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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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New fabric harvests and stores energy Bioengineers at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering and their colleagues have developed and successfully demonstrated a wearable fabric that can harvest and store solar energy from the sun. Read more…

Body-temp camouflage for soldiers shows promise Researchers at the University of California San Diego have developed a wearable technology that can hide a person from heat-detecting sensors, such as night vision goggles, adapting to temperature changes within minutes. Read more…

Smart glove translates sign language The glove is worn on the user’s right hand and is paired via Bluetooth to a subscription-based app for smartphone. Read more…

Glowing antibacterial bandage sheds light on infected wounds Bandaged wounds need to be checked for infection, yet removing the bandage to check the wound can delay its healing. Australian scientists may have a fix for this, in a dressing that glows if the wound is infected. 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…

US FORUM RISE 2021 TO FOCUS ON MATERIAL SCIENCE & SUSTAINABILITY The 11th edition of the RISE conference will be held from September 28-30, 2021 virtually. Industry technical leaders will provide insights into material science developments advancing sustainability at the forum. Read more…

Microban® International and Pilot Automotive partner to drive car cleanliness (9/23/21)

Outdoor Research Launches Insulated RadiantX Gloves Powered by HeiQ XReflex Technology (9/20/21)

SARS-CoV-2, Influenza A inactivated by zinc-embedded nylon fabric (9/20/21)


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