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Smart yarns for health and wellbeing

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New fiber routes to performance fabrics

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High-performance fibers fulfill demanding roles

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Getting color right, through digitalized computers and software.

While digitalization has become increasingly valuable over the past few years, the COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the need for a fully digitalized supply chain throughout the textile and fiber industries, especially as critical business decisions must now be made quickly and remotely. A digitalized supply chain is a necessary building block in the process of …

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Digital avatars were created from scratch for the collection

The Billion Dollar Collection, launched in June by the H&M Foundation, draws attention to ten sustainable start-ups with the potential to make a positive impact on the fashion industry. Showcased as garments in a virtual fashion collection, each start-up has a price tag reflecting the estimated support each company believes they need to achieve scale …

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The Lycra Company announced its first performance offerings in collaboration with Itochu Corporation, the Coolmax and Thermolite EcoMade fibers, made from 100% textile waste. This is the first of several projects that The Lycra Company is working on in textile and garment recycling. Laying the groundwork for a more circular future is one of the …

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Teijin Fronteir Next-Generation Denim

Teijin Frontier has developed a new fabric call Next-Generation Denim, which is a super-durable denim with gentle stretch and easy-care achieved by Teijin’s Solotex fiber. The fabric offers the high functionality of polyester products, such as quick-dry, wrinkle-free, and comfortable elasticity, while retaining the natural texture of traditional denims. The fabric also tolerates repeated washing …

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Microplastic pollution from textiles is a massive problem

Pollution at microscopical levels from plastic-derived products has become a global problem. Microplastics are any particles of plastic fragment smaller than 5mm. Polluting our environment every day, microplastics contain or carry hazardous chemicals that have a negative impact on nature and human health, and so their ingestion through water, or foods such as fish or …

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