Cheerful Mediterranean blue and turquoise add a fresh look to stripes, florals and abstract designs.
From casual stripes and prints to intricate embroideries and sequins, shades of blue from indigo to chambray give textile designs a denim-friendly look.
Global inspiration continues to play out in prints and woven patterns from stark block-printed designs to intricately detailed patterns to textured woven plaids.
Checked patterns from traditional plaid, houndstooth and gingham to abstract variations range from sophisticated suiting and shirting styles to whimsical prints and metallic mesh.
Bright shades of lime green are key to pair with blue for preppy plaids or orange for ethnic-inspired checked designs. The shade brightens botanical prints, sophisticated lace and subtle stripes.
Designers play with surface texture and depth for striped patterns from rugby to nautical to regatta and textured, thermal, waffle and honeycomb knits.
With 15 halls covering nearly 1.8 millionsquare feet of space and more than 3,800 exhibitors showing textiles and trim from 30 countries and regions, the Oct. 20–23 run of the Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics trade show could be described as massive.
When the giant Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics 2014 trade show opens on Oct. 20 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai, visitors will find a newly expanded Beyond Denim hall, featuring exhibitors from six countries and regions.
Josi Severson’s original prints feature mid-century graphics in a sunny palette. The Minneapolis-based designer has designed fabrics for companies such as Crate & Barrel, Thibaut, Joseph Abboud, Richloom Fabrics and Blu Dot.
A 19th-century textile mill in northern Connecticut is currently humming with the activity of 40 looms making woolen and worsted fabrics for the American luxury market.
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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.
PJ McCord, former global sales manager for Coats PLC, has joined the team at Buhler Quality Yarns in Jefferson, Ga., as sales executive.
Researchers at Japan's National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences and Shinshu University created silk fibers from silkworms that had been engineered with spider genes.
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.
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.
Designers find inspiration in sophisticated shades of gray for double-face knits, geometric prints, traditional menswear designs and ethnic designs.
Designers find inspiration in flower prints from ditsey florals to more traditional floral sprays.