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.

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.

Sportek International Inc. #P-TFX786

Textile Trends: Bouquet

Designers find inspiration in flower prints from ditsey florals to more traditional floral sprays.

Sportek International Inc. #ZX-18002

Textile Trends: Chevron

Chevron patterns and chevron-inspired patterns add graphic splash to bright prints, lofty knits and metallic designs.

Solstiss #371Q85

Textile Trends: Royal

Bright blue adds punch to abstract prints, lush laces and casual crochets.


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.

New NCTO President Takes Over

The National Council of Textile Organizations, a Washington, D.C., trade group that merged with two other textile organizations in March, has a new president.

Sourcing & Fabric Textile Trends

Sourcing & Fabric Textile Trends

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Hyosung Expands Creora Spandex Facility in Vietnam

In anticipation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership proposed trade agreement, spandex producer Hyosung will unveil a newly expanding facility in Nhon Trach, Dong Nai, Vietnam, beginning late summer.

NY Textiles July 2013

NY Textiles July 2013

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Buhler Names RadiciSpandex’s Moran CEO

Buhler Names RadiciSpandex’s Moran CEO

Buhler Quality Yarns Corp., the Jefferson, Ga.–based yarn spinner, has named RadiciSpandex Corp. executive Marty Moran as the company’s new chief executive officer, replacing Werner Bieri, who retired earlier this year.

Olah Announces Partnership With Prosperity Textiles

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.

Clariant Releases Eco-Solutions for Denim

Swiss chemical company Clariant has released several new dye developments for the denim market.