Soliyarn, Inc. has reached a deal with Huvis Global, a South Korean fiber manufacturing giant, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, M2I2 Manufacturing Grant program, to close a round of funding for $7.7M which will lay the groundwork for a research & development and production facility to manufacture these textiles at scale. Huvis develops staple and filament yarn for mass textile manufacturing, as well as fibers for specialized applications such as fire-resistant aramid and Olefin Fiber for Sanitary Materials.


Founder and CTO Trisha Andrew, PhD, pitches and demonstrates autonomous heating and sweat management garments at AFWERX Collider. We were joined at AFWERX Collider by Department of Defense and venture capital stakeholders in order to reimagine the future of defense with enhanced technological capabilities.

Team Soliyarn attends our first ever ADS trade show in Colorado Springs! We showed off our prototype heated wearables to military personnel and industry experts. Next step, manufacturing gear for the next generation soldier!

Trisha Andrew, Professor of Chemistry and Soliyarn founder and lead scientist, speaks at Retail Week’s Retail Connected webinar! Trisha, alongside 140 other garment innovators, spoke on emerging technologies in the textile industry.

Soliyarn is awarded SBIR Phase 1 from AFWERX to combat hypothermia through sweat management in the U.S. military.

Our Engineers and Business Leaders take a tour of the Draper Knitting Company, learning about their roll-to-roll process. We love to collaborate and learn from locally-based Massachusetts mills in order to innovate new technologies. A big thank you to Kristin and Wendy Draper!

Soliyarn Founder and Professor of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Trisha Andrew presents Soliyarn’s novel vapor coating process for textiles at Greentown’s Low-Carbon Manufacturing Sector Pitch Day. Greentown Labs is an incubator dedicated to helping startups in the green space to grow.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) grant program awards Soliyarn funding for SBIR Phase I. Vapor Deposition for Non-Metallic Conductive Yarns.



Advanced purchase order received from military equipment supplier ADS, Inc. for headed gloves using reactive vapor deposition. Soliyarn continues to work with ADS on delivering heated glove prototypes.

Phase I from AFWERX SBIR received to innovate heated gloves, heated fabric, chemical vapor deposition, and roll-to-roll scaling for the U.S. Military and Airforce.