Strange Vibram Furoshiki Shoes Have No Laces, Are Wrapped Directly Around Your Feet

Even if you buy the right size, many shoes do not fit perfectly, that is unless... you're wearing Furoshiki. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkeaQFdJg5s Vibram, best known for their military footwear, has come up with an ingenious solution that's based...
Outlast® technology absorbs and stores excess heat and releases it. Heat spreaders improve thermal conductivity. Outlast® Xelerate is a new, innovative material o ering ultimate heat and moisture management.

Outlast launches Outlast® Xelerate“: PCM + Heat spreader

Quickly distribute and spread heat During the night, many people suffer from “intolerable heat build-up”, which makes it difficult to get a restful night’s sleep. Outlast’s climate-regulating phase change materials (PCM) which absorb, store and...

The Crash Sack sleeping (and waking) bag

It's early, you're tired, the camp fire is cold, and dragging yourself out of your sleeping bag isn't an attractive proposition. The Evrgrn Crash Sack can be worn as a cozy puffer coat ......

FRUITLEATHER! Amazing ‘ECOleather’ were once rotting fruit

A group of undergraduates from Willem de Kooning Academie have taken it upon themselves to solve one of South Holland's biggest social issues: food waste. Every day, Rotterdam's market vendors discard more than 7,700...
3d footwear

Adidas breaks the mould with 3D-Printed performance FOOTWEAR

Custom-made sports footwear is typically the preserve of professional athletes, but perhaps not for much longer. Adidas has unveiled a 3D-printed running shoe midsole concept that it hopes to make publicly available. Futurecraft 3D...

Innovative corn fibre

"Corn fibres have emerged as an eco-friendly substitute for synthetic fabrics and are being used for making not just clothes, but also in geotextiles and home textiles." Renuka Tejaswini explains the processes involved in extracting corn...

TEST REPORT: Gloves for touch screens

During the morning shopping we stumbled upon the unusual offer at the supermarket – gloves for smartphones by Soxo. Tempted by an attractive price and pleasant to the eye design, we decided to buy...
yarn

Yarn from slaughterhouse waste

ETH researchers have developed a yarn from ordinary gelatine that has good qualities similar to those of merino wool fibers. Now they are working on making the yarn even more water resistant. Some 70 million...
The first padding made from fiberballs : Freudenberg´s comfortemp® fiberball padding.

The new dimension in thermal insulation

Freudenberg Performance Materials will present the world’s first padding made from fiberballs at ISPO MUNICH 2017. Weinheim, Germany, February 6, 2017. Winter holds Europe in a tight grip. Bitter cold and icy winds are keeping...

Schoeller Textil AG makes durable apparel for watersports

Schoeller Textil AG has made a variety of durable apparel for watersports used by ocean athletes and river runners. Ocean athletes choose schoeller-made water-apparel for comfort because of its four-way stretch, water and dirt repelling...
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