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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 (aboutbiosynthetics.org) 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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NEWS & VIEWS
New “skin” could help prosthetics and robots sense injuries Researchers have developed an artificial skin that senses force through ionic signals and changes color from yellow to a bruise-like purple, providing a visual cue that damage has occurred. Read more…

2021 State of the Industry - Industrial Fabrics Association International This research highlights findings from more than 300 members of the industrial fabrics community who shared information about their organizations. Read more…

How 2 retired scientists developed a recycled leather product that's being adopted by major retailer Pennsylvania-based firm Sustainable Composites, founded in 2012, developed Enspire Leather, a recycled leather product that replicates the look, feel, smell, and performance of tanned hide at half the cost. Read more…

New fabric heats on one side and cools on the other Scientists from China’s Zhejiang University and Westlake University have created a jacket out of an experimental, reversible fabric that can both heat and cool the wearer. The multi-layered “Janus textile” consists of a base of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) polymer fibers. Read more…

New body armor offers female soldiers a better fit A new modular-style body armor, fixes many of the problems, partly with shaping and with several new sizes, and partly by spreading protection across various pieces that can be mixed and matched. Read more…

US & SWEDISH TEAM DEVELOPS FIBRES TO MAKE BREATH-REGULATING GARMENTS Such fabrics, the team suggests, could be used in garments that help train singers or athletes to better control their breathing, or that help patients recovering from disease or surgery to recover their breathing patterns, according to an MIT news release. Read more…

NEWS RELEASES
Health monitoring SmartTex shirt provides data for long-term aerospace missions (10/27/21)

CRYPTON TO INTRODUCE CRYPTON® CELLIANT®: THE FIRST WOVEN UPHOLSTERY FABRIC WITH CELLIANT INFRARED TECHNOLOGY FOR COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL DESIGN (10/26/21)

Call for Early Adopters of Cellulosic Climate Positive HeiQ AeoniQ Yarn Aiming to Transform the Textile Industry (10/26/21)

Hyosung’s creora® 3D Max Spandex Helps Denim Brands Achieve Circularity (10/25/21)

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