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Innovation at ORSM2022 TRENDS: Take a look at some of the new innovations from the 2021 Outdoor Retailer Sumer Market, August 10 - 11, in Denver featured in the FabricLink Network's Innovation Watch. Read More.

Innovation at ORSSTHE TEXTILE INDUSTRY FIGHTS COVID-19: The COVID-19 pandemic has still not reached its peak, and conditions are expected to worsen in the weeks ahead. Many in the textile/apparel industries have already provided their assistance in fighting the impact of the virus. Read More.

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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US' XERIANT COMPLETES TESTING OF RETACELL ON SYNTHETIC FABRICS Xeriant, Inc., an American aerospace company dedicated to Advanced Air Mobility and associated specialty chemicals and materials, has completed the critical pre-certification testing of its eco-friendly Retacell flame retardant on synthetic fabrics. Read more…

Pilot production of cell-cultivated leather funded VitroLabs has raised $46 million to build and scale what it says is the world’s first pilot production of cell-cultivated leather. Read more…

Textile-based filter could remove carbon dioxide North Carolina State University researchers found they could filter carbon dioxide from air and gas mixtures at promising rates using a proposed new textile-based filter that combines cotton fabric and an enzyme called carbonic anhydrase, one of nature’s tools for speeding chemical reactions. Read more…

Self-powered smart pillow tracks sleep This smart pillow could have uses beyond tracking sleep, the researchers say, such as to monitor patients with diseases that affect the movement of the head, and it could be adapted to warn about a user at risk of falling out of bed. Read more…

SWISS RESEARCHERS DEVELOP WEARABLE TEXTILE EXOMUSCLE Researchers at ETH Zurich, a public research university in Switzerland, have developed a wearable textile exomuscle that serves as an extra layer of muscles. Read more…

NTU SINGAPORE TEAM DEVELOPS FABRIC TO CONVERT MOTION INTO ELECTRICITY A crucial component in the fabric is a polymer that, when pressed or squeezed, converts mechanical stress into electrical energy. Washing, folding and crumpling does not degrade its performance. Read more…

New Method Can Remove Dyes From Wastewater (8/11/22)

Downlite Presents Designing with Down (8/10/22)

Archroma to acquire the Textile Effects business of Huntsman Corporation (8/9/22)

NNT and Polygiene team up to create new frontline workwear uniforms for health professionals (8/4/22)

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