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A scarf "before" it receives an electric current.

Technology

Hue Breakthrough: Scientists Engineer First Active, Color-Changing Fabric

University of Central Florida scientists introduced a user-operated color-changing fabric.

clock May 16, 2018Tracey Greenstein

Renee Henze, the global marketing director at DuPont Industrial Biomaterials. Photo courtesy of DuPont Industrial Biomaterials.

Technology

DuPont Sorona Executive on Material Innovations in Stretch

Renee Henze, the global marketing director at DuPont Industrial Biomaterials, discusses.

clock March 22, 2018Tracey Greenstein

Fashion Scoops

Cords & Co. Set to Unveil Crowdfunding Campaign

The company hopes to raise 2.5 million euros.

clock March 15, 2018Lorelei Marfil

Technology

Aquafil, Genomatica Partner to Create First ‘Bio-Nylon’ Product

Aquafil partnered with Genomatica to develop a sustainable “bio-nylon.”

clock February 8, 2018Tracey Greenstein

"Everyday Hoodie," in black. Photo courtesy of HPE.

Technology

Technical Sportswear Brand Human Performance Engineering Offers Subscription Model

Technical sports apparel company Human Performance Engineering added subscription services to its business model.

clock January 10, 2018Tracey Greenstein

Technology

Mineral-Based Fabric Technology Celliant Enhances Performance Apparel

The fabric technology Celliant is categorized as a “responsive” textile.

clock December 19, 2017Tracey Greenstein

Tollegno 1900.

Textiles

Tollegno 1900 Digitalizes Its Textile Archives

The Italian textile company has digitalized half of its archive, including 800 books of samples and technical charts, plus more than 10,000 wool samples.

clock November 22, 2017Sandra Salibian

Dropel Labs is selling cashmere T-shirts for women and men.

Fashion Scoops

Dropel Labs Uses Hydrophobic Tech for Waterproof, Stain-proof Cashmere T-shirts

Dropel poached Kwaku Temeng, a former director of Under Armour’s Open Innovation Lab, to become its chief technology officer.

clock November 21, 2017Rosemary Feitelberg

S'well and Liberty Fabrics fall 2017 collaboration, launching November 21st. Photo courtesy of S'well.

Retail

S’well Looks to Textiles for Art and Design Inspiration

S’well cites textiles as a muse for the company’s decorative signature silhouette bottles.

clock November 6, 2017Tracey Greenstein

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07:  Designer Alyssa Wardrop, Fashion Institute of Technology backstage at Supima Design Competition SS18 runway show during New York Fashion Week at Pier 59 on September 7, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images for Supima Design Competition)

Fashion Scoops

FIT’s Alyssa Wardrop Wins 2017 Supima Student Design Competition

Supima’s annual design competition celebrated the unique characteristics of Supima cotton.

clock September 8, 2017Lauren Olsen

Penney's new Xersion Studio line.

Technology

Silver Linings: Noble Biomaterials Introduces Special Yarn Blend

Noble Biomaterials created a range of sustainable high-performance textiles.

clock July 21, 2017Tracey Greenstein

A still of Loro Piana's short movie promoting the Tasmanian fabric.

Textiles

Loro Piana Introduces New Green Storm System, Launches New Ad Campaign for Tasmanian Fabric

The company is investing in a more eco-friendly version of the existing Storm System treatment, which makes natural fabrics waterproof and wind resistant.

clock July 10, 2017Sandra Salibian

Alessandro Sartori.

Fashion Scoops

Alessandro Sartori Working on a New Fabric

Ermenegildo Zegna’s artistic director said to be developing a new crease-resistant wool fiber aimed to prevent felting.

clock May 18, 2017Martino Carrera

"Euphoria" by Liz Collins

Lifestyle

Todd Oldham, John Chaich Explore the ‘Queerness’ of Fiber Art in New Book

Chaich talks “Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community.”

clock May 16, 2017Alexa Tietjen

Textiles

China Supreme Court Upholds Huntsman’s Patent Infringement Case

In earlier decisions, lower courts ruled that Colva had infringed on Huntsman’s Chinese patent.

clock February 24, 2017Arthur Friedman

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