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  • Japanese researchers weave capacitive touch into large-area textiles, want to make them wearable - blog & news

    Conductive fibers, yo, they're the future. Japan's AIST is back with yet another quirky idea, this time integrating capacitive touch sensors into 1-micron thick nylon fibers. The results is a big old cloth that can sense your loving touch and inform nearby computers of what you're up to. Initial uses envisioned by the research outfit include implementation in hospitals to monitor bedridden patients, but the ultimate goal is to make this extra-sensitive array a wearable accoutrement...

  • Water Pollution and the Textile Industry — Latest in Textile Technology - blog & news

    The textile industry has a big pollution problem. The World Bank estimates that 17 to 20 percent of industrial water pollution comes from textile dyeing and treatment. They’ve also identified 72 toxic chemicals in our water solely from textile dyeing, 30 of which are cannot be removed. This represents an appalling environmental problem for the clothing designers and other textile manufacturers. With consumers eager to purchase eco-friendly products, water pollution from dye houses and coloration treatments could be a major hurdle for apparel manufacturers. How can a company claim to sell a “green” shirt if the dyeing process used to color the garment wastes and pollutes water?...

  • Textiles of the future - blog & news

    Europe's textiles industry faces heavy competition from other parts of the world, especially China. This video shows though that it's not all doom and gloom... [video]

  • Traditional vs modern textile industry. - blog & news

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  • Textile Research Journal - blog & news

    The Textile Research Journal introduce new concepts, innovative technologies, and improved understanding of textile materials, processes, chemistry and systems. Textile Research Journal includes research on: fibers, fibrous assemblies, textiles, and other fiber-based materials such as nonwovens including novel, non-traditional applications, such as in technical textiles, reinforced composites, geotextiles, personal care products, filtration, transportation, health care and biomaterials, smart, intelligent, electronic, and nano applications...

  • Alive Dresses — new technology! - blog & news

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  • Silkworm Spun Fibers used for Glow-In-The-Dark Wedding Dress - blog & news

    Technology has come a long way. Take a look at this wedding dress that was made from fibers spun by genetic engineered worms. These fibers look normal and appear to be off-white under normal light however, in the dark, it appears to show off fluorescent hues of green, orange and red...

  • Futuristic Tech Trends - blog & news

    Wearable Technology will be the future of fashion. From garments that can charge smartphones to monitoring heart rates.

  • Laser Cut Fashion - blog & news

    Laser cut fashion has grown tremendously over the recent years as technology made the service more readily available to manufacturers. This type of technology was first originally used by couture designers.

  • Electroloom, a 3-D Printer - blog & news

    A 3-D printer for creating customized, on-demand apparel using your desktop is going to be one of the futuristic breakthroughs in technology.

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