A team of researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) has created a highly sensitive soft capacitive sensor made of silicone and fabric that moves and flexes with the human body to unobtrusively and accurately detect movement.
Date : 2018-01-22
An international research team led by scientists at The University of Texas at Dallas and Hanyang University in South Korea has developed high-tech yarns that generate electricity when they are stretched or twisted.
In a study published in the August issue of the journal Science, researchers describe twistron yarns and their possible applications, such as harvesting energy from the motion of ocean waves or from temperature fluctuations. When sewn into a shirt, these yarns served as a self-powered breathing monitor.
Date : 2018-01-15
Twinery, the innovation arm of MAS Holdings, has announced the launch of Nova – the high visibility jacket with on-demand illumination, designed specifically for runners and outdoor enthusiasts.
Date : 2018-01-08
Scientists create stretchable battery made of fabric
A research team led by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York, has developed a textile-based, bacteria-powered biobattery that could one day be integrated into wearable electronics.
Date : 2018-01-02
Leading Italian knitted fabrics producer Eurojersey is inviting visitors to explore the potential and performing innovation of itsSensitive Fabrics at the ISPO Munich international trade fair for sporting goods and sports fashion, which takes place from 28-31 January 2018.
Date : 2017-12-18
Cosmos Studio, a sustainable apparel start-up brand based in Hong Kong, is raising funds for the production of its new line of unisex shirts made with the lowest consumption of fresh water. The eco-friendly shirt production is powered by a newly invented colour diffusion technology that is said to make it 95% more eco-friendly, compared to any other apparel making process, according to the company.
Date : 2017-12-11
From 16-18 January 2018 at the Kraftwerk Berlin, Greenshowroom and the Ethical Fashion Show Berlin, as well as the new Messe Frankfurt conference, FashionSustain, and its mottoRun for Circularity, will show that clothing made of functional materials and accessories with outdoor appeal can be both fashionable and sustainable.
Date : 2017-12-04
Liberty University senior fashion design student Luis Quijano has successfully merged fashion with microbiology and mechanical engineering to bring to life an idea of growing your own clothes.
Through a fermentation process that uses water, sugar, green tea, and kombucha (a type of fermented tea created by using a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast), Quijano is able to produce a leather-like material that he said can be crafted into clothing and is a much more sustainable product than animal skin and other modern-day fabric.
Date : 2017-11-27
Heathcoat Fabrics, a British technical textiles specialist, has presented its new range of activated carbon liners for military and first response chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) protection at Milipol, a leading event for homeland security, which took place in Paris this week.
“In an industry constantly faced with adapting to new challenges and potential threats from both non-friendly powers and terrorism, the demand from military and first response personnel for CBRN protection has significantly increased,” the company reports.