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   March 28, 2017  Facebook Twitter

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FEATURED ARTICLES Innovation at ORSMTRENDS Miss ORWM? Or maybe need a second look at the great innovations from the 2017 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market held January 10-12 in Salt Lake City? Review the best. Read More.
vestCUTTING EDGE Fabdesigns, Inc. opens state-of-the-art Knitting Facility in Malibu,California. A newplatform for produt development has been born with the rise of Fabdesigns's innovative advance 3D knitting. The company's innovative work platfor provides a new way of thinking and a novel guide for technical knit product design, fabric, fit, and sustainable manufacturing. Read More.
Future FabricsMEDICAL Futuristic Fabrics: Today's smart fabric products, with embedded or woven technological components, are resonating with consumers, and the market is responding. Woven, nonwoven and knitted textiles are the foundation of the fabrics that make up our daily existence, from the clothes we wear to the upholstered chairs we sit on. Read More.
Safety ImageSAFETY & PROTECTIVE Techtextil Press Tours Showcase Innovative Textile Developments. "We're excited to once again offer the North American textile industry a platform that blends together technical textiles, sewn products and the composites value chain." Read More.
Home Furnishing ImageHOME FURNISHINGS Today's smart fabric products, with embedded or woven technological components, are resonating with consumers, and the market is responding. Read More.
How Luxury Bedding Became a Multi-Million Dollar Industry The way Americans relate to their sleep--and the products they sleep on--is changing, which has opened up a tremendous opportunity for mattress and textiles products. With increasing concern about the role sleep plays in their health, people are realizing that investing in their own wellbeing is money well spent. this means an increase demand for premium mattresses and bedding textiles. Read more…

Six Fashion Careers of the Future The fashion industry has significantly evolved over the last 10 years and emerging trends are shifting companies’ priorities and the roles they are hiring for. Read more…

Cotton Inc to develop textile dyes from cotton biomass for dyeing cotton Cotton Inc and Archroma have joined forces to develop the first ever cellulosic textile dyes derived from cotton biomass, the technology to dye cotton from cotton. It is the latest addition to Archroma’s ‘EarthColors’ range of sulphur-based dyes that are derived from waste biomass, as opposed to being synthesized ... Read more…

Applied DNA Sciences, Loftex to Debut "Innovate with CertainT", First Towels with Verified Recycled Components at New York Home Fashions Market (3/24/17)

New CertainT™ Supply Chain Platform Certifies Authenticity and Origin of Products and Brands (3/22/17)

Refibra™ reborn TENCEL® fiber (3/21/17)

CORDURA® Brand and DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Shape the Future of Sustainable Textiles (3/14/17)