Exhibit showcases Inuit artistry and printmaking

February 1, 2024  |  Swatches

The exhibition “ᖃᓪᓗᓈᖅᑕᐃᑦ ᓯᑯᓯᓛᕐᒥᑦ Printed Textiles from Kinngait Studios,” at Glenbow at The Edison in Calgary, Alta., Canada, highlights a collection of graphic textiles created in the 1950s and 1960s by a group of native artists from Kinngait, Nunavut, Canada.
Adobe introduces new tech via an interactive dress

February 1, 2024  |  Swatches

A team of Adobe® researchers has created a system that may change the look of future fashion, allowing wearers the ability to change or update their outfits in real time.
Conductive gel enables 3D-printing metal at room temp

February 1, 2024  |  Swatches

North Carolina State University (NC State) researchers have created a conductive gel that can be used to 3D-print solid metal objects at room temperature.
SHEIN empowers new designers

February 1, 2024  |  Swatches

The SHEIN X Designer Incubator Program announced collections by six designers under its evoluSHEIN by Design branding, a first for SHEIN X entrepreneurs. 
Biodegradable pads from sisal to combat period poverty

February 1, 2024  |  Swatches

Of all the things that keep girls out of school in developing nations, biological processes shouldn’t have to be one of them. But the simple lack of access to or money for menstrual pads, often referred to as “period poverty,” can mean some girls can miss 20% of their school term. Even in Keny…
Wolverine, Metallica support education in the trades

February 1, 2024  |  Swatches

The labor shortage is sad but true: Skilled tradespeople are retiring faster than students are stepping up to replace them. Among the workforce pipeline efforts is a partnership of boot company Wolverine Inc. and rock band Metallica. In mid-November 2023, Wolverine created a limited-edition black le…
Materials from public art display upcycled for Olympic tents

January 1, 2024  |  Swatches

Recycled materials from L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped, 1961–2021, a former public art installation, will be used to make shade structures and tents for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympic Games, a collaboration between Parley for the Oceans and the Christo and Jeanne-Claude Foundation.
unspun tackles sustainability via on-demand apparel

January 1, 2024  |  Swatches

Producing less by design means less wasted or discarded product on the back end, saving resources and time on the front. Denim in particular is also a significant player when it comes to water pollution. Technology company unspun tackles those environmental issues with custom-fit on-demand jeans sol…