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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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Adidas made a waterproof hiking sneaker that’s eco-friendly and looks awesome The Free Hiker Gore-Tex gets a sustainable treatment. Read more…

Bugs and microbes around the world are evolving to eat plastic, study finds The number of microbial enzymes with the ability to degrade plastic is growing, in correlation with local levels of plastic pollution. Read more…

US' NOBLE BIOMATERIALS ADDS ANTIMICROBIAL FEATURES IN SILVON PRODUCTS Permanently embedded into the fabric for lasting protection, the introduction of Ionic+ in Silvon’s products means towels, sheets, pillowcases and more will require fewer washes in between uses, and a significant reduction of microbes. Read more…

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, SOUTH KOREAN UNIVERSITY DEVELOP LOW COST SENSOR The Unv. of Utah and Gyeongsang National Unv. in South Korea have developed a bioelectrical sensor which is convenient to use and low-cost. The biosensor is integrated onto a piece of clothing.. Soft clothing means better contact with the skin and a better signal. Read more…

FABRIC DEVELOPED IN US DEACTIVATES BIOLOGICAL & CHEMICAL THREATS A research team at Northwestern University has developed a versatile composite fabric that can deactivate both biological threats (like the novel coronavirus) and chemical threats, such used in chemical warfare. . Read more…

US' MICHELMAN EXPANDS WATER-BASED TECHNOLOGIES FOR TECHNICAL TEXTILES Michelman, developer of materials for coatings, printing, and packaging, has expanded its surface modification solutions for technical textiles, to improve the performance and functional behaviour of technical textiles in construction, ballistic, medical and hygiene, automotive, filtration media, pre-preg, and consumer products. Read more…

Archroma and Jeanologia launch eco-conscious denim cleaning (1/17/22)

HeiQ Launches World’s First Dual Action Textile Cooling Technology (1/13/22)

Hohenstein Joins Texbase Connect (1/13/22)

OEKO-TEX® New Regulations 2022 (1/10/22)

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