Artistic Miliners expands factory

June 1, 2022  |  Swatches

Artistic Milliners is expanding its presence in Pakistan with a new $60 million state-of-the-art facility that follows through on its values. At full capacity, the 500,000-square-foot facility will employ 3,500 workers—70 percent of which will be women—and boost production capacity by 30 percent…
Karen Nyberg creates fabric designs from space images

June 1, 2022  |  Swatches

Recently retired NASA astronaut and artist Karen Nyberg has launched a new fabric line called “Earth Views” in collaboration with the Calif.-based Robert Kaufman Fabrics.
Students test PPE to find the best

June 1, 2022  |  Swatches

Students in the University of Kentucky Textile Testing Laboratory are helping develop durable, reusable personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers. The lab, part of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, specializes in testing fabrics and materials for the textile industr…
LED fabric provides both shade and light

June 1, 2022  |  Swatches

The Israeli city of Tel Aviv-Jaffa is piloting a new street fabric that provides both daytime shade and light at night without the need for electricity.
New sleepwear converts body heat into IR energy

June 1, 2022  |  Swatches

DFND, makers of compression gear and apparel designed for the military, firefighters, first responders and athletes has partnered with Hologenix®, creators of CELLIANT® a performance textile that converts body heat into infrared (IR) energy. The collaboration has led to a line of unisex sleepwear …
Faster prototyping of wearable sensors

June 1, 2022  |  Swatches

Engineers at UC Berkeley have developed a new technique for making wearable sensors that will enable medical researchers to prototype test new designs faster and at lower cost than existing methods. Renxiao Xu developed the technique while pursuing his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at Berkeley. To…
Air purifier with headphones

June 1, 2022  |  Swatches

After years of development and hundreds of prototypes, Dyson has launched a wearable technology product that will likely claim its own market space for a time. “The Zone” is part noise-cancelling headphones and part personal air purifier. Although the name Dyson is typically associated with vacu…
Eco-friendly stain cleaner

June 1, 2022  |  Swatches

Textile innovator Green Theme Technologies Inc. (GTT) has launched EMPEL DSR™ a new version of its PFAS-free and water-free textile finishing treatment with a durable stain release formula. The company works to eliminate toxic chemicals, reduce water usage and pollution in creating high performanc…