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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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5 seriously cool climate innovators in fashion From carbon-negative polyester to dissolvable thread, a lot of seriously cool and surprising startups are making waves in the apparel industry. Here are five companies you should know about: Read more…

SUOMINEN REINFORCING CAPABILITIES FOR SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS The investment will increase its ability to respond to growing demand of sustainable nonwovens, and will improve Suominen’s capability to respond to this need and supports Suominen’s vision to be the frontrunner in sustainability. Read more…

COMPOSITES EUROPE BECOMES 'COMPOSITES FOR EUROPE' Composites Europe has become ‘Composites for Europe’. From November 10-12, the business summit for composite materials will take off in a new format and fresh ideas. Read more…

The urgent call for PPE The rapid spread of the coronavirus was accompanied by an urgent call for personal protective equipment (PPE), particularly face masks. Manufacturers new to PPE face challenges in supply chains and specs. Read more…

HIPSAVER DEVELOPS DROPLET~SHIELD MASK HipSaver has developed a Droplet~Shield Mask using a proprietary hydrophobic fabric that prevents droplets from penetrating the mask. With no chemical finish, the mask instead relies on the inherent proprietary polyester fibres. Read more…

EUROJERSEY & FRAMIS ITALIA PARTNER FOR HEAT-WELDED TECH Sensitive Fabrics by Eurojersey innovatively combine technology and performance, making them perfect for training, muscle toning, and dynamic sports. Framis Italia is one of the market leader in heat-bonding applications and solutions for the clothing industry Read more…


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