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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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MERROW MANUFACTURING & PRECISION FABRICS GROUP MAKE REUSABLE PPE IN US US’ Merrow Manufacturing and Precision Fabrics Group (PFG) have mobilized resources to alleviate shortages, sub-standard design, highly variable quality and increased prices of PPE by domestically producing reusable Level 1 and 2 isolation gowns. Read more…

Nextiles launches smart fabric software development kit Textile manufacturing startup Nextiles is launching a Software Development Kit (SDK) that will allow a variety of industries to have access to their novel human movement analytics captured through Nextiles’ smart fabric. Read more…

RICE UNIVERSITY SHOWS C NANOTUBES FIBRES CAN CONVERT HEAT INTO ENERGY Scientists from Rice University, Tokyo Metropolitan University and the Rice-based Carbon Hub have shown that invisibly small carbon nanotubes sewn into fabrics can act as a thermoelectric generator that can convert heat from the sun or other sources into energy. These flexible generators could also be a way to make carbon ‘green’. Read more…

New fabric heats on one side and cools on the other Scientists from China’s Zhejiang University and Westlake University have created a jacket out of an experimental, reversible fabric that can both heat and cool the wearer. The multi-layered “Janus textile” consists of a base of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) polymer fibers. Read more…

RICE UNIVERSITY TEAM MAKES SMART SHIRT TO MONITOR HEART Scientists at Rice University have made regular apparel conductive by using nanotube thread sewed into athletic wear which can be used to monitor heart rate and take a continual electrocardiogram (EKG) of the wearer. The fibres are as conductive as metal wires. T Read more…

Anti-viral textiles wage war on COVID-19 A mask that disinfects itself at the touch of a button has been developed by scientists at Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) and Swiss research and development company Osmotex AG. Read more…

Vicunha launches fresh new denim collection with Polygiene for product sustainability (10/28/21)

Health monitoring SmartTex shirt provides data for long-term aerospace missions (10/27/21)


Call for Early Adopters of Cellulosic Climate Positive HeiQ AeoniQ Yarn Aiming to Transform the Textile Industry (10/26/21)

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