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  • Self-cleaning clothes: they're already here!     Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Swiss company Schoeller has been developing clothes with special attributes, like self-cleaning, using nano technology. The company is also looking at way to dispense medicine from clothes straight to the skin.

  • Why spider silk matters     Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    The race to produce spider silk, a very strong and stretchy material, has been going on years, but Japanese company Spiber claims it is on the verge of mass production. CNBC takes a closer look.

  • The mysterious Asian middleman behind your clothes Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 2:22 PM ET
    Demonstrators stand outside of the Li Fung tower in Hong Kong as they protest over what they say are unpaid wages owed to textile workers in Turkey by Li and Fung and garment brand Esprit.

    Li & Fung has long been on the cutting edge of globalization, chasing cheap labor to garment factories first in China, then elsewhere in Asia, including Bangladesh.

  • Jason Chen, Founder of Singtex Industrial, explains how he decided to infuse his family's fabrics business with coffee grounds.

  • Textile Makers Fight to Be Heard on South Korea Trade Pact Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 11:12 AM ET
    South Korea

    A proposed free trade agreement with South Korea, which the House and Senate are scheduled to consider this week, would open the American market to a manufacturing powerhouse that has its own high-technology textile industry. The New York Times reports.

  • Why Home Gamers Need to Ignore the Pundits Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 6:31 PM ET

    Commentators are worried how inflation and higher raw costs might affect retailers, but Cramer thinks those fears are overblown.

  • Cramer thinks it could be, but to be sure, he spoke with the company's CEO.