TEXTILE TRENDS

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Textile Trends: Tropical Garden

Swim textile designers head to the tropics to take inspiration in lush botanicals, butterfly prints and feather imagery for swimwear and coverups.—Alison A. Nieder

NK Textiles/Nipkow & Kobelt Inc.  #A-4733

Textile Trends: Soft Focus

A soft focus is combined with pastel shades and soft candy colors to give florals, tie-dyes, abstracts and ikats a pretty, feminine look for coverups and swim styles. —Alison A. Nieder

Geotex #5L882 “One Way”

Textile Trends: Going Graphic

Bold graphic prints make a high-contrast statement with intricate geometrics, painterly abstracts, polka dots and whimsical designs.

Filofi/Daho International Inc. #FU-18041

Textile Trends: Indigo

Textiles are awash in indigo shades for deep-blue knits, high-texture knits and laces, floral prints and nautical stripes.

La Lame Inc. “Spacer A-1”

Textile Trends: Two Faced

Two faces are better than one as textile designers offer two-faced fabrics that pair prints and solids, flat surfaces with texture and contrasting patterns.

Cinergy Textiles Inc. #Heavy0GGT-046

Textile Trends: Jungle Love

Sophisticated animal prints range in style from traditional shades to saturated colors to metallic.

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Findings & Trimmings

Textile Trends: Findings and Trimmings.

Lenzing Begins Tencel Production at New Facility with “Jumbo” Line

Lenzing, the Austrian maker of Tencel fibers, is on track to meet its planned production target of 30,000 tons of Tencel fiber at its new production facility at the Lenzing headquarters in Austria.

McCord Joins Buhler Sales Team

PJ McCord, former global sales manager for Coats PLC, has joined the team at Buhler Quality Yarns in Jefferson, Ga., as sales executive.

Textile Preview: Textile Trends

Textile Preview: Textile Trends

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Along Came a Spider Sweater

Along Came a Spider Sweater

Researchers at Japan's National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences and Shinshu University created silk fibers from silkworms that had been engineered with spider genes.

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.