TEXTILE TRENDS

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Mad for Purple

Textile designers have gone mad for purple, offering prints, laces and novelties in shades of lilac, plum, raspberry and grape.

Pine Crest Fabrics #TFX812-09

Tropical Garden

Botanicals go lush and tropical with rich colors and exotic floral motifs.

Malhia Kent #T102387 “Pexa”

Monochrome

Sophisticated pairings of black and white—or black and ecru—add panache to everything from novelties and embroideries to prints, stripes and plaids.

Spirit Lace Enterprise #16116CO

Gilded

Lace goes luxe in rich, gilded patterns.

Malhia Kent #T03206 “Pavier” and #T89736 “Pmollie”

Stars and Bars

Designers pair star-spangled textile designs with modern plaids and grid patterns.

Malhia Kent #T102527 “Prongou”

Lash

Textile designers are offering fringed designs and lash-like motifs for edgy novelties and sophisticated prints.

NEWS

U.S. Textile and Apparel Industry Inching Forward After Steep Asian Competition

The U.S. textile and apparel industries have seen revenues slowly rise over the last seven years as free-trade agreements and rising Asian prices have given local textile and clothing makers a bit of a reprieve.

Buhler Yarns Acquired

U.S. yarn spinner Buhler Quality Yarns has been acquired by Samil Spinning Co. Ltd. in an all-cash deal for an undisclosed amount.

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Textile Preview: Fiber & Fabric Spotlight

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Fiber & Fabric Spotlight

Invista’s Cordura Introduces Ultra-Strong Nylon-6.6 Staple Fiber

Invista, the Wichita, Kan.–based maker of Lycra and Cordura fibers, has introduced a new high-strength Cordura, made with the company’s T420HT fiber technology.

A&E Launches Reflective Thread

American & Efird, the Mount Holly, N.C.–based industrial sewing thread maker, has introduced Anefil Reflector reflective thread.

Lenzing Launched Tencel Brand Shop at ShopStyle

Lenzing, the Austrian company that makes Tencel fibers, has partnered with fashion search engine ShopStyle to open The Tencel Denim Shop.

C-Print’s FabFad Wants to Bring Tech to Print Buying

The discussion of technology and textiles tends to focus on new fiber developments or automation within a fabric mill. Los Angeles–based printer and full-package production house C-Print has introduced FabFad, a new way to bring tech into the textile-buying process.

Yarns and Viscose Rayon Fibers Get Tangled in EU-U.S. Tariff Fight

A trade war over Europe limiting U.S. beef imports led the Obama administration last year to propose a set of retaliatory tariffs on mostly food-related goods coming from Europe.

Sourcing & Fabric: Textile Trends

Sourcing & Fabric: Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Texollini’s Latest $2 Million Investment Includes New Knitting, Dyeing and Finishing Machines

There are five reasons for a textile mill to invest in new technology, according to Amit Bracha, president and chief operating officer with the Long Beach, Calif.–based vertical textile mill Texollini.

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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.