TEXTILE TRENDS

Malhia Kent #T82635 “Kodelia”

Stripe It

From traditional striped jerseys and seersucker to striped variations on global patterns and French terry, textile designers are finding new ways to look at stripes.

G + G Multitex Inc. #PC3138-01K

Striation

From mélange knits to variations on ikat patterns, textile designers are finding inspiration in the fine lines of striated designs.

Textile Secrets International Inc. “Tapestry Medallion”

World Beat

Textile designers continue to mash up a global mix of traditional textile designs and patterns, from geometric block prints to diffuse ikat patterns to intricate paisley designs.

NK Textile #Y2HB-1529

Lace Looks

Lace looks come in traditional constructions, detailed soutache and printed variations.

Tiss et Teint #65.4261

Animal Planet

Cat patterns, zebra stripes and lizard prints are all part of the inspiration for animal-print textiles.

Asher Fabric Concepts/Shalom B LLC #QJ420 Poly Spandex Print #R-8720

Splattered

Painterly patterns—from abstract prints to watery florals—have textiles splattered in color.

NEWS

Findings & Trimmings

Textile Trends: Findings and Trimmings.

Lenzing Begins Tencel Production at New Facility with “Jumbo” Line

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.

McCord Joins Buhler Sales Team

PJ McCord, former global sales manager for Coats PLC, has joined the team at Buhler Quality Yarns in Jefferson, Ga., as sales executive.

Textile Preview: Textile Trends

Textile Preview: Textile Trends

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Along Came a Spider Sweater

Along Came a Spider Sweater

Researchers at Japan's National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences and Shinshu University created silk fibers from silkworms that had been engineered with spider genes.

North Face Sets 100 Percent Certified Down Goal

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.

Intertextile Shanghai Offerings to Include Premium Fabrics from Europe and Asia, and Swim/Lingerie

Intertextile Shanghai Offerings to Include Premium Fabrics from Europe and Asia, and Swim/Lingerie

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.

Sourcing & Fabric Textile Trends: Gray Day

Sourcing & Fabric Textile Trends: Gray Day

Designers find inspiration in sophisticated shades of gray for double-face knits, geometric prints, traditional menswear designs and ethnic designs.

Sourcing & Fabric Textile Trends: Bouquet

Sourcing & Fabric Textile Trends: Bouquet

Designers find inspiration in flower prints from ditsey florals to more traditional floral sprays.

Sourcing & Fabric Textile Trends: Glam & Tan

Sourcing & Fabric Textile Trends: Glam & Tan

Who says tan can’t be glam? Look for added texture, a touch of shine and crisp geometric patterns.

Sourcing & Fabric Textile Trends: Hothouse Flowers

Sourcing & Fabric Textile Trends: Hothouse Flowers

Flower prints are lush with oversize blooms and warm shades of pink, red and orange.

Sourcing & Fabric Textile Trends: Textured Metallics

Sourcing & Fabric Textile Trends: Textured Metallics

Textured fabrics with plenty of surface interest go upscale with metallic yarns and shiny coatings.

Waterwear: Textile Trends

Waterwear: Textile Trends

Textile Directory

NY Textile Trends

NY Textile Trends

Textile Directory

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.