TEXTILE TRENDS

Eclat Textile Co. Ltd. #RT1601075 Single Jacquard

Indigo Inspiration

Denim—and denim-friendly fabrics—go sophisticated in deep shades of indigo and navy.

Eclat Textile Co. Ltd. #RT1402251 Single Jersey Lightweight Reflection

In the Purple

Shades of grape, violet and eggplant color sophisticated laces, floral prints and active knits.

SAS Textiles #10777-01 Loop Terry Plaid

Sweater Weather

It’s always sweater weather with loose-knit fabrics, bouclés, French terry and highly textural textiles.

A Plus Fabrics Inc. #LX-606L

Hi-Gloss

Go for high gloss with foil-printed fabrics, metallic laces and reflective textiles.

Fabric Selection Inc. #POP3709-SE50642

Black & White

The classic pairing of black and white adds sophistication to prints and graphic punch to knits and stripes.

Jay Ann Fabrics Inc. #379/6

Natural Selection

Natural shades of beige and khaki—and soft versions of brighter hues—are warm neutral options for prints, patterns and knits.

NEWS

Lenzing Takes Eco a Step Further

The producer of Tencel, the closed-loop cellulosic fiber made from eucalyptus-tree pulp, has a new eco-friendly fiber. Austrian fiber maker Lenzing has introduced a new fiber made from cotton scraps and wood.

Twin Dragon Introduces New Eco Initiatives for Denim

Gardena, Calif.–based Twin Dragon Marketing Inc. has introduced several new environmental initiatives for 2017 for the company’s denim facilities in Mexico and Asia.

Cone Highlights New Developments and S/S 2018 Denim Trends at Los Angeles Event

Cone Highlights New Developments and S/S 2018 Denim Trends at Los Angeles Event

Greensboro, N.C.–based Cone Denim—the heritage denim mill with operations in the U.S., Mexico and China—recently hosted an event in Los Angeles to highlight new developments and preview trends for Spring/Summer 201

Gap Outlines Five-Year Goal for Sustainable Fibers Use

By the year 2021, Gap Inc. wants its Gap brand to be getting all its cotton from more sustainable sources.

Spring/Summer ’18 Material Insights by Trendstop

Spring/Summer ’18 Material Insights by Trendstop

Global fashion forecasting agency Trendstop gave us its expert lowdown into the key materials trends and fabric applications impacting the Spring/Summer 2018 season.

A&E Launches Recycled Core-Spun Sewing Thread

American & Efird, the 125-year-old sewing-thread company based in Mount Holly, N.C., has launched a new industrial sewing thread using Repreve recycled polyester.

U.S. Textile and Apparel Industry Inching Forward After Steep Asian Competition

The U.S. textile and apparel industries have seen revenues slowly rise over the last seven years as free-trade agreements and rising Asian prices have given local textile and clothing makers a bit of a reprieve.

Buhler Yarns Acquired

U.S. yarn spinner Buhler Quality Yarns has been acquired by Samil Spinning Co. Ltd. in an all-cash deal for an undisclosed amount.

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Textile Preview: Fiber & Fabric Spotlight

Textile Preview: Fiber & Fabric Spotlight

Fiber & Fabric Spotlight

Invista’s Cordura Introduces Ultra-Strong Nylon-6.6 Staple Fiber

Invista, the Wichita, Kan.–based maker of Lycra and Cordura fibers, has introduced a new high-strength Cordura, made with the company’s T420HT fiber technology.

A&E Launches Reflective Thread

American & Efird, the Mount Holly, N.C.–based industrial sewing thread maker, has introduced Anefil Reflector reflective thread.

Lenzing Launched Tencel Brand Shop at ShopStyle

Lenzing, the Austrian company that makes Tencel fibers, has partnered with fashion search engine ShopStyle to open The Tencel Denim Shop.

C-Print’s FabFad Wants to Bring Tech to Print Buying

The discussion of technology and textiles tends to focus on new fiber developments or automation within a fabric mill. Los Angeles–based printer and full-package production house C-Print has introduced FabFad, a new way to bring tech into the textile-buying process.

Yarns and Viscose Rayon Fibers Get Tangled in EU-U.S. Tariff Fight

A trade war over Europe limiting U.S. beef imports led the Obama administration last year to propose a set of retaliatory tariffs on mostly food-related goods coming from Europe.

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