Bio-skin could transform responsive materials

February 5th, 2016

Initiated in the MIT Media Lab, and supported in part by sportswear company New Balance, bioLogic is an effort to program living organisms and invent responsive and transformable interfaces of the future. At the crux of this effort is the discovery of a new behavior of an ancient bacteria: the expansion and contraction of the […]

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Graphene-enhanced sportswear launched

February 5th, 2016

Italian sportswear brand Colmar has launched a sportswear collection containing Graphene Plus, made by Directa Plus, a producer of graphene-based products based in Italy. This is the first application of Graphene Plus nanotechnology in sportswear. Graphene, an innovative nanotech material derived from graphite, significantly improves performance for the benefit of athletes, professionals and sports enthusiasts. […]

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Space technologies, sportswear benefits

June 19th, 2015

  The Space industry has captured the human imagination and impacted design—and our culture—since the beginning of the last century. Not all depictions have been realistic. In Fritz Lang’s 1929 silent film The Girl in the Moon, astronauts are depicted wearing knitted cardigans for their journey! In reality mobility and working outside the spaceship necessitated […]

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Smarter swimwear

October 18th, 2013

Arena Group will be represented at Smart Fabrics Europe 2013 with its Powerskin Carbon Pro racing swimwear. According to the company’s website, Powerskin Carbon Pro is the first racing suit integrating a carbon cage to deliver intelligent muscle compression, combined with unprecedented fit. Compression in a competition suit is associated with increased support, efficiency and […]

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Supacore announces compression clothing line

September 10th, 2013

Australian company Supacore has launched a new, patented range of compression clothing using Coretech® technology. Physiotherapists, sports scientists, product designers and elite athletes participated in developing the new product line over a six-year period. The company offers three key product areas designed with the latest compression technology. The Coretech range is an injury assistance tool, ensuring […]

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Huntsman launches EverGlide™ for active sportswear

August 9th, 2013

In studies that reveal what athletes perceived to be ‘must-have’ performance qualities in their sportswear and first layer garments, skin friction and comfort came out on the top—more important than moisture management, odor control and thermal control. Huntsman Textile Effects has developed a new textile system that effectively reduces fabric to skin friction and promotes […]

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