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Future Fashion Factory adds 100th partner

Future Fashion Factory, an industry-led collaborative project to research and develop advanced digital and textile technologies to transform the sector’s agility in the luxury fashion design process to shift to circular economies, has added its 100th member. The industry-led manufacturer has added Wyedean Weaving Co Ltd, a West Yorkshire mill which supplies uniform, accoutrements and…

PCIAW US tariffs on China's apparel

Looming US tariffs on China apparel

US fashion and footwear brands, retailers and importers were rocked last week after a surprise tweet from US President Donald Trump announced that a punitive 10% tariff will be imposed on $300bn worth of US imports from China – including all textiles, apparel and footwear – from 1 September.  The move saw US apparel stocks take a…

PCIAW Where insulation meets fabric

Where insulation meets fabric

Jochen Lagemann, senior vice president and managing director Europe and Asia at PrimaLoft, speaks about the company’s newest product, PrimaLoft NEXT. Earlier this summer, PrimaLoft, a leader in advanced material technology, introduced PrimaLoft NEXT – a brand new, innovative textile platform that combines the thermal advantages of insulation with the versatility of fabric. PrimaLoft NEXT…

PCIAW PPE and volcanos

Dis-erupting the field of volcanology with PPE

A student at the University of Missouri, US, has created a breathable lava suit by blending fashion with functionality.  A volcanologist’s office often comprises lava flowing at 1,300-2,000°F, tough weather conditions and tricky terrain, and so typical outdoor wear is just not going to make the cut. This type of protective clothing needs to be…

PCIAW Fragrance releasing fibres

Fragrance-releasing fabric helps neutralise odour

Hot summer weather, stressful situations, working in restrictive PPE and intense workouts can produce unpleasant sweaty odours. But what if clothing could cover up these embarrassing smells with a burst of fragrance? Now, researchers have modified cotton fabric to emit a lemony citronella aroma upon contact with sweat. The report can be found in ACS Applied…