Supreme Corp. recognized as a top ten provider in wearables

August 22nd, 2022

Conductive yarn and smart textiles developer Supreme Corp., Hickory, N.C., has been named a 2022 Top 10 Wearable Technology Solutions Provider by Applied Technology Review. Additionally, the company and CEO Matt Kolmes are featured as the cover story of the July 2022 issue of the publication, which reports progress made with the capabilities of its sensor-embedded smart yarn to measure vital signs […]

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New problems, new solutions

November 8th, 2021

OPT Industries creates a range of custom-designed products from a single polymer 3D printing process. Photo: OPT Industries.  Addressing the challenges of scaling up for e-textiles and other novel materials.  by Janet Preus “We still have the post-development valley of death,” says Clare King, president of Propel LLC. Her company has been involved in developing […]

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Flexible photovoltaics

October 25th, 2021

Graphene is being used in new flexible photovoltaic technologies.  President Biden’s climate agenda includes support for solar energy. by Seshadri Ramkumar The climate change issue is front and center on today’s political stage. The massive budget bill proposed by President Biden includes a climate agenda, which has also thrown a spotlight on the subject. In […]

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Nextiles launches smart fabric software development kit

July 26th, 2021

Photo: Nextiles. Textile manufacturing startup Nextiles is launching a Software Development Kit (SDK) that will allow a variety of industries to have access to their novel human movement analytics captured through Nextiles’ smart fabric. The company blends traditional sewing techniques with printed circuit boards to create a smart fabric that allows for biomechanic and biometric […]

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Engineers create a programmable fiber

June 28th, 2021

Researchers at MIT have created the first fiber with digital capabilities, able to sense, store, analyze and infer activity after being sewn into a shirt. The digital fiber contains memory, temperature sensors and a trained neural network program for inferring physical activity, according to a report from the MIT news service.  Yoel Fink, professor of […]

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Partnerships in smart textile products

November 23rd, 2020

Dr.Gozde Goncu Berk, UC Davis, has designed a therapeutic glove for rheumatoid arthritis patients to alleviate pain and help to correct deformation of the fingers. Photo: UC Davis, Dr.Gozde Goncu Berk.  The second week of IFAI Virtual Expo 2020 advanced textiles educational sessions began with a presentation that illustrated the importance of collaboration. “Smart textiles […]

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New textile can adapt to environmental conditions

April 27th, 2020

For some time, it has been predicted by some in the smart textile industry that a single garment will be able to adapt to changing conditions and needs, keeping its wearer cool what it’s hot outside, and warm when the weather turns chilly. In addition to wearing it outdoors, such clothing could also be worn […]

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Drexel announces development of new conductive yarns

November 11th, 2019

MXene-coated yarns were tested by using them to knit textiles in three common patterns, single jersey, half gauge and interlock, to determine the optimal configuration for knitting with the conductive yarn. Photo: Drexel University Center for Functional Fabrics. Producing fabrics that perform all the functions desired, while retaining the best  characteristics of fabric is no easy […]

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YSL will launch Google Jacquard™ backpack

September 23rd, 2019

Photo: Saint Laurent and Google Project Jacquard. According to Google, Cit-e Backpack by Saint Laurent (YSL), featuring Jacquard™ by Google Technology, is “the first connected luxury backpack that can control music, drop pins on the go, take pictures, and do more with a simple gesture.” According to, the backpack comes with a new, revised […]

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Bally Ribbon Mills introduces E-WEBBINGS®

September 9th, 2019

Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM) has introduced E-WEBBINGS® e-textile product base, specifically designed to serve as a customizable base for a wide range of smart textile applications within the Internet of Things (IoT). These smart textiles serve as the foundation layer to which electronic intercommunication technology is integrated directly, and they allow for smaller final product […]

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