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Debra Cobb

  • 1st October 2012

    Fashion Fabrics Display Dual Personalities at Première Vision

    “Fashion Stories” was the Autumn/Winter 2013/14 theme at Première Vision, the trade show for high-fashion fabrics held in Paris September 19 – 21. Combining historical references with a high-tech future, juxtaposing urban living with nature and the elem

  • 20th September 2012

    Beyond Beauty: The Future of Cosmétotextiles, Part 2

    In this two part feature, Debra Cobb takes an in depth look at the world of textiles which deliver cosmetic benefits and concludes that there is potential for cosmétotextiles to go beyond beauty and deliver wellness, therapeutic, and medical benefits. You can

  • 19th September 2012

    Beyond Beauty: The Future of Cosmétotextiles

    In this two part feature, Debra Cobb takes an in depth look at the world of textiles which deliver cosmetic benefits and concludes that there is potential for cosmétotextiles to go beyond beauty and deliver wellness, therapeutic, and medical benefits.

  • 14th August 2012

    Cosmétotextiles at a Crossroads

    The recent symposium on cosmétotextiles held at Interfilière Paris highlighted the growing success of these hybrid fabrics, as well as posing questions about their future. A cosmetic textile is defined by the French Office for the Standardisation of Textil

  • 14th May 2012

    Testing the Limits of Sports Technologies

    The global sporting goods market—including sports apparel, athletic footwear, and sports equipment—is on track to reach sales of $ 303 billion US by 2015 (according to a report by Global Industry Analysts), with a growth curve outperforming that of total r

  • 9th February 2012

    ISPO's Innovations Meet Winter's Challenges

    It would be difficult to find a more enjoyable trade fair than winter ISPO in Munich, where some 80,000 industry professionals and over 2300 exhibitors converged from 29 January to 1 February, in 17 halls filled with the best the outdoor industry has to offer.

  • 21st January 2012

    Digital inkjet printing holds future potential

    When digital inkjet printing first emerged in the 1990s, it was a welcome innovation for printing flags, banners, and POS textiles, made primarily of polyester. Using disperse inks for direct printing or water-based inks for sublimation, the technology was the

  • 17th October 2011

    RITE Group Conference seeks paradigm shift through traceability

    RITE Group Conference seeks paradigm shift through traceability 17 October 2011 Debra Cobb reports from London How can the apparel textile industry link together its diverse efforts toward sustainability in a way that is meaningful to the brand, retailer an

  • 11th April 2011

    Smart Fabrics move towards commercialization

    Debra Cobb reports from the 7th Smart Fabrics Conference The 7th Annual Smart Fabrics Conference, held April 4 – 6 at London’s Russell Hotel, covered an array of new technologies and applications focused on making our lives easier, safer, healthier and

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