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Can Plastic Bags Make Performance Fabrics?

COVID-19 recovery is on the horizon but the pandemic's impact on sustainability, retail, product development and consumer buying patterns means the denim industry must evolve. Join Rivet on April 20th at 11 am ET for the COVID, One Year Later roundtable.

Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) may have solved a key issue discouraging apparel makers from working with polyethylene (PE), the material commonly used in plastic wrap and grocery bags. Though thin, lightweight and cooler than most other materials, PE’s anti-wicking properties lock in water and sweat, effectively shutting the door on any…

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