TEXTILE TRENDS

Cinergy Textiles Inc. #SK-F7600

Mad About Melon

Yummy shades of melon, papaya and persimmon add a sweet twist to stripes, graphic patterns and solids.

Cinergy Textiles Inc. #HMC-2008-324 Printed Chiffon

Go Indigo

Indigo shades of denim, chambray and navy toe the line between laid-back cool and classic sophistication for challis prints, premium denim, contemporary stripes, conversational prints and lush lace.

Fabric Selection Inc. #DU1398

Dusty Rose

Dusty shades of pink range from pale peach to deep mauve, lending a soft look to knit stripes, metallic prints, lofty tweeds, delicate laces, floral prints and solids.

Confetti Fabrics #17355 “Spinoza”

Flora & Fauna

Designers take a new look at animal prints, offering whimsical conversational patterns with graphic punch.

NK Textile #SW18919

In the Net

Textile designers are caught in the net, offering grid-like patterns, embellished designs on net and lace patterns with a weblike ground.

Solstiss #810391

Raspberry Crush

Rich raspberry and plum hues color textiles for swimwear, cover-up textiles and activewear styles. Look for lace, novelty knits and bright graphic prints

NEWS

NY Textile Trends

NY Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Hyosung Strikes Deal With Best Pacific Textiles

South Korea–based Hyosung, maker of Creora spandex, has partnered with knit mill Best Pacific Textiles to create a series of smart fabrics.

Unifi Expands Repreve Production to Vietnam, Distribution in Asia

Vietnam is the next stop for Repreve, according to Greensboro, N.C.–based Unifi Inc., which produces the fiber made from recycled materials including plastic bottles.

Lenzing Opens New Tencel Facility in the U.S.

Lenzing is expanding its U.S. operations for production of Tencel fibers in Mobile, Ala. The new facility will have a capacity of 90,000 tons of fiber and represents an investment of nearly $300 million.

Ralph Lauren Issues New Sourcing Policy for Wood-based Fabrics

The Ralph Lauren Corp. has a new sustainable sourcing policy for its use of wood-based fabrics such as viscose and rayon.

Waterwear Textile Trends

Textile Trends

PVH and Tommy Hilfiger Join UN’s Global Sustainability Initiative

In December, PVH Corp. and its Tommy Hilfiger brand signed on to the UN Global Compact, a massive initiative aimed at harnessing business’s role in global sustainability.

Forestry and Fashion: Apparel Brands, Retailers and Mills Looking to Combat Deforestation

The impact of deforestation might initially seem like a minor concern to apparel and textile businesses, but a recent report finds a link between revenue and deforestation for nearly 200 companies, including several high-profile companies in apparel, retail and textiles.

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2016 In Memoriam

2016 In Memoriam

Evrnu Regenerated Cotton: Sustainable the Second Time Around

Levi’s and Target are among the early adopters of Evrnu regenerated cotton fiber, which uses 95 percent less water than virgin cotton.

Findings & Trimmings

Findings & Trimmings

Findings & Trimmings

Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Avery Dennison Collaborations Take RFID to the Design Room

Avery Dennison Collaborations Take RFID to the Design Room

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.

SAS Textiles: Offering Quick-Turn and Quality Knits in Southern California

SAS Textiles: Offering Quick-Turn and Quality Knits in Southern California

For Sean Sassounian, the way to compete with cheap imports is to offer top quality and quick turnarounds.

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