Comments on: Top 10 technical fabric innovations http://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/top-10-technical-fabric-innovations/ How to start a clothing line or run the one you have, better. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 03:17:30 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Sabinehttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/top-10-technical-fabric-innovations/comment-page-1/#comment-183462 Tue, 20 May 2014 01:42:23 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/?p=13612#comment-183462 Thanks Stu!

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By: Stu Friedberghttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/top-10-technical-fabric-innovations/comment-page-1/#comment-183461 Tue, 20 May 2014 01:25:54 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/?p=13612#comment-183461 Sabine, they’ve been sampling the Crailar fiber for a while, but only at the beginning of 2013 did they start up a full-sized production facility. A Crailar “mill” is basically a chemical factory, and you don’t invest in a full-sized chemical factory without running through at least one smaller pilot plant project first. And I am sure buyers want to take it slow with a new fiber type. Lots of testing before they put a new product on the retail market.

Crailar’s projection in December 2012 was that they’d be making a million pounds of fiber a week by the end of 2013. In August 2013, they announced plans to buy an unspecified Western European dyeing facility with existing capacity of a quarter-million pounds of fiber a week (and growth potential). This facility is at the heart of Crailar’s supply to Ikea, and in December 2013 they announced they were actually producing fiber there to Ikea orders.

Since most of their press releases focus on financials (obviously not written by or for engineers) I don’t know how well they have tracked those projections.

I would say it’s worrisome for Crailar if we don’t see retail products using it by late 2014. The delay to date doesn’t strike me as unusual for the circumstances.

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By: Sabinehttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/top-10-technical-fabric-innovations/comment-page-1/#comment-183457 Fri, 16 May 2014 14:07:53 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/?p=13612#comment-183457 Looks like Crailar is still around…but despite all their partners, I have yet to see a product made form crailar. It sounds awesome, yet, where is it? It’s been 7-8 years in development by now.

Mushroom materials is my favourite product by far out of all of them.

I also really liked the milk fabric. qmilk sounds great. Am just not sure how nice it is for the animals providing the milk. If you can use the leftover protein from making greek yoghurt, that otherwise ends in the sewer and chokes down the sewage treatment plants, then that would be awesomeness indeed. http://en.qmilk.eu/

And geckskin sounded pretty darn neat as well.

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By: Colleenhttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/top-10-technical-fabric-innovations/comment-page-1/#comment-183441 Sat, 10 May 2014 03:11:55 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/?p=13612#comment-183441 Kathleen, I’m sorry, that’s certainly a lot going on! When the posts slowed, I felt like Miss Clavel, from the Madeline books:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgqJSxviu6Q

Happy Mother’s Day! and hopefully some much deserved R&R for you.

Best,

Colleen

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By: Bentehttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/top-10-technical-fabric-innovations/comment-page-1/#comment-183434 Wed, 07 May 2014 23:59:10 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/?p=13612#comment-183434 There are sometimes other things that are more important than working! (and taking care that all of us in here get wiser)
We miss you with patience!

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By: Kathleenhttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/top-10-technical-fabric-innovations/comment-page-1/#comment-183423 Wed, 07 May 2014 19:20:27 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/?p=13612#comment-183423 All is well (when I’m not pulling my hair out). Thanks for asking.

I’ve had a lot going on. A dying sister, a dead cat (our favorite), a major computer migration (yeah, I was still on XP), skin cancer surgery (MOHS, very minor but painful -had to go out of town for that too), a week long training session with my CAD trainer, lots of customers visiting and yes, work. I’ve also been working on shirts but that stalled about 3 weeks ago. More to come, no worries.

It is hard to come back and post after having been away so long. Embarrassing really. Posts I’d been working on have become dated and are no longer usable. sigh.

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By: Giselahttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/top-10-technical-fabric-innovations/comment-page-1/#comment-183422 Wed, 07 May 2014 16:47:52 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/?p=13612#comment-183422 Ditto, miss ya and hope all is well!!

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By: Colleenhttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/top-10-technical-fabric-innovations/comment-page-1/#comment-183412 Mon, 05 May 2014 16:28:53 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/?p=13612#comment-183412 Did I miss Kathleen’s post saying she’d cut back, a bit, on this site to focus on….her million other responsibilities?

I hope all is well, Kathleen!

Best,

Colleen

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By: Heatherhttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/top-10-technical-fabric-innovations/comment-page-1/#comment-183385 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:52:46 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/?p=13612#comment-183385 Off topic:

http://www.ted.com/talks/hamish_jolly_a_shark_deterrent_wetsuit_and_it_s_not_what_you_think

TED talk on biology and using it to design wet suits to prevent shark attacks. Very interesting.

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By: Becki-chttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/top-10-technical-fabric-innovations/comment-page-1/#comment-183350 Sun, 06 Apr 2014 12:49:52 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/?p=13612#comment-183350 Replace velcro? say it ain’t so!
very interesting post.

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