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Technology in Textiles: The Future is Here


If you’ve noticed the speed at which technology is growing, you’re not alone. We’re on the fast track with innovations that are changing the world in which we live.

Within the textile industry, there’s increased demand for smart fabrics – fusing fibers and yarns with integrated circuits, LEDs, solar cells and other devices to create textiles that can sense, communicate, transmit information, regulate temperature, monitor health, change color, etc.  Catching the eye of many product engineers are “wearables” and “nanotechnology” – active wear with sensors to monitor heartrate or functional fabrics that help regulate body temperature and measure sleep patterns.

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