TEXTILE TRENDS

Cinergy Textiles Inc. #Lace-193

The Real Teal

Teal makes a comeback as textile designers rediscover the blue/green shade for geometric prints, ethnic patterns and pretty florals.

Solid Stone Fabrics “Explosion Velvet”

Black on Black

With black, gunmetal and silver embellishments on a black ground, textiles go dramatic with tone-on-tone patterns such as foil prints and burnout velvets.

Triple Textile #L-603-J

Animal Kingdom

Cats, zebras and reptiles—textile designers find inspiration in the animal kingdom.

Textile Secrets International Inc. “Jungle Beat”

Ochre

Shades of ochre—from khaki and gold to rich rusts and loamy browns—add warmth to florals, abstracts and ‘60s mod prints.

Robert Kaufman Fabrics #SRK-14578-24 “London Calling”

Pretty Plum

Plum shades add pretty sophistication to florals, geometrics, stripes and abstracts.

Taiana Blu #2010151 “Pennet”

Stripes

Stripes get a modern update with bold colors and modern mixing.

NEWS

Gildan Looking to Open Two U.S. Spinning Facilities

Montreal-based Gildan Activewear Inc. will be investing at least $200 million in 2014 and 2015 to build two new yarn-spinning facilities in the United States.

California’s Apparel and Textile Employment Decline

California’s Apparel and Textile Employment Decline

Jobs in apparel and textile manufacturing in California and Los Angeles County shrank slightly during the month of August compared with last year, according to state employment figures.

LA International Textile Show Resource Guide

Antex Knitting Mills/div. of Matchmaster Dyeing & Finishing Inc., Britannia Mills Ltd., Buhler Quality Yarns Corp.,

LA Textile Show Preview Textile Trends

LA Textile Show Preview Textile Trends

Asher Fabric Concepts, Ciabatti s.r.l., Cinergy Textiles Inc., Colorway by Nasrin, Designer Fabric Warehouse, Home Fashion Fabrics, Nipkow & Kobelt Inc.

Supima's Man of the Year

Supima's Man of the Year

Werner Bieri, left, former chief executive officer of Buhler Quality Yarns, was named Supima “Man of the Year” at the organization’s 59th annual meeting in Coalinga, Calif.

Taiwan’s Technical Textiles, Fashion Fabrics on Display at the CMC

Taiwan’s Technical Textiles, Fashion Fabrics on Display at the CMC

Fabrics made from recycled polyester, crushed oyster shell and nano-tech particles were among the offerings in the Fashion Theater at the California Market Center in Los Angeles during a two-day business matchmaking session organized by the Taiwan Textile Federation.

StyleShoots Aims to Simplify the Process of Online Product Display

StyleShoots Aims to Simplify the Process of Online Product Display

Visitors to the recent Liberty Fairs trade show in Las Vegas had a chance to demo a new system designed to make e-commerce easier.

Vertical Textile and Apparel Maker Grupo Karim’s Selects NGC for PLM and SCM

Vertical textile and apparel maker Grupo Karim’s has tapped NGC Software’s product lifecycle management (PLM) and supply chain management (SCM) solutions to help the company manage its operations in the U.S., Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico and Pakistan.

Denim Resources

Cotton Incorporated, The Denim Bank, Grace in LA, Invista, iSKO, Laken Kyra, People vs. West, Shol Textiles, Trim Networks Inc.

Cone Adds More Vintage Selvage Looms at White Oak Mill

Cone Adds More Vintage Selvage Looms at White Oak Mill

To keep up with demand for American-made selvage denim, Cone Denim is increasing capacity of selvage denim by 25 percent by installing several vintage selvage looms at its historic White Oak mill in Greenboro, N.C.

Bayer E3: Traceability From Field to Finished Product

Bayer E3: Traceability From Field to Finished Product

A new program launched by Bayer CropScience—a division of healthcare, agricultural and high-tech materials giant Bayer—lets retailers and consumers track the supply chain right to the farmer who grew the cotton.

Taiwan Textile Matchmaking at the CMC

The Taiwan Textile Federation is hosting its first-ever business matchmaking session in Los Angeles Aug. 22–23 at the California Market Center.

Emsig Introduces Unbreakable Button

New York trim supplier Emsig Manufacturing Co. has introduced an unbreakable button the company promises can withstand a compression test of 2,000 pounds per square inch.

Sourcing & LA Textile

Alanon Inc., Asher Fabric Concepts, Buhler Quality Yarns Corp., California Label Products, Cinergy Textiles, Designer Fabric Warehouse, GModa Textiles/Gina Valdez, Geltman Industries, Keylin Inc., King America/Kamtex Textile Group, Philips-Boyne Corp., Progressive Label, etc.

New NCTO President Takes Over

The National Council of Textile Organizations, a Washington, D.C., trade group that merged with two other textile organizations in March, has a new president.