Archive: April 2024


Lithuania-based second-hand fashion seller moves into profit

Vinted, the Lithuania-based online marketplace for second-hand fashion, has reported a 61% rise in sales, reaching nearly €600m (US$650m) in 2023 compared with €370m (US$401m)…

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Hospital gown designed to improve patient experience

A new patient apparel brand that features sustainable, functional and cost-effective hospital gowns and recovery wear to improve the patient experience has been developed by…

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Large airship with carbon fibre tubes

Exel Composites is collaborating with French airship manufacturer and operator Flying Whales to develop thin-wall carbon fibre tubes for a state-of-the-art airship that can deliver…

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Nanofibres rid water of hazardous dyes

Dyes, such as those used in the textile industry, are a major environmental problem: at the Vienna University of Technology, efficient filters have now been…

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Real-time soundscapes using soft interfaces

The Dung Dkar Cloak, a Hungarian art-led multidisciplinary research project, is an interactive installation combining digital jacquard weaving, sound synthesis, fractal geometry and algorithmic thinking…

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Customised mastectomy bra wins award

The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel has received the 2024 Edison Gold Award in the Social and Cultural Impact (Health & Wellness)…

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Flax fibre: a series production option

Automotive and transportation manufacturers continue to evaluate flax and hemp materials across their model ranges as they seek to reduce the overall environmental impact of…

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New concept for sustainable period underwear

Kelheim Fibres and Gebrüder Otto showed their joint concept aimed at making period underwear more sustainable and high performing at the Techtextil trade fair, which…

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Protection against sepsis pathogens

At April’s Techtextil trade fair in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Heraeus Precious Metals received a Techtextil Innovation Award in the New Technology category for an…

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Intelligent waterproofing system for flat roofs

At April’s Techtextil trade fair held in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, a Techtextil Innovation Award was presented to CITEVE, the Portuguese technological centre for the…

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Smart pump keeps garments dry

At April’s Techtextil trade fair in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, LunaMicro was awarded a Techtextil Innovation Award in the New Technology category for its electro-osmotic…

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Innovation award for improving aircraft recycling

At April’s Techtextil trade fair in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Belgian textile research institute Centexbel received the Techtextil Innovation Award in the New Approaches on…

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Antolin unveils sustainable technology solutions in Beijing

Antolin is exhibiting at the 18th Beijing International Auto Show, taking place at the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing, China, from 25 April to…

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Strengthening Vietnamese ties with Australian wool

In April, a delegation from WoolProducers Australia, which represents Australian woolgrowers, travelled to Ho Chi Minh City to launch the roadmap for early-stage wool processing…

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Serbian textile collection and recycling project

In 2010, the Women’s Center of Užice designed the innovative Retex textile collection and recycling centre.

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Reusable sanitary and incontinence article

A reusable sanitary or incontinence article has been developed by underwear producer Seamprint.

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