Archive: November 2022


IKEA investigates forced labour claims in Belarus

Swedish-owned furniture and homewares retailer IKEA is investigating claims that some of its products, including table linen, curtains and towels, were produced under forced labour…

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New approach for vehicle overhead systems

Burgos, Spain-based automotive interiors supplier Grupo Antolin, which supplies one out of every four overhead systems worldwide, has introduced a simplified upper trim concept with…

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Smart textiles for personalised healthcare

University of California assistant professor of bioengineering Dr Jun Chen and his Wearable Bioelectronics Research Group have put together several comprehensive review articles to introduce…

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Mothercare considers transfer of Russian business to local partner

The UK-based Mothercare chain, which announced its withdrawal from the Russian market several months ago, is looking to transfer its Russian business, considering JamilCo, its…

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Bridging the gap between research and reality

The E-Textiles Network conference held in November in Nottingham, UK, discussed why universities and institutes should work together as a community of researchers.

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‘Smart mask’ with a use beyond pandemics

Researchers from the Madrid region of Spain have developed and patented a novel smart mask that can monitor a wearer’s vital signs up to 20…

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Knitting technology produces 3D force sensors in fabric

As part of the TextileUX project, researchers from Austria and Italy have explored haptic user interface elements made entirely from textiles.

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Making smart clothing accessible for healthcare

Speaking at the E-Textiles Network conference held in November in Nottingham, UK, keynote speaker Martin Ashby (pictured), chief innovation officer of Manchester, UK-based sportswear brand…

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Matrix pressure sensing and capacitive touch

Conductive Transfers showcased its new ElastaSens matrix pressure-sensing technology at November’s Automotive Interiors Expo Europe in Stuttgart, Germany.

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Estonian start-up takes e-commerce platform to emerging markets

Estonian-founded start-up Yaga has raised more than €2m in venture capital for its social e-commerce platform, which aims to bring the digital approach to second-hand…

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TaFF re-brands to serve Singapore's fashion value chain

A trade association that has been supporting Singapore’s textile manufacturers and apparel retailers since its inception in 1956 – the Textile and Fashion Federation (TaFF)…

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Alcantara increases use of post-consumer recycled polyester

Alcantara plans to increase the use of recycled post-consumer polymers in its luxury materials for the automotive, fashion and consumer electronics industries, according to its…

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Innovators gather for Philippine textile congress

In November, the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST-PTRI) launched the 2022 Philippine Textile Congress, a platform for researchers, students, creatives, industry…

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Estonian start-up heals wounds with nanotechnology

Scientists at a laboratory in Tallinn, Estonia, have discovered, quite by accident, a solution that is said to treat infections eight times better than those…

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Partnership for pineapple-based automotive interiors

Ananas Anam has announced a collaboration with automotive technology provider Forvia to develop vehicle interior materials made from waste pineapple leaf fibres.

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Two-layer compression bandage for treating diabetic ulcers

A two-layer compression bandage for treating diabetic ulcers has been developed by KOB of Wolfstein, Germany.

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