Latest Issue - July 17, 2020

Bringing Climate Positive Products to Scale

In the sustainability business it’s not a lack of smart ideas or innovative product that stalls promising start-ups from achieving next level success. Rather, the problem is a matter of volume.  (Read More)

Polartec Collabs Raise the Bar on Performance & Comfort

Polartec is all about partnerships this season. Two recent collaborations – with apparel brand Myles, and HOKA One One footwear — result in new shirt developments that feature Polartec fabric technology. (Read More)

Trade Show Environment Remains Virtual

Mid-July is typically a busy time for textile trade fairs, and such is the case next week, with three summer shows overlapping July 20 – 23rd. However, this time around all evnts will take place virtually. And that looks to be the norm for a while... (Read More)

Making Masks to Fill Multiple Needs

Mercado Global typically designs for Levi Strauss, Stitch Fix, Free People, and other big name fashion brands, but during this moment in time, the non-profit social enterprise has pivoted to making masks – with an important twist. (Read More)

Archives - June 19, 2020

Anti-Viral Textile Tech Developments Spread Globa

Innovation in anti-viral textiles in response to the COVID-19 crisis is taking off with ingredient suppliers around the world contributing new treatments to help protect from coronavirus. (Read More)

ISKO Unveils Impact Sustainability Report

Following in the footsteps of the company’s Responsible Innovation platform, ISKO has issued its first Impact Sustainability Report. The document provides an overview of the denim brand’s commitment to... (Read More)

New Formats, Dates for Industry Trade Shows

From July 21-23, 2020, the outdoor community will gather online in an interactive environment. The Outdoor Retailer Online platform is designed to replicate the Summer Market experience with exhibiting brands showcasing product lines for F/W ‘20 and S/S ’21, along with... (Read More)

Trend Watch: Textile Simulation Technology

If ever there’s a time for digitalization of textiles it’s now. COVID-19 related travel restrictions, cancelled and/or postponed industry events and the rise in virtual meetings has heightened the need for new and improved ways to... (Read More)

How the Past Informs Mask Development Today

“The principles used in modern technology today in regard to safety and mitigating safety started a long time ago,” explained Dr. Bryan Ormond, assistant professor Textile Protection & Comfort Center at the... (Read More)

Archives -May 15, 2020

PPE: A Primer on N95

With everyone and their mother making masks these days, questions abound regarding degree of protection and performance quality of materials and design. A recent panel discussion with NC State Wilson of College of Textiles staff offered... (Read More)

Textile Solutions to Help Flatten the Curve

When you change direction in sailing you tack or jibe. Dimension-Polyant (DP), a leading technical sailcloth producer, in addition to providing performance fabrics for outdoor gear including backpacks... (Read More)

Summer Trade Shows’ New Normal

How we gather for trade events continues to evolve as spring gives way to summer. Shows slated for NYC in June and July are changing formats and dates, and for the first time in forever, the... (Read More)

Sustainability Options During COVID-19

With orders cancelled, existing inventory is sitting idle. Brands and retailers are looking for agreeable options to dispose of unsold apparel and textiles, while the second-hand industry is looking for... (Read More)

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