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Cotton Feeds the World

Cotton is not only a fibre for the textile industry. Its sphere of influence goes much further: it is an essential economic factor for many farmers and workers in developing …

Popzyk and Klein win 2017 DNFI Award

Marie-Isabel Popzyk, Scientific Assistant at Aachen University and Dr. Roland Klein, Group Manager at the Fraunhofer-Institute in Germany were selected through a process of on-line voting by participants in more …

DNFI Award 2017 – voting closed

The voting for the DNFI Innovation in Natural Fibres Award 2017 has ended. During the period from middle of August to end of September, people from 161 countries have participated in the voting …

Glowing Cotton – Science or Fiction

Functional fabrics also known as “smart textiles” include coatings or secondary materials with properties such as colour changing or generating electricity with movement. The challenge is that anything added to …

87th Annual IWTO Congress 2018

Making up 40% of the world’s population, the first generation of the 21st century is starting to come of age. Known as Generation Z, members of this demographic are environmentally …