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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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Why do we continue to believe companies that greenwash? Why do companies continue to greenwash — even after they are “caught”? The example that comes to mind is the “ugly produce” delivery service Misfit Market. Read more…

NEW ZEALAND'S CONFITEX AWARDED FOR LEAKPROOF TEXTILES Leading absorbent and leakproof textile technology company Confitex has been selected for the Best Product of the Year and the Best Brand of the Year gongs in the 2021 Plus X Awards. Read more…

GERMAN SCIENTISTS DEVELOP GLOVES TO PREVENT INJURIES TO GOALKEEPERS The scientists developed a mechanical concept which helps absorb the force in the fingertips and optimally transfer it to the forearm via the wrist cuff. Read more…

Royole shows off a stretchable micro-LED display for next-gen wearables Royole announced the world's first micro-LED based stretchable display. The 2.7-inch panel is foldable and rollable, & is also claimed to be capable of 3D free form shaping. Read more…

TAIWAN'S GS DEVELOPS GREEN ALTERNATIVE FOR MARINE UPHOLSTERY General Silicones (GS) has developed Compo-SiL technology as a green alternative to toxic leather and leatherette materials used in marine upholstery. Read more…

A “smart foam” could give machines a sense of touch Called artificially innervated foam, or AiFoam, the new material, which is soft and feels like a sponge, mimics the human sense of touch, can sense nearby objects without actually touching, and repairs itself when damaged. Read more…

Moov&Cool supporting elite sport in the UK and Belgium (7/21/21)

Collaboration between HeiQ and The LYCRA Company promises an exciting future for textiles with a focus on stretch, comfort, freshness and sustainability (7/15/21)

Lenzing collaborates with Orange Fiber as part of new TENCEL™ Limited Edition initiative (7/14/21)

Hyosung Publishes New Life Cycle Assessment for 100% Recycled creora® regen Spandex (7/14/21)

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