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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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The science of knitting, math & amazing potential In picking a knit stitch you are not only choosing the geometry but also the elastic properties of the fabric. That allows you to build in the right mechanical properties for anything from aerospace engineering to tissue scaffolding materials Read more…

IMPERIAL COLLEGE TEAM PRINTS METALS ON NATURAL FABRICS Scientists have developed technology to print metals such as silver, gold and platinum onto natural fabrics and shown that it could be used to incorporate batteries, wireless technologies and sensors into paper and cotton textiles. Read more…

Devan fabric promotes deep sleep Devan Chemicals, based in Belgium, has added cannabidiol (CBD) to its R-Vital sleep-promoting range of microencapsulated active ingredients that enhance textiles with anti-oxidative effects. Read more…

KATHLEEN BAKER SHARES HER THOUGHTS ON THE NEW SPEEDO FASTSKIN (VIDEO) Developed from a deeper understanding of hydrodynamics and the biomechanics of swimming the LZR Pure Intent is Speedo’s smartest suit to date. Read more…

Cotton industry sustainability plan The Cotton Council International announced introduction of the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, an integrated data collection, measurement and verification procedure that will document U.S. cotton production practices and their environmental impact. Read more…

The Eight (New) Commandments Of Content The days of hiring one big agency to manage everything is over, as brands look to work with the smaller industry players who can help shape, not control, their brand narrative in the market. Read more…

Schoeller Textil Names Michael Lowery Sales Manager of Eschler and Schoeller Technologies Brands for North America (3/20/19)

Polartec Power Air Receives 2019 Editors’ Choice Award from Backpacker (3/19/19)


Archroma moves forward with full scale production of its new aniline-free Denisol® Pure Indigo (3/4)

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