TEXTILE TRENDS

Fabric Selection Inc.

Celebrating Squareness

Checks and plaids are beloved classic patterns, which evoke feelings of tradition and nostalgia dating back to the 18th century. In recent years, plaids have been a growing trend seen on the runways for every kind of consumer. Hipsters and surfers have made plaid a part of their uniform. Plaid is one pattern that may never go out of style.

Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Striations Abound

Stripes are one of the most classic fabric patterns. They go from wildly bold to skinny seersucker stripes. In the fashion world, stripes keep on giving year after year.

Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Talk About Fun

In the 1800s, textile manufacturers began making print fabrics with recognizable images. The practice became more popular in the early 20th century. Conversation prints and other fun fabrics allow the buyer to express the lighter side of life.

Texollini

Botanical Blooms

Floral-printed fabrics have been a fashion staple for centuries. They replaced the practice of wearing fresh floral wreaths and brooches. During the Middle Ages, European merchants imported floral prints from the East. The popularity of floral prints has never wavered.

Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Blue Muse

The color blue has been used in textiles for more than 200 years. Originally derived from plants, synthetic dyes allow a variety of blues for multiple textile uses.

Confetti Fabrics

Bands and Bars

One of the most classic fabric patterns, striped textiles are used for many occasions. First appearing in medieval times, they were worn by the lesser of society. Stripes gained popularity in England in the 19th century with Queen Victoria. Stripes became mainstream in the 20th century.

NEWS

Obituary: Jack Berger, Textile Converter, 94

Jack Berger, the cofounder of The Print Works, a swimwear textile converting company, passed away on Dec. 16, 2017, of cancer. He was 94.

Hyosung Names New Marketing Director, New U.S-Based Executives

New execs at Hyosung in U.S. offices.

Artistic Milliners Introduces Sustainable Indigo Dye Process

A dirty secret of the denim business is the amount of water, chemicals and energy it takes to get that classic indigo blue. Pakistan denim mill Artistic Milliners hopes to change that with Crystal Clear, a newly introduced process that the company is calling “the cleanest indigo dyeing process.”

Cone, Lenzing and Unifi Partner for Future Black + Denim With Recycled Materials

Cone, Lenzing and Unifi Partner for Future Black + Denim With Recycled Materials

Fiber makers Lenzing and Unifi have teamed up with fabric mill Cone Denim to introduce Future Black+, a denim made with Unifi’s recycled Repreve fibers andLenzing Modal.

Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Findings & Trimmings Spotlight

Findings & Trimmings Spotlight

Findings & Trimmings

Denim Production in the United States Hit With Another Blow

One of the last mills in the United States to make denim fabric has decided to shutter its denim production and concentrate on technical fabrics.

Creora and Bossa Team Up for Xplay

Korean fiber and yarn company Hyosung Corp. and Turkish denim mill Bossa are introducing a new collection of bi-stretch denim at the Nov. 14–15 run of Denim Première Vision in Paris.

Artisan Cloth’s New L.A. HQ Showcases International mix of Premium Denim

Artisan Cloth’s New L.A. HQ Showcases International mix of Premium Denim

Brad Alden Mowry and Danielle Lee are putting the finishing touches on the new 2,600-square-foot showroom space in downtown Los Angeles for their denim textile company, Artisan Cloth.

Goldschmied Introduces Denim Capsule Made with Lenzing Refibra

Goldschmied Introduces Denim Capsule Made with Lenzing Refibra

At the Oct. 25–26 run of Kingpins Amsterdam, denim designer Adriano Goldschmied introduced a denim capsule collection made with Refibra, a newly launched fiber developed by Lenzing AG, the makers of Tencel.

Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Designers head to the dark side to create dramatic laces, denims, fancies and novelty knits in rich shades of black.

Eastman’s Newest Cellulosic Blends Sustainability and Comfort in an Easy-Care Fiber

Eastman’s Newest Cellulosic Blends Sustainability and Comfort in an Easy-Care Fiber

Kingsport, Tenn.–based Eastman has been making cellulosic fiber for decades, but its newest product tweaks the formula to offer a sustainable fiber with easy-care attributes.

ITG Closing Cone’s White Oak Denim Mill

ITG Closing Cone’s White Oak Denim Mill

After 112 years in operation, Cone Denim’s White Oak mill in Greensboro, N.C., will close at the end of the year.

Fiber & Fabric Textile Trends

Fiber & Fabric Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Lenzing’s Adds Traceability to its Sustainability Message With EcoVero Viscose

Fiber maker Lenzing has launched a new line of viscose fibers that are both environmentally friendly and traceable.