TEXTILE TRENDS

Pine Crest Fabrics #FTF1134C1

Stars

Textile designers are seeing stars offering spangled designs on chambray, novelty knits, lace and foil prints.

Pine Crest Fabrics #FTH554C1

Scales

Scaled patterns—whether fish or dragon—look best in luxe lace or with foil-printed shine.

Philips-Boyne Corp. #TWL4088TBG

Café Mocha

Warm shades of coffee, caramel and mocha color florals, plaids, stripes and solids.

Friedmans Ltd. #TS1435 “Tropical Haze”

Lush Botanicals

When it comes to botanical prints, the optimal word is “lush,” with tropical designs, oversize scale and saturated shades.

Cinergy Textiles Inc. #HMC-LA18081-324 Printed Chiffon

Striped Florals

Textile designers are layering classic shirting stripes with floral patterns in shades of red, pink, orange and navy.

A Plus Fabrics Inc. #RB42S 4x2 Rib

Earn Your Stripes

Textile designers earn their stripes in style offering rugby and regatta styles as well as crisp yarn-dye shirting stripes and novelty sweater knits.

NEWS

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Twin Dragon Introduces New Denim With Performance, Sustainability Qualities

Gardena, Calif.–based Twin Dragon Marketing is rolling out new denim made with Unifi’s Sorbtek wicking fiber as well as with Unifi’s recycled Repreve fiber.

Textile Design Winner

Textile Design Winner

Megan Weitz, a textile design student at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, received the Hank Pola Scholarship at an Aug. 28 reception at the design school’s FIDM Museum and Galleries in downtown Los Angeles.

Groceries Apparel Looks to Build a Natural Dyehouse in Southern California

In a rapidly changing fashion market, Matt Boelk and Rob Lohman basically want to build a new segment from the ground up.

Cotton Prices Holding Stable as China Continues to Sell Off Its Reserves

Cotton prices should remain on a level playing field and even decline a bit next year as farmers around the world plant more acreage.

Sourcing & Fabric: Textile Trends

Sourcing & Fabric: Textile Trends

Textile Trends

French Tanneries Make Their West Coast Debut at the CMC

French Tanneries Make Their West Coast Debut at the CMC

The California Market Center played host to a small coterie of French tanneries when six companies showcased their upscale leathers for apparel, accessories and home décor July 13–14 in a suite on the CMC’s eighth floo

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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NY Textile Preview Textile Trends

Textile Trends

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

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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.

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