Denim—and denim-friendly fabrics—go sophisticated in deep shades of indigo and navy.
Shades of grape, violet and eggplant color sophisticated laces, floral prints and active knits.
It’s always sweater weather with loose-knit fabrics, bouclés, French terry and highly textural textiles.
Go for high gloss with foil-printed fabrics, metallic laces and reflective textiles.
The classic pairing of black and white adds sophistication to prints and graphic punch to knits and stripes.
Natural shades of beige and khaki—and soft versions of brighter hues—are warm neutral options for prints, patterns and knits.
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.
For Sean Sassounian, the way to compete with cheap imports is to offer top quality and quick turnarounds.
Platinum Equity acquires International Textile Group, parent of Cone Denim and Burlington Industries.
After a successful run at the Los Angeles International Textile Show last March, Brazilian mill Kalimo opened a permanent showroom in downtown Los Angeles.
Findings & Trimmings
Saco River Dyehouse, a startup company formed in Biddeford, Maine, four years ago to dye yarn skeins for the home knitting industry, has moved into a new facility and has invested heavily in new equipment as it broadens into assorted technical textiles markets.
At the Aug. 14–17 run of Sourcing at MAGIC, Spanish laser-finishing company Jeanologia discusses sustainable solutions for denim makers, including the “one glass, one garment” process.
Denim North America and Jimtex Yarns, a division of Martex Fiber Southern Corp., have teamed up to launch a new sustainable denim collection called R3 Denim.
Members of the U.S. apparel industry turned out recently at a demonstration of a new machine that combines the functions of a spinning machine and a knitting machine.
Cotton prices are on the rise after holding steady for the last few years.