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Industry unites in the fight against microplastic release from the washing of synthetic textiles
Business news

Industry unites in the fight against microplastic release from the washing of synthetic textiles

A new industry agreement for the prevention of microplastic release from synthetic textiles washing was officially launched today and endorsed by the European Commission.

The relationship between textile design and product design studied at the University of Boras
Fashion design education

The relationship between textile design and product design studied at the University of Boras

"The way in which we work with fabric in the product design process affects the type of products we can create and also the quality, degree of innovation and expressiveness of those products", says Linnéa Nilsson at the Swedish School of Textiles at the University of Borås, whose thesis studied the relationship between textile design and product design.

Three important steps every fashion entrepreneur should consider before starting a business
Sewing industry

Three important steps every fashion entrepreneur should consider before starting a business

The fashion industry is one of the most competitive ones, bringing challenges to hundreds of start-ups every day. Fashion brands & organisations are everywhere today. Do you have what it takes to become a real voice in the industry?

Royal Designers for Industry: Helen Storey
Fashion design education

Royal Designers for Industry: Helen Storey

Professor Helen Storey MBE studied fashion design and achieved critical acclaim in the industry for many years before changing the focus of her career to explore new creative challenges within the field of science.

Bacx™ by Centro Seta
Menswear fabrics

Bacx™ by Centro Seta

Centro Seta, is a Florentine company in the textile industry for over 30 years, known for its style, creativity and production excellence.

Handwriting improves health
Health

Handwriting improves health

A new study finds that the expression of emotions on paper encourages more rapid and effective treatment of wounds, not only emotionally but also physically.

Algae genes for better vision
Health & Beauty

Algae genes for better vision

Researchers think they may be able to replace damaged cells in the retina with similar ones found in algae and treat blindness. The technique has worked in mice and now scientists believe they can begin human trials within two years.

“The idea is to develop a treatment for blindness,” Alan Horsager of USC told New Scientist. In a working retina, nerve cells convert light into electrical and chemical signals, which are sent to the brain via the optic nerve.

Cup of coffee for a healthier and longer life
Health & Beauty

Cup of coffee for a healthier and longer life

Regular drinking of coffee keeps women healthy and beautiful and helps them live longer.

Women who drink more than a cup of the caffeine fix can lower their risk of having a stroke by 25%, shows research.

Those with no coffee intake, however, are more likely to suffer from the condition.

TENCEL® + Shellfish = TENCEL® C: The latest fiber innovation from Lenzing
Sewing industry

TENCEL® + Shellfish = TENCEL® C: The latest fiber innovation from Lenzing

It is a luxury for many people to eat lobster, langouste or shrimps. An experience of joy arises when the seafood’s hard shell is finally cracked and nothing stands in the way of the tender meat andstarting to savor its taste.

But the true luxury of these delicacies is the leftover shells, which are usually discarded mindlessly as organic waste. The molecular structural substance of the shell is called chitin, from which one can derive Chitosan.

British women wear mini skirts up to the age of 40
Trends

British women wear mini skirts up to the age of 40

British women wear mini-skirts up until the age of 40, according to a research made by Debenhams department store. Just 20 years ago only few women would dare to wear a mini-skirt after the age of 33, the store said.

"It shows that women now have an increasing confidence in their bodies and are happy to dress accordingly," it added in a statement."If this trend continues, there's no doubt that, within the next decade, women in their mid 40s and early 50s will rightly regard a mini-skirt as an essential part of their everyday wardrobe."

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