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Getting color right – digital color management for textiles and fibers

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H&M Foundation launches program to make sustainability scalable for the fashion industry

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Microplastic pollution from textiles – a microscopic, yet massive, problem

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Getting color right, through digitalized computers and software.

While digitalization has become increasingly valuable over the past few years, the COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the need for a fully digitalized supply chain throughout the textile and fiber industries, especially as critical business decisions must now be made quickly and remotely. A digitalized supply chain is a necessary building block in the process of …

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Fiber arrangement for facemask materials

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading worldwide, International Fiber Journal is tracking stories relevant to the textile fiber industry. Facemasks, personal protective equipment, medical supplies and wipes are among the fiber-intensive technologies particularly relevant to the COVID-19 response effort. And as manufacturers of these technologies and others struggle to meet global demand in the face of the …

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Digital avatars were created from scratch for the collection

The Billion Dollar Collection, launched in June by the H&M Foundation, draws attention to ten sustainable start-ups with the potential to make a positive impact on the fashion industry. Showcased as garments in a virtual fashion collection, each start-up has a price tag reflecting the estimated support each company believes they need to achieve scale …

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Beaulieu Straight Fibres - Nottingham Forest natural grass reinforced rootzones.

Mansfield Sand Limited’s sports sand and rootzones are reinforced with polypropylene straight fibers from Beaulieu Fibres International. The technology is being used by many of the leading clubs from the Premier League, EFL (English Football League) and Scottish Professional Football Leagues to maintain the performance of their natural grass pitches. Fibresand and Reinforced Rootzones are …

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The Lycra Company announced its first performance offerings in collaboration with Itochu Corporation, the Coolmax and Thermolite EcoMade fibers, made from 100% textile waste. This is the first of several projects that The Lycra Company is working on in textile and garment recycling. Laying the groundwork for a more circular future is one of the …

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