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E-textiles conference call for papers

The third annual E-Textiles Network conference will be held as a hybrid event from 3–4 November 2021 in Manchester, UK, and online.

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Lao Vice President calls for compliance with Covid-19 rules

Lao Vice President Pany Yathotou has stressed the need for the country’s clothing factories to comply with measures introduced to prevent the spread of coronavirus...

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Irish research project harvesting sustainable carbon fibre

Ground-breaking technology developed at the University of Limerick could produce cheaper and more sustainable carbon fibre, which could lead to cars of the future being...

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Philippine clothing exporters concerned over logistics problems

Philippine clothing exporters have joined calls for the government to step in and address the deteriorating shipping and logistics situation in the country.

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Electrospinning for cardiovascular disease

UK-based Electrospinning is supporting Aortyx to develop an endovascular patch that has the potential to treat aortic dissection, a life-threatening cardiovascular disease in which the...

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Eco-friendly technology generates energy from textile waste in Lithuania

A research team from Kaunas University of Technology and the Lithuanian Energy Institute has developed a new technique to transform lint microfibres found in clothes...

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Automation boosts sewing operations in North Macedonia

Svegea has supplied three of its latest high-speed collarette band cutting machines for the production of tubular apparel components to Triteks Trejd in North Macedonia.

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China to be key market for Vietnamese textiles and clothing

China is expected to become a major market for Vietnamese textiles and clothing owing to the country facing numerous challenges when exporting items to the...

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Ukrainian producer to supply jackets to German police

TK-Style, part of Tekstil-Kontakt, one of Ukraine’s leading textile and clothing producers, will supply around 10,000 jackets for the  mounted police of Germany this year.

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New fabrics powered by their environment

A method for transforming fabrics into battery-free wearables that are also resistant to laundering has been developed by engineers at Purdue University.

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Stylish incontinence underwear launched

Global hygiene and health products company Essity has launched a form-fitting incontinence underwear product designed to look like real underwear and designed with a superabsorbent...

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Italian project offers new approach to aircraft cabin materials

Three Italian companies have joined forces to rethink commercial aircraft interiors and the passenger experience.

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Electrochemistry without wires using nanotubes

Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineers have discovered a new way of generating electricity using tiny carbon particles that can create a current simply by interacting...

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First LEED-certified factory in Cambodia set for net-zero rewards

The construction of Cambodia’s first gold-certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4 clothing factory signals that the country’s manufacturing sector is poised to...

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New intelligent textiles for composites

Luminous and temperature-sensitive composite textiles have been developed by Porcher Industries for which applications in a wide number of markets, including aeronautics, automotive, industry, construction,...

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Nonwoven fabric swab with soft and spongy touch

A surgical swab composed of at least two layers of nonwoven fabric and an inner layer of textile polymer net has been developed by Bastos...

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