Wool yarn bags gold eco award
Corporate



The Cradle to Cradle gold level certification was awarded to a wool yarn jointly developed by 2 Italians spinners. This marks the fashion industry's first 'gold level' Cradle to Cradle certification for a wool yarn, produced without the use of pesticides, 'optimisation' of textile dye chemistry, and improving the health, safety and environmental profile of the wool fibre.

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Shima Seiki to hold private show in Turkey
Technology And Innovation



Flat knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki is to hold a private exhibition to be held by its Turkish sales representative in Istanbul, Turkey this October. On display will be the cutting edge in computerized flat knitting technology, computerized cutting machine, apparel design system & the SIP digital textile inkjet printing machine promoting customization and sustainability.

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Growth opportunities for African fashion industry
Corporate



The Origin Africa conference and fair held in Mauritius brought together visitors including buyers from all over the world and African manufacturers. The apparel industry has recently switched more to an investment mode and in Africa, this is reflected by investments from China, India, Turkey, Dubai in addition to Europe and the US.

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Sensing Fabrics for Monitoring Civil Infrastructures
Technology And Innovation



A team of UMass Lowell researchers has partnered with a research and development company to create new, cost-effective sensor-laden textiles that can be used to monitor the structural health and integrity of vital infrastructures across the country, including buildings and skyscrapers, roadways, bridges, tunnels, railway tracks, dams, and pipelines.

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Electrically heated textiles now possible
Technology And Innovation



A three-layered electrically heated glove that keep fingers as warm as the palm of the hand has been developed recently. One layer is coated by the conducting polymer PEDOT and is powered by a button battery weighing 1.8 grams. Those who endure frozen fingers in cold weather can look forward to relief as manufacturers are poised to take advantage of a new technique.

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