TEXTILE TRENDS

Denis & Fils #US0011.818

Touch of Turquoise

Cheerful Mediterranean blue and turquoise add a fresh look to stripes, florals and abstract designs.

D&N Textiles Inc. #5545

Denim Friendly

From casual stripes and prints to intricate embroideries and sequins, shades of blue from indigo to chambray give textile designs a denim-friendly look.

Geotex #95453

International Inspiration

Global inspiration continues to play out in prints and woven patterns from stark block-printed designs to intricately detailed patterns to textured woven plaids.

660/661 Taiana Blu #T870002 “Itex”

Check Mate

Checked patterns from traditional plaid, houndstooth and gingham to abstract variations range from sophisticated suiting and shirting styles to whimsical prints and metallic mesh.

Jay Ann Fabrics Inc. #420/8

Key Lime

Bright shades of lime green are key to pair with blue for preppy plaids or orange for ethnic-inspired checked designs. The shade brightens botanical prints, sophisticated lace and subtle stripes.

Philips-Boyne Corp. #Y/D8839LBL

Stripes & Thermals

Designers play with surface texture and depth for striped patterns from rugby to nautical to regatta and textured, thermal, waffle and honeycomb knits.

NEWS

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

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NY Textile Trends

NY Textile Trends

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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.

Pacific Coast Knitting: High-End Knitting in LA’s Huntington Park

Pacific Coast Knitting: High-End Knitting in LA’s Huntington Park

Pacific Coast Knitting’s showroom has racks of sweater knits, double-faced fabrics, sheer knits and styles with multi-color slubs, as well as basic fabrics.

Première Vision Preview Summit to Cover Sustainability From Fast-Fashion to Luxe

Model and actress Amber Valetta and representatives of Gucci, Eileen Fisher and the Council of Fashion Designers of America will be on hand to discuss sustainability issues across the supply chain at the upcoming July 22–23 run of Première Vision Preview New York in its new location at Pier 92 in New York.

Invista Launching Bio-Based Lycra

This fall, Invista will begin shipping a new version of Lycra made with a biologically based ingredient that will replace the petroleum-based chemical traditionally used to make Lycra.

Martex Expands Reclaimed Fiber Capacity, Names New Executives

With the addition of a fiber reclamation line at its facility in Spartanburg, S.C., Martex Fiber Southern Corp. will see an increase in its plant capacity for fibers made from cotton and cotton/polyester textile waste.