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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 ( 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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Adidas made a waterproof hiking sneaker that’s eco-friendly and looks awesome The Free Hiker Gore-Tex gets a sustainable treatment. Read more…

Sustainable fashion: From the red carpet to our wardrobes? Increasingly it's the question of sustainability, not just designer labels, that's making the biggest fashion statement. Read more…

RESEARCHERS FROM CANADA DEVELOP METHOD TO IMPROVE PPE REUSABILITY Researchers from Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria have discovered a method—using only visible light—to treat and safely sterilise nonwoven polypropylene-fabrics, the material used to fabricate personal protective equipment (PPE). Read more…

Circular Fashion Is The Future Of Sustainability — Here's What That Means In 2022 Circular fashion is breaking the old model of “make, use, dispose” altogether, turning it into a “make thoughtfully, use for as long as possible, and recycle at the end” model. It’s not a green-washing marketing campaign; it’s a fundamental rethink of how fashion can exist within a capitalist society. Read more…

Agro Textiles - A Review The word "Agro textiles" now is used to classify the woven, nonwoven and knitted fabrics applied for agricultural and horticultural uses covering livestock protection, shading, weed and insect control, and extension of the growing season. Read more…

5 Unlikely Materials That Are Innovating Garment Textiles Here are some of the most exciting, unlikely materials that are revolutionising garment textiles. Read more…

NexTex Innovations and Optimer Brands Collaborate on Launch of New TurboDry® drirelease® Wool Fabric Collection (1/24/22)

MSYG now offers Shaniko Wool yarn, which is certified under the global Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) and grown, harvested, and spun in the USA (1/21/22)

Mount Vernon Mills Acquiring Rockingham, N.C., Spinning and Weaving Facility from Wade Manufacturing Company (1/20/22)

Krimson Klover RDS Down for Winter Snow Fashion 2022 (1/18/22) Collection of Down Jackets are 100% certified Responsible Down Standard (RDS)

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