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TECHNOLOGY

Supima and TextileGenesis Form Strategic Partnership for Cotton Traceability Standards

By Christian Chensvold, Contributing Writer | July 14, 2022

If you’re going to be part of a fashion scandal, it’s much better if you’re, say, the designer of a risqué dress worn on the red carpet since a little notoriety can be a boon to business. The kind you don’t want is the kind that befell red-logoed retailer Target six years ago when it turned out a bunch of fashions from so-called Egyptian cotton it was selling that were not, in fact, from the land of the pyramids.

TEXTILE TRENDS

Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Crisp Classics

Beyond the office and outside of formal events, fashion-forward style mavens are dressing in luxurious, unique plaids, hound’s-tooth and herringbone patterns that can be worn formally or styled as a cool streetwear look.

La Lame, Inc.

Ornamental Threads

Lace designs in traditional black, white and blush, in addition to updated hues, generate heartwarming anticipation of romance, while colorful embroidered styles relay a sense of quality from a bygone era that yields detailed craftwork worthy of admiration.

Cinergy Textiles, Inc.

Solid Shades

Relying on striking patterns in alluring hues, textiles featuring a single standout tone afford focus on the imagery shown on fabrics and the fabrication of pieces that command attention during any occasion.

La Lame, Inc.

A Time to Shine

Shimmery designs with sparkle signify a time to celebrate as the style set returns to enjoying fashion and setting themselves apart by wearing designs that are unexpected and vibrant, worthy of standing out.

Confetti Fabrics/KMS Group

Around the Globe

Intricate patterns stemming from different regions of the world bring unique approaches to garment making with kaleidoscope designs that rely on foundations in styles such as batiks, Art Deco arrangements, paisley and Southwestern themes.

Confetti Fabrics/KMS Group

Style in Ultraviolet

Splashes of purple in shades that range from deep eggplant, rich grape and delicate lilac afford options for different styles as they appear in blooming florals, geometric patterns, dreamy watercolors and abstract designs.

NEWS

Pulp Friction: To craft a more circular supply chain, Renewcell grinds old apparel into new

Pulp Friction: To craft a more circular supply chain, Renewcell grinds old apparel into new

What is the future of fashion? No, not the next style but the actual process of making and selling it. Increasingly it’s looking like a new paradigm based less on the fast and disposable and more on the durable and recyclable.

Fashion Returns With Fresh Treatments in Color and Textiles

Fashion Returns With Fresh Treatments in Color and Textiles

Textile Trends

LYCRA and Browzwear Enter Partnership to Save Time, Reduce Waste

LYCRA and Browzwear Enter Partnership to Save Time, Reduce Waste

When it comes to wearing clothes, one of the highest virtues is simplicity. When it comes to making them, it’s efficiency. And now The LYCRA Company, the global textile giant, plans to make that a lot easier for designers thanks to a new partnership with Browzwear, a pioneer of 3D software for the apparel industry.

Industry Focus: Textiles, Fiber & Yarn - Textile Experts Weigh In on Sustainability and Circularity, Transparency and Accountability

Industry Focus: Textiles, Fiber & Yarn - Textile Experts Weigh In on Sustainability and Circularity, Transparency and Accountability

At the foundation of every garment is a choice regarding fabrication. This commitment to a certain textile that relies on specific fibers helps to tell the story of a collection.

3M Develops New Yarn to Enhance Outdoor-Wear Properties

3M Develops New Yarn to Enhance Outdoor-Wear Properties

Adding to its evolving mix of textile solutions, 3M has introduced 3M-Specified Water Repellent Greige Yarn, which joins its other fabric-based innovations including 3M Thinsulate Insulation and Scotchgard Protector.

Solstiss Returns to L.A. With a New Showroom

Solstiss Returns to L.A. With a New Showroom

Fashion goes round and round in cycles, which is not so different from the way Earth orbits the sun. Solstiss may sound like the twice-annual event that occurs at the height of summer and depth of winter, but this kind of solstice is perennial.

Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Denim Textile Trends

Denim Textile Trends

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Swim Textile Trends

Swim Textile Trends

Swim Textile Trends

Fashion Snoops: Denim’s Craft Revival

Fashion Snoops: Denim’s Craft Revival

For decades, crafted denim was a topic for a niche audience of denim connoisseurs—inside knowledge that felt foreign to the average consumer. Today, an increasing awareness of sustainability and rising consumer interest in heritage and tradition are influencing a denim renaissance that honors the process of creation, putting the focus on the journey of design itself as much as the end result.

Attention-Grabbing Textiles to Stand Out This Season

Attention-Grabbing Textiles to Stand Out This Season

Fashion is continuing to create garments in alluring fabrics that ensure style mavens will make large statements without saying a word.

Industry Focus: Denim - Denim Experts Weigh In on Design, Responsible Manufacturing, Vintage

Industry Focus: Denim - Denim Experts Weigh In on Design, Responsible Manufacturing, Vintage

As fashion embraces vintage-jean styles and the resale segment booms, are there any elements of classic denim making that you still love and can align with the modern need for responsible manufacturing?

Thermore Launches New Material Using Hybrid Technology

Thermore Launches New Material Using Hybrid Technology

Milan-based Thermore has announced the launch of EVOdown Recycled, a new material made of 100 percent recycled fibers from PET bottles.

Carved in Blue Checks In With Its Community Two Years Into COVID

Carved in Blue Checks In With Its Community Two Years Into COVID

Carved in Blue®, a denim community blog by the TENCEL™ denim team from Lenzing, collected community thoughts about COVID-19 and the indelible changes it has made. The resulting Blue Lenz video series “Headspace” allowed the team to connect over a shared experience happening many miles apart.

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