The November/December 2018 issue of WSA magazine is now available. The full e-zine can be accessed here.
This issue leads with an article that focuses on the growing role of plant-based ingredients in polymer, fibre and fabric manufacturing. Our other lead feature is dedicated to the increasing prevalence of products with posture-monitoring functionality, which often incorporate the latest innovations in garment construction and smart textiles.
In the Newcomers section, we hear from open water swimwear brand Selkie Swim about how it is working to help protect the natural spaces that are so important to this activity.
Our Footwear Technology feature focuses on a new technology from Sympatex, which the company believes could revolutionise the way waterproof outdoor shoes are made. Footwear is also the focus of the Rise to the Challenge section, which looks at a collaboration between sports brand Reebok and DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products.
Other features in this issue include an examination of the potential impact of trade tensions between the US and China, and a round-up from the recent Titas exhibition in Taipei. The Global Organic Textile Standard takes centre stage in the magazine’s Sustainability section.
The latest industry figure to feature in our Game Changers section is Andy Dong, founder of Chinese textile specialist Dry-Tex. He offers WSA insight into his clear vision for the company and explains why he thinks he should smile more.