Activewear eliminates sweat with volcanic sand

January 1st, 2024

A model wearing the Level Tech Tee with embedded thermoregulating technology in the color Burgundy Heather. Image: Fourlaps Boulder, Colo.-based company 37.5® Technology has harnessed particles of volcanic minerals and activated carbon from coconuts to create thermoregulating fabrics used in athleisure wear. Clothing brands such as Janji and Fourlaps have incorporated this technology into their […]

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Coolcore signs distribution agreement with ITOCHU

May 18th, 2016

Coolcore, Portsmouth, N.H.-based manufacturer of chemical-free cooling and moisture transportation fabrics, has entered into an exclusive relationship with Tokyo’s ITOCHU Corporation to distribute Coolcore fabric and finished goods throughout Japan. According to the agreement, ITOCHU will be the exclusive Japanese distributor for the entire collection of Coolcore cooling fabrics, designed for the everyday, workwear and […]

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Japan’s ‘hidden treasure’ forms furniture line

August 1st, 2008

Sugi trees, or Cryptomeria japonica, make up 13 percent of Japan’s land mass, planted throughout the country during post-World-War-II reconstruction. Its Latin name means “hidden treasure of Japan,” and furniture manufacturer Hida Sangyo Co. Ltd., Hida-Takayama, Japan, and Italian designer Enzo Mari hope to make sugi the next wave in sustainable furnishings. Hida Sangyo developed […]

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