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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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Meet Stephanie Benedetto, the Woman on a Mission to Save Fabric From Landfills Stephanie Benedetto is a New York-based former lawyer who now runs Queen of Raw, an online marketplace for businesses to buy and sell deadstock fabrics and textiles. Read more…

MANCHESTER TEAM USES GRAPHENE TO MAKE SMART CLOTHING Scientists at the University of Manchester have created smart adaptive clothing which can lower the body temperature in hot climates, utilising the thermal properties and flexibility of graphene. Read more…

PROMETHEAN PARTICLES WORKING ON WATER REPELLENCY The company is developing functionalised silica nanoparticles that can be incorporated into a water-based ink for digitally printing on to textiles. These nanoparticles help impart hydrophobic properties, without the use of perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS). Read more…

Why more brands are seeking out B Corp certifications The organisation pushes brands to change their practices, and during the pandemic, more are signing up for its services. But only brands willing to embrace it voluntarily stand to gain. Read more…

Kenzen’s body heat sensor system helps ensure worker safety Includes a wearable device worn by workers on their arm which alerts both the worker and their supervisor when core body temperature is too high. Read more…

CNT FILM MAKES CLOTHES HEAT, COOL ON DEMAND: NCSU STUDY Scientists at the North Carolina State University have found that film made of tiny carbon nanotubes (CNT) has a combination of thermal, electrical and physical properties that may be a key material in developing clothing that can heat or cool the wearer on demand. Read more…

CHEMLOGIS and SANITIZED AG: New strategic sales partnership for the Sanitized® antimicrobial polymer additives in Mexico (7/30/20)

IFAI Expo Going Virtual for 2020 (7/29/20)

Hyosung Introduces Sustainable Solutions At Outdoor Retailer Online (7/20/20)

Aurora Re-Invents Fabric Wall Coverings With the Launch of Scenic Expressions (7/15/20)

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