Jabil and Clothing+ introduce smart garment system

December 4th, 2015

Jabil Circuit Inc., an electronic product solutions company, and Clothing+, acquired by Jabil in June 2015, have introduced Peak+, an innovative smart garment reference design for building an integrated textile, heart-rate monitoring (HRM) system. Jabil and Clothing+ partnered with Suunto, a manufacturer of heart rate monitors, and Firstbeat, a provider of physiological analytics for sports, […]

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Workrite FR launches ultra-lightweight clothing line

October 16th, 2015

Workrite Uniform Co. Inc.®, a flame-resistant (FR) clothing manufacturer based in Oxnard, Calif., has launched a workwear line featuring 5.3-ounce GlenGuard® fabric. The new Workrite FR GlenGuard 5.3 line offers one of the lightest weight Category 2 fabrics available. Produced by Glen Raven, the GlenGuard fabric offers an arc thermal performance value of 9.5 cal/cm2, […]

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USA Rugby to use SKINS compression wear

September 25th, 2015

Encinitas, Calif.-based sports compression-wear developer SKINS has partnered with USA Rugby, the sport’s national governing body in America, as an official supplier of compression product. SKINS will provide USA Rugby men's and women's national teams with compression garments for training, travel and recovery. SKINS compression garments have been engineered to apply the greatest amount of […]

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Textile chemicals guide available

August 27th, 2015

With more customers wanting to know what is in their textile products, and chemical regulations for products becoming more stringent, ChemSec saw the need to provide a guide. The non-profit International Chemical Secretariat in Goteborg, Sweden, is offering the ChemSec Textile Guide to show companies how they can identify problematic chemicals in their production and […]

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Skier and snowboarder safety

June 3rd, 2015

Skiers and snowboarders gear up for winter sports with the best looking, high-performing and protective products they can afford—and if products are eco-friendly, so much the better. Picture Organic Clothing, Gerzat, France, designs its sportswear with two goals in mind: the product must contain a minimum of 50 percent recycled or organic materials and it […]

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Australian startup creates a 100 percent cotton hydrophobic T-Shirts

February 20th, 2015

Threadsmiths, an Australian clothing technology company that develops nanotechnology integrated apparel, has created a 100 percent cotton hydrophobic t-shirt. Dubbed "The Cavalier,” it incorporates a lotus leaf-inspired nanotechnology that completely repels dirt and liquids, leaving the surface of the fabric dry and without stains. Lewis Pitchford of Threadsmiths, the business behind the shirt, says the […]

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Utah State will produce commercial quantities of spider silk

February 20th, 2015

Utah State officials have announce that the newly constructed Bioproducts Scale-Up Facility on the university’s Innovation Campus will enable synthetic spider silk to be produced in commercial quantities. Funding for the facility was provided by the Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) initiative. “Within this new, state-of-the-art facility, Utah State will begin the process of […]

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The dress that responds to staring

February 7th, 2014

Fashion designer and professor, recipient of the Phyllis-Lambert Design Montréal Grant, Ying Gao, is recognized worldwide, for her experimental work that melds advanced technologies, clothing and art.  Frequently shown in museums and galleries, her designs “explores both the status of the individual, whose physical contours are transformed by external interferences, and the garment’s function as […]

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Designing for disease protection

September 10th, 2013

By the age of four, Matilda Ceesay knew exactly what she wanted to wear—and she wasn’t shy about telling adults how she wanted it made, either. “My mom knew to be quiet when I started drawing on the tailor’s croquis,” says Ceesay, explaining the flat sketches of the human body used by the family’s tailor […]

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Company creates microbial “textile”

September 10th, 2013

London-based BioCouture has chosen to develop a unique niche in the advanced textiles marketplace. The company grows sustainable materials from renewable or waste resources, transforming microbes into haute couture. Their unique, low-impact fermentation process creates a biodegradable material that can be used to create a variety of home products, garments and fashion accessories. According to […]

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