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.
Ganga Acrowools Limited has launched its Soft n Strong yarn range for knitters and crotchetiers, made with Pilbloc™ fibre. The range is launched under Ganga’s Knitting® Happiness theme. Pilbloc™ is the flagship anti-pilling fibre brand of Thai Acrylic Fibre Co. (TAF), Aditya Birla Group, that has excellent pilling resistance and super soft hand-feel. Soft n Strong yarns are available in a wide range of classic shades.
Nike has launched a campaign starring French footballer Leroy Sane to advertise its first ‘Move to Zero’ underwear line. As per Fashion Network, Nike’s Fall ’21 underwear campaign, shot by Michael Krosny, sees Leroy Sané model the brand’s first underwear made in line with its sustainable, emission-reduction goals.
On September 10, 2021, Luolai Home Textiles started the first step of environmental program and announced a new cooperation with Lenzing Group in Austrian, a supplier of raw materials at the Spring/Summer 2022 Ordering Meeting of Luolai Home Textiles.