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New space for collaborations to launch at Interfilière Paris

Interfilière Paris supports creation using a tool dedicated to foresight, development and experimentation in the lingerie, swimwear and activewear markets.

15th June 2017

Knitting Industry
 |  Paris

Intimate Apparel, Sports/​Activewear, Swimwear/​Beachwear

A new space for collaborations where start-ups and innovations in the sector can interact with the brands under a new experimental voice: Tomorrow! The innovative Exchange and Experimental Way… will take place at Interfilière Paris, which will be held from 8-10 July.

Interfilière Paris supports creation using a tool dedicated to foresight, development and experimentation in the lingerie, swimwear and activewear markets. Three profiles have already been confirmed.

Central Saint-Martins

The famous Central Saint-Martins from London is a pioneer in today’s field of textile innovation and education. Through its Master Materials Future, led by Chloe Griffith and Kieren Jones, a leading centre for art and design education invites visitors to discover the five most promising end-of-curriculum projects.

Students question and experiment with the potential offered by the materials of tomorrow for an innovative textiles industry. They address recycling, but also the possible processing of information by textiles, also illustrating the possible bridges between textiles and electronics, medical and technological.


The young Parisian start-up Spartan is working on innovative textiles to protect us from “waves”. The first Spartan product is high-tech and stylish boxer shorts that are designed to protect the wearer's fertility and health from mobile phone and WiFi waves.

“Numerous recent studies show that men who keep their mobile phones in their pockets see their fertility greatly reduced (up to 50% decrease in sperm production), or their risk of testicular cancer increase,” the company explains. “That’s why Spartan has created boxer shorts that protect without having to change your habits.”

The challenge was to recreate the principle of a Faraday cage in a fabric while maintaining optimal comfort. To achieve this, silver fibres have been incorporated into the cotton fabric to act as an electromagnetic shield and keep all the waves out. This unique fabric is composed of 35% silver fibres, thus blocking more than 99% of mobile phone and WiFi waves, according to the manufacturer.


The Euveka company, French expert in textile and clothes industry process customisation, specialised in high performing robotics technology associated with body shape and bio-mimicry will also be present at Tomorrow.

The company is developing smart, adaptive and connected mannequins with the help of bespoke software, to assist textile professionals in prototyping and selling bespoke clothes without fittings. Products are exclusively designed in France with French materials, the manufacturer reports.

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