Nextiles, a textiles manufacturing start-up with patented smart fabric technology, has been inducted into Material ConneXion – a material library full of innovations in fabric that is focused on trends, design and sustainability.
Stockholm-based The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institute announced the coveted prize for the discoveries on receptors related to touch and temperature. Dr. David Julius of the University of California, San Francisco, and Dr. Ardem Patapoutian of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Scripps Research, La Jolla, USA have been jointly awarded the Nobel prize. Responses to stimuli such as warmth or cold, friction and outside pressure play important role in the consumer acceptance of textile and other products. The basic work undertaken by the Nobel laureates will give us a better understanding on the sensory perception at molecular level.
Fast Retailing, the parent company of UNIQLO, a Japanese fast-fashion giant, announced that it has signed the Microfibre 2030 Commitment. The new international initiative is to minimize the impact of textile microfibers on the natural environment.
Guangdong Star Super Textile Technology Co., Ltd, China, together with Thai Acrylic Fibre Co., Ltd (TAF) has launched a new fabric made from acrylic fibre with Outlast technology blended with lyocell, wool, and spandex to give superior performance for innerwear.
Dow and Crocs Inc., a global leader in innovative casual footwear, have announced an exciting collaboration to create shoes that balance environmental responsibility with effective performance. Dow will supply bio-based materials for use in Crocs’ manufacturing process, which have an even lower CO2 impact than their current Croslite material, providing a more sustainable choice for Crocs’ customers everywhere.
The conductive textiles market is set for rapid growth in the coming years. Conductive textiles provide benefits that have become utile in a number of sectors following steady technological progression and the rising use of electronics in a number of sectors.
The widely celebrated Collection of Tomorrow by Bergans and Spinnova now includes the 0.5B Anorak in a new color — “Wake Up Orange”. A long-awaited drop of the collection’s anoraks is now available and will be delivered to consumers with unique artwork by Norwegian artist Danny Larsen. The artwork poster celebrates Scandinavian nature and forest.