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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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GLOUCESTERSHIRE UNIVERSITY TO TEST GRAPHENE-ENHANCED SPORTSWEAR The sportswear trials at the University of Gloucestershire are part of Versarien’s ongoing plan to commercialise graphene within the textiles industry through products that effectively harness graphene’s unique thermal and moisture management properties. Read more…

RICE UNIVERSITY SHOWS C NANOTUBES FIBRES CAN CONVERT HEAT INTO ENERGY Scientists have shown that invisibly small carbon nanotubes aligned as fibres and sewn into fabrics can act as a thermoelectric generator & convert heat from the sun or other sources into energy. These flexible generators could also be a way to make carbon ‘green’. Read more…

New fabric heats on one side and cools on the other Scientists from China’s Zhejiang University and Westlake University have created a jacket out of an experimental, reversible fabric that can both heat and cool the wearer. The multi-layered “Janus textile” consists of a base of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) polymer fibers. Read more…

Nextiles launches smart fabric software development kit Textile manufacturing startup Nextiles is launching a Software Development Kit (SDK) that will allow a variety of industries to have access to their novel human movement analytics captured through Nextiles’ smart fabric. Read more…

Yarn biodegrades for sustainable athletic garments The collection includes four new styles, which have been made with a functional fabric called Fitter, which uses Fulgar’s biodegradable Amni Soul Eco 6,6 polyamide yarn. According to Fulgar, Amni Soul Eco biodegrades in about five years in anaerobic landfills. Read more…

Authentication Ecosystem Needed To Control Counterfeiting Counterfeiting and piracy are plaguing the global economy at an enormous scale, impacting virtually every industry sector, and healthcare is no exception. Read more…

Dimension-Polyant Introduces Sustainable X-Pac® Fabric Collection (11/17/21)

Early Bird Registration has Opened for Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas 2022 (11/16/12)

CORDURA® brand celebrates double workwear success at PCIAW® Awards 2021 (11/12/21)

TITAS Virtual 2021 starts on Nov. 1st a Virtual Experience for Textile Industry (10/29/21)

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