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Draws Rave Reviews By Kathlyn Swantko TTNA 2020 - A Bright Future Ahead 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 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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ASICS TO LAUNCH SMART SHOES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NNF ASICS is developing a range of smart shoes in partnership with Japanese start-up and sensor technology developers no new folk studio (nnf). The collaboration will fuse nnf's precise, multi-dimensional sensors with ISS's expertise in human movement. Read more…

Could the “Nike of China” Wreak Havoc on Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour? Could Anta's growth eventually throttle the growth of Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour in China? Let's take a closer look at its origins and expansion plans. Read more…

MOUNTAIN HARDWEAR UNVEILS NEW SKI COLLECTION The collection, which uses Gore-Tex C-Knit and Windstopper technologies and both 2L and 3L shell fabrics, has been created using feedback from locals at different mountain towns. Read more…

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY PRODUCES TOWELIE FOR OIL SPILLS A Texas Tech University material scientist who proved that raw cotton works best to clean spilled oil in 2017, has now successfully turned the idea into a product – Towelie. Read more…

Smart Textiles Market - Global Forecast up to 2025 Military & defense, healthcare, and sports are reaping significant benefits from smart textiles and their functions, other industries areas include automotive and fashion. Read more…

BOLGER & O'HEARN'S OMNIBLOQ TO BE USED AS DWR TECHNOLOGY OmniBloq, Bolger & O’Hearn’s stormproof/breathable durable water repellent has met all requirements to be used as a DWR technology for Storm Cotton and Storm Denim finishes that combines natural comfort & high performance. Read more…

Texcare Forum India - LaundrexNet to focus on digitised solutions in the wake of textile care sector implementing Industry 4.0 (1/24/20)

HeiQ announces next generation of HeiQ Fresh and HeiQ XReflex product families (1/22/20)

“Circularity is in our DNA”: Sympatex's activities revolve around closing the textile loop (1/21/20)

Winners of second annual Outdoor Retailer Innovation Awards unveiled on show’s second night (1/21/20)

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