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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 Best Face Coverings for Skiing & Snowboarding in 2020 kiing in 2020 will look a lot different than in the pre-COVID days. For one, you will likely need to wear a face covering while in line, on lifts, and riding. Fortunately, we’ve already been using them for years to keep warm! Read more…

Army researchers working on self-healing materials U.S. Army and Texas A&M University researchers have developed a new material that can autonomously heal in air and under water. Read more…

MCELL BUILDS MASS PRODUCTION SYSTEM FOR SMART TEXTILES Mcell has built a mass production system for functional fibres using its coating technology. Mcell's smart textile can implement not only the surface heating function but also functions to recognise health and emergency situations. Read more…

Designer knits biodegradable children’s shoes One designer has a fresh idea: biodegradable knit shoes for children that come with an expiration date. Read more…

HARVARD TEAM DEVELOPS ULTRA-SENSITIVE, RESILIENT SENSOR Unlike current highly sensitive stretchable sensors which need exotic materials, this sensor doesn’t require special manufacturing techniques. Read more…

Eco-friendly hangers made by Israeli trash-redeemer UBQ to hit fashion industry UBQ, which converts household scraps into a bio-based plastic substitute, joins forces with US Mainetti Group to make garment hangers for retail chains globally. Read more…

Ethically Sourced Down Supply Chain Localized through Allied Feather & Down’s Post-COVID Expansion Efforts (11/13/20)

NexTex Introduces ParticleScreen™ Face Covering Fabric Powered by TurboDry® Technology (11/23/20)

HeiQ Viroblock Wins Prestigious and Coveted Swiss Technology Award 2020 (11/20/20)


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