From prints in pistachio to lace in pastel greens, minty shades freshen up classic patterns and novelty designs.
Shades of silvery gray color activewear knits, laces, graphic prints and novel constructions.
Textiles go luxe with gold metallic laces, embroideries and novelty treatments.
Textile designers go green, picking up sophisticated shades from sage to olive for stripes, bold prints, athletic fabrics and textured novelties.
Warm shades of pumpkin and rust add interest to plaids and crochet and a pop of color to activewear knits.
From petal to dusty rose and mauve, pink is a perennial favorite for ditsy florals and larger blooms, intricate laces and fancy novelty constructions, but the soft shade works for athletic mesh and flannel plaids as well.
Levi’s and Target are among the early adopters of Evrnu regenerated cotton fiber, which uses 95 percent less water than virgin cotton.
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Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology has found a home along the apparel-industry supply chain from factory to distribution center to retail sales floor. Some designers are looking to introduce the technology at the very beginning of the chain by incorporating RFID into the design of garments and accessories.
For Sean Sassounian, the way to compete with cheap imports is to offer top quality and quick turnarounds.
Platinum Equity acquires International Textile Group, parent of Cone Denim and Burlington Industries.
After a successful run at the Los Angeles International Textile Show last March, Brazilian mill Kalimo opened a permanent showroom in downtown Los Angeles.
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Saco River Dyehouse, a startup company formed in Biddeford, Maine, four years ago to dye yarn skeins for the home knitting industry, has moved into a new facility and has invested heavily in new equipment as it broadens into assorted technical textiles markets.
At the Aug. 14–17 run of Sourcing at MAGIC, Spanish laser-finishing company Jeanologia discusses sustainable solutions for denim makers, including the “one glass, one garment” process.
Denim North America and Jimtex Yarns, a division of Martex Fiber Southern Corp., have teamed up to launch a new sustainable denim collection called R3 Denim.
Members of the U.S. apparel industry turned out recently at a demonstration of a new machine that combines the functions of a spinning machine and a knitting machine.