Raw MaterialsFeature

Technical Textile Growth Set to Soar—But Can We Sustain the Eco Impact?

Fibers are doing more than they’ve ever done before—from providing functionality to garments, to circulating in a closed loop cycle and being made from old to new again, to eliciting emotional responses from socially conscious consumers—there’s a lot to look at on the bright side of the global fiber sector.

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Raw MaterialsFeature

What’s Surging & Slowing in the Global Fiber Sector

When the global economy is in flux, the fiber sector doesn’t go unscathed. In fact, experts say the industry is in a state of volatility with considerable ups and downs, significant overcapacity in a number of fiber segments and the backlash from slowing global demand at retail.

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Activewear

Are Compression Textiles Just a Marketing Tool?

Sports compression textiles may have picked up in popularity among performance product, but a new study questions their performance benefits.

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