Avid Ink #A181513 “Skin Seeker”

Textile Trends: ’80's Inspiration

Textile designers dive into the ’80s for inspiration for swimwear and coverups. Look for New Wave geometric patterns, Day-Glo colors and conversation prints with stars, graffiti, lips and newsprint.

MJ Textile Inc. #TH643

Textile Trends: Teal Ideal

Teal, that moody shade between blue and green, makes a comeback for swim and coverup textiles as a watery ground shade for florals, mesh, sequined styles and textured knits, as well as an accent color paired with cheery brights or crisp back-and-white patterns.

L.A. Tex & Garment #BSP-23141 D3206

Textile Trends: Hothouse Flowers

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

Vema #13336 “Tulle Invisible Champagne”

Textile Trends: Textured Metallics

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

Lanicifio Corti Mercello “Biblos”

Textile Trends: Glam and Tan

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

Lanificio Corti Marcello “Elemento-C”

Textile Trends: Cut it Out

Laser-cut designs, appliques and burnout styles add a third dimension and surface interest to textiles.


Invista Buys Advansa’s Specialty Poly Business

Wichita, Kan.–based fiber maker Invista, producer of Lycra, purchased the specialty polyester business from its licensee, European polyester fiber producer Advansa.

Gildan Looking to Open Two U.S. Spinning Facilities

Montreal-based Gildan Activewear Inc. will be investing at least $200 million in 2014 and 2015 to build two new yarn-spinning facilities in the United States.

California’s Apparel and Textile Employment Decline

California’s Apparel and Textile Employment Decline

Jobs in apparel and textile manufacturing in California and Los Angeles County shrank slightly during the month of August compared with last year, according to state employment figures.

LA International Textile Show Resource Guide

Antex Knitting Mills/div. of Matchmaster Dyeing & Finishing Inc., Britannia Mills Ltd., Buhler Quality Yarns Corp.,

LA Textile Show Preview Textile Trends

LA Textile Show Preview Textile Trends

Asher Fabric Concepts, Ciabatti s.r.l., Cinergy Textiles Inc., Colorway by Nasrin, Designer Fabric Warehouse, Home Fashion Fabrics, Nipkow & Kobelt Inc.

Supima's Man of the Year

Supima's Man of the Year

Werner Bieri, left, former chief executive officer of Buhler Quality Yarns, was named Supima “Man of the Year” at the organization’s 59th annual meeting in Coalinga, Calif.

Taiwan’s Technical Textiles, Fashion Fabrics on Display at the CMC

Taiwan’s Technical Textiles, Fashion Fabrics on Display at the CMC

Fabrics made from recycled polyester, crushed oyster shell and nano-tech particles were among the offerings in the Fashion Theater at the California Market Center in Los Angeles during a two-day business matchmaking session organized by the Taiwan Textile Federation.

StyleShoots Aims to Simplify the Process of Online Product Display

StyleShoots Aims to Simplify the Process of Online Product Display

Visitors to the recent Liberty Fairs trade show in Las Vegas had a chance to demo a new system designed to make e-commerce easier.

Vertical Textile and Apparel Maker Grupo Karim’s Selects NGC for PLM and SCM

Vertical textile and apparel maker Grupo Karim’s has tapped NGC Software’s product lifecycle management (PLM) and supply chain management (SCM) solutions to help the company manage its operations in the U.S., Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico and Pakistan.

Denim Resources

Cotton Incorporated, The Denim Bank, Grace in LA, Invista, iSKO, Laken Kyra, People vs. West, Shol Textiles, Trim Networks Inc.

Cone Adds More Vintage Selvage Looms at White Oak Mill

Cone Adds More Vintage Selvage Looms at White Oak Mill

To keep up with demand for American-made selvage denim, Cone Denim is increasing capacity of selvage denim by 25 percent by installing several vintage selvage looms at its historic White Oak mill in Greenboro, N.C.

Bayer E3: Traceability From Field to Finished Product

Bayer E3: Traceability From Field to Finished Product

A new program launched by Bayer CropScience—a division of healthcare, agricultural and high-tech materials giant Bayer—lets retailers and consumers track the supply chain right to the farmer who grew the cotton.

Taiwan Textile Matchmaking at the CMC

The Taiwan Textile Federation is hosting its first-ever business matchmaking session in Los Angeles Aug. 22–23 at the California Market Center.

Emsig Introduces Unbreakable Button

New York trim supplier Emsig Manufacturing Co. has introduced an unbreakable button the company promises can withstand a compression test of 2,000 pounds per square inch.

Sourcing & LA Textile

Alanon Inc., Asher Fabric Concepts, Buhler Quality Yarns Corp., California Label Products, Cinergy Textiles, Designer Fabric Warehouse, GModa Textiles/Gina Valdez, Geltman Industries, Keylin Inc., King America/Kamtex Textile Group, Philips-Boyne Corp., Progressive Label, etc.