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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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PrimaLoft P.U.R.E. reduces carbon emissions PrimaLoft Inc. has introduced PrimaLoft® P.U.R.E.™, a proprietary manufacturing technique that reduces carbon emissions by as much as 48 percent. P.U.R.E., stands for Produced Using Reduced Emissions. Read more…

COATS & OSRAM LAUNCH COATS SIGNAL ACTIVE ILLUMINATION Coats Signal Active Illumination is a state-of-the-art washable, lightweight and customizable LED light system designed with a visibility range approximately 3 times more than retro-reflective products. Read more…

The future with plant-regenerated synthetics The synthetic fiber industry was inspired by nature, but its continuation is motivated by the protection of nature. The textile fiber industry is ripe to adopt from organic and previously discarded materials sources. Read more…

SELF-PROTECTIVE, REPRODUCIBLE ELECTRONIC TEXTILE FROM PRC The new electronic textile provides high performance & can protect itself from the interference of a variety of liquids and reproduce after mechanical wear and tear Read more…

Sustainable practices in today’s textile industry Adherence to sustainable practices along the value chain is the key to achieving full circularity. For some industries, this is relatively linear, but for advanced textiles sectors are not so straightforward. Read more…

EDANA: BIODEGRADABILITY OF LYOCELL, VISCOSE ESTABLISHED EDANA points to multiple independent scientific studies which demonstrate the sustainability attributes that Lyocell and Viscose can bring to everyday products. Read more…

Gerber Technology Using China Experience to help Global Customers and Increase Production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (3/24/20)

Thomaston Mills, USA Manufacturer, has Bed Sheets in stock for Hospitals and Health Centers During the Covid-19 Crisis. By David Trumbull on Mar 24, 2020

Coalition of Iconic American Apparel Brands & Textile Companies Heeds Call of Nation to Produce Medical Face Masks By David Trumbull on Mar 22, 2020 02:31 pm

Winners of Third Annual Outdoor Weber Student Entrepreneurship Competition Announced (3/21/20)

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