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The new fabric Shaped’N Relaxed offers shaping and comfort. © The Lycra Company

 
06/01/2021 – New denim fabric Shaped'N Relaxed

New denim fabric Shaped'N Relaxed

Lycra and DNM Denim have partnered

The Lycra Company and DNM Denim, a leading Turkish Denim producer, have developed a fabric with increased comfort. By  Ilona Schulz
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Following the successful completion of the Autumn Edition in September 2020, the Spring Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics will be held from 10 – 12 March 2021 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai). © Messe Frankfurt/Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics

 
Market recovery and hybrid exhibition support the return of Intertextile Apparel next March 2021. By  Iris Schlomski
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At the start of the year, the Oeko-Tex Association as usual updates the applicable test criteria, limit values and requirements for its range of certifications and labels. All new regulations will finally come into force after a transition period on 1 April 2021. © Ben Read/stock.adobe.com

 
05/01/2021 – With more transparency into a more sustainable future

With more transparency into a more sustainable future

Oeko-Tex new regulations 2021

Oeko-Tex is committed to responsible action by companies and consumers in the textile and leather world. By  Iris Schlomski
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The partnership between Freudenberg and Ratti proves once again what joint innovation work can achieve: more sustainability within the textile industry. © Freudenberg

 
29/12/2020 – Re-using silk textiles for usage in thermal insulation

Re-using silk textiles for usage in thermal insulation

Freudenberg and Ratti develop sustainable process

Freudenberg Performance Materials and Ratti, an Italian textile company, have been working together on sustainability projects since the start of 2020. By  Iris Schlomski
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04/01/2021 – The touch of sustainable fashion on demand

The touch of sustainable fashion on demand

Kornit NeoPigment Robusto Softener

The comfort that fashion should offer now has priority. Additionally, the criticisms against “fast fashion” have been gaining for some time now. By  Iris Schlomski
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XpertFit is a touchless, first-to-market innovation for public safety. © Safariland

 
30/12/2020 – USA: For body armor and uniforms

USA: For body armor and uniforms

Virtual sizing technology

Safariland and Flying Cross launch virtual sizing technology for body armor and uniforms. By  Editorial staff
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The index of orders intake for textile machinery, as compiled by ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, for the period ranging from July to September 2020, decreased by 26 percent compared to the same period in 2019. The index value was attested at 72.4 points (2015 basis = 100). © Acimit

 
28/12/2020 – Drop in orders for third quarter 2020

Drop in orders for third quarter 2020

ACIMIT: orders decreased by 26 percent

The ongoing pandemic has hit the Italian textile machinery industry hard, since it is traditionally driven by exports. By  Iris Schlomski