Textile designers are seeing stripes from traditional yarndye patterns to rib knits and sheer stripes, as well as printed variations.
Designers find inspiration in floral motifs, from the garden variety to the exotic for everything from printed georgettes, silky fabrications and mesh to cottons, fine-wale cords, laces and metallics.
Kaleidoscopic designs, neon landscapes and optical-illusion geometrics give textile patterns an equal dose of art and whimsy.
With mélange yarns, slub fabrications, tweed looks, bouclés and prints that add depth, textile mills are adding texture and surface interest to knits and wovens.
Get comfortable, but don’t forgo the luxe fibers. That’s the message from textile mills that are offering luxe takes on activewear staples such as jersey, thermal, fleece and French terry.
Plaids, argyles and other geometric patterns go from traditional to off-the-wall as designers find inspiration in checks.
Textile mills and trim suppliers showcased some of their recent developments at the Texworld USA show in New York.
New York saw more than a foot of snowfall on opening day of the Jan. 20–23 run of Texworld USA.
Longtime apparel and textile industry executive Edward Woods died on Jan. 1. He was 80.
Designers lined up in the cold as Première Vision New York and Indigo New York showed the work of textile and accessories designers from 15 countries.
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Ortiz Industry has the sophisticated look of a contemporary men’s and women’s line but is engineered to perform.
Mel Matsui, denim expert and founder, Simply Blue, Christopher Blue, Indigo Hand and Pulp
Olah Inc., the textile and apparel-development firm and organizer of the Kingpins denim trade show, announced a shift in the leadership of its textile sales division.
Texworld USA, the biannual fabric show in New York, has struck a partnership with Tradegood, the online B2B sourcing site founded by Intertek.
Greensboro, N.C.–based fiber maker Unifi Inc. purchased the assets of American Drawtech from Dillon Yarn Corp. for an undisclosed amount.
Textile executive Werner Bieri died on Nov. 2 after a long battle with leukemia. He was 60.
Textile executive Werner Bieri, former president and founding chief executive officer of Buhler Quality Yarns, died on Nov. 2 after a long battle with leukemia.