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Textile Trends

| September 27, 2018

Fall Textile Trends


Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Fall’s Finest

Designers are inspired by the colors of fall. As the days grow shorter and the leaves change, the season is filled with vibrant colors ranging from red, orange and yellow to purple, pink and magenta.

Cinergy Textiles, Inc.

Café Noir

For centuries, black has been associated with a sophisticated look appropriate for any occasion. It is the foundation of male formal attire and was used for some of the most iconic fashion statements of the 20th century.

Fabric Selection Inc.

Celebrating Squareness

Checks and plaids are beloved classic patterns, which evoke feelings of tradition and nostalgia dating back to the 18th century. In recent years, plaids have been a growing trend seen on the runways for every kind of consumer. Hipsters and surfers have made plaid a part of their uniform. Plaid is one pattern that may never go out of style.

Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Striations Abound

Stripes are one of the most classic fabric patterns. They go from wildly bold to skinny seersucker stripes. In the fashion world, stripes keep on giving year after year.

Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Talk About Fun

In the 1800s, textile manufacturers began making print fabrics with recognizable images. The practice became more popular in the early 20th century. Conversation prints and other fun fabrics allow the buyer to express the lighter side of life.


Botanical Blooms

Floral-printed fabrics have been a fashion staple for centuries. They replaced the practice of wearing fresh floral wreaths and brooches. During the Middle Ages, European merchants imported floral prints from the East. The popularity of floral prints has never wavered.


Unifi Buys National Spinning Co.

Unifi Inc., known for its synthetic and recycled yarns, has agreed to buy the dyed-yarn business and assets of National Spinning Co. Both are located in North Carolina.

GOTS Gets Two New Leaders

After leading the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) nonprofit since it was founded in 2002, Herbert Ladwig has stepped down as managing director, turning leadership over to two people.

New Chairman Elected for the National Council of Textile Organizations

At its annual meeting, the National Council of Textile Organizations elected Marty Moran, chief executive of Buhler Quality Yarns Corp. in Jefferson, Ga., as its chairman. Previously, he had been the vice chairman of NCTO.

Two Important Textile and Fiber Organizations Merge

As of April 1, the National Council of Textile Organizations and the American Fiber Manufacturers Association will be one.

Findings & Trimmings

Findings & Trimmings

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Supima Cotton’s Origin to be Verified in New Program

In the world of cotton, it is an open secret that some products labeled 100 percent Egyptian or Pima cotton are not what they appear and are really cheaper cotton.

Cooling Fabrics Are Becoming Really Cool

Cooling Fabrics Are Becoming Really Cool

Companies involved in the development of fabrics that achieve a cooling effect are proliferating in the U.S. to meet demands by apparel makers and other manufacturers.

New High-Tech Yarn Is the Ticket to Smart Garments

New High-Tech Yarn Is the Ticket to Smart Garments

A North Carolina yarn manufacturer is hoping to “push the envelope” in the burgeoning smart textiles category.

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Textile Trends

Polartec Introduces Less Bulky, Insulation Fabric

Polartec was introduced on the fabric scene more than 30 years ago as an alternative to wool. It offers wool’s warmth but is not as heavy and is machine washable.

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Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Texworld USA Launches ‘Explore the Floor’ Series

An added feature this year at Texworld USA is the new “Explore the Floor” series, which features tours for attendees to walk the show floor with industry experts.

New Functional-Fabric Fair Being Launched This Summer

Reed Exhibitions has announced it is organizing a new functional-fabric fair this summer in New York to be held during New York market week.

Lenzing CEO Is Reappointed

At its Dec. 13 meeting, Lenzing’s board reappointed Stefan Doboczky as its chief executive.