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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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An Expert Shares the 5 Most Soothing Colors to Wear When Stressed Pantone Color Institute's Executive Director, Leatrice Eiseman, suggested five soothing colors to wear when you're stressed. Read more…

SMARTTURF MAKES ATHLETIC TURF WITH MICROBAN TECHNOLOGY The first athletic artificial turf product with built-in antimicrobial protection addresses heightened concerns around cleanliness and safety. Read more…

Puffer jacket is solar charged for visibility Pure white during the day, the jacket will start glowing in the dark when it is exposed to light. Read more…

Textile Sensor Patch, Made with Conductive Yarns, Could Detect Pressure Points for Amputees A soft, flexible sensor system created with electrically conductive yarns could help map problematic pressure points in the socket of an amputee’s prosthetic limb. Read more…

Luxury Is Wasting Away, Says Stella McCartney Luxury has a waste problem, says the designer who is shifting her conservation drive into high gear, spinning every last button, bit of lace and fabric scrap into new collections. Read more…

SCOTT & ASAHI KASEI LAUNCH SUSTAINABLE BIKING UNIFORM Scott sports racing team, along with Sitip, Rosti, and Roica by Asahi Kasei has launched the first sustainable biking uniform. Rosti worked on style and packaging, Sitip on technical fabrics ‘Be-Hot - Heat Generating fabrics’, while Roica provided its premium stretch ingredient. Read more…

Hohenstein accredited to ISO 17025 for GMO testing of organic cotton (3/2/21)


Techtextil North America & Texprocess Americas to Pivot to New Event Cycle After 2022 (3/1/21)

Outdoor Retailer Summer Moves to August 10-12 (2/23/21)

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