Archive: 2023

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Hungarian initiative transforms waste and lives with disabled staff

A group of disabled artisans in Hungary is spearheading a transformative initiative by turning textile waste into a catalyst for change.

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Japanese clothing retailer to check Indonesian factory for abuse risk

Japanese business clothing retailer Aoyama Trading was due to perform a due diligence check in December at an Indonesian factory to mitigate the risk of…

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High recycled content for optimised acoustic performance

Autoneum’s sustainable, textile and lightweight Propylat technology is claimed to reduce both interior and exterior noise of vehicles.

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Vibrations lead the way with ultrasonic welding

The German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf (DITF) have developed a contacting process in which a navigation aid that helps visually impaired people…

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Leather interiors are good for the planet, say suppliers

A group of global automotive leather manufacturers and suppliers is claiming that using leather in vehicles is benefitting the planet.

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New CEO for Singapore Fashion Council

Zhang Ting Ting has been appointed Singapore Fashion Council chief executive officer, having previously served as director of sustainability for the past months.

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Steady growth of fashion business in Russia

The fashion business in Russia is steadily growing, which is reflected by the increasing demand for specialists to launch new clothing ranges and new fashion…

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Prototype smart glove helps improve stroke rehabilitation

An electronic glove that enables movement in the paralysed hand of stroke survivors to support their rehabilitation has been invented by a team from the…

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Vietnamese textile and apparel exports target US$44bn in 2024

The Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (Vitas) has set a target of US$44bn from textile and apparel exports in 2024 as positive changes have been…

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Swedish embroidery machine maker supports creative identity in Ukraine

Despite Russia’s ongoing military assault on its country, ACG Nyström Ukraine, which was founded in 2005 and is based in Lviv, 70 km from the…

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E-yarns for sport and healthcare applications

Electronic yarn (e-yarn) technology has been employed by a research group in Nottingham, UK, to create electronic textiles for healthcare, well-being and sports applications.

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Coated antimicrobial fabric for hospital curtains

Researchers at Empa in Switzerland, together with chemical company BASF, the Spiez Laboratory and the Technical University of Berlin, have developed coated fabrics that inhibit…

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Sewing, embroidery and lasers create sensors and wearables

Researchers in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California are using embroidery and lasers to create affordable, cutting-edge sensors for wearables…

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Integrating electronic components into textiles

High-quality, stable, reliable and durable electrical contact is essential for the success of electronic textiles (e-textiles), which must meet the requirements of both textiles and…

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Textiles that record audio

SRI International, North Carolina State University and textile producer International Fabric Machines are working to incorporate a piezoelectric material into a fabric that acts like…

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Soisa Aircraft Interiors expands Dubai facility

Soisa Aircraft Interiors, a provider of cabin upholstery and assembly services, has expanded its facility in the Dubai South area in the UAE.

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