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MIT scientists design moisture-responsive workout suit

MIT researchers have designed a breathable workout suit which features ventilating flaps that open and close in response to body heat and sweat. The thumbnail-to-finger-sized flaps are lined with live microbial cells that shrink and expand in response to changes in humidity. The team has also fashioned a running shoe with an inner layer of similar cell-lined flaps. The cells act as tiny sensors and actuators, driving the flaps to open up and expand when […]

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Alessandro Sartori developing a new fabric

Artistic Director of Ermenegildo Zegna Group, Alessandro Sartori, is creating a new fabric to intermingle craftsmanship with nanotechnology. The fashion brand is developing a new crease-resistant wool fibre intended to prevent felting so that the fabric can be machine-washable while retaining the wool’s natural hygroscopic features. “The new fabric is set to be employed for a line-up of pieces including jogging pants and cycling shirts,” said Sartori during a conference at Istituto Marangoni in Milan. The conference board boasted of fashion designer Ermanno […]

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PervasID launches ‘next gen’ RFID – Space Ranger 9200

PervasID, UK-based RFID technology company, has launched a ‘next generation’ flat ceiling tile antenna reader system that will allow retailers to see the stock that they have throughout a store or building in real time. Space Ranger™ 9200 delivers the world’s first near-100 per cent accurate wide-area passive RFID detection in real time. It resolves the issues of areas of low RF transmission where tags can easily be missed. It uses a network of low […]

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Uster celebrates production of one millionth unit of ‘QUANTUM 3’

Uster Group, the Switzerland-based leading high-technology instrument manufacturer of products for quality measurement and certification for the textile industry, has announced the milestone to be achieved with production of one millionth unit of USTER® QUANTUM 3 generation of yarn clearers at company’s headquarters in Switzerland. Since its launch in 2010, its market success has been accelerated by the latest version which offers new features targeting intelligent quality management at specific fashion-oriented applications. It comes with a […]

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Lululemon launches ‘Enlite’ sports bra

Not just another smart clothing equipped with any sensor or device, Canadian athletic apparel retailer Lululemon Athletica’s new ‘revolutionary’ sports bra – Enlite – leverages scientific thinking about bra design, including psychological research regarding how women want to feel in their sports bras. The basic idea behind a sports bra is to minimize breast movement during exercise or any athletic activity. Keeping the same in mind, the sportswear retailer has launched the Enlite sports bra. Alexandra […]

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Organic Basics unveils odourless SilverTech collection for women

Following the successful launch of SilverTech for men, Organic Basics, a US-based start-up, has launched SilverTech, silver-infused undergarments for women. The collection includes socks, active bras, underwear, and T-shirts. With real, pure silver woven directly in the fabric, it becomes 99.9 per cent effective at preventing bacterial growth. The fabric does not degrade in strength or wash out over time, unlike other similar products. It stops the dwelling of door-causing bacteria, thus, needs less washes […]

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Arvind leads the way with innovative collections season after season

Arvind is without doubt the trailblazer in the denim domain in India. Producing approximately 130 million metres of denims annually in the value-added and premium segments of the market, the company considers foremost companies situated in Italy, Turkey and China as their competitors. Leading from the front Aamir Akhtar, CEO, Denim Fabrics, Arvind Limited, is very upbeat on the growth prospects of the company, riding high on innovation and sustainability. “Arvind with its belief in design, […]

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Amazon gets fashion forward with ‘Echo Look’

After having already conquered the world of books, electronics and consumable products, e-commerce mammoth Amazon turns to fashion in a major way. The Seattle-based firm has increasingly made it clear to the world that fashion is definitely on its mind and the release of its new Alexa-powered Echo device just goes to prove the theory. A US $ 200 gadget called Echo Look, the device is termed as a “hands-free camera and style assistant” by […]

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Audaces launches ‘Audaces 360’ for garment industry

Audaces, a developer of automation system for the production of clothing, has recently launched a new software ‘Audaces 360’. The goal of the new product is to provide an even better user experience, where the passage of information from one step to another is facilitated, and with more action tools available. Revolving around the vision ‘integration is the concept, efficiency is the goal and productivity the result’, Audaces 360 creates 4D clothing, develops high quality […]

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Researchers develop machine to tackle textile waste

A design and research team of Cornell College of Human Ecology, New York (US) has developed a machine ‘Fiberizer v.2’, to tackle the increasing problem of textile waste in the country. This machine challenges textile waste by taking old garments and recycling them into reusable fabric. The team led by Prof. Tasha Lewis consists of students from fibre science and apparel design; design and environmental analysis; physics; mechanical and aerospace engineering; and materials science and […]

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Shima Seiki launches world’s first PLM for flat knitting industry

Japanese flat knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki, has released its new Shima KnitPLM® software, specifically engineered for flat knitting as a powerful implementation of IoT for realizing factory automation. Entire manufacturing process of knitwear from planning to production can be visualized with Shima KnitPLM to support efforts in maximizing production efficiency. The company has also released the software – SPP, SPC and SPR3 as part of Shima KnitPLM®. Shima Production Planning (SPP) software manages production […]

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Tukatech training customers with TukaTIP of the Week!

Tukatech – the American pioneer of cutting room CAD-CAM solutions, not only provides fashion technology solutions such as 2D pattern design software, automated marker making software, 3D fashion design software, garment plotters, automatic spreaders and cutters for production, but also provides training to their customers to help them fully utilize the solutions it offers. The technology leader has come up with an innovative way to train and help their users learn pattern making, grading, marker making, and/or 3D virtual sample […]

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Dick’s Sporting Goods launches apparel line ‘Second Skin’

Dick’s Sporting Goods, the largest US-based full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, has unveiled ‘Second Skin’, a complete line of technology-rich compression apparels developed for both male and female athletes, and is available exclusively online at SecondSkin.com and dicks.com. Second Skin is designed for high-intensity athletes who are constantly striving to meet and surpass individual fitness goals. These athletes are an underserved and growing population, ranging from long distance runners and triathletes, to functional fitness and […]

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INH Quality Management by Groz-Beckert

The sewing floor of any apparel facility face a number of challenges such as productivity increase with demands of high output; minimal proportion of waste and rejections; reduced machine downtime; occupational health and safety; different environmental aspects like smallest possible footprint required and recycling of materials; and adoption of lean production, 5S or Kaizen. Alongside are the ever-stricter regulations obligated by brand owners and buying houses relating to the handling of sewing machine needles. None […]

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Google turns Image Search into a Shopping Tool

It is no secret that Google has been working towards building its search results in order to offer more organic tips rather than just a string of websites that match your searched term and to validate this, the company on Thursday launched a new addition of its image search function, named ‘style ideas.’ The feature enables users to browse images based on their search results for outfit ideas and other product categories by scroll-searching through […]

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