Thread technologies breaking through barriers

March 1st, 2019

The future of fabric or any manufactured product boils down to the components that make it up. For fabric that means yarns and threads—the building blocks of fabric possibilities. It’s an exciting time to be a part of yarn and thread innovations—innovations that include conductivity, protection, sustainability and comfort. Imagine that yarns and threads can […]

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New smart cotton debuts in February 2016

January 28th, 2016

Piedmont, Italy-based Marchi & Fildi has introduced Ecotec, the first smart cotton to the market as a new generation of cotton yarns. The product will officially debut during the February 2016 edition of Première Vision Yarns in Paris. Ecotec is made in Italy through a process that transforms 100 percent cotton pre-dyed textile clippings into […]

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Loopy thinking

September 17th, 2015

From yarn to fabric, and back to yarn: recycling and repurposing materials. For companies with vision, strategic moves often require a leap of faith. In 2012, Designtex began using yarn produced from recycled fabric waste it had accumulated. “At the time, we were not sure if we would be successful in making a first-quality yarn,” […]

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