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March 23, 2017


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A Chemist and a Designer Team Up to Weave Solar Panels Into Fabric Solar fabrics have been incorporated into stadium covers, carports and even wearable art. Two researchers claim their fabric is superior to others in breathability, strength and density, and has the ability to broaden the scope of solar textiles within a more commercial, consumer-friendly market. Read more… The 2 Most Important Things You Learn in Interior Design School Paula Wallace, president of Savannah College of Art and Design, divulged the two most important lessons every interior design student needs to learn. Read more…
Nanotechnology bandage speeds up healing The bandage is particularly helpful for diabetics because the dressing releases a natural chemical diabetics don't produce enough of, but is crucial for body repair. Read more… Nike's new plus-size line offers extended sizes up (and it's really cute) Designs aren’t just proportionately larger, because everyone’s weight distribution is different. And, flattering colors are used. Read more…
A New Shoe Design School Is Opening in Italy The school is headquartered in Parabiago, Italy, known as a mecca for shoe factories and design centers. Students will be instructed in sketching and conceptualizing, pattern making and sample making. In addition, there are visits to leather houses, heel factories and shoe accessory suppliers offering items such as buckles. Read more… Electric balaclava to avert chest infections in cold weather Researchers have developed a smart balaclava which warms oxygen before it’s inhaled to reduce the risk of athletes contracting chest infections in winter. Read more…
North Carolina State Wins Grant for Textile Weaving Innovation The Walmart Foundation and the U.S. Conference of Mayors announced NC State as one of this year’s Innovation Fund grant recipients for their innovation in improving textile weaving efficiency. The 2016 round of grants are focused on innovations in textile manufacturing processes. Read more… The Limited Is Reportedly Closing Stores Across the Country Mall staple The Limited, which has been a reliable workwear source for decades, is closing locations across the country, Racked reports. This comes after reports that the company, founded in 1963, was getting ready to file for bankruptcy. Read more…

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