Puma steps up with a self-lacing shoe

February 28th, 2019

Puma has announced its first self-lacing shoe in the Fi (Fit intelligence) collection. The shoe is intended for workouts and light running. A micromotor powers the cable system that laces the shoe. The motor is activated with the swipe of a finger on the module located in the tongue of the shoe. The sneaker’s smart […]

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Shima Seiki targets pointelles for ventilation

February 27th, 2019

Shima Seiki is engineering pointelles for targeted breathability and ventilation. The company says that its new samples showcase the pointelles for comfort as well as design elements. The pointelles are placed in underarm and back sections and can be knit in patterns to spotlight brand names. The company’s functional base layer for men features wool […]

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Adidas Futurecraft 4D uses 3-D printed midsole

March 8th, 2018

“When a footwear innovator like adidas approaches a company that’s never made shoes, the industry takes notice,” says an article in Sourcing Journal. The footwear brand relied on Carbon Inc., a firm that marries molecular science to 3-D manufacturing, to help develop a new adidas sneaker. Engineers and designers at adidas set out to use liquids for the new […]

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Unifrax launches new Insulfrax LTX thermal blankets

February 27th, 2018

Unifrax recently unveiled its new Insulfrax LTX Products, lightweight, needled low-biopersistent blankets. The new product has been designed to offer lower thermal conductivity in a variety of industrial thermal management applications. According to the company, Insulfrax LTX Blankets are inorganic and binder-free, which may result in less dust.  The company says the blankets are now […]

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Shoe made with yarn derived from castor oil

February 26th, 2018

Tiziano Guardini, a designer who has made sustainability the distinctive feature of his original creations, has added a bio-based shoe his new sustainable collection. Made by Santoni, producer of seamless machines, the shoe displays futuristic lines and a seamless upper made entirely of bio-based Evo® yarn by Fulgar, an Italian manufacturer. The yarn’s biomass source […]

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Supreme introduces a dual reflective and conductive smart yarn

February 26th, 2018

Specialty yarn producer Supreme Corp., Conover, N.C., announces its new, custom smart yarn. Supreme, with its VOLT Smart Yarns and partner JRC REFLEX, have developed and produced a specialty smart yarn that combines the patented processes of VOLT Smart Yarns and Coated Reflective Yarn (CRY®) to deliver a highly conductive and reflective material. The partnership […]

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G4 combat uniform by Crye, Invista

February 23rd, 2018

Crye Precision and Invista’s Cordura brand have teamed up to create a new military uniform. According to Fibre2Fashion, the G4 Uniform is made from Crye Precision’s proprietary VTX rip-stop material and constructed with stretch Cordura Nyco fabric technology. The G4 Uniform features a slim-cut design intended to reduce bulk and enhance wearer comfort under body […]

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Rock Face releases FR base layers for military markets

February 19th, 2018

Base layer clothing brand Rock Face has released flame-resistant (FR) and performance base layer products to enhance their offerings to military and tactical markets. In addition to FR properties, Rock Face’s base layers use Coville’s climaGuard, a textile technology that blends water-attracting and water-repelling fibers that allows garments to breathe, wick moisture and dry quickly. […]

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Massif secures approval for new flight suit

February 15th, 2018

Massif, a producer of flame-resistant technical apparel for the U.S. military, has attained Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) approval for its new 2-Piece Flight Suit. Fiber2Fashion reports that the company designed the flight suit using direct user feedback across multiple branches and platforms. The Massif team set out to enhance the capabilities of military service […]

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Device tests compression garments during movement

January 26th, 2018

Hohenstein Group has developed the next generation of its compression testing device, HOSYcan. The device records and analyzes compression measurements during movement and measures the interaction between different materials. Combined with data from Hohenstein’s 3D scanning database, simulated movement profiles may provide increased accuracy for specific applications. HOSYcan is designed to measure in static and […]

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