Swim textile designers head to the tropics to take inspiration in lush botanicals, butterfly prints and feather imagery for swimwear and coverups.—Alison A. Nieder
A soft focus is combined with pastel shades and soft candy colors to give florals, tie-dyes, abstracts and ikats a pretty, feminine look for coverups and swim styles. —Alison A. Nieder
Bold graphic prints make a high-contrast statement with intricate geometrics, painterly abstracts, polka dots and whimsical designs.
Textiles are awash in indigo shades for deep-blue knits, high-texture knits and laces, floral prints and nautical stripes.
Two faces are better than one as textile designers offer two-faced fabrics that pair prints and solids, flat surfaces with texture and contrasting patterns.
Sophisticated animal prints range in style from traditional shades to saturated colors to metallic.
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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.
Who says tan can’t be glam? Look for added texture, a touch of shine and crisp geometric patterns.
Flower prints are lush with oversize blooms and warm shades of pink, red and orange.
Textured fabrics with plenty of surface interest go upscale with metallic yarns and shiny coatings.
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.