EUR Convention Center in Rome nears completion

June 30th, 2016

Designed by Studio Fuksas, led by Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, Rome’s new convention center is nearing completion ahead of its opening in Autumn 2016. An eco-friendly approach underscores the design, with an integrated climate-control system that allows optimal energy use. The building’s façade incorporates photovoltaic panels that not only help produce energy, but also protect […]

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TeXtreme reinforces Aero helmet from Giro

June 24th, 2016

Santa Cruz, Calif.-based Giro Sport Design has released a new cycling helmet, the Aerohead Ultimate MIPS, that utilizes TeXtreme® carbon-fiber fabrics to create a lighter, stronger and more rigid outer shell. The helmet weighs in at just 455 grams. It went on the market this summer. Headquartered in Boras, Sweden, TeXtreme technology differs from conventional […]

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High-tech Baggizmo bag incorporates several textiles

June 24th, 2016

Sometimes the best ideas “repurpose” existing ones. The new Baggizmo textile bag is a lesson in how to take advantage of the properties of several performance textiles to create an ingenious new product. Baggizmo offers a unique way of carrying your personal items. The carrying bag is organized to accommodate a tablet, two smartphones, keys, […]

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Bolt Threads partners with Patagonia

June 24th, 2016

Bolt Threads, Emeryville, Calif.-based developer of artificial silk thread, has announced it has received $50 million in Series C funding, and also has entered a partnership with outdoor-clothing brand Patagonia. According to a report by Fortune, the new investment group is led by Formation 8, along with Innovation Endeavors and Nan Fung and existing investors […]

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Nano Textil can make any fabric antibacterial

June 24th, 2016

Israeli textile innovator Nano Textil, based in Ramat Gan, Israel, and affiliated with Bar Ilan University, announces the development of technology that transforms any kind of fabric into an antibacterial textile; the technology placed second in the recent China Medical Tech Competition. Because it can permanently prevent the growth of bacteria on both natural and […]

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Defining smart textiles and their standards

June 24th, 2016

What’s realistic for smart textiles The words “smart textiles” have generated much discussion in the industry and the media recently. India-based market research firm Markets and Markets has estimated the value of this high-tech textile sector to be about $4.7 billion by 2020. Given that the smart textile industry was estimated to be less than […]

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IFAI offers testing education options at Expo

June 24th, 2016

IFAI will be featuring a three-part testing program at Expo in Charlotte, N.C., Oct. 18-21, 2016. Two certificate options will be offered, as well as demonstrations by testing experts on the show floor. The Advanced Textiles Conference Track runs all day Oct. 18 and Oct. 19 in the morning. Participants will be able to improve […]

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37.5 Technology shown to increase athletic efficiency

June 21st, 2016

A blind study conducted by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder has shown that wearing 37.5® technology can improve thermoregulation during exercise, the company reports. By reducing the increase in core temperature during exercise, similar to wearing a cooling vest circulating cold water, the added cooling from 37.5 technology increases energy efficiency and output. […]

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DyStar launches sustainable Cadira Polyester

June 17th, 2016

Singapore-based chemical specialist DyStar® Group has introduced Cadira Polyester as the second concept of its new Resource Efficiency Program. The Cadira concepts reduce water, waste and energy consumption, and help brands and retailers and their production partners save resources, reduce the carbon footprint of their textile goods, and increase productivity by improving machinery use. The […]

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Sound Shirt helps deaf wearers “hear” music

June 10th, 2016

CuteCircuit has been an innovator in wearable technology for some time, making headlines, in particular, with spectacular stage costumes for superstar entertainers, such as Katy Perry. But the London-based tech-fashion firm also has a reputation for developing products meant to help the wearer do more than just look spectacular. Most recently, it has successfully tested […]

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