TEXTILE TRENDS

Friedmans Ltd. #TS1435 “Tropical Haze”

In the Pink

Textile designers are finding inspiration in all shades of pink—from warm cranberry to bright raspberry to sweet rose shades—for swimwear and cover-ups.

Tiss et Teint #66.6736

Black & White

Sophisticated pairings of black and white work best with high-impact graphic patterns, classic stripes and nets.

Vema Ricami #13524 656/657

Stay Gold

Swim textile designers go for the gold with warm, sunny shades for knits, laces and graphic prints.

NK Textile #MH170105

Rose Gold

Textile designers give pink a glamorous makeover in metallic rose gold.

Confetti Fabrics #17670

Take Wing

Textile designs find inspiration in butterfly, bird and feather motifs for prints and delicate laces.

A Plus Fabrics Inc. #F-257K Douli Yarn Knit

Open Weave

Open-weave patterns, mesh, fishnets and loose-woven and knit designs offer a breezy take on textiles.

NEWS

AAFOA Looking to Drive Innovation for Functional Fabrics

Advanced Functional Fabrics of America—which is based at MIT and has nearly 100 members from a diverse group of manufacturers, startups and institutes of higher learning—is leading a $317 million private-public effort to drive innovation in textile and fiber manufacturing.

Hyosung and Sofileta Partner for New Creora Fresh Collection

French textile mill Sofileta is working with South Korean fiber company Hyosung on a new collection featuring Hyosung’s Creora Fresh fiber.

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Candiani, Albiate 1830 and Matias Showcase Italian Denim Innovation in L.A.

Candiani, Albiate 1830 and Matias Showcase Italian Denim Innovation in L.A.

Albiate 1830, the denim division of Bergamo, Italy–based Italian mill Gruppo Albini, and Italian denim mill Candiani joined forces to create FineFusions, a collection that showcases “top Italian heritage, cutting-edge thinking and a virtuous spirit.”

Cone’s S Gene Tech Turns 10

Greensboro, N.C.–based denim mill Cone Denim is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of its S Gene dual-core technology.

Findings & Trimmings Spotlight

Findings & Trimmings Spotlight

Findings & Trimmings

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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