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Innovation at ORSMUNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA - Arc'teryx Partners with UBC on Next Generation of Water - Oil Repellent Fabric. Fabrics are being fabricated without the use of PFCs, as the toxicity of PFCs can remain in the environment for hundreds of years.

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Harvard MaskHARVARD UNIVERSITY RESEARCH - Wearable Mask Technology utilizes "wearable freeze-dried cell-free" (wFDCF) fabrics integrated into masks or lab clothing that is capable of identifying pathathogens and toxins, including detecting SARS-COVID from a patient's breath.

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BiosyntheticsUNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME - SpydaSilk Research leads to commerciliation of Kraig Labs SpydaSilk. Until now scientists haven't been able to assemble spider silk's genetic proteins into a cost effective fiber with desired properties.

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BiosyntheticsYALE UNIVERSITY - Innovative Robotic Fibers Transform Fabrics into 3D Androids. - The fabric stiffens or softens depending on the temperature, and can be designed with a memory to change shape and return to its original shape.

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BiosyntheticsDREXEL UNIVERSITY - New Age Textile Shield Advanced research offers coated fabric with electromagnetic pollution protection. The project utilizes MXene, a conductive two-dimensional coating materialmdiscovered at Drexel in 2011.

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Better Cotton calls for eradication of HHPs Better Cotton, the world’s largest cotton sustainability initiative, and its partners in the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Coalition have issued a position paper demanding a global phase-out of highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs) across agricultural supply chains. Read more…

Reweaving the Future: Inside Fashion’s Biomaterial Revolution From seaweed-based yarns to plant-derived sequins, meet the innovators redefining beauty and combating waste through planet-positive biomaterials. Read more…

These bionic tights make it easier for patients with MS to walk Cionic’s Neural Sleeve uses sensors and electrodes to stimulate muscles in the leg. Read more…

Enzymes power cotton-polyester blend separation Researchers at North Carolina State University (NC State) are trying to reduce the amount of textile waste using enzymes to separate cotton-polyester blends, making it possible to recycle both materials. Read more…

Medical implants show up on X-rays with radiopaque fibers When the fibers are incorporated into diagnostic and interventional medical devices, the devices become clearly visible under fluoroscopy while maintaining their mechanical properties for the specific application. Read more…

Asahi Kasei invests in US startup NFW Based in Peoria, Illinois, NFW was founded in 2015 and has developed the only platform capable of producing precision-engineered, natural (non-petroleum-based) leather, foam, and textiles to replace animal and petrochemical-based materials. Read more…

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Archroma inspires sportswear designers of the future at the ISPO academy masterclass (11/23/23)

The E-textiles Journey from Heated Clothing to Monitoring Astronauts: IDTechEx Asks, What’s Next? (11/23/23)

ALLIED Feather + Down’s Revolutionary ExpeDRY Down Insulation Adopted Across Jack Wolfskin’s FW24 Hydrophobic Down Line (11/21/23)

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