Best of the Blooms
Country, aloha, calico, paisley and embroidered pieces are some examples of floral textiles. Floral fabrics have traditionally had a number of uses in fashion.
For work or for play, denim textiles are durable. Denim comes in many colors. It can be embroidered or adorned with embellishments.
Rooted in Wales
Tracing its history back to the 16th century, flannel was originally made of corded wool or worsted yarn. Flannel is now made from wool, cotton or synthetic fiber. Whether it’s a blanket, bedsheet, sleepwear or clothing, flannel has become a staple in fashion design.
Glittered and Gold
Textile designers embellish fabrics with gold and shiny adornments, adding a richness enhanced by light.
Novelty prints and conversational fabrics add playfulness to fashion. Whimsical, odd and downright crazy prints are available in all types of finishes, piles and colors.
Animal prints have long been a staple for textile designers. Once a symbol of wealth and status, animal prints have been popular in the United States since the 1960s, a result of the bohemian movement.
TEXTILE TRENDS Directory
A Plus Fabrics Inc., (213) 746-1100, www.aplusfabricsusa.com
Asher Fabric Concepts, (323) 268-1218, www.asherconcepts.com
Cinergy Textiles, Inc., (213) 748-4400, www.cinergytextiles.com
Confetti Fabrics, (323) 376-0625, www.Jminternationalgroup.com
Fabric Selection Inc., (213) 747-6297, www.fabricselection.com
FCN Textiles, (323) 376-0625, www.Jminternationalgroup.com
Greene Textile, (323) 890-1110, www.greenetextile.com
Hyosung/Creora, (908) 510-5035, www.creora.com
Kalimo, (213) 628-9353, www.kalimo.com.br
Les Essentiels de Malhia, (323) 376-0625, www.Jminternationalgroup.com
Malhia Kent, (323) 376-0625, www.Jminternationalgroup.com
Orta Anadolu, +90-212-345-3200, www.ortaanadolu.com
Philips-Boyne Corporation, (631) 755-1230, www.philipsboyne.com
Pontex spa, +39-059-35-62-52, www.pontexspa.it
Robert Kaufman Fabrics, (800) 877-2066, www.robertkaufman.com
Solstiss, (213) 688-9797, www.soltiss.com
Spirit Lace Enterprise, (213) 689-1999, www.spiritlace.com
Studio 93, (213) 322-4583, www.studio93.info
Texollini, (310) 537-3400, www.texollini.com
Tiss et Teint, (323) 376-0625, www.Jminternationalgroup.com