1st Mar 2019
Seismic, an apparel company whose signature line of Powered Clothing features discreet robotic muscles, has been included in the Fast Company's prestigious World's Most Innovative Companies for 2019. The list spotlights "businesses making the most profound impact on both industry and culture." Seismic got the eighth place in the global robotics...
4th Feb 2019
Virgin Galactic and Under Armour are collaborating to create a new generation of space apparel and footwear, as well as an astronaut performance training programme. Over the 50-plus years since space travel began, only 568 people have ever been to space. The game is changing as visionaries come together to make space accessible to the Earth-bound...
19th Jan 2019
Supield, creator of the thin and warm jacket line, S Kistler, has attained the figure of $100,000 on Kickstarter. The Supield team has decided to add a new aerogel insulated jacket and aerogel insulated gloves for backers to its existing offering - both made by the material inspired by the NASA spacesuits. Supield is headquartered in Shanghai, China.
16th Jun 2018
API, an Italian company specialised in the production of thermoplastic elastomeric compounds and bioplastics, which was acquired by global materials company Trinseo in July 2017, and ICM (Industria Chimica Mediterranea), a key player in the footwear and leather goods industry, have joined hands to facilitate innovative and sustainable technical fabrics.
8th Feb 2018
RadiciGroup, a leading producer of chemical intermediates, polyamide polymers, engineering plastics, synthetic fibres, and nonwovens, collaborated with the scientific-technological university Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI), and conducted a sportswear design workshop for the students enrolled in the Design for the Fashion System Master’s programme.
17th Jan 2018
Professor Yoshiro Tajitsu of Kansai University’s faculty of engineering science and Teijin Frontier Co Ltd, the Teijin Group’s fibre-product converting company, have jointly developed e-stitch, a series of fashionable piezoelectric wearable sensors with stitch designs that measure body motions like extension, contraction, bending and twisting.
24th Nov 2017
Scientists from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering have developed breakthrough motion sensors, heralding future ubiquitous, fully integrated and affordable wearable technology. These motion sensors could be integrated into bedsheets to monitor quality of sleep, shoes to track step count and posture or workout clothes to measure intensity of exercise.
21st Nov 2017
Drexel University, in partnership with Department of Defence-supported Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA), is setting up a statewide centre that will help companies, entrepreneurs and innovators take their advanced-textile concepts from prototype to product and prepare America’s workforce for the quality jobs the sector is generating.
20th Nov 2017
Graphene Plus (G+) membrane and G+ printed fabrics of Directa Plus, a producer and supplier of graphene-based products for use in consumer and industrial markets, have got international certification from Complife Italia (formerly Farcoderm) (Complife), the independent toxicity testing organisation, confirming they do not cause any irritation to human...