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Mountain Hardwear unveils new ski collection

21st Nov 2019

Mountain Hardwear, which makes equipment for climbers, mountaineers, and outdoor athletes, has unveiled a new ski collection, extending its partnership with Gore-Tex. The collection, which uses Gore-Tex C-Knit and Windstopper technologies and both 2L and 3L shell fabrics, has been created using feedback from locals at different mountain towns.

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Arville takes over Delta Filter Services

14th Nov 2019

Technical textiles specialist Arville has taken over Delta Filter Services, towards its goal to position itself as 'best-in-class' specialist in the design, weaving, finishing, coating and fabrication of technical textiles. Delta's business, equipment, order book and customers have become part of Arville's existing fabrication business unit in...

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Karl Mayer to show smart clothing items at ISPO Munich

12th Nov 2019

Karl Mayer, the world leader in the manufacture of textile machinery, intends to attend the ISPO Munich 2020, which will take place from January 26-29. The company has prepared a performance show of functional, warp-knitted textiles and smart, on-trend lingerie and clothing items for its visitors at the show. The company can be found on stand 408 in...

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Spyder collaborates with Eastman on performance tech

7th Nov 2019

Spyder, a leading ski and performance brand, has collaborated with Eastman Chemical Company to be the first brand to incorporate Avra, a new flat-shaped performance microfibre technology into its performance baselayer and mid-layer products. Avra performance fibres both wick moisture and dry up to 50 per cent faster than conventional polyester fibres.

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Google to acquire wearables brand Fitbit

4th Nov 2019

Google recently signed an agreement to acquire wearables brand Fitbit. By working closely with Fitbit, and bringing together the best artificial intelligence, software and hardware, Google can help spur innovation in wearables and build better products, Rick Osterloh, Google's senior vice president, devices & services, said in a blog post.

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Piave Maitex to present unique line 'Again' at MarediModa

1st Nov 2019

Piave Maitex will bring on the successful path of responsible and smart innovation and present its unique line 'Again', during the MarediModa fair in Cannes to be held from November 5-7 in booth 21. Again is a smart and technically advanced line that balances performance, functionality and sustainable features, formed of highly performing jerseys.

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Bebop sensors announces world’s first haptic glove

23rd Oct 2019

BeBop Sensors, a leader in smart fabric sensor technology, has integrated its BeBop Sensors Forte Data Glove all-day wireless VR/AR product with Oculus Quest for world’s first all-in-one VR enterprise training and design system. The VR headset/data glove solution fits in a small bag for easy shipping with almost no set-up for on-the-go VR enterprise...

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Taiwan to showcase latest smart & functional textiles

21st Oct 2019

Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) will be showcasing the country’s sustainable textiles and performance fabrics during Taiwan Smart & Functional Textiles press conference at Functional Fabric Fair in Portland, US, on October 22. Attendees will have opportunity to take part in discussion by industry leaders on latest trends in...

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Nukkua Weighted Blanket unveiled on Kickstarter

19th Oct 2019

The Nukkua Weighted Blanket with VentoFlo Cooling, a first of its kind thermoregulation technology that enables users to keep cooler longer with a weighted blanket, has been unveiled on Kickstarter. Nukkua is designed to enable natural ventilation in weighted blankets by including ‘breathe openings’, mapped based on the human body’s thermal heat map.

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