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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 'ELECTRONIC TEXTILES' CAN CHANGE FUTURE OF APPAREL, DISPLAY The new fabric represents a breakthrough because it is the first time a textile has been able to include a large and functioning display that both withstands being worn and can be easily integrated into clothing. Read more…

It’s Alive! A New World Of Living Textiles The goal was to create garments that were created from a material that utilizes photosynthesis, the process plants use for growth. The designer worked with the Materials Experience Lab, as well as a group of scientists from the University of British Columbia. Read more…

HUNGARIAN BRAND 878 LAUNCHES WORLD'S FIRST SMART SAILING APPAREL The 878 clothes are made of unique graphene components and materials, which are rarely utilized on the market at the moment. Read more…

Understanding Smart Clothing The primary function of smart clothing is to sense external or a given stimuli and to respond accordingly. Read more…

PATAGONIA IS DROPPING CORPORATE LOGOS FROM ITS PRODUCTS In an effort to extend the lifespan of its clothing, Patagonia will “transitioning away” from adding corporate logos to its products. Read more…

NEW ZEALAND'S TECH COMPANY DEVELOPS ECO-FRIENDLY ABSORBENT TEXTILE Technology company Confitex has developed an eco-friendly absorbent textile, providing a discreet, effective and sustainable alternative to single-use pads and liners. Read more…

Devan launches bio-based softener and quick-dry finish to support Circularity programmes (5/11/21)

Crypton Introduces Epure: A Uniquely Smart Environmental Polyurethane (5/10/21)

HeiQ launches high-tech mask featuring ground-breaking copper technology shown to deactivate the COVID-19 virus in five minutes (5/5/21)

O’Neill Introduces New Sustainable Swimwear Co (5/4/21)

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