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ORSS'19 In a Word -- Sustainability ORSS '19 - Innovative Ideas Inspire Unique Products Insulations: Lightweight and Comfortable for Winter Weather By Kathlyn Swantko ORSS'19 Fibers That Strengthen, Cool and Protect the Environment Celebrate Sensil 2019 Trendbook TechTextil North America 2018: Interior Design Trends with Technical Textiles ORSS '19 - Performance Fabrics at ORSS'19 Innovative Fabric Developments for a New Outdoor Consumer

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Innovation at ORSMTRENDS Take a look at some of the great innovations from the 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Jan 30 - Feb 1 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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These are the best global destinations for interior design inspiration in 2019 Vivid Travel provides its recommendations for 2019’s top destinations and markets offering all budding authentic interior designers with inspiration. Read more…

NEW APPAREL BRANDS ADOPT PRIMALOFT CROSS CORE TECHNOLOGY PrimaLoft announced 30 new brand partners have adopted PrimaLoft Cross Core technology and debuted three iterations. The Cross Core platform fuses existing PrimaLoft fibers with next-generation materials. Read more…

LENZING LAUNCHES ECO CYCLE TECHNOLOGY WITH VEOCEL BRAND The technology involves the upcycling of a substantial proportion of pre-consumer cotton scraps, from garment production, and mixing with sustainably sourced wood pulp, to produce pure new virgin Veocel branded lyocell fibres for nonwoven applications. Read more…

COVESTRO'S IMPRANIL DLN-SD ENSURES SUSTAINABILITY Covestro has introduced Impranil DLN-SD, a water-based polyurethane (PU) dispersion, which can be used to manufacture biodegradable textile coatings. Read more…

SCIENTIST SUGGESTS USING SILK FIBRES IN COMPOSITES TO REPLACE STEEL. Research indicates silk fibres can make composites more resilient to impact and stress. This implies creating load-bearing composites that could replace much of the steel used in cars and other manufactured goods is possible. Read more…

NEW THERAPEDIC BRRR BED SHEETS OFFER BETTER SLEEP The sheets use technology that combines the power of natural cooling minerals, active wicking and rapid drying to create a ‘triple chill effect’. The effect instantly and continuously draws heat and moisture away from the body Read more…


Hyosung Drives Sustainability at Performance Days in Munich (4/17/19)

Polartec and Kraig Biocraft Laboratories to Bring First Spider Silk Fabrics to the Performance Apparel Market (4/17/19)

Bally Ribbon Mills Announces Safety Webbing and Tapes for Fire Fighting (4/11/19)

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