Active and smart

April 9th, 2018

A range of new materials and technologies are adding functionalities to textiles. Textiles are well established as passive materials offering comfort and protection, as well as design and fashion choices. With strong interest in promoting textile manufacturing and enhancing the utility and performance of textiles, efforts have been initiated by academia and government researchers to […]

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce to speak at Smart Fabrics Summit

April 9th, 2018

The Smart Fabrics Summit, co-hosted by IFAI and the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, will feature the closing keynote remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. Speakers for the full-day event will cover topics including: Education and collaboration Trends in public and private partnerships Intellectual property protection Solar-powered fabrics Data security and privacy Ross has […]

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Macy’s chooses MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX®

April 5th, 2018

The Hohenstein Institute has announced that Macy’s will bring MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® labels to select private brand sheets and towels. Macy’s says that selecting the MADE IN GREEN label is a way to make the company’s sustainability initiatives visible to shoppers. Because the label is traceable, customers can confirm the textile’s manufacturing origins […]

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LifeThreads® awarded agreement for healthcare worker uniforms

April 4th, 2018

LifeThreads® LLC has been awarded a three-year group purchasing agreement with Premier, a leading healthcare improvement company. The new agreement allows Premier members at 3,900 U.S. hospitals and 150,000 other healthcare provider organizations to take advantage of terms pre-negotiated by Premier for the purchase of LifeThreads' products, including its Classic Collection of unisex and female […]

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Biodegradable oil-absorbent mats on the market

April 3rd, 2018

Microplastics and marine pollution, including oil spills, have been gaining global attention. In response to those concerns, Wellgro Tech, Chennai, India, has recently brought biodegradable and environmentally benign oil-absorbent mats to the market. Oil-absorbent mats have been predominantly synthetic-based. With increasing awareness about marine pollution caused by plastics, Wellgro Tech has developed sustainable, non-synthetic composite […]

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