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   April 19, 2019  Facebook Twitter
Technical Textile Trends: Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show'19: In a Word -- Sustainability
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In today's high-performance fabric market, Cooling Technology has become an important science. In response to consumer demands in the outdoor and activewear markets, fabrics that involve cooling technologies have become increasingly popular. Manufacturers involved in the development of fabrics and apparel for these markets have also increased their R&D target towards new cooling technologies. Read the full article.

MORE FROM ORSS'19: Biotechnology, nanotechnology, fiber engineering and material science are playing important roles in advancing fiber development. Recent research has led to the development of textile fibers that are more durable, stronger, last longer, are more sustainable, and protect the environment. Read the full article

TECHNICAL TEXTILE ARTICLES 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.
vestAPPAREL Eco-aware Swedish sportswear brand Houdini has a trick up its sleeve with edible clothing. The biodegradable garments were composted and turned into soil and fertilizer for growing vegetables. Read More.
Future FabricsTECHNICAL TEXTILES North Sails has established dominance in the world of sailmaking, and are now using that same dedication to innovation, smart design and passion to lifestyle clothing.Today'sNorth Sails is bring their lifestyle clothing to a global stage. Read More.
TECHNICAL TEXTILE NEWS & VIEWS
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…

KAIST TEAM MAKES WASHABLE DISPLAYS FOR SMART TEXTILES Scientists have developed a textile-based wearable display module technology that is washable and does not require an external power source, overcoming the problem in smart clothing with regard to its power sources and moisture permeability. Read more…

IFAI 2019 State of the Industry The scope of this article covers the U.S. and Canadian specialty fabrics marketplace—with an emphasis on the United States—with brief summaries for each of the eleven U.S. and Canadian specialty fabrics market segments served by IFAI. Read more…

Advances in smart medical textiles A series of novel developments in medical textiles see smart textiles coupled with smart design to deliver benefits to both patients and medical professionals. Read more…

MIT TEAM FINDS SPIDER SILK'S USE IN ARTIFICIAL MUSCLES Researchers discovered spider silk experiences supercontraction, as the fibers respond to changes in moisture. Not only do the threads contract, they also twist at the same time, providing a strong torsional force. Read more…

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