Cheerful Mediterranean blue and turquoise add a fresh look to stripes, florals and abstract designs.
From casual stripes and prints to intricate embroideries and sequins, shades of blue from indigo to chambray give textile designs a denim-friendly look.
Global inspiration continues to play out in prints and woven patterns from stark block-printed designs to intricately detailed patterns to textured woven plaids.
Checked patterns from traditional plaid, houndstooth and gingham to abstract variations range from sophisticated suiting and shirting styles to whimsical prints and metallic mesh.
Bright shades of lime green are key to pair with blue for preppy plaids or orange for ethnic-inspired checked designs. The shade brightens botanical prints, sophisticated lace and subtle stripes.
Designers play with surface texture and depth for striped patterns from rugby to nautical to regatta and textured, thermal, waffle and honeycomb knits.
Velcro Companies acquired two Belgium-based companies specializing in hook-and-loop fasteners and elastic and rigid webbing in a move the company says will broaden its product portfolio, expand its presence in Europe, and facilitate research and development “to speed the pace of product innovations.”
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An Alaska-based company, Tidal Vision, wants to recycle fishery waste products like fish skin and crab shells into textile products.
Knitting a Supply Chain that Stretches from the U.S. to the Caribbean
New developments in technical textiles and machinery were high- lighted and honored during the recent Techtextil and Texprocess shows in Frankfurt, Germany.
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Modern Art, Orange Crush, Check Mate, Full Bloom, Key Lime, Stripes & Thermals, Silver & Gold.
Los Angeles–based knitter Asher Fabric Concepts has hired Jolie Fierro as vice president of sales for its newly launched Asher Active Athletic Concepts division of performance knits for the fitness, yoga and athletic markets.
To address that issue, denim sustainability will be one of the main topics at the next Kingpins Show, the international denim sourcing show whose next edition will be April 16–18 in Amsterdam.
Sourcing and Fabric, February 2015 Textile Trends.
Los Angeles–based apparel software and equipment solutions provider Tukatech has introduced a cloud-based Virtual Sample solution to allow apparel makers to accelerate the approval process when developing product.
Twice a year, textile and apparel executives travel to New York to participate in a slate of trade shows that include textile shows Texworld USA, Kingpins, Première Vision, Indigo and DG Expo; menswear shows MRket, Project New York, Liberty and Capsule; and streetwear show Agenda. And in July the schedule also includes yarn show SpinExpo.
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