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The Sphereprint: An approach to quantifying the conformability of flexible materials

The Sphereprint is introduced as a means to characterize hemispherical conformability, even when buckling occurs, in a variety of flexible materials such as papers, textiles, nonwovens, films,...

Environmentally friendly functional clothing

Water-repellent treatments for garments almost always involve the use of environmentally harmful fluorocarbons. In a collaborative project, the Smart Textiles Initiative at the University of...

Textiles to Landfill in the US

According to the Council for Textile Recycling, the U.S. generates an average of 25 billion pounds (lb) of textiles per year. That’s about 82 pounds (lb) per person in the country. ...

Textiles made from Agave fibres

Over the years there have been a number of natural fibres besides cotton, linen, and silk that have been used in the textile industry for various purposes. Nettle, Hemp, sugarcane, soy, and...

Should Doctors wear White coats in Hospitals?

To draw attention to the role healthcare worker attire can play in transmitting pathogens, Vestagen Technical Textiles, Inc. has launched a “Keep the Coat” awareness campaign. The effort...

Diginova - A digital Roadmap

Diginova, a consortium of European companies and universities, has proposed a roadmap for how the manufacturing industry could fully benefit from the digital era over the next two decades. ...

AWI hosts event to strengthen wool trade with China

Australian Wool Innovation (AWI), the owner of The Woolmark Company, has supported an Australian Government function, hosted by the Hon Andrew Robb, Trade and Investment Minister, to help...

Determining the Colour Fastness of Textiles

GyroWash, from James Heal, is used to determine colour fastness to washing, dry cleaning and chlorinated water of textile and leather samples and as the test vessels are interchangeable,...

Anti-ageing fibre in Yaluronica cosmeto-textile line

Meryl Hyaluronan, the anti-ageing fibre produced by Nylstar, has been selected as the fibre to develop GT Calze’s new and exclusive Yaluronica cosmetotextile product line. The...

Funding boost for Scottish Textiles

The Scottish Textile & Leather Association (STLA) is pleased to announce that after extensive lobbying and discussion a new £750,000 investment has been secured from the Scottish Funding...

Unwanted Clothing raises cash

The Salvation Army Clothing Collection Scheme started in 1991 and has since grown into the UK’s leading recycling scheme. All good quality textiles, clothing and linen can be recycled,...

White Paper on Smart Textile Garments and Devices

A market overview of smart Textile wearable technologies is now available from Ohmatex of Denmark. Full information is available from www.ohmatex.dk   The authors are...

KTN Limited goes live!

The Knowledge Transfer Network went live on the 1st April 2014!     Contact: Brian.McCarthy@ktn-uk.org

Electronic Skin comes with memory

Researchers have created a wearable device that is as thin as a temporary tattoo and can store and transmit data about a person’s movements, receive diagnostic information and release drugs...

Market Opportunities for Smart Textiles 2014

Market Opportunities for Smart Textiles 2014, a white paper on smart textile garments and devices, is a market overview of smart textile wearable technologies written by Christian Dalsgaard and...

Global Biocides Market to grow out to 2020

The global market for biocides was estimated to be USD 7,308.0 million in 2012, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5% from 2014 to 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research,...

The 89th Textile Institute World Conference - Wuhan, China - November 2014

Papers are being sought for presentations at the 89th Textile Institute World Conference taking place in Wuhan, China later this year. Jointly organised by The Textile Institute and...

UK clothing Industry needs new recruits

As The mirror continus its campaign to Get Britain Working they have found 6,727 jobs in the diverse and successful world of fashion and textiles and another 9,866 opportunities in fashion...

Enjoy a Textile Day Out!

A UK TEXTILE company which recently relocated is celebrating its move with an open weekend - 29th and 30th March 2014 John Arbon Textiles, which is not normally open to the public, is...

Textile Recycling in the UK - we can do more!

Over £400 million of products suitable for reuse are thrown away in UK households each year, a report published by the Local Government Association (March 27) has claimed. The report ...
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The Sustainable Luxury Project

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Managing Innovation in Textiles - Materials KTN and the Textiles Institute

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Seminar on Medical Textiles and Infection Control

  Scottish Enterprise and NHS Scotland   Seminar on Medical Textiles and...