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TECHNOLOGY

Supima and TextileGenesis Form Strategic Partnership for Cotton Traceability Standards

By Christian Chensvold, Contributing Writer | July 14, 2022

If you’re going to be part of a fashion scandal, it’s much better if you’re, say, the designer of a risqué dress worn on the red carpet since a little notoriety can be a boon to business. The kind you don’t want is the kind that befell red-logoed retailer Target six years ago when it turned out a bunch of fashions from so-called Egyptian cotton it was selling that were not, in fact, from the land of the pyramids.

TEXTILE TRENDS

Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Crisp Classics

Beyond the office and outside of formal events, fashion-forward style mavens are dressing in luxurious, unique plaids, hound’s-tooth and herringbone patterns that can be worn formally or styled as a cool streetwear look.

La Lame, Inc.

Ornamental Threads

Lace designs in traditional black, white and blush, in addition to updated hues, generate heartwarming anticipation of romance, while colorful embroidered styles relay a sense of quality from a bygone era that yields detailed craftwork worthy of admiration.

Cinergy Textiles, Inc.

Solid Shades

Relying on striking patterns in alluring hues, textiles featuring a single standout tone afford focus on the imagery shown on fabrics and the fabrication of pieces that command attention during any occasion.

La Lame, Inc.

A Time to Shine

Shimmery designs with sparkle signify a time to celebrate as the style set returns to enjoying fashion and setting themselves apart by wearing designs that are unexpected and vibrant, worthy of standing out.

Confetti Fabrics/KMS Group

Around the Globe

Intricate patterns stemming from different regions of the world bring unique approaches to garment making with kaleidoscope designs that rely on foundations in styles such as batiks, Art Deco arrangements, paisley and Southwestern themes.

Confetti Fabrics/KMS Group

Style in Ultraviolet

Splashes of purple in shades that range from deep eggplant, rich grape and delicate lilac afford options for different styles as they appear in blooming florals, geometric patterns, dreamy watercolors and abstract designs.

NEWS

Textile Trends: Summer Fabrics Beckon With a Lust for Life

Textile Trends: Summer Fabrics Beckon With a Lust for Life

It’s the most wonderful time of the year when the fashionable crowd prepares to emerge from a wintry cocoon of cozy pieces in rich textures and deep colors by taking stock of trends that are meant to be seen during the summer season. This season’s styles afford a great deal of optimism in addition to inviting designs that speak to the joie de vivre that this warmer time of year promotes.

Pantone Releases the Fashion Home + Interiors Paper Traveler

Pantone Releases the Fashion Home + Interiors Paper Traveler

Pantone has announced the release of the latest edition of the Pantone Fashion Home + Interiors Paper Traveler, which aims to help provide a better experience for teams and designers and allows them to work and create from anywhere.

Textiles Tick Toward Fresh Takes on Tradition for 2022

Textiles Tick Toward Fresh Takes on Tradition for 2022

As a new year begins, the fashion industry seeks a fresh start to move forward and create alluring styles. At the foundation of these design ambitions is the choice of the appropriate textiles to elevate garments and attract customers.

Hyosung’s Fashion Design Center Introduces A/W ’22/’23 Textile Trends

Hyosung’s Fashion Design Center Introduces A/W ’22/’23 Textile Trends

The Fashion Design Center, an interactive fashion studio established by textile-solutions provider Hyosung, has released its new Autumn/Winter 2022/2023 textile trends, giving a sneak peek into what major brands will be using in their collections.

Fashion for Good Cooperative Launched by Ecovative With PVH, Bestseller

Fashion for Good Cooperative Launched by Ecovative With PVH, Bestseller

Mycelium-technology company Ecovative has announced the launch of its Fashion for Good international sustainable-fashion cooperative, as Bestseller and PVH Corp. joined as founding members.

Pantone Creates New Color for COTY 2022

Pantone Creates New Color for COTY 2022

Inspired by creativity and the spirit of invention, Pantone 17-3938 Very Peri has been announced as the color authority’s Color of the Year 2022, with the tone resembling a periwinkle blue that features a violet-red undertone.

Unifi Announces Achievement of Sustainability Goal Ahead of Target

Unifi Announces Achievement of Sustainability Goal Ahead of Target

As 2022 approaches, many people are considering the resolutions they will make ahead of the new year, but for fiber innovator Unifi, Inc., a major milestone that was originally planned as a 2022 target has already been achieved.

Material Exchange Acquires Olah Inc. Agency

Material Exchange Acquires Olah Inc. Agency

Material Exchange, the fast-growing international virtual marketplace, announced it has acquired the agency division of Olah Inc., a New York–based firm focused on the denim and sportswear industries.

FABSCRAP Expansion Includes Opening of Philadelphia Location

FABSCRAP Expansion Includes Opening of Philadelphia Location

Following the May announcement of its partnerships with URBN and Nordstrom, which afforded it extensive funding, the textile recycling and reuse nonprofit FABSCRAP has opened a location in Philadelphia. In addition to bringing the group’s services to Philadelphia, FABSCRAP’s new location will allow the New York City–headquartered nonprofit to serve the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, including Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, Md.; and Southern New Jersey.

NILIT Joins The Ocean Foundation’s Blue Resilience Initiative

NILIT Joins The Ocean Foundation’s Blue Resilience Initiative

Nylon brand NILIT has partnered with The Ocean Foundation on its Blue Resilience Initiative, which aims to reestablish and safeguard essential ocean meadows and other coastal habitats.

Nearshoring and Sustainable Options Tick During LA Textile Return

Nearshoring and Sustainable Options Tick During LA Textile Return

During the return edition of LA Textile at the California Market Center in downtown Los Angeles, apparel makers and creatives were welcomed back to the trade-show floor to find inspiration following the event’s hiatus, which began after its March 2020 edition due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ralph Lauren and Dow Collaborate on New Process to Dye Cotton More Sustainably

Ralph Lauren and Dow Collaborate on New Process to Dye Cotton More Sustainably

Ralph Lauren and Dow are open-sourcing a new platform that aims to transform how the apparel industry dyes cotton.

Industry Focus: Fiber, Yarn and Fabric—What features in fiber and yarn are your clients demanding, and how is this trend shaping the future of your business?

Industry Focus: Fiber, Yarn and Fabric—What features in fiber and yarn are your clients demanding, and how is this trend shaping the future of your business?

Within the foundation of every garment constructed, at the core of each piece of clothing that is made, is the cornerstone of fashion that lays the groundwork for apparel from fiber, yarn and fabric. While consumers of the past were simply satisfied with the composition listed on the tags of their clothing, today’s customers want more.

Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Textile Trends