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Fabric vs. Textile: Understanding the Difference

Using the words ‘fabric’ and ‘textile’ interchangeably to describe different materials is a common mistake among regular folks.  As a professional designer or engineer, however, you can’t afford such mistakes, especially with money and reputation…



Antimicrobial Textiles

What are Antimicrobial Textiles?

Microorganisms are microscopic organisms that can be traced back to the first signs of life on earth. While invisible to the human eye, they exist everywhere and are constantly evolving and multiplying. While some types…


Color Change Textiles

Color Change Textiles

Color change textiles, otherwise known as chromic or chameleon textiles in the medical textile industry, are fabrics that change color when influenced by external stimuli. To create the transformative textile, the fabric is soaked in…



Blue moisture wicking textile

How do Moisture Wicking Fabrics work?

When “moisture wicking fabrics” are discussed, they are most often associated with athletic apparel wicking away sweat to keep the body cool and dry during a work out. There is no argument against the fact…


Conductive Thread netted in a smart textile

Conductive Thread

Conductive thread is a type of thread that performs as a normal thread, but can be used to connect electronic components in a garment without the use of stiff circuitry or integrating wires. For the…