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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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New fabric heats on one side and cools on the other Scientists from China’s Zhejiang University and Westlake University have created a jacket out of an experimental, reversible fabric that can both heat and cool the wearer. The multi-layered “Janus textile” consists of a base of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) polymer fibers. Read more…

MIT's Digital Fibre To Revolutionise Wearable Tech Researchers at the MIT have furthered the experiments with electronic textiles and developed what they call a digital fibre, with capacity to not just store information about the user’s movement and vital signs, but also has machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities. Read more…

RICE UNIVERSITY SHOWS C NANOTUBES FIBRES CAN CONVERT HEAT INTO ENERGY Scientists from Rice University, Tokyo Metropolitan University and the Rice-based Carbon Hub have shown that invisibly small carbon nanotubes sewn into fabrics can act as a thermoelectric generator that can 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…

GLOUCESTERSHIRE UNIVERSITY TO TEST GRAPHENE-ENHANCED SPORTSWEAR The sportswear trials at the University of Gloucestershire are part of Versarien’s ongoing plan to commercialise graphene within the textiles industry through products that effectively harness graphene’s unique thermal and moisture management properties. Read more…

How 2 retired scientists developed a recycled leather product that's being adopted by major retailer Pennsylvania-based firm Sustainable Composites, founded in 2012, developed Enspire Leather, a recycled leather product that replicates the look, feel, smell, and performance of tanned hide at half the cost. 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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