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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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The Evolution Of Material And Design: New Path Towards 3D Printed Fashion - WTVOX Research Impact The Future Of 3D Printed Materials And Design - This WTVOX Research Impact presents a new path towards 3D printed fashion, through transformations that affect both, materials and design. Read more…

Patchwork is trending – these are some favourite fashion pieces to buy now The ‘I-began-life-as-a-bedspread’ trend is huge news for summer thanks to a clutch of brands including the Harry Styles-approved Bode and London labels Chopova Lowena and Asai. Read more…

Conference on the sustainable finishing of textiles scheduled The conference will take place live online Sept. 30–Oct. 1 and Oct. 7–8, 2021. The event will explore the materials, processes and machinery that can help dyers, finishers, coaters and laminators achieve sustainability goals rapidly, economically and practically. Read more…

Designing For Future Textile - Challenges Of Hybrid Practices The potential of the future for both science and design lies in a multidisciplinary approach. Read more…

Royole shows off a stretchable micro-LED display for next-gen wearables Royole announced the world's first micro-LED based stretchable display. The 2.7-inch panel is foldable and rollable, & is also claimed to be capable of 3D free form shaping. Read more…

Cordura Ventures Into Hemp Denim with Artistic Milliners Artistic Milliners and Cordura worked together to develop the fabrics, which are being marketed across the mill’s customer base, from performance apparel brands to companies that have durability as part of their sustainability message. Read more…

Antimicrobial finishes emerge as a strong avenue for textile chemical manufacturers (6/18/21)

Advanced Pricing Ends This Week for Techtextil North America 2021 (6/16/21)

Alpaca Owners Association Natural Fiber Extravaganza Returning to Tennessee THIS SUMMER! (6/16/21)

NILIT® Announces Sponsorship of Unique German-Israeli Sustainability Collaboration (6/14/21)

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