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   September 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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KIST MAKES FIBROUS TRANSISTOR FOR ELECTRONIC TEXTILES Marking a significant step towards development of comfortable wearable electronic devices, the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) has constructed a fibrous transistor which has the characteristics of a textile. Read more…

From planned obsolescence to circular thinking A century ago, the fashion industry aimed to produce quality goods that lasted a lifetime. For at least half a century now, the mainstream fashion industry has intentionally produced goods of poorer quality to encourage continuous consumption. Read more…

Stella McCartney and Adidas unveil sustainable sportswear made from liquified old cotton Made from liquified old cotton, the collection includes a biodegradable dress and the world’s first fully recyclable hoodie. 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…

IKEA, ADIDAS JOIN HANDS TO CONNECT HOME AND SPORT Ikea and adidas will explore connections between living spaces and sport, to help create healthy habits. Designers from both companies will exchange knowledge, insights and ideas to imagine ways to make working out at home easier. Read more…

TEMPERPACK GRANTED PATENT FOR NEW PACKAGING MATERIAL ClimaCell is the first packaging material to match the thermal and cushioning properties of expanded polystyrene (EPS) & has also received the "Widely Recyclable" designation from How2Recycle. Read more…

Schoeller Introduces PROEARTH™ Biodegradable Textiles (9/17/19)

Ascend to launch new Vydyne® XHT, LCPA and HTPA at K 2019 (9/17/19)

Polartec Announces 2019 Apex Design Award Winners (9/17/19)

Sympatex UTMOSPHERIC® - moving seamlessly into the future of automated waterproof shoe production (9/12/19)

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