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April 26, 2017

Apr. 19, 2017 — The characteristics of human skin are heavily dependent on the hydration of the tissue -- in simple terms, the water content. This also changes its interaction with textiles. Up to now, it has only ... read more

Upcycling 'Fast Fashion' to Reduce Waste and Pollution

Apr. 2, 2017 — The fashion industry and environmentalists are old foes, and the advent of 'fast fashion' has strained the relationship even more. But what if we could recycle clothes like we recycle ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — Researchers have made major progress in the production of two-dimensional polymer-based materials. To produce cloths from monomolecular threads, the scientists used SURMOFs, i.e. surface-mounted ... read more

ArcInTexETN: Textile Thinking for New Ways of Living

Jan. 30, 2017 — What has fungi got to do with architecture? Or what if we could digitally change the colors or patterns of our clothes, instead of buying new ones? The ArcInTexETN project has reached its halfway ... read more

Oct. 11, 2016 — Researchers have for the first time, developed a smart textile from carbon nanotube and spandex fibers that can both sense and move in response to a stimulus like a muscle or ... read more

Wearable Integrated Thermocells Based on Gel Electrolytes Use Body Heat as Power Source

Sep. 6, 2016 — Electronics integrated into textiles are gaining in popularity: Systems like smartphone displays in a sleeve or sensors to detect physical performance in athletic wear have already been produced. The ... read more

Sep. 1, 2016 — Researchers have engineered a low-cost plastic material that could become the basis for clothing that cools the wearer, reducing the need for energy-consuming air ... read more

Aug. 10, 2016 — A wearable cloud make the design of mobile and wearable devices simple, inexpensive and lightweight by having mobile device users tap into the resources of the wearable cloud, instead of relying ... read more

Toward Clothes That Fix Their Own Rips

Aug. 10, 2016 — Ripped pants or a torn shirt usually means a trip to the tailor or a garbage can is in one's future. But scientists could be closing in on a new solution. They report a fabric coating made of ... read more

Self-Healing Textiles Not Only Repair Themselves, but Can Neutralize Chemicals

July 25, 2016 — Someday, chemically protective suits made of fabric coated in self-healing, thin films may prevent farmers from exposure to organophosphate pesticides, soldiers from chemical or biological attacks in ... read more

June 6, 2016 — A finding that unlocks a means of controlling materials at the nanoscale has been reported by scientists. This work opens the door to a new generation of manufacturing, they ... read more

Could Wearable Technology Impact Our Healthcare, Fashion, and Even Sport?

May 25, 2016 — With the rapid proliferation of smart mobile devices, and the subsequent increase in data that is being gathered, the challenge is: how do we harness ... read more

Medieval Women Better Dressed Than Men

May 3, 2016 — Women in the Middle Ages often wore better quality clothes than men, concludes an expert who studied textile remnants from the period from 400 to 1000 ... read more

Innovative Clothing Companies More Capable in Implementing Sustainability Throughout Their Supply Networks

May 2, 2016 — Companies with a great capacity for innovation turn out to be more dedicated to improving social sustainability aspects. Researchers have investigated the sustainability strategies of clothing ... read more

Apr. 26, 2016 — The fashion industry generates a lot of waste, which is why a team of researchers developed a new fiber that's 100 percent biodegradable. Researchers are testing the fiber – made from a green ... read more

Revolutionary 3D Printed Fashion to Be Developed

Apr. 19, 2016 — Developers have teamed up with global textile and garment manufacturer to embark on landmark work in 3D textile printing that could revolutionize how clothes and footwear are ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — Researchers who are working to develop wearable electronics have reached a milestone: They are able to embroider circuits into fabric with 0.1 mm precision -- the perfect size to integrate electronic ... read more

Fashion, Function Conflict in Creating Wearable Technology

Apr. 5, 2016 — The wearable technology industry is often hampered by communication breakdowns between technology engineers and fashion designers. These breakdowns can hurt company ... read more

The Impact of Anti-Odor Clothing on the Environment

Mar. 30, 2016 — Anti-odor athletic clothes containing silver nanoparticles have gained a foothold among exercise buffs, but questions have arisen over how safe and effective they are. Now scientists report that ... read more

Mar. 22, 2016 — Pioneering research paves way towards nano-enhanced textiles that can spontaneously clean themselves of stains and grime simply by being put under a light bulb or worn out in the ... read more

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