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   April 20, 2018  Facebook Twitter
Techtextil North America/Texprocess Americas 2018 - Economic Optimism Leads the Way Celebrate Sensil 2019 Trendbook LA Textile Show, 2019: Home Decor Fabric Trends are Center Stage Techtextil NA 2017: Industrial Fabric Innovations Innovative Fabric Developments for a New Outdoor Consumer ORSS '18 - What's New in Comfort Activewear? A Lot! TTNA'17 - Safety & Protective Trends ORSS'18 Sustainability & the Snow Sports Market

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FEATURED ARTICLES Innovation at ORSSTRENDS Take a look at some of the great innovations from the 2018 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show January 25-28 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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Reebok launches new Fast Flexweave running shoe Designed and engineered to deliver comfort, durability, and speed the magic in the Flexweave material lies within the proprietary construction itself or what Sis called, “The Power of 8.” Read more…

In 30 Years, This Is How Basketball Sneaker Design Will Literally Change the Game Basketball sneakers have gotten stale, but designer Brett Golliff has a vision for how they can evolve. Here are exclusive sketches of what a basketball sneaker that changes as the game goes on could look like in the year 2048. Read more…

Muskin “leather” is grown from fungus spores Muskin is made from fungus spores grown into a predetermined shape and size, which eliminates waste. The biodegradable material is processed similarly to leather, but without toxic chemicals. Read more…

Smart and comfortable new textiles for high-tech clothing Researchers have developed new nonwoven materials that are electrically conductive as well as flexible and breathable. This paves the way for comfortable high-tech clothes which, for example, convert sunlight to warmth, or supply wearable electronic devices with electricity. Read more…

OEKO_TEX Publishes New Findings on Consumers and Textile Sustainability The latest report profiles two of the most powerful consumer groups in the global textile market, Millennials and parents, who will influence those markets for decades to come. Read more…

Squid skin could be the solution to camouflage material Researchers made spools of fibers from the squids' pigment particles. The fibers are so visually interesting that it's not difficult to imagine weaving them into fabric for clothing, art forms, and flexible screens. Read more…

Amaterrace Named Exclusive Sales Agent for eVent fabrics in Japan (4/18/18)

Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas boast expanded agenda packed with special features (4/18/18)

Boston Marathon Age-Groupers Get First-Ever Awards (4/16/18)

Outdoor Retailer, Largest U.S. Tradeshow for Outdoor Community, Moves Dates for Outdoor Retailer Snow Show to Last Week in January Beginning 2019 to 2022 (4/12/18)

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