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ORSS'19 In a Word -- Sustainability ORSS '19 - Innovative Ideas Inspire Unique Products Insulations: Lightweight and Comfortable for Winter Weather By Kathlyn Swantko ORSS'19 Fibers That Strengthen, Cool and Protect the Environment Celebrate Sensil 2019 Trendbook TechTextil North America 2018: Interior Design Trends with Technical Textiles ORSS '19 - Performance Fabrics at ORSS'19 Innovative Fabric Developments for a New Outdoor Consumer

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Innovation at ORSMTRENDS Take a look at some of the great innovations from the 2019 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, June 18 - 20 in Denver featured in the FabricLink Network's Innovation Watch. Read More.

2018 SurveyeTextilesCommunications - Leaders in the Textile & Apparel Industry supply chain look back at 2017 and share generally optimistic expectations for 2018.

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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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Movement and health monitoring enters the next generation Researchers at the UMass Amherst say that fabric patches or smart threads can be an integral part of pants and shirts to enable health and wellness monitoring by doctors, therapists or athletic coaches. Read more…

HUMIDITY-RESPONSIVE SMART TEXTILE USING SILK IN CHINA Sleeves made from the fiber can vertically shrink by 45 per cent when exposed to moisture and then recover to its initial length in dry conditions. Read more…

Polartec and Kraig to bring Spider Silk fabrics to market Initially developed for specialized military applications, these materials made from recombinant spider silk will eventually service the global market for high performance textiles and apparel. Read more…

USTER TO SHOW EVS FABRIC INSPECTION SYSTEMS AT TECHTEXTIL The system’s ability to capture any visible fabric faults – with a proven and consistently high rate of defect detection – and its optimized fabric grading makes accurate automatic quality control an integral part of manufacturing. Read more…

MIT TEAM FINDS SPIDER SILK'S USE IN ARTIFICIAL MUSCLES Researchers discovered spider silk experiences supercontraction, as the fibers respond to changes in moisture. Not only do the threads contract, they also twist at the same time, providing a strong torsional force. Read more…

KLOPMAN EXHIBITS K-FLAME RANGE OF FLAME-RETARDANT FABRICS The greenwear range is a concrete expression of the company’s attention to the environment, and shows it is a pioneer in the production of sustainable fabrics for workwear. Read more…

Sanitized® Mintactiv: Safe, natural and sustainable (6/18/19)

Teijin to Participate in Outdoor Retailer Snow Show 2019 (6/13/19)

HeiQ launches HeiQ Eco Dry for Footwear (6/12/19)

Tuong Long to convert 100% of its production to ground-breaking aniline-free* indigo solution by Archroma (06/12/19)

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