TEXTILE TRENDS

Avid Ink #A181513 “Skin Seeker”

Textile Trends: ’80's Inspiration

Textile designers dive into the ’80s for inspiration for swimwear and coverups. Look for New Wave geometric patterns, Day-Glo colors and conversation prints with stars, graffiti, lips and newsprint.

MJ Textile Inc. #TH643

Textile Trends: Teal Ideal

Teal, that moody shade between blue and green, makes a comeback for swim and coverup textiles as a watery ground shade for florals, mesh, sequined styles and textured knits, as well as an accent color paired with cheery brights or crisp back-and-white patterns.

L.A. Tex & Garment #BSP-23141 D3206

Textile Trends: Hothouse Flowers

Flower prints are lush with oversize blooms and warm shades of pink, red and orange.

Vema #13336 “Tulle Invisible Champagne”

Textile Trends: Textured Metallics

Textured fabrics with plenty of surface interest go upscale with metallic yarns and shiny coatings.

Lanicifio Corti Mercello “Biblos”

Textile Trends: Glam and Tan

Who says tan can’t be glam? Look for added texture, a touch of shine and crisp geometric patterns.

Lanificio Corti Marcello “Elemento-C”

Textile Trends: Cut it Out

Laser-cut designs, appliques and burnout styles add a third dimension and surface interest to textiles.

NEWS

North Face Sets 100 Percent Certified Down Goal

By 2017, The North Face plans to have all its down 100 percent certified and responsibly sourced using the Responsible Down Standard, a third-party standard.

Intertextile Shanghai Offerings to Include Premium Fabrics from Europe and Asia, and Swim/Lingerie

Intertextile Shanghai Offerings to Include Premium Fabrics from Europe and Asia, and Swim/Lingerie

During its Oct. 20–23 run at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics will host more than 3,500 exhibitors from more than 30 countries. Offerings include a lingerie and swimwear area with more than 80 lace, embroidery and swimwear and lingerie fabrics suppliers.

Sourcing & Fabric Textile Trends: Gray Day

Sourcing & Fabric Textile Trends: Gray Day

Designers find inspiration in sophisticated shades of gray for double-face knits, geometric prints, traditional menswear designs and ethnic designs.

Sourcing & Fabric Textile Trends: Bouquet

Sourcing & Fabric Textile Trends: Bouquet

Designers find inspiration in flower prints from ditsey florals to more traditional floral sprays.

Sourcing & Fabric Textile Trends: Glam & Tan

Sourcing & Fabric Textile Trends: Glam & Tan

Who says tan can’t be glam? Look for added texture, a touch of shine and crisp geometric patterns.

Sourcing & Fabric Textile Trends: Hothouse Flowers

Sourcing & Fabric Textile Trends: Hothouse Flowers

Flower prints are lush with oversize blooms and warm shades of pink, red and orange.

Sourcing & Fabric Textile Trends: Textured Metallics

Sourcing & Fabric Textile Trends: Textured Metallics

Textured fabrics with plenty of surface interest go upscale with metallic yarns and shiny coatings.

Waterwear: Textile Trends

Waterwear: Textile Trends

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NY Textile Trends

NY Textile Trends

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Demand-Based Manufacturing Readies for Commercial Roll-Out

A California-based company that is pairing the disruptive technologies of purchase activated and demand manufacturing with a waterless dyeing and printing process expects to soon sign the first contracts for commercialization.

Pacific Coast Knitting: High-End Knitting in LA’s Huntington Park

Pacific Coast Knitting: High-End Knitting in LA’s Huntington Park

Pacific Coast Knitting’s showroom has racks of sweater knits, double-faced fabrics, sheer knits and styles with multi-color slubs, as well as basic fabrics.

Première Vision Preview Summit to Cover Sustainability From Fast-Fashion to Luxe

Model and actress Amber Valetta and representatives of Gucci, Eileen Fisher and the Council of Fashion Designers of America will be on hand to discuss sustainability issues across the supply chain at the upcoming July 22–23 run of Première Vision Preview New York in its new location at Pier 92 in New York.

Invista Launching Bio-Based Lycra

This fall, Invista will begin shipping a new version of Lycra made with a biologically based ingredient that will replace the petroleum-based chemical traditionally used to make Lycra.

Martex Expands Reclaimed Fiber Capacity, Names New Executives

With the addition of a fiber reclamation line at its facility in Spartanburg, S.C., Martex Fiber Southern Corp. will see an increase in its plant capacity for fibers made from cotton and cotton/polyester textile waste.

New Hank Pola Scholarship Presented at FIDM

New Hank Pola Scholarship Presented at FIDM

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising student Shayna Goldberg received the first Hank Pola Scholarship at an April 17 event at FIDM’s downtown Los Angeles campus.

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