| August 1, 2019
Sourcing & Fabric
From denim’s beginnings as a fabric used to simply manufacture utility clothing, it has evolved into making an array of artful fashion statements. Textile designers have created beautifully printed and boldly colored denim, providing options that are as fashionable as they are durable.
An early extant of woven textiles, striped fabrics are more than just the natural consequence of the color variability of wool. Found in cultures around the world since ancient times, striped fabrics can be found in everything from casualwear to fashions on the runway.
Once the product of a craft in most households, knitted fabrics have become a staple in the fashion world. Knitted fabrics provide more elasticity than woven textiles, allowing them to contour to the body’s curves in sportswear, performance wear and high fashion.
A classic fabric with a touch of glamour, lace is one of the most beautiful textiles in the world. Modern technology has enabled designers to create lace for any kind of garment, making it a design staple in the fashion world.
Floral textiles have transcended many thousands of years and cultures, and remain fashionable today. Finding uses in all aspects of fashion—from apparel to footwear—the use of floral textiles appears poised to continually evolve.
Swimwear cover-ups today allow you to go from outdoors to in and on the town. Whether it’s a sarong, dress or pants, a cover-up can turn swimwear into a completely different fashion statement. Textile designers use silk, polyester and cotton—often with embellishments—which give you a number of choices.
The Talon zipper has been around for more than 100 years, used in military uniforms, leather jackets, denim pants, dresses, shirts and skirts.
Istanbul textile manufacturer Orta Anadolu is on a mission toward greater sustainable denim manufacturing, inviting industry leaders to hear about how the company is contributing to a more ecologically sound denim supply chain.
Easing the customer experience through fresh technology, Instanbul’s Calik Denim introduced a new mobile application that allows users to remain current with the latest industry trends and match them with the company’s products.
Addressing the demand for textiles that meet the needs of endurance-sports enthusiasts, Seoul, South Korea–headquartered Hyosung recently introduced its latest offering in high-performance fabric.
John Marshall, a longtime Los Angeles resident and president and owner of JM International Group, passed away on June 15 from natural causes. He was 52.
If it takes a village to raise a child, the same could be said about creating a sustainable capsule collection.
Building upon its Eco-Engineering process, which produces high-performance sustainable fabrics, Polartec has launched a new campaign to utilize recycled and biodegradable materials throughout its entire product line.
Kimberly Glas, a former deputy assistant secretary for textiles, consumer goods and materials at the U.S. Department of Commerce, was named the new president and chief executive officer of the National Council of Textile Organizations.
Sourcing & Fabric
A tariff war between the United States and China is playing a big part in the health and well-being of the U.S. cotton market.