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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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HEIQ & XEFCO MAKE XVIROBLOCK ANTI-VIRAL TEXTILE TREATMENT HeiQ and Xefco have launched XViroblock, a thin-film antimicrobial copper surface treatment for textiles proven to exhibit significant viricidal activity against SARS-CoV-2 after only five minutes. Read more…

MMI TEXTILES SETTING UP NEW PRODUCTION FACILITY IN NC MMI Textiles is setting up a new 30,000-square-foot production facility in North Carolina to produce select narrow fabrics. The facility will start production during the first quarter of 2021 Read more…

Natuzzi and ByBorre’s Mediterranean-inspired upholstery fabrics Italian furniture company Natuzzi and Dutch textile specialist ByBorre have launched a new line of upholstery fabrics with a sustainable spin. Read more…

“The Sweater” is knitted from a plant-based biopolymer Japanese technical apparel brand, Goldwin, and biomaterial innovator, Spiber, have created what they call the world’s first knitted garment made with Brewed Protein™, a biopolymer created from a plant-based microbial fermentation process. Read more…

Multivitamin textile treatment meets Oeko-tex® standard When the treated textiles touch the skin, the friction causes the microcapsules to break, and the active ingredients are then absorbed through the skin. Read more…

The 6 Expensive-Looking Colour Combinations You Have to Try We love tonal ensembles that always look expensive, but that doesn't mean that more adventurous colors can't look equally as premium. The tricky part is knowing what hues work together and which just don't. 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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