25 Years of Textile Innovation

Related Keywords: athletic wear, bedsheets, clothing without affecting their performance or the comfort of the garment, discovery and innovation, from a fiber to a finished ensemble, from fabric to completed garments, global leader in textile education, high-performance textile company, Protection and Comfort Center, regulate national standards for protective clothing, researchers test wearability of athletic fabrics, sleeping bags and mattresses, students’ interest in textile research, textile chemistry, textile industry as a one-of-a-kind testing and evaluation center, The knowledge of textiles

North Carolina
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Get a look inside NC State's one-of-a-kind Textile Protection and Comfort Center. In most laboratories, a fire is a sign that something has gone very wrong. But in NC State’s Textile Protection and Comfort Center, test materials are regularly set on fire — and stretched, sniffed, spilled on and sweated through — all in the name of science and innovation.

Get a look inside NC State's one-of-a-kind Textile Protection and Comfort Center. In most laboratories, a fire is a sign that something has gone very wrong. But in NC State’s Textile Protection and Comfort Center, test materials are regularly set on fire — and stretched, sniffed, spilled on and sweated through — all in the name of science and innovation.

For 25 years, the center has been blazing new trails in the textile industry as a one-of-a-kind testing and evaluation center.

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Clothing made from recycled plastic bottles

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Greensboro
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What both Hoffman and Helen Sahi, VP of global corporate sustainability at Unifi, hope will raise the growing popularity of recycled plastic textiles is transparency around what it actually takes to manufacture this material, and what it can be turned into. Hoffman and Unifi, along with brands like Nike and Rothy’s that use Repreve, set up a demonstration room where visitors could see how plastic bottles are turned into textiles, and what those textiles can become, during New York Fashion Week earlier this month.

What both Hoffman and Helen Sahi, VP of global corporate sustainability at Unifi, hope will raise the growing popularity of recycled plastic textiles is transparency around what it actually takes to manufacture this material, and what it can be turned into. Hoffman and Unifi, along with brands like Nike and Rothy’s that use Repreve, set up a demonstration room where visitors could see how plastic bottles are turned into textiles, and what those textiles can become, during New York Fashion Week earlier this month.

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