TEXTILE TRENDS

Texollini #3212

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

Ralph Lauren Issues New Sourcing Policy for Wood-based Fabrics

The Ralph Lauren Corp. has a new sustainable sourcing policy for its use of wood-based fabrics such as viscose and rayon.

Waterwear Textile Trends

Textile Trends

PVH and Tommy Hilfiger Join UN’s Global Sustainability Initiative

In December, PVH Corp. and its Tommy Hilfiger brand signed on to the UN Global Compact, a massive initiative aimed at harnessing business’s role in global sustainability.

Forestry and Fashion: Apparel Brands, Retailers and Mills Looking to Combat Deforestation

The impact of deforestation might initially seem like a minor concern to apparel and textile businesses, but a recent report finds a link between revenue and deforestation for nearly 200 companies, including several high-profile companies in apparel, retail and textiles.

Most Read Stories of 2016

2016's Most Read Stories

2016 In Memoriam

2016 In Memoriam

Evrnu Regenerated Cotton: Sustainable the Second Time Around

Levi’s and Target are among the early adopters of Evrnu regenerated cotton fiber, which uses 95 percent less water than virgin cotton.

Findings & Trimmings

Findings & Trimmings

Findings & Trimmings

Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Avery Dennison Collaborations Take RFID to the Design Room

Avery Dennison Collaborations Take RFID to the Design Room

Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology has found a home along the apparel-industry supply chain from factory to distribution center to retail sales floor. Some designers are looking to introduce the technology at the very beginning of the chain by incorporating RFID into the design of garments and accessories.

SAS Textiles: Offering Quick-Turn and Quality Knits in Southern California

SAS Textiles: Offering Quick-Turn and Quality Knits in Southern California

For Sean Sassounian, the way to compete with cheap imports is to offer top quality and quick turnarounds.

Cone Denim Parent Company Acquired by Beverly Hills Private-Equity Firm

Platinum Equity acquires International Textile Group, parent of Cone Denim and Burlington Industries.

Brazilian Mill Kalimo Opens in DTLA

Brazilian Mill Kalimo Opens in DTLA

After a successful run at the Los Angeles International Textile Show last March, Brazilian mill Kalimo opened a permanent showroom in downtown Los Angeles.

Fiber & Fabric: Textile Trends

Fiber & Fabric: Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Findings & Trimmings

Findings & Trimmings