During the press conference for the launch of China’s newest manned spacecraft, the Shenzhou XI, which was launched into space this October 17th, another subject stole the limelight besides the launch itself: China’s newest astronaut uniform.
It’s official. Denim is now the official state fabric of California. With an overwhelming majority of California’s legislature approving it, the bill for declaring denim as the official state fabric of California has finally been approved. Fifty-nine of the assembly voted for the bill, while only three were against it.
Who would have thought that plastic wrap, one of the most innocuous household objects in the world, can spark a potential, game-changing breakthrough in the textile industry?
Light emitting fabrics capable of producing light for than 180 consecutive hours could soon enter the consumer market, thanks to recent research from the Organic Photonics and Electronics Group at Umea University in Sweden. Using game-changing light emitting electrochemical cells (LEC) during fabrication, the technology is capable of producing longer lasting, lighting weight fabrics at a significantly lower cost.