“Innovation is no Longer an Option, it’s Mandatory”

Australia’s ABC has a long piece on textile technologies with the focus being very much on underwear. Being from down under, the article can’t avoid the subject of wool. Dr Tony Pierlot, a researcher with CSIRO Textile & Fibre Technology, summed up what an increasing number of people are discovering about nanotechnologies: “Funnily enough, it turns out nature’s already thought …

Nanopants Going Out of Style?

After a few weeks running around Asia, from Mumbai to Beijing and Singapore to Tokyo, one of the areas that is attracting the most attention is the merger between nanotechnologies and textiles. We are not just talking about stain resistant shirts here, and the embedding of sensors and electronics is really catching the imagination, with almost every government we talk …