TEXTILE TRENDS

Kalimo #15742 EXP New Rib Viscocrepe Listrado

Line Up!

Look for knit and woven stripes in rugby styles, pinstripes and novelty varieties.

Solstiss #867446

In the Pink

Pink is a perennial favorite with shades ranging from soft petal and mauve to cotton candy and fuchsia.

A Plus Fabrics Inc. #DJ222 PK Dimple

Round Midnight

Designers head to the dark side to create dramatic laces, denims, fancies and novelty knits in rich shades of black.

D&N Textiles Inc. #6397

Stretch Velvet

Textile designers continue to experiment with stretch velvets, offering novelty patterns and rich colors.

Carmen Molina Silk #172-107D1

Silver & Gray

Cool shades of silver and gray work for detailed laces as well as performance knits.

Tricots Liesse Inc. #917247

Polka Dots

Designers are seeing spots with polka-dot patterns, novelty knits and dobby fabrics.

NEWS

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Twin Dragon Introduces New Denim With Performance, Sustainability Qualities

Gardena, Calif.–based Twin Dragon Marketing is rolling out new denim made with Unifi’s Sorbtek wicking fiber as well as with Unifi’s recycled Repreve fiber.

Textile Design Winner

Textile Design Winner

Megan Weitz, a textile design student at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, received the Hank Pola Scholarship at an Aug. 28 reception at the design school’s FIDM Museum and Galleries in downtown Los Angeles.

Groceries Apparel Looks to Build a Natural Dyehouse in Southern California

In a rapidly changing fashion market, Matt Boelk and Rob Lohman basically want to build a new segment from the ground up.

Cotton Prices Holding Stable as China Continues to Sell Off Its Reserves

Cotton prices should remain on a level playing field and even decline a bit next year as farmers around the world plant more acreage.

Sourcing & Fabric: Textile Trends

Sourcing & Fabric: Textile Trends

Textile Trends

French Tanneries Make Their West Coast Debut at the CMC

French Tanneries Make Their West Coast Debut at the CMC

The California Market Center played host to a small coterie of French tanneries when six companies showcased their upscale leathers for apparel, accessories and home décor July 13–14 in a suite on the CMC’s eighth floo

AAFOA Looking to Drive Innovation for Functional Fabrics

Advanced Functional Fabrics of America—which is based at MIT and has nearly 100 members from a diverse group of manufacturers, startups and institutes of higher learning—is leading a $317 million private-public effort to drive innovation in textile and fiber manufacturing.

Hyosung and Sofileta Partner for New Creora Fresh Collection

French textile mill Sofileta is working with South Korean fiber company Hyosung on a new collection featuring Hyosung’s Creora Fresh fiber.

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NY Textile Preview Textile Trends

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Candiani, Albiate 1830 and Matias Showcase Italian Denim Innovation in L.A.

Candiani, Albiate 1830 and Matias Showcase Italian Denim Innovation in L.A.

Albiate 1830, the denim division of Bergamo, Italy–based Italian mill Gruppo Albini, and Italian denim mill Candiani joined forces to create FineFusions, a collection that showcases “top Italian heritage, cutting-edge thinking and a virtuous spirit.”

Cone’s S Gene Tech Turns 10

Greensboro, N.C.–based denim mill Cone Denim is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of its S Gene dual-core technology.

Findings & Trimmings Spotlight

Findings & Trimmings Spotlight

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Lenzing Takes Eco a Step Further

The producer of Tencel, the closed-loop cellulosic fiber made from eucalyptus-tree pulp, has a new eco-friendly fiber. Austrian fiber maker Lenzing has introduced a new fiber made from cotton scraps and wood.