TEXTILE TRENDS

Sprintex

Tropical Flavors

Flavors and colors of the tropics help textile designers to create vibrant solids and prints.

Kalimo

Feeling It

Textile designers use textured fabrics, which capture light and create beautiful dimensional effects.

Texollini

Checked and Unchecked

Prints are a main ingredient to create trendy swimwear. Whether it is checkered, abstract or floral, printed swim fabric allows people to express themselves.

Sprintex

We’ve Got You Covered

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.

Cinergy Textiles, Inc.

Animal Kingdom

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.

Kalimo

Fashionably Fun

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.

NEWS

Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Polartec Introduces Upgrade to Its Insulation

Polartec, the textile company known for its synthetic materials, recently introduced its new Polartec Power Fill.

Approaching Eco-friendly Denim With Artisan Cloth and Lenzing

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

Trims, Accessories & Branding

Trims, Accessories & Branding

Findings & Trimmings

U.S. Textile Industry Calls for Tariffs on Imported Textiles and Apparel End Products

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.

Cotton Prices Are Rising—Whose Fault Is It?

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 Buys National Spinning Co.

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.

GOTS Gets Two New Leaders

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.

New Chairman Elected for the National Council of Textile Organizations

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.

Two Important Textile and Fiber Organizations Merge

As of April 1, the National Council of Textile Organizations and the American Fiber Manufacturers Association will be one.

Findings & Trimmings

Findings & Trimmings

Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Supima Cotton’s Origin to be Verified in New Program

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.

Cooling Fabrics Are Becoming Really Cool

Cooling Fabrics Are Becoming Really Cool

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.

New High-Tech Yarn Is the Ticket to Smart Garments

New High-Tech Yarn Is the Ticket to Smart Garments

A North Carolina yarn manufacturer is hoping to “push the envelope” in the burgeoning smart textiles category.

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