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Overcoming the Limitations of Smart Fabrics

Overcoming the Limitations of Smart Fabrics

An international team of scientists led by the UK’s University of Cambridge have produced a fully woven smart textile display that integrates active electronic, sensing, energy and photonic functions. The functions are embedded directly into the fibres and yarns,...

Janus Textile Could Keep you Warm and Cool you Down

Janus Textile Could Keep you Warm and Cool you Down

Researchers in Belgium have unveiled the design for a fabric that could keep a person warm when worn one way, while cooling them down if worn inside out. Although large-scale manufacturing of the material is not yet feasible, the researchers hope their results will...

Burlington Offers New Bio-Based Odor Control Solution

Burlington Offers New Bio-Based Odor Control Solution

Burlington, a division of Elevate Textiles, is offering customers a new plant-based odor control solution as one of its many steps towards a more sustainable future. As part of their Odorblock™ offering, Burlington has introduced sustainable technology that uses the...

New fibers can make breath-regulating garments

New fibers can make breath-regulating garments

A new kind of fiber developed by researchers at MIT and in Sweden can be made into clothing that senses how much it is being stretched or compressed, and then provides immediate tactile feedback in the form of pressure, lateral stretch, or vibration. Such fabrics, the...