International conference on advanced textiles announced

July 31, 2018

The Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women will host an international conference at its campus in Coimbatore, India, in January of 2019 in collaboration with Texas Tech University, which will organize the eighth “Advances in Sustainable Materials, Nonwovens, Technical Textiles and Textile Machinery,” conference (ATNT). The INDO-US collaborative conference will provide …

Adidas aims to eliminate virgin polyester by 2024

July 30, 2018

Sportswear manufacturer adidas wants all its clothing and footwear products to use only recycled polyester, sportstextiles.com reports. “Our goal is to get rid of virgin polyester overall by 2024,” Eric Liedtke, adidas’ head of global brands, told the Financial Times. He explained that, because of the volume of polyester used in the company’s footwear and …

Display shirt and top hat showcased at World Cup

July 27, 2018

Royole Corp. has introduced high-definition Flexible+ Wearables products featuring flexible display and sensor technologies, a company release says. Company founder and CEO Dr. Bill Liu unveiled the Royole Flexible Shirt and Flexible Top Hat at the recent World Cup final in Moscow. The company embedded its thin, flexible displays into a traditional cotton shirt and top hat …

Solar supercapacitor could power future of wearable sensors

July 26, 2018

A new form of solar-powered supercapacitor could help make future wearable technologies lighter and more energy efficient, scientists say. In a paper published in the journal Nano Energy, researchers from the University of Glasgow’s Bendable Electronics and Sensing Technologies (BEST) group describe how they’ve developed a promising new type of graphene supercapacitor, which could be …

Brückner inaugurates production facility

July 25, 2018

Brückner, a manufacturer of dry finishing machines for textiles and technical textiles, recently opened its new production facility in Tittmoning, Bavaria. Regina Brückner inaugurated the new plant, together with Dr. Peter Ramsauer, former German minister of transport, a recent article in Knitting Industry reported. “Our old factory simply became too small. Increased incoming orders and …

NCTO applauds added tariff

July 24, 2018

The National Council of Textile Organization (NCTO) praised the current U.S. administration for the July 10 announcement proposing $200 billion in Chinese goods for an added 10 percent tariff.  The NCTO also called on the administration to include finished textile and apparel products on any future lists of imports from China to be made subject to Section …

Eucalyptus fiber textiles are biodegradable

July 23, 2018

A design studio has launched clothing designed to discourage excessive consumption. The OMDANNE collection by Romanian-Danish studio SOLVE makes use of natural, renewable resources and product life-cycle traceability to create sustainable, multifunctional and compostable clothing. The collection includes three pieces of clothing that can transform into more than 10 styles each, from jumpsuits and dresses, …

HeiQ’s latest Smart Temp technology

HeiQ’s newest thermoregulation technology, Smart Temp, is activated by the wearer’s body heat to enable instant cooling and long-lasting cooling on fabric. According to the company, HeiQ Adaptive AC-06 is designed to mimic the body’s evaporative cooling system, perspiration, and adjust to body heat so users don’t get a chill. Designed to give an instant …

Functioning QR codes are woven into a jacket

Artist Julie Helles Ericksen has created a jacket with QR codes woven into it that can access digital information as the wearer shares it. According to Ericksen, “We communicate to others through what we wear, what we post on social media and what we choose to hide. We curate ourselves to present different versions.” Ericksen …

Seismic to launch a “super suit” for mobility

The world’s aging population is “poised to become one of the most significant social transformations of the twenty-first century,” according to the United Nations. The number of people aged 60 years or over is expected to more than double by 2050, the U.N. says. One potential complication is mobility, but a new kind of wearable …