Archive: 2022


New textile plant in Rogatica, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Textile company Mraz of Pale has opened a new production facility in Rogatica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, which will employ 35 workers.

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Embroidery as low-cost solution for wearable electronics

Embroidering power-generating yarns onto fabric has allowed US researchers to embed a self-powered, numerical touch-pad and movement sensors into clothing.

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‘Smart sensor’ dressing wins design award

Three students from Poland have been awarded this year’s James Dyson Award for design for developing a smart sensor for dressings that indicates how well…

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Nanofibre aerogels for accelerated diabetic wound healing

Scientists from the Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation and the University of Nebraska Medical Center have developed a fibrous aerogel that is claimed to provide…

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Bulgarian clothing sector faces lack of workers

There are currently around 20,000 unfilled jobs in the Bulgarian clothing industry.

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Name change for Cambodian clothing employers’ association

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has changed its name to the Textile, Apparel, Footwear, Travel Goods Association in Cambodia (TAFTAC).

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Compression stockings with cooling effect

Three-in-one stockings that address needs in both the medical and sports sectors have been developed by Carols LLC of Mason, Ohio, USA.

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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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