Reasons why you should wear wool

Natural wool is a perfect kind of material to protect against cold. Its excellent properties make it a good choice for everyone who gets cold easily. It has also a wide range of properties...
Environment-friendly textiles fibers lab

Environment-friendly fashion

Materials made in laboratories are attracting designers attention. Bolt Thread company is introducing textiles harmless for nature which can change the future of both high fashion and casual clothing. Are environment-friendly textiles a feasible...

How are your favourite jeans made?

Have you ever wondered how was your favourite jeans made? What processes did they have to go through, so you could buy them and enjoy wearing them at any occassion? Did you know that...

Polyurethane – history, past and future

Polyurethanes have changed the world. We have them to thank for energyefficient refrigerators, comfortable upholstered furniture, safe car seats, protective coatings and lightweight composites. 80 years ago, Dr. Otto Bayer discovered polyurethane chemistry virtually...

Stones that you can wear and many more

Fashion made of unusual materials doesn’t just set an example in terms of appearance. When it comes to sustainability in particular, the innovative collections of numerous labels are the best examples of coolness coming...

SOFT e-textiles can protect soldiers and medics

New technology that harnesses electronic signals in a smart fabric could lead to advanced hazardous-material gear that protects against toxic chemicals, according to research from Dartmouth College. The SOFT (Self-Organized Framework on Textiles) devices have...

ABC’s of Tetex: Polyesters

Polyesters are polymers that contain ester group in its structure. Polyesters are synthetic, man-made materials. Basic features of polyesters: Non-hygroscopic – they do not absorb water Stainproof – it is very difficult to stain polyester...

Is spider silk stronger than the Kevlar?

It is generally known to most of the people that silk is collected from silk worms and these worms produce the worlds natural finest and lustrous strands. But silk worms are not the one...

Exosuit has been developed to help lifting weights

Virginia Tech and Lowe’s have collaborated to develop a lift assisting wearable exosuit. The exosuit has been developed to assist employees to be comfortable and safe while lifting weights in stores. The technology uses soft...

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...
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