Bird Registration has Opened for Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas 2022 (11/16/21)

CORDURA® brand celebrates double workwear success at PCIAW® Awards 2021 (11/12/21)

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