The 1st Innovative Apparel Show proved to be a magnet for all participants interested in new materials and processing technologies. © Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH / Pietro Sutera

Smart textiles: fashion and cars have several things in common

Techtextil presents intelligent fashion at Fashiontech during the Berlin Fashion Week Technical textiles offer inspiration for fashion designers and help them expand their horizons They can heat, illuminate and communicate: intelligent textiles – also known as...

New Indigo-like Synthetic Fiber Collaborated with Japanese textile mills

Tokyo, Japan, December 21, 2016 --- Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd., Opening a new window the Teijin Group’s fiber products converting company, announced today that it has developed an indigo-like synthetic fiber, named INDI5, in...

Smart printed sensors monitor movement sequences

Wearable technology has caught on to progress health and fitness. Simply worn on the body, smart garments can, for instance, track activity. Sensors in functional clothing could also help optimize exercises by monitoring movement...

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...
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...

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...

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...

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 ......

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...
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...
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