TEXTILE TRENDS

Eclat Textile Co. Ltd. #RT1601075 Single Jacquard

Indigo Inspiration

Denim—and denim-friendly fabrics—go sophisticated in deep shades of indigo and navy.

Eclat Textile Co. Ltd. #RT1402251 Single Jersey Lightweight Reflection

In the Purple

Shades of grape, violet and eggplant color sophisticated laces, floral prints and active knits.

SAS Textiles #10777-01 Loop Terry Plaid

Sweater Weather

It’s always sweater weather with loose-knit fabrics, bouclés, French terry and highly textural textiles.

A Plus Fabrics Inc. #LX-606L

Hi-Gloss

Go for high gloss with foil-printed fabrics, metallic laces and reflective textiles.

Fabric Selection Inc. #POP3709-SE50642

Black & White

The classic pairing of black and white adds sophistication to prints and graphic punch to knits and stripes.

Jay Ann Fabrics Inc. #379/6

Natural Selection

Natural shades of beige and khaki—and soft versions of brighter hues—are warm neutral options for prints, patterns and knits.

NEWS

NY Textile Trends

NY Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Hyosung Strikes Deal With Best Pacific Textiles

South Korea–based Hyosung, maker of Creora spandex, has partnered with knit mill Best Pacific Textiles to create a series of smart fabrics.

Unifi Expands Repreve Production to Vietnam, Distribution in Asia

Vietnam is the next stop for Repreve, according to Greensboro, N.C.–based Unifi Inc., which produces the fiber made from recycled materials including plastic bottles.

Lenzing Opens New Tencel Facility in the U.S.

Lenzing is expanding its U.S. operations for production of Tencel fibers in Mobile, Ala. The new facility will have a capacity of 90,000 tons of fiber and represents an investment of nearly $300 million.

Ralph Lauren Issues New Sourcing Policy for Wood-based Fabrics

The Ralph Lauren Corp. has a new sustainable sourcing policy for its use of wood-based fabrics such as viscose and rayon.

Waterwear Textile Trends

Textile Trends

PVH and Tommy Hilfiger Join UN’s Global Sustainability Initiative

In December, PVH Corp. and its Tommy Hilfiger brand signed on to the UN Global Compact, a massive initiative aimed at harnessing business’s role in global sustainability.

Forestry and Fashion: Apparel Brands, Retailers and Mills Looking to Combat Deforestation

The impact of deforestation might initially seem like a minor concern to apparel and textile businesses, but a recent report finds a link between revenue and deforestation for nearly 200 companies, including several high-profile companies in apparel, retail and textiles.

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2016 In Memoriam

2016 In Memoriam

Evrnu Regenerated Cotton: Sustainable the Second Time Around

Levi’s and Target are among the early adopters of Evrnu regenerated cotton fiber, which uses 95 percent less water than virgin cotton.

Findings & Trimmings

Findings & Trimmings

Findings & Trimmings

Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Avery Dennison Collaborations Take RFID to the Design Room

Avery Dennison Collaborations Take RFID to the Design Room

Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology has found a home along the apparel-industry supply chain from factory to distribution center to retail sales floor. Some designers are looking to introduce the technology at the very beginning of the chain by incorporating RFID into the design of garments and accessories.

SAS Textiles: Offering Quick-Turn and Quality Knits in Southern California

SAS Textiles: Offering Quick-Turn and Quality Knits in Southern California

For Sean Sassounian, the way to compete with cheap imports is to offer top quality and quick turnarounds.