TEXTILE TRENDS

G&G Multitex Inc./ Geotex #5E186/011 “Seiko”

Textile Trends: Olive & Rust

Shades of burgundy and rust are mixed with olive and evergreen to create a sophisticated color combination for prints and textured patterns.

Filofi/Daho International #NB- NS116

Textile Trends: Sweater Knits

Knits are getting lofty as textile designers offer sweater knits with extra texture. Look for laces and pointelles, as well as space dyes and open-weave fabrications.

Textile Secrets International Inc. “Big Lace”

Textile Trends: Lace Looks

Lace, lace prints and lace-like looks continue, as textile designers offer new variations on the classic, feminine style.

Jay Ann Fabrics Inc. #R8098/5

Textile Trends: Stripe It

Textile designers are seeing stripes from traditional yarndye patterns to rib knits and sheer stripes, as well as printed variations.

NK Textile “Floral Metallic”

Textile Trends: Garden Florals

Designers find inspiration in floral motifs, from the garden variety to the exotic for everything from printed georgettes, silky fabrications and mesh to cottons, fine-wale cords, laces and metallics.

G&G Multitex Inc./Geotex #96180/1002 “Go Cam”

Textile Trends: Pop Optics

Kaleidoscopic designs, neon landscapes and optical-illusion geometrics give textile patterns an equal dose of art and whimsy.

NEWS

Demand-Based Manufacturing Readies for Commercial Roll-Out

A California-based company that is pairing the disruptive technologies of purchase activated and demand manufacturing with a waterless dyeing and printing process expects to soon sign the first contracts for commercialization.

Pacific Coast Knitting: High-End Knitting in LA’s Huntington Park

Pacific Coast Knitting: High-End Knitting in LA’s Huntington Park

Pacific Coast Knitting’s showroom has racks of sweater knits, double-faced fabrics, sheer knits and styles with multi-color slubs, as well as basic fabrics.

Première Vision Preview Summit to Cover Sustainability From Fast-Fashion to Luxe

Model and actress Amber Valetta and representatives of Gucci, Eileen Fisher and the Council of Fashion Designers of America will be on hand to discuss sustainability issues across the supply chain at the upcoming July 22–23 run of Première Vision Preview New York in its new location at Pier 92 in New York.

Invista Launching Bio-Based Lycra

This fall, Invista will begin shipping a new version of Lycra made with a biologically based ingredient that will replace the petroleum-based chemical traditionally used to make Lycra.

Martex Expands Reclaimed Fiber Capacity, Names New Executives

With the addition of a fiber reclamation line at its facility in Spartanburg, S.C., Martex Fiber Southern Corp. will see an increase in its plant capacity for fibers made from cotton and cotton/polyester textile waste.

New Hank Pola Scholarship Presented at FIDM

New Hank Pola Scholarship Presented at FIDM

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising student Shayna Goldberg received the first Hank Pola Scholarship at an April 17 event at FIDM’s downtown Los Angeles campus.

Introducing Forever Black Denim

Introducing Forever Black Denim

Gardena, Calif.–based denim maker Twin Dragon Marketing is using Lenzing’s Modal to make a black denim that is colorfast and requires less water to produce than a traditional black denim made with sulfur dye.

Los Angeles International Textile Show

Los Angeles International Textile Show

A slow start on opening day of the March 10–12 run of the Los Angeles International Textile Show gave way to a flurry of activity as a mix of established brands and emerging designers turned out to source fabric, trim, trend and technology resources.

Fiber & Fabric: Textile Trends

Fiber & Fabric: Textile Trends

Textile Directory

Free Seminars at the LA Textile Show

During the March 10–12 run of the Los Angeles International Textile Show at the California Market Center, the CMC is hosting a series of free seminars on the 13th floor of the building.

Textile Preview: Textile Trends

Textile Preview: Textile Trends

Textile Directory

Première Vision Acquires Leather and Fur Show Cuir à Paris

Première Vision S.A. is growing its portfolio of upscale textile and trim trade shows, which includes Première Vision, Indigo, Expofil, Modamont, Tissu Premier and Fatex, with the addition of leather and fur trade show the Cuir à Paris.

Cone Serves Up Denim With Ketchup and Mustard

Cone Serves Up Denim With Ketchup and Mustard

Cone Denim is in Las Vegas this week with the latest in its lineup of denim made from recycled plastic bottles.

T-Chip: Transparency at the Textile Chemical Level

Brands and retailers looking at the transparency of their supply chain often hit a stumbling block when it came to their chemical suppliers.

Hemp: From Outlaw Fabric to Legal Threads

After 20 years, Rob Jungmann, president of the Los Angeles–headquartered Jungmaven hemp T-shirt brand, might be seeing his business turned upside down.