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   October 18, 2019  Facebook Twitter
TTNA'19: Medical Non-wovens - Indepensable Versatility Advances in Fabrics for Hazardous Environments Outdoor Markets - Looking Back to Move Forward ORSM '19 - Sustainability Trends - Reducing Water Usage & Waste Insulations: Lightweight and Comfortable for Winter Weather By Kathlyn Swantko ORSS'19 Fibers That Strengthen, Cool and Protect the Environment Athleisurewear - Performance and Sustainability Insulations - Eco-Friendly with improved Performance

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Innovation at ORSMTRENDS Take a look at some of the great innovations from the 2019 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, June 18 - 20 in Denver featured in the FabricLink Network's Innovation Watch. Read More.

2018 SurveyeTextilesCommunications - Leaders in the Textile & Apparel Industry supply chain look back at 2017 and share generally optimistic expectations for 2018.

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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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BEBOP SENSORS UNVEILS NEW FORTE DATA GLOVE BeBop Sensors' new BeBop Sensors Forte Data Glove Enterprise Edition is the first all-day affordable high-performance wireless VR/AR haptic glove built for business, that provides true real-time haptic feedback. Read more…

Wearable, washable textile devices are possible with MXene-coated yarns A highly conductive, durable yarn can be created by coating standard cellulose-based yarns with a type of conductive two-dimensional material called MXene. Read more…

Why Sustainable Fashion Matters True sustainability comes when the entire supply chain is sustainable. Read more…

A common thread Diamond Brand Gear is leading a regional effort to revive the art of sewing through education and collaboration. The hope is to build and grow an apprenticeship program throughout high schools. Read more…

DEMAND FOR FLAME RESISTANT APPAREL TO GROW BY 6.5% BY 2027 Buoyed by strong growth prospects, manufacturers of flame resistant apparel are focusing on developing flame resistant apparel that is comfortable, stylish, sustainable and innovative, Read more…

BROWN UNIVERSITY USES GRAPHENE TO STOP MOSQUITOES Graphene can block signals mosquitoes use to identify a blood meal, potentially enabling a new chemical-free approach to mosquito bite prevention. Graphene also acts as a barrier mosquitoes cannot bite through Read more…

Elevenate Reaches New Heights With Gerber Technology’s YuniquePLM® (10/15/19)

Polartec® Releases Military Issue Collection (10/14/19)

HUUB’s Moov&Cool makes the first move in Kona (10/11/19)

Ascend to debut new fastener, films and E&E grades at K 2019 (10/10/19)

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