Textile inspiration takes flight with butterfly and feather prints.
Classic pairings of black and white—with a touch of gray—are made modern with new fabrics and yarns, an exaggerated scale or metallic trim.
Designers use painterly techniques and fluid color play to give textiles a watercolor effect.
Designers go on a world tour for inspiration culled from traditional textiles and updates in modern colorways and fabrics.
Textiles designers head to the garden for inspiration, adding a dash of romantic rosy shades to florals, laces, animal patterns and abstract prints.
Striped patterns range from geometric abstracts to free-form conversations and to nautical stripes in traditional and candy-colored variations.
Olah Inc., the New York–based global textile and apparel development firm and producer of the Kingpins trade show, has struck a partnership with Prosperity Textiles, a Chinese denim mill that can produce up to 5 million yards of denim per month.
Swiss chemical company Clariant has released several new dye developments for the denim market.
Spartanburg, S.C.–based Martex Fiber Southern Corp. acquired JBM Fibers, a recycled fiber–manufacturing facility in Brownsville, Texas, with a diverse national customer base for recycled textile products made from post-consumer textile waste.
Color evaluation, control and management are on the agenda at an upcoming two-day workshop hosted by the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists.
X-Rite Inc. and its subsidiary Pantone have a new compact spectrophotometer that can help apparel makers efficiently measure color accuracy across the supply chain.
Social Accountability International (SAI), has named Eileen Fisher executive Amy Hall chair of the New York
Apparel companies are taking a closer look at their offshore manufacturing facilities
Hans (Hank) Pola died on May 27 after a short illness following a stroke. He was 78 years old.
Buhler Quality Yarns Corp., Continental Business Credit, Progressive Label, Designer Fabric Warehouse, S & J USA Inc.
The National Council of Textile Organizations in Washington, D.C., re-elected Bill Jasper to a third term as chairman of the trade group.
Designers and manufacturers looking for in-stock fabrics with no minimum-yardage requirements have a new resource in Vernon, Calif.
The California Market Center is continuing its effort to shift the dates of its Los Angeles International Textile Show, which will host its Fall/Winter 2014/15 edition Sept. 30–Oct.2. ...
A jam-packed calendar pushed the dates of the Los Angeles International Textile Show up a month earlier, putting the show immediately after the Las Vegas trade shows and concurrent with Coterie in New York.
Representatives fromPortland, Ore.–based Crailar were on hand at the recent Los Angeles International Textile Show at the California Market Center to promote the use of its flax fiber as a natural alternative to cotton.
Turkish denim mill Isko recently introduced several new fabric innovations for its Spring/Summer 2014 collection. ...