From upcycled plastic to virtual clothing: The 5 Best Technologies Leading Textile Innovation to Fashion Industry

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The fashion industry has always been at the forefront of innovation. Textile
technologies and textile innovations, as part of it, is growing at a rapid pace. When it
comes to fashion innovation, the industry is future-driven and consumer-focused as
the way our clothing and accessories are designed, manufactured, distributed, and
marketed and which how and from which textile technology the garment was born

Let’s look at the 5 Best Technologies Leading Textile Innovation to
Fashion Industry:


Considering we’re moving towards a more online world, it’s not surprising that we’re
finally able to try clothing on virtually. Feeding basic information into an app such as
gender, height, and weight, we’re now able to digitally visualise the way the clothing will
look and also getting the feel of the textile the cloth is made from through our screen.

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We all know by now how detrimental plastic is to our planet. Our planet is swimming in it,
quite literally, as it pollutes not only land but our waters, too. Wondering how much plastic
exists today? Shockingly, there is 8.3 billion tons of plastic in the world.

That’s the scary part, but the better news is that there is new textile innovation in fashion
industry which is fighting against the pollution of plastic. Remeant for example takes
single-use packaging plastic mainly industrial waste from factories and transforms it into
sustainable textiles that can be used in fashion garments and homeware. While other
brands take plastic bottles and turns them into yarn which can be used in various ways.

Brands repurposing plastic helps to tackle an ongoing threat to our planet. The plastic
already exists so repurpose it will prevent it from buried in landfill.

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Once upon a time, leather and fur were popular textiles used, alongside cotton. But times
have changed, due to textiles technologies, it’s easier than ever to move to eco-friendly
textiles. We now have textiles made from fruit, leather made from cactus, and single-use
plastic are even being given a new lease of life. When it comes to plant-based leather
textiles, there is a wide variety available.

Though it’s great that more brands are taking plant-based materials that are thankfully
biodegradable, we can’t deny that our planet is drowning in plastic. At best, the plastic
will break down slowly over time, at worst some plastic never does. Thankfully nowadays,
companies like Remeant have invented innovative textile technologies that transform plastic waste into a high-quality textile that can be used in all kinds of fashion, from
clothing to footwear.


Ever wondered if we’d live in a world where we could print our own clothing? Well, it turns
out it may not be a too far away reality! 3D printing is gathering popularity, especially
since it can be used to make fashion garments. This sustainable approach doesn’t have
deadstock fabrics hanging around and will also have minimal waste, if any.
it’s now possible to print leather and fur-like materials and able to make shapes and
geometries that have never before now been seen.

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Due to digitalization, today designers can find almost any textile that they are looking for
on the net. There are many new material and textile libraries that come up every day.
Which make sense due to the growing investment in textile technologies that are being

The main challenge for those libraries is to find a way to keep up with the rapid changes
and demonstrate how the materials look and feel at the reality.
Also, since the pandemic many exhibitions also became digital, and people can attend
virtually and see the most updated designs directly from their screen directly from their
living room.

Of course, there always will be those who will prefer to touch and see it all with their own


Fusing together both fashion innovation and the innovative technologies of the digital
world, these innovations and new textile technologies take us ahead to a new normal
futuristic future, when technology creates textiles and visions became reality.