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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.

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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SYMPATEX TO SHOW REVOLUTION HYBRID FUNCTIONAL JACKET The jacket is the most recent result of the wear2wear European industry partnership. The rEvolution Hybrid is an upcycled functional jacket made from 30 per cent recycled used textiles and 70 per cent PET bottles, 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…

FORD, MCDONALD'S TO USE COFFEE BEAN SKIN IN CAR PARTS Coffee chaff, the dried skin of the bean, naturally comes off during roasting. The companies found that chaff can be converted into a durable material to reinforce certain vehicle parts. 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…

New fabric for U.S. Army to destroy nerve agents The fabric makes toxic gases ineffective because it pulls “water from the air." Essentially, if a nerve agent comes in contact with the fabric coating, the water destroys it. Read more…

Top 10 B2B Digital Marketing Trends in 2020 Thinking about future trends, what’s next is a responsibility of everyone that leads a marketing organization. As we enter 2020, here are some of the top marketing trends worth your time and consideration. Read more…

NILIT® Changes Its Energy Source to a Cogeneration Power Plant Using Natural Gas in Largest Nylon Manufacturing Facility (2/19/20)

Federal Trade Commission Proposes to Add Seven New Generic Fiber Names (2/18/20)

Unifi Announces Recipients of Third Annual REPREVE® Champions of Sustainability Awards (2/13/20)


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