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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' FLEXCON EXPANDS L-59FR SERIES FLAME-RETARDANT ADHESIVE PORTFOLIO The Flexcon L-59FR series, featuring a self-extinguishing, non-halogenated flame-retardant adhesive, is now available in both 2.0 mil and 4.0 mil adhesive coat weights as either transfer tape or coated film. Read more…

These new sneakers are fully compostable, including the soles The shoes from Blueview, a startup helmed by a molecular biology professor, use an algae-based polyurethane foam that can biodegrade in compost, soil, and even the ocean. Read more…

Circular fashion: Exciting to talk about, tough to implement If fashion wants to be circular, it needs to master textile recycling at scale to account for goods that can’t be resold. Hurdles stand in the way, but some solutions are on the horizon. Read more…

ELECTRICITY-GENERATING WEARABLE FABRIC CREATED BY UK, SRI LANKAN TEAM A new, scalable manufacturing technique to create wearable fabrics embedded with very small power generators known as ‘triboelectric nanogenerators’. Read more…

Myth Buster: Smart Apparel – Why Is It Still A Carrel? There are various myths and misconceptions surrounding the technology of smart garments which this article intends to bust. Read more…

OSTRICH CELLS USED IN JAPAN TO MAKE MASK THAT GLOWS IF COVID POSITIVE Using antibodies extracted from ostrich eggs, a team of scientists at Japan’s Kyoto Prefectural University has developed masks that glow when exposed to ultraviolet light if they contain coronavirus traces. Read more…

Polygiene goes live again at Outdoor Retailer (5/25/22)

Dimension-Polyant Introduces Sustainable X-Pac® Fabrics with New cleenTEC® Seal at2022 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market (5/24/22)

Unifi, makers of REPREVE®, Announces Fifth Annual REPREVE® Champions of Sustainability Awards (5/24/22)

Hyosung Presents its Ocean Protection Initiative at the 2022 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market (5/23/22)

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