Flavors and colors of the tropics help textile designers to create vibrant solids and prints.
Textile designers use textured fabrics, which capture light and create beautiful dimensional effects.
Prints are a main ingredient to create trendy swimwear. Whether it is checkered, abstract or floral, printed swim fabric allows people to express themselves.
Wear it on the beach, at the pool or for a casual afternoon. Cover-ups transform swimwear into multi-occasion wear. Fashion designers use terry, sheer and lace to create beautiful cover-ups.
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.
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.
Polartec, the textile company known for its synthetic materials, recently introduced its new Polartec Power Fill.
During a recent “Innovation Celebration” event at Artisan Cloth’s downtown Los Angeles showroom, founder Brad Alden Mowry—who co-owns the company with his wife, Danielle—explained that he and his partners were interested not in sales but showcasing their sustainability options
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The U.S. textile industry has asked the Trump administration to place tariffs on certain textile and apparel products made by China that may infringe on U.S. companies’ intellectual-property rights.
Hovering at approximately 85 cents a pound this week, cotton has been selling at record highs not seen in four years. The causes vary, but there is one issue taking a lot of the blame—the looming trade war between the United States and China.
Unifi Inc., known for its synthetic and recycled yarns, has agreed to buy the dyed-yarn business and assets of National Spinning Co. Both are located in North Carolina.
After leading the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) nonprofit since it was founded in 2002, Herbert Ladwig has stepped down as managing director, turning leadership over to two people.
At its annual meeting, the National Council of Textile Organizations elected Marty Moran, chief executive of Buhler Quality Yarns Corp. in Jefferson, Ga., as its chairman. Previously, he had been the vice chairman of NCTO.
As of April 1, the National Council of Textile Organizations and the American Fiber Manufacturers Association will be one.
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In the world of cotton, it is an open secret that some products labeled 100 percent Egyptian or Pima cotton are not what they appear and are really cheaper cotton.
Companies involved in the development of fabrics that achieve a cooling effect are proliferating in the U.S. to meet demands by apparel makers and other manufacturers.
A North Carolina yarn manufacturer is hoping to “push the envelope” in the burgeoning smart textiles category.