TEXTILE TRENDS

G&G Multitex Inc./ Geotex #5E186/011 “Seiko”

Textile Trends: Olive & Rust

Shades of burgundy and rust are mixed with olive and evergreen to create a sophisticated color combination for prints and textured patterns.

Filofi/Daho International #NB- NS116

Textile Trends: Sweater Knits

Knits are getting lofty as textile designers offer sweater knits with extra texture. Look for laces and pointelles, as well as space dyes and open-weave fabrications.

Textile Secrets International Inc. “Big Lace”

Textile Trends: Lace Looks

Lace, lace prints and lace-like looks continue, as textile designers offer new variations on the classic, feminine style.

Jay Ann Fabrics Inc. #R8098/5

Textile Trends: Stripe It

Textile designers are seeing stripes from traditional yarndye patterns to rib knits and sheer stripes, as well as printed variations.

NK Textile “Floral Metallic”

Textile Trends: Garden Florals

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.

G&G Multitex Inc./Geotex #96180/1002 “Go Cam”

Textile Trends: Pop Optics

Kaleidoscopic designs, neon landscapes and optical-illusion geometrics give textile patterns an equal dose of art and whimsy.

NEWS

Buhler’s Werner Bieri, 60

Buhler’s Werner Bieri, 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.

California Legalizes Hemp Cultivation, but Is Fashion Ready to Embrace the Fiber?

California Legalizes Hemp Cultivation, but Is Fashion Ready to Embrace the Fiber?

After being celebrated as a wonder plant and reviled as a public danger, hemp could be on the cusp of mainstream acceptance with the passage of a new law in California.

TALA, CFF Children’s Holiday Party to Honor Hal Kaltman

The California Market Center, the Cooper Design Space, the California Fashion Foundation and the Textile Association of Los Angeles will join forces to host a holiday party for children from local organizations and after-school programs

NZ Textiles Come to LA

NZ Textiles Come to LA

New Zealand textile boutique The Fabric Store is set to open its U.S. flagship at 136 S. La Brea Ave.

Fiber & Fabric Resources

Asher Fabric Concepts, Buhler Quality Yarns Corp., Colorway, Inc., DG Expo, JM International

Fiber & Fabric Textile Trends: Trend Scouting

Fiber & Fabric Textile Trends: Trend Scouting

The Los Angeles International Textile Show kicks off its three-day run on Sept. 30 at the California Market Center.

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.